Tellwut US Newsletter - 50 Exclusive Points - May 21 2021
Las Vegas will fully reopen and return to pre-pandemic guidelines on June 1
County lawmakers voted Tuesday to return to pre-pandemic guidelines on June 1. They agreed to follow U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and dropped plans to tie business occupancy to COVID-19 vaccination rates. That means COVID-related restrictions on things like large gatherings, capacity limits, dancing and more will be lifted.
LA County Sheriff's Office will release the names of deputies involved in shootings within 30 days
In a reversal, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department said Wednesday it will release within 30 days of an incident the names of deputies who shoot a suspect. In the past, the department concealed deputies' names sometimes for months while the District Attorney's office completed its investigation."We're not going to interfere with investigations, but our standard is going to be 30 days and those [names] are going to be posted online," Sheriff Alex Villanueva said. Police departments and communities have been debating transparency and accountability in officer-involved shootings after a year of national protests over incidents of police killings of Black Americans.
Tennessee Governor Approves Transgender Youth Treatment Ban
Tennessee’s Gov. Bill Lee has approved legislation that bans gender-confirming treatment for young minors despite objections that the series of bills unfairly discriminate against an already vulnerable population. Under the new law, doctors would be banned from providing gender-confirming hormone treatment to prepubescent minors.
‘Friends: The Reunion’ trailer released
For the first time since the series wrapped 17 years ago , Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow are back on the couches and back onscreen together for Friends: The Reunion. The one-hour special, available to stream on HBO Max as of May 27, takes place on Stage 24 of the Warner Bros. Studio, the exact stage where the show was shot for 10 years.
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