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Questions remain, using jails less, and Latinx jobs
VNN Weekly Digest April 11-17
Here’s a look at the week’s top stories:
Questions remain after video released from Patrick Lyoya's death
(MICHIGAN) Grand Rapids Police Chief Eric Winstrom released multiple sources of video from the incident on Wednesday, including police camera, cell phone, and home security footage. A chase, a physical struggle, and the moment a GRPD officer killed Lyoya were all captured.
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Five ways communities can use jails less
(NATIONAL) Overcrowding at local jails has been a problem in the United States since at least the 1960s. High-population jails are more vulnerable to disease, including covid, and have been linked to increased violence against inmates and jail staff.
Greater Tulsa Area Hispanic/Latinx Affairs Commission to Hold Job Fair on April 23
(OKLAHOMA) The Commission has partnered with the Tulsa Latin American Chamber of Commerce and Tulsa Honor Academy to support Tulsa's hiring needs and the Latinx community to find good-paying, competitive, and stable jobs.
WEATHER ACROSS AMERICA
(NATIONAL) Late season snow for the Upper Midwest, heavy rain and severe thunderstorms for portions of the Lower Mississippi Valley/Central Gulf Coast and Southeast, and a Critical Risk of fire weather over parts of the Southern Rockies and the Central High Plains.
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