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When you come to a scene where somebody is in a mental crisis, and the only tool you have to deal with it is a gun ... where are the proper tools for the job?

Shaka Johnson, the attorney for the family of  Walter Wallace Jr., a Black man who was fatally shot by Philadelphia police officers on Monday. Wallace’s family says he was having a mental health crisis at the time of the incident which was causing him to wield a knife and ignore orders from police to drop the weapon. Two officers fired seven rounds at Wallace. (AP News — October 28, 2020)

October 28, 2020
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But given a chance to make right what it got wrong, today the FCC doubled down on the mess it made.

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel’s tweet regarding the FCC’s decision this week to roll back net neutrality regulations. (The Hill — October 27, 2020)

October 27, 2020
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Law Enforcement must remain apolitical, it is essential in our role to serve ALL New Yorkers regardless of any political beliefs.

The New York Police Commissioner Dermot Shea, commenting on an officer who repeatedly said “Trump 2020” over his police cruiser’s public address system. The officer has since been suspended without pay. (NPR — October 26, 2020)

October 26, 2020
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I don’t want to pretend it’s as important to change a name as to change a policy, but it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do both.

David Harris, the managing director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School, commenting on changing names of buildings, monuments, streets and other public spaces to remove terms that are perceived to be offensive to Black people, Native Americans and other minorities. (PEW — October 23, 2020)

October 23, 2020
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The last thing we need to do is turn the Supreme Court into just a political football.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, commenting on his views on court packing and establishing a national commission that would make recommendations on court system reformation. (NPR — October 22, 2020)

October 22, 2020
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The last line of defense in election security is you — the American voter. So be prepared, be a smart consumer and sharer of information.

Chris Krebs, the head of the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, speaking in response to emails that were sent to voters in Pennsylvania, Arizona, Alaska and Florida that threatened the voter to vote for Trump “or we will come after you.” (The Hill — October 21, 2020)

October 21, 2020
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If the Governor does not redeploy these dollars to a lawful use, they will have to be repaid to the federal government.

Iowa State Auditor Rob Sand, writing in a letter about Gov. Kim Reynolds’ decision to use $20 million of COVID-19 relief aid on a new computer system which was later deemed “not allowable” by the CARES Act restrictions. (The Gazette — October 19, 2020)

October 20, 2020
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It’s not a job for government.

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, pointing out that, while COVID cases are surging in the state and people would need to keep their distance, wear masks and avoid gatherings, the state did not need legal limits on reckless behavior. (Washington Post – October 19, 2020.)

 
October 19, 2020
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I made two mistakes and both of them are sitting on the Supreme Court.

President Dwight David Eisenhower in 1958, commenting on the justices he nominated to the Supreme Court: Earl Warren, who proved to be perhaps the most liberal chief justice in American history, and William Brennan, who opposed the death penalty, championed women’s rights, and supported the legalization of abortion. (Governing — October 19, 2020)

October 16, 2020
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I’m the first to win it, but I’m not the first to deserve it.

Kindergarten and first grade teacher Eric Hale, commenting on becoming the first Black man to be named Texas Teacher of the Year. The award has been given out since 1969. (The Hill — October 14, 2020)

October 15, 2020
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This problem offers a chance to advance AI in a way that will have a significant real-world impact.

Facebook’s Research Scientist Larry Zitnick, writing in a company blog post regarding the social media company’s partnership with Carnegie Mellon University to develop artificial intelligence that will help combat climate change. (c|net — October 14, 2020)

October 14, 2020
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