Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all charges in the death of George Floyd on Tuesday. Following the Floyd verdict, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced on Wednesday that the Department of Justice will now conduct a probe into the Minneapolis Police Department’s practices. So where does the future of policing stand and can it be reformed? Congressman Pete Stauber (R-MN) is a former officer who has worked on police reform legislation with Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and he joins the ‘Rundown’ to talk about the legislation and how to improve policing relations within communities. Former Boston Police Department Superintendent-in-chief Daniel Linskey also joins to discuss how policing can be revamped and what proposals are on the table.
Restaurants around the country are operating with fewer or no coronavirus restrictions, but owners are now experiencing challenges hiring employees. Some former or potential restaurant workers have childcare issues such as in person learning and others are worried about coronavirus infections. But many laid-off workers wonder why they should go back if they are making enough to get by on employment, especially with the extra 300-hundred dollars in enhanced federal benefits. The extra money has been extended into September, as part of the American Rescue plan passed last month. Tex-Mex restaurant owner Mary Perez explains the challenges she is facing in regards to staffing her establishments.
Plus, commentary by Dr. Everett Piper, author of “Grow Up: Life Isn’t Safe, But It’s Good.”