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Dallas. Last night when peaceful protesters took to the streets, it turned into chaos as snipers ambushed; 12 police officers were shot resulting in the death of 5 and three people have been apprehended in custody for questioning with one dead after a shootout. The man that was initially named the prime sniper suspect was mistakenly identified. President Obama while at NATO summit, has condemened the sniper attacks calling it despicable a day after he called the fatal police shootings an “American problem.” Some Chicagoans took to the street in protest of the increasingly alarming fatal shootings of black men, shutting down the Dan Ryan expressway for a while. Speaking of Chicago, it is curious that Crain’s Chicago chose to insert news of the Dallas sniper shootings in their newsletter but no mention of the fatal shootings that happened in Baton Rouge or Falcon Heights in previous days…Read more
• President Obama is in Poland for the NATO summit. Kicking off today through July 9, leaders of NATO and the European Union nations have signed a “historic deal” that boosts their cooperation in defense against new challenges. President Obama is also urging NATO leaders to stand firm against a resurgent Russia over its seizure of Crimea from Ukraine.
• Police shooting updates: In Baton Rouge, its being reported that the CCTV video that was taken from the shop owned by Adbullah Muflahi was seized illegally, without a warrant. The up close video that showed Alton Sterling getting tackled to the ground, then shot six times by two white cops was actually recorded by Muflahi. Facebook has since taken down the live video broadcasted by his girlfriend, that showed Philando Castile after he was shot by officer Jeronimo Yanez, on administrative leave along with officer Joseph Kauser. Several celebrities have been vocal about this and yesterday during her Scotland show, Beyonce paid tribute to the recent shooting victims and also a letter on her website urging fans to contact their congressional leaders. The Governor of Minnesota during a press conference yesterday said “Would this have happened if those passengers, the driver and the passengers, were white?” “I don’t think it would have.… I think all of us in Minnesota are forced to confront that this kind of racism exists.”
• #FBF The Spice Girls’ Wannabe turns 20 today. Remember those platform shoes and union jack designed outfits and girl power chants. Word on the wire is that Victoria Beckham and Mel C will not be joining for a reunion tour that’s being planned.
• Remember yesterday when Valentino announced co-creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri was leaving? Well Dior has now confirmed she’s the new artistic director, replacing Raf Simons, and making her Christian Dior’s first female artistic director. As artistic director, she will preside over women’s haute couture, ready-to-wear and accessory collections, with her first show slated for September 30.
• Fendi took over Rome’s Trevi fountain yesterday for their haute couture presentation and 90th Anniversary. Fendi is also designed by Karl Lagerfeld.
“If a man is not faithful to his own individuality, he cannot be loyal to anything.” ― Claude McKay
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