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Morning Buzz: Lawyers facing federal charges for tossing Molotov cocktail, Protesters prevent looting of Target

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Monday, June 1
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 72 degrees.

Top Stories
• Dozens of cities have imposed curfews or declared states of emergency as protests continued for a sixth day after the killing of George Floyd.

• The prosecution of fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin will be led by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison.

• Mayor de Blasio defended the actions of the NYPD and announced an investigation into recent protests.

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Brooklyn News
• Two Brooklyn lawyer are facing federal charges after they allegedly tossed a Molotov cocktail into an NYPD vehicle.

• A video showed protesters ambushing an NYPD cruiser in Prospect Heights, injuring two police officers.

• Protesters formed a human chain to prevent a Target at Atlantic Terminal Mall from being looted.

Politics
• President Trump says he will designate Antifa as a terrorist organization.

• Chiara de Blasio, the mayor’s daughter, was arrested for “unlawful assembly” at a protest in Lower Manhattan.

Entertainment
• Nick Cannon opened up about why he had to go to Minneapolis to join protestsand called for a “new normal.”

• Chrissy Teigen pledged $200,000 to bail those people who have been arrestedin protests across the country.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1957, Sam Cooke records this song at Radio Recorders Studio in Los Angeles, which would become his first Top 40 hit.

• In 1981, comedian Amy Schumer is born in NYC. She is related to this U.S. senator from New York.

Opinion
• The Post says de Blasio is right that the protests have been co-opted by out-of-town folks looking to incite violence.

• The Daily News says spreading destruction and chaos undermines legitimate voices for social reform.

In the Blogs
• A plant store returned over the weekend with an “almost summer” sidewalk sale.

• Brooklyn lawmakers are promoting legislation to identify and fine overweight trucks using the BQE.

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• #InsecureHBO
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Scoreboard
• The Brooklyn Nets issued a statement saying “enough is enough” after the death of George Floyd.

• Mets star Pete Alonso posted on Instagram that his “heart has been broken”over Floyd’s murder.

• Ken Davidoff writes in the Post that MLB blew its chance to truly lead sports’ coronavirus return.

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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a six-story, mixed-use building on Warwick Street in East New York.

• For Sale –  2262 Brown Street, Sheepshead Bay – Two family brick on 20×100 lot, 3 BR/1.5 bath duplex over 2 BR/1 bath walk-in. Full basement w/ separate entrance.  Front patio, hardwood floors, community driveway w/multi-car pkg. $949,000   Realtor.com

• Sold – Bay Ridge – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,456-square-foot house at 432 83rd Street for $1.4 million. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On early Saturday morning, police responded to a 911 call of two men shot inside the Ingersoll Houses. Cops found a 36-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the back and an unidentified man with gunshot wounds to the abdomen. The 36-year-old man was taken to the hospital in stable condition, but the unidentified man was pronounced dead. There are no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing.

Events
• Virtual – 9:15 a.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams to speak on policing and “why we protest.” Register here.

• Virtual – 3 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts tenant rights information session with Legal Aid Society. Register here.

Virtual – 7 p.m. – Scavenger Hunt Mondays.

Written by BKTicker

June 1st, 2020 at 9:21 am

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