5 SAVAGE THINGS
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After the Senate's late passage of the Omnibus 2018 Spending Bill, the president utilized his preferred communication Twitter, to threaten to veto the bill Friday, March 23. A veto would have forced a government shutdown while Congress was in recess for the next two weeks. Mr. Trump announced a press conference and signed the bill into law later that afternoon.
The March For Our Lives demonstration was led in Washington, D.C. Saturday, March 24, with an estimated 800,000 attendees. Marches were led in several countries and cities in tandem with the D.C. march. Intersectional young leaders and activists spoke to generational crowds expressing personal and collective experiences with gun violence and demands for reforms. Active voter registration drives were highlighted during the marches.
In a conference in Tokyo, Japan, former President Barack Obama shared his vision for the Obama Foundation in developing young leaders in saying, "I could do that effectively, then you know I would create a hundred or a thousand or a million young Barack Obamas or Michelle Obamas."
An attempt by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to apologize for the privacy breach of millions was displayed in full page ads in major publications across the UK and US. Senate Democrats have called for Zuckerberg to testify before Congress to which Zuckerberg shared in a CNN interview that, "I'm happy to if it's the right thing to do."
The question for Sacramento police officers on paid administrative leave is why was their mandated body camera muted after firing twenty rounds at 22 year old Stephon Clark. The unarmed Black man was murdered by police in the backyard of his grandmother's home Sunday, March 18. Mr. Clark was not in possession of a weapon - only a cell phone. A petition demanding answers of the Sacramento Police Department is being circulated by Color of Change.