Families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Jacob Blake and Alvin Cole speak at Grant Park rally to urge people to vote
CHICAGO — Greeted by a standing ovation and chants of “say her name,” Breonna Taylor’s mother and the families of other people of color shot or killed by police gathered Thursday for a rally in Grant Park to urge people to vote and “get the change we need.”“A lot of days it feels like it’s us against them,” said Tamika Palmer, whose 26-year-old daughter was shot and killed by Louisville, Kentucky, police officers during a botched raid on her apartment in March.“We’ve been protesting, we’ve been arguing, we’ve been crying in court,” she told the audience of about 40 people. “But unless we vote,...
U.S. Election 2020 Investable Theme for Trump: Private Prisons
Over the past few weeks we’ve been covering investable themes for both the Biden and Trump campaigns. So far, we’ve discussed higher education, police funding and cannabis decriminalization. Today , we’ll look at private prisons.Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreWhile President Trump does not directly address the use of private prisons by various federal, state, and local agencies, his opponent, former VP Biden, does address the issue quite explicitly: “Biden will end the federal government’s use of private prisons.”And there is substantial historical precedent for this: the Obam...