Some of the News for Tuesday October 14, 2014
- New York City 10/14/2014 by Linda Perry (WBAI)
-Friend of WBAI, the notable Cornel West was arrested in Ferguson, Missouri on Monday. He was there participating in a day of demonstrations over the August killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a white police officer.
The protest was part of four days of protests calling for an end to police brutality and for charges to be brought against the white officer who killed Brown.
-Tom Freiden with the Centers for Disease Control said they are monitoring the 48 people who came in contact with Duncan and those close to the nurse who contracted Ebola.. They are working to identify other health care workers who also came in contact with Duncan for symptoms or fever.
-President Obama met with national security advisors and senior staff to review the United States' response to the Ebola epidemic on Monday afternoon. He said we are greatly familiar with the protocol necessary to reduce the risk of Ebola transmission, but we must follow the protocol strictly.
-Dr. Nancy Snyderman of NBC News who had been reporting from Liberia with the cameraman who contracted Ebola was spotted in a vehicle by neighbors in violation of a 21 day quarantine. New Jersey officials then issued a mandatory quarantine order for all members of the NBC crew exposed to the cameraman with Ebola.
-Gay rights groups are cautiously cheering a shift in tone from the Catholic Church. Bishops debating family issues at a Vatican meeting discussed gay and lesbian issues and how to provide better spiritual care to Catholic gays and lesbians. They spoke of changing the church's language about gays from words of moral condemnation and judgment to words of welcome and respect. A new report will be issued on Saturday.