Thursday, June 11, 2020

Jimmy Fallon meets Sophia and now we're all creeped out. See why in today's "Video of The Day"

Republicans in Washington are working on their version of a police reform bill. Who is spearheading the effort, and how might the GOP version differ from the Democratic proposal? Plus, what did we hear at the Congressional hearing on police abuse Wednesday? NBC News Radio's Bill Zimpfer will have the details

As more restaurants, retailers and offices re-open, Americans who’ve self-isolated for months may find the transition back into the outside world more difficult than they anticipated. Some workers will gladly head back to their places of business, while others will do so with trepidation and anxiety. Advice from the experts: Ease back into your altered, post-coronavirus life. ABC's Jim Ryan joins Tony with a look at what people are doing.

Protest movements across the country and around the world are intended to force change on police officers who are under scrutiny in light of recent violence. At the same time, many officers believe that they are being blamed for excessive behavior committed by a minority of officers, and as a result are feeling angry, resentful, and underappreciated. This may lead to a stoppage or slowdown of police activity in some jurisdictions, which will have a number of implications. Reducing police involvement when dealing with the homeless, the mentally ill, and those experiencing housing issues may let the police focus more on violent crime and public safety in general. Many believe that on the other side of all of this, we may have fundamentally different policing policies that use enhanced technology, including artificial intelligence and facial recognition. This could lead departments to prioritize talking to suspects, regularly interacting with the community and teaching officers much better ways to avoid creating excessive force. On the other hand, facial recognition has been criticized for mis-identifying females and dark skinned individuals, an obvious problem in the current environment. ABC News' Crime and Terror Analyst Brad Garret joins Tony to pull together this complex and challenging issue that has lasting consequences.

Remote learning necessitated by coronavirus lockdown measures across the country may be negatively impacting youth education, if one New Jersey school district is any indication. Dr. Robert Zywicki, superintendent in Mount Olive Twp, New Jersey, says “kids are supposed to go to school with other kids so that social distancing has impacted their development of being able to collaborate and connect. He’s projecting a 50% loss in math gains and a 42% loss in reading gains. New Jersey has not yet decided whether it’s safe for schools to reopen. ABC News' Aaron Katersky joins Tony with a closer look.

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