*This morning on SiriusXM’s The Joe Madison Show, Rep. James Clyburn and Rep. Maxine Waters called in to the program to discuss the coronavirus pandemic, what Congress is doing about it, and whether Presidential primaries should move forward during this crisis. Rep. Maxine Waters said all American adults should receive $1,000, and each kid $500, every month, while Rep. James Clyburn said “we are where we are because of a lack of coherent competent leadership.”
Financial Services Committee Chair Maxine Waters told Joe Madison: “We need to stimulate the economy. We’ve got to put money into the hands of the people who would otherwise not be able to buy food for their families and their children because they’re getting laid off…or they may get fired, or the plant may close down. We want to put $1,000 into the hands of every American, every month. And my legislation calls for $1,000 to every adult and $500 for every kid.”
House Majority Whip James Clyburn: “What we had in 2008 won’t even compare to what is going to take place now if we don’t get leadership in that White House. We are where we are today because of the lack of coherent, competent leadership in the Office of the President. That’s why I am doing as much as I possibly can to restore dignity and respect and competence to the White House.”
Maxine Waters: All Americans Should Receive $1,000 a Month:
My committee early on, sent out letters and questionnaires to all of the financial services area including all of the banks, all of wall street. We wanted to know what are your plans and what are you doing. And we’re following up with that with what will be our third set of information and corrections that we’re putting out from Congress in addition to the $800 billion bill that we first put out. As you know, there was a second bill that’s now languishing over in the Senate that will take care of making sure that everyone can get tested without cost. Making sure that there is paid sick leave dealing with families first as we call it. And then now my committee is working on another bill where we lead off with saying that we need to stimulate the economy. We’ve got to put money into the hands of the people who would otherwise not be able to buy food for their families and their children because they’re getting laid off. Minimal jobs, workers where they make minimum pay, or they may get fired or the plant may close down. We want to put $1,000 into the hands of every American every month, and my mind legislation calls for $1,000 to every adult and $500 to every kid, and now everybody’s trying to catch up with that, and I think we better be able to get that done.
Host, Joe Madison:
Did I hear you say every month do that or a one time payment?
Oh no, this is,I’m going for every month. This is no onetime payment. We don’t know how long this thing is going to last and we don’t understand what danger people are in. And some people are saying, well, $1000 a month is not enough, but I’m concerned about food and the ability to put food on the children’s table.
James Clyburn: There is a “Lack of Coherent, Competent Leadership in the Office of the President”
Host, Joe Madison:
In case you didn’t hear, for my audience, someone is suggesting that auto factories, Ford, General Motors, Fiat Chrysler shut down for two weeks.
Well, you know what that would do to South Carolina again, everybody looks to Detroit, and I know you know a little bit about Detroit, but let me tell you something. We got BMW up there in Greenville. We got Volvo and Mercedes-Benz. People don’t know that the so-called Sprinter, that car made by Mercedes Benz, every Sprinter is made in North Charleston, South Carolina. Volvo, is now making the XC60, are here in South Carolina and BMW, up in Greenville. If these places closed for two weeks, not just what would happen to the people there on the jobs, but what would happen to those local communities when no shopping has taken place, when people can’t afford to go shopping. That is what makes this thing even worse. What we had in 2008 won’t even compare with what is going to take place now if we don’t get leadership in that White House. We are where we are today because of the lack of core coherent, competent leadership in the Office of the President. That’s why I’m doing as much as I possibly can to restore dignity and respect and competence to the White House.
Maxine Waters: Americans Should Receive $1,000 a Month During the Pandemic
Full Interview: https://soundcloud.com/siriusxm-news-issues/maxine-waters-joe-madison-coronavirus-pandemic-payments-economy
James Clyburn and Joe Madison Discuss Coronavirus and Having a Black Woman on the U.S. Supreme Court
Full Interview: https://soundcloud.com/siriusxm-news-issues/james-clyburn-joe-biden-joe-madison-coronavirus-vice-president-supreme-court
SiriusXM and “The Joe Madison Show” (weekdays from 6-10am on Urban View channel 126).
How Australia Deals With Its Maskless: Cop Chokes & Wrestles Woman to the Ground (Watch)
*Video of an Australian woman being choked by police and violently wrestled to the ground for not wearing a mask has reportedly sparked an internal investigation.
According to local outlet 7News, her decision to walk the streets bare-faced was a breach of the Chief Health Officers orders under Stage 4, which mandates the wearing of masks. She also faces separate charges of resisting and assaulting police. The woman was subsequently found to have had an exemption for wearing a mask from a doctor, according to 7News.
The incident took place Monday afternoon when the 21-year-old woman was approached by two police officers in a Melbourne suburb. As she resisted arrest, one of the officers grabbed her around the neck and moved her against a wall as her boyfriend pleaded for him to stop, saying she is medically excused from wearing a mask.
“Police made the decision to arrest the woman after she failed to provide her name and address,” a Victoria Police spokesperson said, according to NINE News NINE News. “She also did not state she had an exemption for not wearing a face covering. ”
Victoria, with a population of 6.359 million, recorded its deadliest day on Monday with 19 coronavirus-related deaths and 322 new cases.
Maryland Rape Suspect Kills Accuser After Jail Release Due to Coronavirus, Commits Suicide
*A Maryland man who allegedly raped a woman last year killed that same woman last week after he was released from jail because of the coronavirus.
Ibrahim Bouaichi, 33, shot and killed himself after he was tracked down by police Wednesday, according to the Washington Post. Bouaichi was suspected of raping Karla Dominguez in October 2019, and she testified against him at a preliminary hearing last December.
Bouaichi was held without bond in Alexandria, Va., until April, and was scheduled to stand trial March 30 on charges of rape, sodomy, strangulation, abduction and burglary.
As coronavirus spread within the jail in March and April, his lawyers successfully argued for his release, the Associated Press reported. He then wasted no time travelling to Alexandria and fatally shooting Dominguez outside her apartment on July 29, the Post reported.
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After the shooting, police released the following statement to the public asking for help in locating their prime suspect: Bouaichi is described as 33 year-old man of Middle Eastern descent, 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing approximately 180 pounds. Bouaichi should be considered armed and dangerous, and poses a potential threat to anyone who comes into contact with him. Bouaichi was last known to be driving a stolen, black, 2013 Nissan Altima sedan with Maryland tags 1CN3103. Below is a stock photo of the type of vehicle.
One week after Karla’s death, authorities located Bouaichi in Maryland. As they chased him, he crashed the car he was driving. Officers found him inside with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the report.
As reported by Fox News, Bouaichi’s attorneys, Manuel Leiva and Frank Salvato, said in a statement that they were “certainly saddened by the tragedy both families have suffered here.”
The lawyers said they “were looking forward to trial. Unfortunately, the pandemic continued the trial date by several months and we didn’t get the chance to put forth our case.”
According to the police, this was the first homicide in Alexandria in 2020.
Tyler Perry on Filming His TV Shows in the Age of Coronavirus
*Tyler Perry was one of the first producers to set start dates for his TV shows after developing a plan how to safely restart production amid the coronavirus pandemic.
His new safety rules are said to be in compliance with federal and local government regulations, and reportedly go above and beyond the unions’ recommendations, according to Deadline.
Perry was also one of the first to set start dates for his shows filming in North America.
Earlier this month, his two BET series, “Sistas” and “The Oval,” began production at his Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta.
Perry discussed with Deadline the filming and testing on set and addressed the challenges they faced inside the quarantine bubbles.
“All of the hard work and months of planning paid off. Production went extremely well on the second season of Sistas, and now we’re preparing for The Oval,” said Michelle Sneed, president of production and development at Tyler Perry Studios. “Of course, there is always a learning curve when embarking on a new project and even more so when filming it in the middle of a pandemic. However, one of the most valuable lessons I learned is to trust the process and the people you have in place to do their job.”
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The Deadline article notes that “there were 360 people — cast, crew and 10 extras — inside the bubble who worked on Season 2 of Sistas for the duration of the shoot. That was down 80-100 people from the regular production team that worked on Season 1 as Perry had to scale back because of the amount of housing available on the premises.”
“We had four positives in our initial check-in before anyone was allowed to leave their room,” Perry said. “We had those people leave and got them the help they needed.” The positive tests were extras, two were crew, according to the report.
“My biggest concern was, I have several crew members who have preexisting conditions that I asked personally to sit this one out but they said no, they wanted to work, they needed to work,” Perry said. “I couldn’t legally stop them from working, so my biggest concern was making sure that they were safe and that the actors who did not wear masks were safe. Because masks one hundred percent help cut down on the spread. Every time an actor had a mask off, and every time I looked at the people with preexisting conditions, they were my biggest concern.”
Perry requires everyone on set to wear a mask except for actors when they are filming.
“After losing a crew member to COVID that was on another production at the very beginning of this thing, clearly I understand the nervousness, I understand the trepidation, and they should enter with extreme caution,” Perry said. “But I tell you, if you can’t test everyone every day, I don’t know how you do this unless it’s a quarantine bubble. I don’t know another way, because COVID could be among you and spreading and you not know it.”
Perry is prepared to use the current production setup for months or even years.
“We are set up for the long haul, we could be here for a year and a half, two years, five years if we needed to,” he said. “But my hope is that there is a vaccine by this time next year. I know the hope is it will be by the end of the year, but even if it’s by the end of the year, by the time they ramped up production and by the time it got to the masses, to say another year is safe.”
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