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Few areas of patchy fog to develop; highs in upper 80s low 90s
Might have a few areas of patchy fog to develop in parts of the area this morning, then mostly sunny and warm with highs in the upper 80s and low 90s. Southerly wind stays light 5-15mph. We continuing warming next several days with highs in the upper 90s to end the week. Some isolated showers or storms may develop, but overall no good chances for rain.
The legacy of Timothy Cole's wrongful conviction
This past weekend, protesters surrounded the "Timothy Cole Memorial" on 19th and University deliberately to honor Cole's tragic story. Thirty-five years ago, Cole was falsely accused of raping a white female Texas Tech student after she identified him in a line-up. He served 13 years in prison before dying of an asthma attack in 1999. A decade after his death, in 2009, he was exonerated using DNA evidence and pardoned by former Governor Rick Perry the following year. His statue was resurrected in 2014 to remember his fight for freedom.
Lubbock's solidarity walk
The "100 Black Men of West Texas" group joined with the Lubbock Police for a silent, solidarity March. They walked from the Police Department to Citizen's Tower yesterday. Group leaders call this a defining moment in the nation's history. Joined by Police Chief Floyd Mitchell and City Councilwoman Sheila Patterson Harris, the group read the names of victims who've lost their lives to police brutality.
Demonstrators demand change at courthouse
"Lubbock Citizens against Police Brutality" also had its march yesterday. It centered around the courthouse. Activists peacefully demonstrated with signs and chants mirrored around the nation. The organizer emphasized just because it doesn't happen to you, doesn't mean it won't ever happen to you. According to reports so far, at least 11 people have died in the protests around the country.
President Trump calls to end violent protests.
President Trump is now calling on administration around the country to end violent protests or else. He declared himself the "President of Law and Order" and said he would mobilize every available federal force both "civilian and military" as he vowed to put an immediate end to violent protests to "quickly solve the problem for them."
City of Lubbock confirms 12 new COVID-19 cases
The City of Lubbock confirmed a dozen new cases of the Coronavirus yesterday. That brings the number of active cases up to 175. The total number of cases is now more than 700. The City also reports 8 more people have recovered from the virus. That's a total of 479. There have been no reported deaths in 3 weeks.
Two killed in Sunday apartment fire
Two people died in the fire someone set to an apartment at the River Oaks Villas. Crews found the second body yesterday morning near 65th Dr. and Ave. L. They recovered the first victim in the two alarm fire the day before. Two other people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Investigators have not released the names of the victims. Thirty-five year old Todd Miller is charged with arson causing death. If Miller is convicted, he faces up to life in prison with the possibility for parole.
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