But, the Republican-controlled state Legislature is still considering proposals to appoint rather than elect some judges and to expand the territory of a state-run police department inside Jackson, which is governed by Democrats.
Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba has sharply criticized white lawmakers’ attempts to assert state control in Jackson, which has the highest percentage of Black residents of any major U.S. city.
The Jackson water system has been struggling for years and nearly collapsed in August and September, leaving most people in the city of 150,000 without running water to drink, bathe, wash dishes or flush toilets. Parts of the city lost water again during a cold snap in December.
In November, the federal government appointed Ted Henifin, an experienced administrator from Virginia, to oversee Jackson’s water system. The federal government also has allocated hundreds of millions of dollars for Jackson water improvements.
Source: Mississippi lawmakers stop effort to take over Jackson water | AP News
On a fringe social media website, Ms Jovanovic shared several memes which appear to call directly for violence. One showed a screenshot from a film depicting a line of dead bodies on pikes. “Impeaching Democrats is out,” the caption reads. “Impaling Democrats is in!” She shared a similar meme depicting dozens of corpses and the caption “WHAT OUR BORDER SHOULD LOOK LIKE”. On Twitter, she has called for the execution of Anthony Fauci and other American officials involved in responding to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Source: The Serbian who inspired US Capitol rioters, then emigrated to Texas – BBC News
“Ideas may start with a single individual, but they grow as they are taken up by humanity at large. Young people can make a definite contribution to peace in the world.”
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Source: Young People – Silent Songs of Sonsnow
More than 130 leaders are urging western countries in particular to do more to ensure vaccines can be distributed globally. Both now, with an end to COVID “within our grasp,” and in future pandemics.
Source: Call for vaccine equity so COVID ‘mistakes’ are not repeated – DW – 03/11/2023
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