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1. H&M Boosts Hiring Through US Recruiting Campaign
Looking for work? Got a passion for fashion? This Swedish clothing retail giant just might have the perfect gig for you. H&M is on a hiring kick, now that they’re opening 61 new stores to keep up with their dramatic growth in the US. We hear they’re giving out up to five weeks of vacation! Read the story here at USA Today.
2. Feds Estimate $9M In Damage From Baltimore Riots
Homeowners and small businesses in Baltimore are feeling the pain. About 280 businesses are now looking at $8,927,000 in damages while two homes have an estimated $60,000 worth of repairs to do as a result of the unrest from Freddie Gray’s death. Simultaneously, the lawyers of the six officers have outlined their defense and are accusing State Attorney Marilyn Mosby of having a conflict of interest in ruling on the case. Read the full story at Buzzfeed and the New York Times.
3. Tamir Rice Has Finally Been Cremated, Investigation Coming To An End
After six months of investigation around his death at the hands of a Cleveland police officer, Tamir Rice’s body has finally been cremated. The decision came after it was declared that medical examinations were no longer necessary. The sheriff’s department says the investigation is close to the end, but have yet to release more details. Read the full story at the Washington Post.
4. Protestors Arrested After Marching For Tony Robinson
In the wake of the non-indictment of a Madison, WI police officer for murdering Tony Robinson, Jr., at least two dozen protesters were arrested for marching in the streets. In response to DA Ismael Ozanne’s decision, Robinson’s mother, Andrea Irwin is now leading a civil suit. Even Madison’s Police Chief, Michael C. Koval was outspoken about the decision, releasing a statement admitting to his department’s racist activity and need for reform. Read the stories here at Fox 6 and the City of Madison’s blog for the Police Department.
5. A Fifth Arrest Made In The Shooting Deaths of Two Mississippi Police
Abram Wade “Pete” Franklin made his first appearance in court yesterday as a suspect in the murders of Officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate. The shooting took place on Saturday night during a traffic stop for speeding. Read the full story here at CNN.