The Quick Read: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms Signs Executive Order To Stop Atlanta Jails From Accepting ICE Detainees
Keisha Lance Bottoms

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In response to Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms has signed an executive order that prohibits the city’s jails from accepting ICE detainees. Bottoms says the City of Atlanta has been complicit in the horrible separation of families until now. “The inhumane action of family separation demands that Atlanta act now,” she says. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to reverse family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border. Though the updated immigration policy will keep families together, it will remain “zero tolerance” as it continues to prosecute immigrants seeking asylum and will not reunite the families who’ve already been separated. (CBS News)

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A permit for a “white civil rights” rally in Lafayette Park has been accepted by the National Park Service in D.C. The organizer is Jason Kessler, the same man who organized the “Unite The Right” white supremacist rally in Charlottesville last year that turned deadly. Kessler has requested to hold the rally on August 11-12, the one-year anniversary of the events in Charlottesville. (CNN)

Canadian lawmakers have passed legislation to fully legalize marijuana, making it the second country in the world to make the shift. Weed in Canada is now legal for both medical and recreational purposes nationwide, allowing adults in Canada to “legally possess and use up to 30 grams of dried cannabis in public, as well as cultivate up to four cannabis plants at home and prepare products for personal use.” (ABC News)

Pennsylvania judge Genece Brinkley says she’ll determine in “due time” whether Meek Mill will receive a new trial. After a two-hour evidence hearing on Monday, Brinkley said she needed more time to review the case. Mill’s attorney said Brinkley was confrontational and laughed during the proceedings. While the legal team has requested to remove Brinkley from the case, it was denied by the state Supreme Court. Meek Mill served five months of his two-to-four-year sentence for a probation violation before he was released on bond. (Billboard)