Seattle, ABC, Jacob Blake discussed on News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler


State Health Department, confirming nearly 2900 new cases of cove in 19 in the past 24 hours. 3838 people have died since the pandemic began an increase of 49 since the last report. Jacob Blake says he couldn't believe the Kenosha Wisconsin officer who shot him actually pulled the trigger on ABC is Good Morning America. Blake says he thought the officer was firing another Taser and was surprised when he was shot seven times back in August. Hopes for a supervised injection site for heroin users in Seattle have suffered a sent back through an appeals court ruling in Philadelphia COMAS Matt Markovich takes a closer look. King County Public health greenlighted supervised injection sites three years ago, but an effort to find a fixed location like the ones of British Columbia failed. An effort to create mobile sites. Stalled plan now is not Tonto. Build standalone facilities instead, go with the drug users already go for help, like the Aurora Commons and let injections happen there under the supervision of a nurse. Wednesday, The third Circuit Court of Appeals denied a Philadelphia nonprofits push to open up a fixed site there by Seattle's plans are up in the air again. This is another wrinkle that we're gonna have to deal with the Justice Department, agreeing with the court's ruling injection sites violate the Federal Controlled Substances Act. That prohibits any person from knowingly and intentionally maintaining a place for the purpose of illegal drug use. The acting attorney general, saying injection sites are not the solution. But the court didn't go that far, saying Congress needs to change the federal drug laws for the sights to be legal. Seattle's city attorney responding as city struggled to respond to overdoses wrought by the opioid epidemic. Ruling is a disappointing one. But soon we'll have a Democratic president and a Democratic Congress, which could breathe new life into legalizing these sites and violates federal law that was U. S attorney for Western Washington and Trump nominee Brian Moran two years ago, telling me he would stop any site in Seattle from opening the directional be clear. Quick, inconsistent. Stop it. But Moran could be out when Biden takes office Nominating a new U. S attorney for our area, and like President Obama's administration didn't enforce federal marijuana laws. Supporters hope Biden will do the same with heroin and then the by an administration not particularly enforcing different provisions of federal law. Certainly hopeful that with a new Congress, we can have some progressive policy change happened in Seattle. Matt Markovich CUOMO NEWS UNITED NATIONS experts for of health looking into the origin of the Corona virus have arrived in China. ABC is Britt Clinic reports now from Hong Kong. After months of hard fought, wrangling and setbacks, the World Health Organization mission has finally touched down in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Carry out a politically sensitive investigation into the origins of the Corona virus. But like all other travelers to China, the health experts will first have to undergo a 14 day quarantine. The 10 member team will investigate the possible animal origin of the virus and how it was amplified from the market. Doctor Michael Ryan, executive director of health emergencies at the W. H o Said that the goal is quote not about finding somebody to blame. The W H O visit comes as China reports its first coronavirus death in eight months. Cases have been researching in recent weeks, mainly in northern Herb, a province surrounding Beijing. Ridge Clinic. ABC News Hong Kong Prosecutors in Wisconsin want to adjust the terms of bail for the now 18 year old shooting suspect in Kenosha following his appearance in a bar ABC is Erica Turkey has more. Kyle Rittenhouse had just pleaded not guilty to homicide and other charges when court records said he was photographed drinking in a bar while flashing white power signs and being serenaded with the anthem of the proud boys. While police found no violations of his bond. They alerted prosecutors who are now seeking to modify conditions. They want him stopped from associating with known militia members or white supremacists and prohibited from displaying gestures associated with those groups. He's charged in the shootings of three men during protests in Kenosha over the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Aaron Carter SKI ABC News 25 Years ago today, a frantic search was underway for a nine year old girl had been kidnapped while riding her bike in Arlington, Texas. ABC is Jim Ryan covered the search for Amber Hagerman and says the case remains unsolved. A quarter century later on January 13th 1996 Donna Williams watched her daughter head outside to play her last words that I heard from her..

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