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Jun 30, 2020 With COVID-19 cases spiking in San Diego, county Supervisors took the pre-emptive step of closing bars, breweries and wineries that do not serve food, before the Fourth of July weekend. Plus, with calls to defund the police happening nationwide, there’s a petition on Change.org to defund San Diego Unified School District’s police department. Critics say the presence of police in schools disproportionately exposes students of color to the criminal justice system at a young age. Also, the recent Supreme Court ruling banning discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation gives transgender people hope the military will soon lift its transgender service ban. And, a recent report shows that one-third of essential health, food and agricultural workers in the city of San Diego are immigrants. Finally, San Diego Black Panther Party Chairman Henry Wallace V gives historical context to today’s racial injustice protests.

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