A warm Thursday. It’s the 115th day of the year and it’s Bruce Dern’s 83rd birthday.
Should the city buy all the liquor licenses and then lease them back to businesses? It sounds like a good idea but as the head of the licensing board tells us, the devil is in the details. Katie Trojano fills us in.
Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins took out the broad brush on police use of force and her remarks caught the attention of the BPPA, who released a statement criticizing her rhetoric. But Rollins’ response, asking the union about their silence on the Floyd killing, underscored her point. Police unions have been an important driver for raising wages for the city’s middle class public safety workers, helping to promote professionalism and ensure safe working conditions, things I have personally benefited from. But too often in my (and others) experience, they get in the way on necessary discipline. You can’t be hard on crime for citizens and soft on crime for yourselves. And police unions across the country seem to be tone-deaf to the political environment that they operate in, antagonizing people by circling the wagons and opening themselves up for the kind of punch Rollins was easily able to land.
If Cannes hadn’t been cancelled because of the coronavirus, here are the movies that would have been screened.
And who says British television is boring. Poor Rudy.