This is Gabriel Rench with your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Wednesday, July 15th, 2020.
Native American Son Of ‘Redskins’ Logo Designer Says It’s Not Offensive
According to DailyWire:
“While many have been celebrating the Washington Redskins’ decision to officially change the team nickname into something less triggering, not everyone is happy about the development, including the Native American family of the man who originally designed the NFL team’s logo.
The Redskins logo that America knows today was originally designed in 1971 by Native American Walter “Blackie” Wetzel, whose iconic image depicted John “Two Guns” White Calf, a Blackfeet Chief who also appears on the Buffalo Nickel.
“Wetzel grew up on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana and was eventually elected president of the National Congress of American Indians in Washington, D.C.,” WUSA9 reports. “He was instrumental in the Redskins franchise logo change from an ‘R’ to the current depiction of a Native American.”
Wetzel’s son, Lance Wetzel, said the logo evokes pride in Native Americans and should not be considered offensive. Though he understands the decision to change the team nickname, he believes the logo should stay.”
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Obama-appointed federal judge permanently blocks Georgia’s “heartbeat” abortion law
According to Disrn.com:
Federal District Judge Steve C. Jones, a Barack Obama appointee, has permanently blocked the state of Georgia’s “heartbeat” abortion law, claiming that protecting all human children with a beating heart violates the U.S. Constitution.
The decision makes permanent the temporary block Jones imposed in October 2019 that prevented the law from going into effect pending review. The state is now prohibited from ever enacting House Bill 481 which banned the intentional ending of a human life in utero once a “detectable human heartbeat” was identified.
Abortion advocacy organizations who brought the case, like those with Atlanta-based SisterSong, hailed the decision as a major win for “bodily autonomy.”
However, state officials like Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, vowed an immediate appeal of the anticipated decision from Jones.
“We will appeal the court’s decision,” Kemp said in a statement. “Georgia values life and we will keep fighting for the rights of the unborn.”
Petition to change name of Lynchburg draws support from Jerry Falwell, Jr.
According to Disrn.com:
Jerry Falwell, Jr., president of Liberty University, says he supports a petition to rename the city of Lynchburg, Virginia, where the university is located.
In a recent statement, Falwell said the name has “been an embarrassment to Liberty University ever since we started.”
He acknowledged the city is named after a Quaker leader named John Lynch, but said many people assume it has a darker meaning.
“So many people from Liberty have told me that when they travel and tell people where they’re from, they’re often asked, ‘Why in the world would you want to live in a racist place like that?'” Falwell said. “It’s because people take ‘lynch’ and they think it means there were lynchings here … “
An online petition started by local resident Daisy Howard had garnered more than 5,500 signatures as of mid-July. The petition is aimed at Lynchburg City Council.
“The name of a city should not have such violent, racist, and horrifying connotations,” Howard wrote. “I understand it was named after a man named John Lynch, but why do we insist on explaining that when people react to its name poorly (understandably so)? Why do we insist on defending it? We understand the power in the word. We need to erase the power that word holds over the connotation to our city.”
John Lynch was one of six children, had a brother named Charles, and he was a judge who believed to be the namesake of lynching.
Cruz to introduce legislation making governments that withhold police protection liable to private property owners
According to Disrn.com:
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Monday said he was introducing legislation that would make local governments liable to private property owners if officials withhold police protection.
Cruz tweeted out:
“Minnesota Dems willfully allowed Minneapolis to burn & then blamed the police whom they demonized. Now, they want the fed govt to pay the bill.
I’m introducing legislation to make local govt liable to private property owners if officials deliberately withhold police protection.”
Cruz’s announcement comes just a day after the Trump administration reportedly denied a $500 million federal aid request submitted by Minnesota officials to address the damage incurred from rioting in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
Minnesota Republican Rep. Tom Emmer lobbied the president to reject the request for aid.
“If the federal government is expected to assist in the clean-up of these unfortunate weeks, it has an obligation to every American — prior to the release of funding — to fully understand the events which allowed for this level of destruction to occur and ensure it never happens again,” Emmer said in a statement.
Walz’s office released a statement addressing the Trump administration’s rejection of federal relief.
“The Governor is disappointed that the federal government declined his request for financial support. As we navigate one of the most difficult periods in our state’s history, we look for support from our federal government to help us through,” Walz said.
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