Scot Bertrram, Protests, demonstrations, and riots in the wake of the death of George Floyd aren’t expected to slow down Wednesday.
Live—from the campus of Hillsdale College in beautiful Hillsdale Michigan— this is Scot Bertram in for Steve on the Steve Gruber Show for
–Wednesday June 3rd 2020—
—Here are 3 big things you need to know—
Three— Michigan on Tuesday added 37 more deaths linked to the coronavirus, though 11 of those were older deaths identified by comparing death certificate data with the state's registry of laboratory-confirmed cases. The state also reported Tuesday that 199 cases of COVID-19
Two— Sports leagues are making plans to return to play, and Major League Soccer could be next with a major announcement today as the league and its players work toward an agreement that would avoid a lockout. The proposal would include a plan to return to play in Orlando in a made-for-TV tournament.
And number one— Protests, demonstrations, and riots in the wake of the death of George Floyd aren't expected to slow down Wednesday. Tuesday again saw protests in cities nationwide including New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Chicago, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Detroit Miami. Although it did seem the amount of looting and violence was stepped down.
Three— Congressman Steve King, the nine-term Republican from Iowa, lost a heavily contested primary race to a state Sen. Randy Feenstra. Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tweeted early Wednesday that King's "white supremacist rhetoric is totally inconsistent with the Republican Party, and I'm glad Iowa Republicans rejected him at the ballot."
Two— Oh, happy day. Many Michigan retailers will be required to start refunding consumers' returnable plastic and glass bottle as well as can deposits beginning June 15. Retailers will be allowed to set certain limits on daily bottle returns, but they must adhere to coronavirus safety protocols.
And number one— Demonstrators protested in Detroit against police brutality and social injustice in America for the fifth night, as peaceful marching ended with skirmishes with police after some refused to go home after curfew. Dozens of arrests were made after marchers ignored curfew.
Three— A retired St. Louis police captain who became a small-town police chief was found fatally shot early Tuesday outside a pawn shop that was looted after protests turned violent. David Dorn was discovered on the sidewalk in front of Lee's Pawn & Jewelry in St. Louis around 2:30 a.m. The death came on a brutal night for police across the country.
Two— Multiple people are being fired or canceled over recent comments made during this wave of protests and looting. Stories from sports, entertainment, and education to share.
And number one— President Donald Trump said he is moving the Republican National Convention from Charlotte, hours after North Carolina\. Gov. Roy Cooper said he couldn’t guarantee that the August event would be at full capacity due to the coronavirus. So where to next? Perhaps Jacksonville.