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5 Things To Know On Wednesday, June 3, 2020

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Posted at 4:59 AM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 05:41:42-04

While you were sleeping, we compiled the biggest stories of the day in one place. Each story has a quick and easy summary, so you're prepared for whatever the day brings. Just click on the links if you want to know more! You can watch the latest LIVE on WPTV here from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m.

1. West Palm Beach police deputy chief kneels with protesters
Deputy Chief Morris said the protests have been a learning experience and police and the community worked together.

"They protected my police when some agitator came in trying to hurt everybody," Morris said. "They turned around and helped my officers, and you know what that means to me? That means the character here is top shelf and, you know what, we're going to fix this."

Deputy Chief Rick Morris kneels with protesters in West Palm Beach, June 2, 2020
West Palm Beach Police Department Deputy Chief Rick Morris kneels during a "black lives matter" protest, June 2, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla.

2. RNC out of NC: Is it coming to Florida?
Pres. Trump said Republicans could not receive assurances from the North Carolina's Democratic governor that a ban on mass gatherings would not be lifted in time for the convention.

Gov. DeSantis has welcomed both the RNC and DNC to take place in Florida. He's also welcomed all major sports to play here. The NBA is looking to finalize a deal to play the remainder of it's season at Disney World.

3. Son of former Republican congressman arrested for spray-painting 'B.L.M.' at Trump National Golf Club
Jupiter police have arrested the 18-year old son of former U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney after they said he spray-painted "B.L.M." on the sign at Trump National Golf Club.

The disappointed former Republican congressman said his son "made a mistake" and "would pay the price for it."

Jail records indicate Rooney was released on his own recognizance about four hours after being booked into jail.

4. Third named storms appears on the second day of hurricane season
Tropical Storm Cristobal remains in the southern Gulf of Mexico this morning, and it is a pretty strong storm with winds of 60mph with higher gusts.

The good news is that the models show a much weaker storm moving toward the U.S. than they did yesterday, but still a big rainmaker.

Florida is still not in the direct path of whatever happens here, except maybe the western tip of the panhandle, but we will continue to monitor it closely.

5. Policing the police? Florida lawmaker wants to enact changes
In the wake of George Floyd's death, there's a new push to enact laws to police the police. Rep. Frankel spoke about possible legislation that could be up for debate ahead of leading a discussion today on racial injustice.

Frankel tells us the legislation they are drafting is not aimed at the good men and women who put on a police uniform to protect and serve everyday, but rather the bad apples who may go under the radar.

She tells us some Democratic lawmakers are looking to create a database for all police agencies across the country so officers with multiple misconduct complaints would face a review.

Rep. Lois Frankel (file photo)
Rep. Lois Frankel (file photo)

Today's Forecast
Some morning rainfall , more afternoon rainfall, a wet end to the workweek.

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On This Day In History
Zoot Suit Riots begin in Los Angeles on June 3, 1943.

A group of U.S. sailors marches through downtown Los Angeles, carrying clubs and other makeshift weapons and attacking anyone wearing a “zoot suit”—the baggy wool pants, oversized coats and porkpie hats favored by many young men of color at the time.

Military personnel and civilians joined in the violence, some traveling to Los Angeles from elsewhere to take part.

The Zoot Suit Riots ended after June 8, when military officials banned all military personnel from Los Angeles and called on military police to patrol the city. The L.A. City Council subsequently passed a resolution prohibiting the wearing of zoot suits on city streets.

No charges were filed.

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