NEWS SUMMARY INTELLIGENCE REPORT THURSDAY 7/30/2020
(LIMITED SERVICE WHEN ABLE THROUGH LATE THURSDAY)
Militarized federal forces standing back in Portland this weekend as the Oregon State Police take a lead role in confronting those protesting outside the federal buildings. Protests continued Wednesday night with federal forces coming out early this morning.........PORTLAND VIDEO PROTESTS 7-29-2020......The shape of local attempts to end protesting outside the federal courthouse emerging more today as Portland Police and Oregon State Police lay out cooperation plans including dealing with "the worst" and the City of Portland shuts off and clears a park used by protesters in recent weeks....BETH NAKAMURA-OREGON LIVE TWITTER FEED
The rally in support of Sean Anderson set for Saturday at the Lewis County, Idaho Sheriff's Office in Nezperce, Idaho. Supporters being asked to bring mirrors to leave with the officers so they can reflect on their actions regarding Anderson early in the morning of Saturday July 18th.
The incident began when Anderson said he flashed his lights in return when another car flashed its lights at him. That car turned out to be a Lewis County sheriff's vehicle. Anderson said he feared for his life and fled the traffic stop that ensued. Anderson eventually stopped his vehicle a second time where he was shot by law enforcement in the face and disoriented returned fire in self-defense.
In Canada today Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appearing via video link before a parliamentary committee investigating the awarding of a government contract to administer a summer jobs program for students.
The contract went to the WE charity group which has ties to the family of the Prime Minister....CBC NEWS
THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER IS TRACKING TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS WHICH HAS CAUSED FLOODING AND LANDSLIDES IN PUERTO RICO AND IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE AS IT MOVES NORTHWESTWARD INTO THE BAHAMAS. THE STORM IS PROJECTED TO APPROACH THE EASTERN COAST OF UNITED STATES BY SATURDAY EVENING........TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS ADVISORY 11 PM EASTERN US TIME 7/30/2020
CORONAVIRUS STATS FOR THE USA FROM WORLDOMETERS TODAY SHOWING SOME 68,569 NEW CASES. TOP STATES ARE FLORIDA WITH 9,956, TEXAS WITH 8,843 AND CALIFORNIA WITH 8,174.
North Korea's number two leader visiting a border city where the coronavirus is said to have entered the country. Choe Ryong-hae inspecting emergency efforts underway according to official media.......YONHAP NEWS AGENCY SOUTH KOREA
The coronavirus crackdown picking up steam in Australia's second most populous city Melbourne and the state of Victoria with record numbers of new Covid-19 cases reported today......BLOOMBERG NEWS-SINGAPORE STRAITS TIMES
The coronavirus story around the world today as interpreted by BBC News on its daily blog......BBC NEWS DAILY CORONAVIRUS BLOG 7/30/2020
In other news......
Former business executive and GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain is dead at the age of 74. Cain dying of complications from Covid-19. Cain a supporter of President Trump and the President offering his condolences today in part saying:
"America grieves for all of the 150-thousand Americans who has their lives taken by this horrible and invisible enemy"....VIDEO LINK
And that's the way it really is Thursday July 30th, 2020 another day in the Dictatorship of Covid-19.