Amid calls to "defund the police," S.C. law enforcement wants more funding. At a hearing of the state House of Representatives Law Enforcement Officer Training, Tactics, Standards and Accountability Subcommittee, South Carolina law enforcement officials testified that their biggest challenges were inadequate funding and roadblocks to becoming accredited. Source: P&C
Graham questions Jacob Blake's role in shooting as Wisconsin protests. U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham questioned a victim's involvement in an altercation that ended in a police shooting, saying, “I don't know what happened there. Let's find out. It's dangerous being a cop,” Graham said. “I don't know why the gentleman didn't yield when he was asked to yield. I don't know what the facts are." Protests against police brutality have sprung up in Wisconsin after 29-year-old Jacob Blake was shot in the back seven times by police in front of his children. Source: Politico
McMaster analyzing, to make decision on federal lost wages assistance. Gov. Henry McMaster is analyzing and reportedly will make a decision soon on whether S.C. will join a federal program which would provide $300 in lost wages assistance. Source: WYFF
CofC sorority suspended for violating coronavirus policies. The College of Charleston chapter of Alpha Delta Pi has been suspended after the sorority organized a photoshoot that did not adhere to public health standards around the coronavirus. The school included a provision in the student code of conduct mandating social distancing and had students pledge to "accept personal responsibility to protect the ongoing safety within the community." Source: P&C
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