Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Community members pack meeting on gun violence in Milwaukee.
Police announced they would begin enforcing the city’s juvenile curfew ordinance as it promoted summer programming for youth. The mayor’s office announced security changes for downtown, including a $2.2 million investment of federal funds from Gov. Tony Evers.
“What I’ve heard from community members is they feel a sense of inequity in terms of how response is happening,” said Arnitta Holliman, executive director of the Office of Violence Prevention. “Their feelings are valid."
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Three justices indicate support for permanent disbarment of attorneys as discipline.
NBC: Prime minister introduces national freeze on handgun sales in Canada.
Politico: California working on gun control legislation.
Top of mind is Senate Bill 1327 by Sens. Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) and Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada-Flintridge), which employs the same legal mechanism used in a Texas abortion ban to create a private right of action against makers and distributors of certain firearms, in the event those weapons are used illegally. The governor wants to add an urgency clause, which would require the bill to take immediate effect upon passing, but doing so would need a two-thirds majority vote from both chambers — a heavier lift, even on a bill that has broad Democratic support. . . .
The governor’s office said Newsom is ready to sign three other bills aimed at curbing gun violence, and are hopeful lawmakers will move quickly to get them to his desk ASAP: One to crack down on ghost guns (Assembly Bill 1621 by Mike Gipson), another that would restrict marketing of firearms to minors (Assembly Bill 2571 by Rebecca Bauer-Kahan) and a third bill that would allow the state attorney general and private citizens to sue manufacturers and sellers of firearms for the harm caused by their products (Assembly Bill 1594 by Gipson, Phil Ting and Christopher Ward).
NBC: While other states remove permit requirements for concealed carry.
Daily Dot: Twitter to pay $150 million to settle charges of improper use of email addresses.
Washington Examiner: Massachusetts exonerates woman convicted of witchcraft 329 years ago.
Massachusetts lawmakers exonerated Elizabeth Johnson Jr. of her 1693 witchcraft conviction, which she was sentenced to death for, with a curious eighth grade class sparking the late move. . . .
Several convicted witches were exonerated in the years following, but Johnson was left out.
Eighth graders at North Andover Middle School didn't agree with this and sought justice for the convicted "witch." Civics teacher Carrie LaPierre's students took the time to research what steps were necessary to accomplish their goal.
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