Articles by Valentina Santiago

“We cannot afford to make mistakes that lead to the loss of life of other people in our profession.”

Brooklyn Center, Minnesota Mayor Mike Elliot on the fatal police shooting of Duante Wright, an unarmed 20-year-old black man, during a traffic stop.

apr 12, 2021

“What happened here today is a terrible tragedy and I’m heartbroken that this awful incident occurred in one of our schools.”

Knox County Schools Superintendent Bob Thoma

apr 12, 2021

“Public safety requires public trust.”

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announcing the Department of Justice has opened a civil investigation into the policing practices of the Minneapolis Police Department.

apr 23, 2021

“Use of the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine should be resumed in the United States.”

The CDC & FDA in a joint statement issued Friday, ending the 10-day recommended pause on use of the Johnson & Johnson (Jansen) one-dose COVID vaccine following a thorough safety review.

apr 25, 2021

“I want to be clear, Peloton made a mistake in our initial response to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s request that we recall the Tread+.”

Peloton’s CEO John Foley in a joint statement with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announcing the voluntary recall of its treadmills.

may 5, 2021

“The cumulative effect of the multiple errors in these proceedings deprived Mr. Chauvin of a fair trial, in violation of his constitutional rights.”

Derek Chauvin's defense attorney in motion for a new trial, less than two weeks after his client was convicted of murdering George Floyd.

may 5, 2021

“I know that’s a highly controversial decision... But it was the right thing to do for the country.”

Colonial Pipeline CEO Joseph Blount, confirming that the company did in fact pay a ransom to DarkSide, the criminal group responsible for the May 7th cyberattack.

may 19, 2021

“This is a horrific day for our city, and it's a tragic day for the VTA family.”

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo on the fatal shooting of nine people at a rail yard facility - the deadliest shooting in the Bay Area since 1993.

may 27, 2021

“... the Postal Service and the Board of Governors are committed to judiciously implementing a rational pricing approach that helps enable us to remain viable and competitive and offer reliable postal services that are among the most affordable in the world.”

U.S. Postal Service Postmaster Louis DeJoy announcing a 10-year plan "to achieve financial sustainability and service excellence" which includes a rise in price of first-class stamps from 55 to 58 cents.

jun 1, 2021

“I will be everyone's president... I will build bridges between different parts of our society.”

Isaac Herzog, Israel's newly elected president.

jun 2, 2021

“It is highly likely that this infection just represents one of the rare incidents of human infection with an avian influenza virus, without any more consequences... Nevertheless, it’s important to make sure that this is just that, a rare isolated incident.”

Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai's Dr. Adolfo Garcia-Sastre responding to China's report of what could be the world's first human case a rare strain of bird flu.

jun 3, 2021

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