DC mayor: We have to be concerned about virus rebound (AP)

AP: DC mayor: We have to be concerned about virus rebound. “As more beaches, churches, mosques, schools and businesses reopened worldwide, civil unrest in the United States over repeated racial injustice is raising fears of new virus outbreaks in a country that has more infections and deaths than anywhere else in the world. And it’s not just in the U.S. — London hosted a large anti-racism protest Sunday that certainly violated government social distancing rules.”

Wired: How to Protest Safely in the Age of Surveillance

Wired: How to Protest Safely in the Age of Surveillance. “There are two main aspects of digital surveillance to be concerned about while at a protest. One is the data police could potentially obtain from your phone if you are detained, arrested, or they confiscate your device. The other is law enforcement surveillance, which can include wireless interception of text messages and more, and tracking tools like license plate scanners and facial recognition. You should be mindful of both.”

ProPublica: Early Data Shows Black People Are Being Disproportionally Arrested for Social Distancing Violations

ProPublica: Early Data Shows Black People Are Being Disproportionally Arrested for Social Distancing Violations . “ProPublica analyzed court records for the city of Toledo and for the counties that include Columbus and Cincinnati, three of the most populous jurisdictions in Ohio. In all of them, ProPublica found, black people were at least four times as likely to be charged with violating the stay-at-home order as white people.”

The Daily Beast: Unmasked Protesters Storm Huntington Beach After California Governor’s Closure

The Daily Beast: Unmasked Protesters Storm Huntington Beach After California Governor’s Closure. “Give them Vitamin D or give them death. Hundreds of demonstrators swarmed Huntington Beach, south of Los Angeles, on Friday to protest California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s closure of the Golden State’s sandy shores—an anti-lockdown display organized in part by the owner of a ‘health and wellness center.'”

The Appeal: As The Coronavirus Spreads, Prisoners Are Rising Up For Their Health

The Appeal: As The Coronavirus Spreads, Prisoners Are Rising Up For Their Health. “It began with a trickle, then a cascade: The spread of the highly contagious novel coronavirus has sparked a wave of spontaneous protests inside jails, prisons, and detention centers across the U.S. Since March 17, the date of the first known COVID-19-related prison hunger strike, there have been more than 75 protests and uprisings, according to tracking data at Perilous Chronicle, a digital media project documenting prisoner unrest since 2010 that two of us maintain. And the actual number is most likely much higher. Taken together, these actions have involved approximately 3,000 incarcerated people, with many more ‘outside’ supporters participating in solidarity call-ins and demonstrations.”

Mashable: Man dressed as grim reaper to visit Florida beaches that reopen too early

Mashable: Man dressed as grim reaper to visit Florida beaches that reopen too early. “While the coronavirus pandemic is far from over, some U.S. states have decided to reopen as soon as… well, right now. Georgia was the first to ease restrictions, with businesses like gyms and salons opening Friday. Michigan will soon follow suit, following protests from residents. Reopening worries some citizens, medical professionals, and elected officials, but one Florida man is dedicated to doing what he can to flatten the curve. Attorney Daniel Uhlfelder said he will tour the state’s beaches on May 1 to remind fellow Floridians to stay home.”

New York Times: The Quiet Hand of Conservative Groups in the Anti-Lockdown Protests

New York Times: The Quiet Hand of Conservative Groups in the Anti-Lockdown Protests. “An informal coalition of influential conservative leaders and groups, some with close connections to the White House, has been quietly working to nurture protests and apply political and legal pressure to overturn state and local orders intended to stop the spread of the coronavirus.”