Good Afternoon! Once again, here are a few of the latest headlines from local, national, and international newspapers pulled from Newseum’s collection of front pages:
Wisconsin State Journal, Published in Madison, WI
A 17-year-old—Kyle Rittenhouse from Antioch, Illinois—is in custody for the murder of two protesters and injury of another that took place on Tuesday in Kenosha, Wisconsin. For four days now, Wisconsinites have been protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake by a Kenosha police officer. Rittenhouse is believed to have responded to social media calls for armed militias to counter the Black Lives Matter protesters. Rittenhouse fired his assault rifle into a crowd of protesters before running towards a line of police officers. The protesters told the advancing police officers that Rittenhouse had shot someone as he ran right by them and left the scene of the crime. He has since been arrested in Illinois and will be extradited to Wisconsin.
The Charlotte Observer, Published in Charlotte, NC
Video released yesterday shows that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department ambushed a group of around 200 protesters during an incident on June 2 in the wake of the George Floyd killing despite prior denials by the department. An officer can be heard in the video stating that the police were going to “hammer their ass” and “Hey, wave goodbye. They’re all about to get gassed.” The police then launched a crossfire of teargas into the trapped crowd.
The New York Times, Published in New York, NY
On the third night of the Republican National Convention, the party highlighted the protests in Kenosha after the killing of Jacob Blake to make the case that they were the party of law and order. “Last week, Joe Biden didn’t say one word about the violence and chaos engulfing cities across this country… We will have law and order on the streets of this country for every American of every race and creed and color.” said Vice President Mike Pence. Other speakers stated that Democratic cities across the country were “overrun by violent mobs” and that a Biden presidency would lead to lawlessness and chaos.
Vice President Mike Pence, who gave a speech at the third night of the RNC.
The Guardian, Published in London, UK
Germany has taken discussion of Brexit off the agenda for the September 2 meeting of EU ambassadors stating there hasn’t been “any tangible progress” in negotiations. Officials in Brussels have stated that the summer has been “completely wasted.” The Brexit transition period ends on December 31. Officials now believe the British government is willing to risk a no-deal scenario and blame the outcome on Brussels.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel. It was hoped that she might be able to negotiate a deal with Britain.
The Japan Times, Published in Tokyo, Japan
According to The Japan Times’ staff writer Jesse Johnson’s analysis and interviews with experts, if President Trump were reelected to a second term, Japan would place a greater sense of urgency on geopolitical and economic autonomy. The main sticking point resides in the Trump administration’s demands for greater cost-sharing of defense burdens among its allies, including Japan. “Tokyo simply cannot give in to Trump’s demands, and this could result in some sort of Trump trade retaliation — especially in the auto sector — or a diminishing of alliance security cooperation,” said James Schoff, a former East Asia specialist at the Pentagon and senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Mike Pence, courtesy of the White House
Angela Merkel, courtesy of Wikimedia
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