Joe Biden, then vice president, and President Obama in June 2015, about to go into the Rose Garden to speak in reaction to a Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act. That was the second major legal challenge to the health care law; Thursday’s ruling seems as if it will be the last.
As National File reported, the bill sailed through the U.S. House with only 14 Republicans – including Reps. Paul Gosar, Andy Biggs, Thomas Massie, and Mo Brooks – opposing the legislation, and with key pro-Trump Republicans Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz voting with Republican leadership and the Democrats. Now, Biden has officially signed the bill into law. However, some do not want white people to participate in the new federal holiday. Many users took to Twitter to write some variation of “white people having a day off for Juneteenth… Makes me angry…”:
… white people having a day off for Juneteenth…. Makes me angry…
— Crab Leg Luxury. (@ScottieBeam) June 16, 2021
I just saw that Juneteenth bill really passed through Congress, realized that means white people will be off on that day and now I’m ready to burn some shit. pic.twitter.com/OB59dbrnSu
— ashley yates (@brownblaze) June 17, 2021
White people getting paid time off on Juneteenth dont sit right with me pic.twitter.com/wNGjmYoHoi
— Alan Massenburg (@AlanMassenburg) June 16, 2021
The problem with Juneteenth being a federal holiday isn’t that white people will have the day off, it’s that Black working peoples will still be at work.
Federal holidays should be mandatory for all workers.
— @/ayoajb (@ayoajb) June 16, 2021
White people having Juneteenth off really don’t sit right with my spirit.
— Nneka M. Okona (@afrosypaella) June 17, 2021
the idea of white people not having to work on juneteenth doesn’t sit right with my negro spirit. if anything y’all need to work more. pic.twitter.com/3VJHXSoXbu
— bri (@brnb__) June 16, 2021
Ion know man…Something about white people being off on Juneteenth, when it becomes an official holiday, just doesn’t sit right in my spirit…pic.twitter.com/9Irem3RAmF
— The Black Supreme Kai (@BlackSupremeKai) June 16, 2021
What was the purpose of making Juneteenth a national holiday? White people don't deserve Juneteenth off. Black people should be off. And compensated on that day. Pay our rent. Let us out of prison. A national holiday literally means nothing.
— simi (@simimoonlight) June 16, 2021
Many other users expect white people to celebrate the day in a way which is insensitive to black people:
These white people bout to do Juneteenth like Cinco de Mayo. Showing up to the bar in dashikis n shit.
— Action Hank (@_BushidoB_) June 15, 2021
White people at any Juneteenth events https://t.co/wG22vr2r06
— Mr.Bitches! (@Getoffofmy_Nico) June 17, 2021
They’re going to say Juneteenth is when white people set us free & it was a long, long time ago so there’s no connection b/w slavery and so-called… *whisper*
— DEFUND & ABOLISH POLICE, REFUND OUR COMMUNITIES (@BreeNewsome) June 17, 2021
white people wishing Black people happy Juneteenth is gonna result in some worldstar swinging
— beatrice quimby (@RabbitRichards) June 17, 2021
Watch white people try to turn Juneteenth into Cinco de Mayo. https://t.co/6ub21fz1OM
— Daddy Dom (@domiono) June 16, 2021
It remains unclear if white people will celebrate the new federal holiday in large numbers. The date was almost completely unknown outside specific racial and political circles until last year, when President Donald Trump planned a rally on the now-sacred date, and was castigated by the media as a result. However, mass numbers of white people receiving the day off work in 2021 seems unlikely, as June 19 happens to fall on a Saturday.
— Newsmax (@newsmax) June 17, 2021
Andrew Yang sought to clarify his remarks shortly after the debate concluded, though he declined on Thursday to say whether he regretted them.
A general view of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on June 1, 2021. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Gary Allen is convicted of killing Samantha Class in 1997 and Alena Grlakova in 2018
The suspect in an unprovoked stabbing of a 94-year-old woman in San Francisco had been released by a judge nine days earlier despite his fifth burglary arrest since 2020, leading to renewed criticism of woke criminal justice.
Daniel Cauich, 35, was arrested on Wednesday morning, less than two hours after he allegedly stabbed an elderly Asian woman in the city's Tenderloin neighborhood, according to police. The woman, identified as Anh Taylor, was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of multiple stab wounds.
Cauich had reportedly been granted an early release from jail on a burglary conviction in April, then was arrested for burglary again on May 18. He was released again on June 7, rather than being held in jail while awaiting trial.
🚨 This is a photo of the suspect arrested in the stabbing of a 94-year-old Asian woman that was circulated among @SFPD officers. Police arrested 35-year-old Daniel Cauich, who has a long criminal history. @KPIXtv 11 pm pic.twitter.com/dgXWGE8YxJ— Betty Yu (@BettyKPIX) June 17, 2021
His rap sheet included several other burglary arrests as well as a bust for homicide. Cauich and his brother were arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 55-year-old man in 2016, but that case was dismissed for lack of sufficient evidence in 2019.
10:15AM broad daylight stabbing. Repeat offender on ankle monitoring.— garrytan.eth 🦇🔊 (@garrytan) June 17, 2021
This could have been my grandmother.
We need to hold our city officials accountable. We want criminal justice reform but this is not it. Without a functioning DA there is no chance for rehabilitation. https://t.co/L4nyl12Cfg
San Francisco is among the hot spots for surging anti-Asian hate crimes in recent months. Police have claimed the city has become increasingly lawless under District Attorney Chesa Boudin, who was elected the city's top prosecutor in 2019 with financial backing from an associate of billionaire George Soros.
Like other DAs backed by Soros and his allies, Boudin has spoken out against mass incarceration and racial disparities in criminal justice. He accelerated his plan for “rapid decarceration” during the Covid-19 pandemic, announcing the plan to reduce the city’s jail population to around 600 from 1,100.
Mayor London Breed said the stabbing of Taylor could have been avoided if San Francisco’s criminal justice system would hold criminals accountable after police arrest them.
“It’s up to the district attorney to prosecute, it’s up to the courts to also hold people accountable,” Breed told a reporter for local ABC affiliate KGO-TV. “Something is missing here, and a ball is getting dropped.”
The San Francisco Police Officers Association pointed the finger at Boudin, saying Cauich was arrested five times last year and was wearing an ankle monitor when he stabbed Taylor. “What do you have to do to actually go to jail in San Francisco?” the association asked. “Really.”
Boudin, in turn, accused the police group of exploiting a tragedy for political gain and spreading “misinformation.” After filing new felony charges against Cauich last month, the DA’s office filed a motion to keep him in jail while awaiting trial. A judge in the case denied the motion and released Cauich with an ankle monitor, Boudin said.
It is troubling to see the POA exploit a tragedy for political motivations and spread misinformation to the public.— Chesa Boudin 博徹思 (@chesaboudin) June 17, 2021
Just last month, after filing new felony charges, our office filed a motion to detain Mr. Cauich in jail. The court disagreed & released him on an ankle monitor.
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A Catholic church in Philadelphia. The city had stopped placements with an agency, Catholic Social Services, after a 2018 article in The Philadelphia Inquirer described its policy against placing children with same-sex couples.
The sunset over Phoenix, Ariz., tinted by smoke from nearby wildfires on Tuesday, when temperatures climbed to 118 degrees Fahrenheit.