Louisville mayoral candidate says family further traumatized after activist charged with attempted murder is free on bail
The Black Lives Matter Louisville chapter defended its involvement in bailing out Quintez Brown. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called the assistance "jaw-dropping."washingtonpost.com
A Louisville mayoral candidate was shot at in his office. Police charged a local activist with attempted murder.
Louisville mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg says a gunman walked into his campaign office and "began shooting." Police have charged 21-year-old Quintez Brown with attempted murder.washingtonpost.com
Federal trial begins for ex-DePaul student accused of writing computer code to help spread ISIS propaganda
Trial begins for former DePaul student charged with using the computer skills he was learning at the school to craft a first-of-its-kind code designed to spread ISIS propaganda online.chicagotribune.com
Two Central Florida counties surpass 1,000 COVID-19 deaths
This comes as Florida seniors are still struggling to book COVID-19 vaccine appointments. Getting an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine can be anything but quick and painless. Jenn Greenberg has helped dozens of seniors she has never met navigate the confusing, often chaotic process of getting a COVID-19 vaccine. [Here’s how to register for the COVID-19 vaccine in Florida]Ad“I realized how many barriers were in place, which made lining up appointments very difficult,” Greenberg said. [READ YESTERDAY’S REPORT: Florida reports 7,000 new COVID-19 cases as counties work to keep vaccine secure]Below is a breakdown of Florida COVID-19 data reported by the state on Feb. 5.
Volunteer army helps Florida elders book coveted COVID shots
(AP Photo/Haven Daley)MIAMI – Jenn Greenberg is pretty busy helping her kindergartner with virtual classes and taking care of a toddler in her Florida home. Many seniors have also been thrown by having to register online instead of making an appointment by phone or in person. AdGeorgie DeNitto cried after a volunteer told her over the phone that she would receive a shot in the next two days. Last week, Florida state officials acknowledged that 3,344 doses of vaccine were spoiled, in part because they were not used fast enough before the medicine went bad. Volunteers like Greenberg, Schwartz and Quirk are helping to change that.
American seders go online on a Passover night different from all others
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Esther Greenberg loves watching her children and grandchildren gather around the Passover seder table and slurp her matzoh ball soup. Like millions of other American Jews, Greenberg is hosting an online seder next week as her family maintains social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Passover is a week-long Jewish spring holiday to commemorate the biblical story of the exodus of Hebrews from Egyptian slavery. So if you dont have a shankbone, dont run out to the store, said Rabbi Moskowitz, adding that a drawing of a shankbone would suffice. Telling the story is the most important part.In Austin, Texas, Rabbi Lev Baesh is hosting a Zoom seder through the community advocacy site WakingGiants.me.feeds.reuters.com
Seminole tax collector Joel Greenberg accused of plotting Bitcoin ransom scheme against his own office
click to enlarge Photo via Seminole County Tax CollectorMore like dumb collector, amirite, Seminole County? Boy, it's been a rough go for the county tax office. Greenberg said he questions Tyler's credibility and accused Tyler of threatening to shoot up the tax collector's office and of being fired after only a month on contract with the state attorney's office. Tyler's claims of Greenberg's pettiness didn't stop there; Tyler also said he provided Greenberg with alogging program to track tax collector office employees' every move on office time. This latest allegation is simply more sand for the quickening.Greenberg, who makes $150,000 himself as tax collector, is up for re-election this November.orlandoweekly.com
Rabbis urge teaching of empathy to counteract religious hate
Greenberg said his best anecdote came from a principal who talked about a 15-year-old, upper-middle-class student who ignored the destitute people who often waited with him each morning to cross the border to El Paso from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. That has changed. Collecting the money daily raised his awareness about the lives of the poor in his community.chicagotribune.com