Morning Brief: The Supreme Court Rejects Trump Plan to End the DACA Program

Also racial tensions in the Antelope Valley, a COVID explosion among L.A. County inmates, and more

» Just days after it upheld protections for LGBTQ workers, the Supreme Court dealt another blow to the Trump Administration. In a 5-4 ruling, the justices voted against Trump’s bid to end the Obama-era DACA program, which protects immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. According to CNN, “The ruling emphasizes that the administration failed to provide an adequate reason to justify ending the DACA program.” [CNN]

» L.A. County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed Robert Fuller’s half brother in the Antelope Valley on Wednesday. A woman was also injured in what authorities are describing as a “gunfight.” [KTLA]

» Racial tensions in L.A. County’s Antelope Valley have been brought to the surface by the hanging death of Robert Fuller. The area is considered a skinhead stronghold and has struggled with discriminatory policing. [Los Angeles Times]

» New studies suggests that nearly half of COVID-19 cases might be traced to people who do not show symptoms. Experts say that makes the virus highly unusual–and insidious.[Time]

» An O.C. sheriff’s department officer in charge of background checks has admitted to falsifying documents to get his own roommate hired onto the force. The officer has been placed on administrative leave. [KTLA]

» At least 2,592 incarcerated people have tested positive for COVID-19 in L.A. County jails, and the virus continues to spreadNearly 350 Sheriff’s Department employees have tested positive as well.  [CBS Los Angeles]

» Some of America’s largest corporations will be publicly marking Juneteenth this year. Amazon, Best Buy, Google, Nike, and Lyft are among the businesses observing the occasion, either offering a paid holiday for workers, encouraging volunteer activities, or with other commemorations.  [CNBC]


» L.A. Chargers Say Colin Kaepernick ‘Definitely Fits’ What The Team Is Looking for in a QB Coach Anthony Lynn is open to adding the high-profile ex-player to his workout list

»Actor Danny Masterson Has Been Charged with 3 Counts of Felony Rape The accusations against the famous Scientologist date back to 2001 and 2003

» An L.A.-Area Gym is Offering Workout Pods for COVID-Fearing Fitness Enthusiasts Inspire South Bay Fitness in Redondo Beach got creative to keep its clientele safe


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Bottle Servers Popped Out of Caskets at One L.A. Club’s Reopening Brunch

Penthouse Day Club in Hollywood reopened on Sunday with music, dancing, and chicken and waffles descending from the ceiling. Drinks were delivered by a bevy of swimsuit-clad servers with golden Champagne bottles emerging from a metal casket paraded around by “pallbearers.” Granted, they were all wearing masks, but what a look during a deadly pandemic.


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