Jimmie Williams III has been arrested several times because cops mistook him for a man with a similar name. But while the other man has a felony warrant out for him, Williams had a clean record. At least he did until recently. A San Bernardino County, California, sheriff's deputy came to his home on another matter, but then tried to arrest him on the other man's warrant. It ended with the deputy wrestling Williams to the ground and arresting him. The sheriff's office figured out they didn't have the man they were looking for but still charged Williams with felony obstruction and resisting arrest.
So far, it's been silence from The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, and others.
That's a huge concern as forecasters expect the U.S. unemployment rate in the months to come to surpass that seen during the depths of the Great Depression.
Social distancing and lockdowns appear to be working to slow the coronavirus pandemic.
"You cannot just decide you want to sell groceries," said Barbara Ferrer, the director of L.A. County Public Health.
The agency concludes that the possible benefits outweigh the risks.