NEW: One officer said she was called a “monkey” and offered bananas. Another was shown a stick and told, "You people should be used to being hit with these.” 5 Black officers at the University of Washington campus police file discrimination claims. https://t.co/NsqY5fVuk2
Black police officers at the University of Washington have filed claims detailing a culture of "unbearable" racism inside the police department, including years of racist insults and harassment.
Not great news on the murder hornets: Entomologists have confirmed a new discovery near Marysville, Wash.
That's about 50 miles away from any previous discovery. The state, citing DNA testing, says the hornet appears unrelated to previous finds.
Well this is quite a morning! MacKenzie Scott (formerly Bezos) just announced another $2.7B in donations in the first quarter of this year, "attempting to give away a fortune that was enabled by systems in need of change." https://t.co/3dsXyJE5fs
THREAD: Last month, a metro that was less than ten years old crashed in Mexico City, killing 26 people. Why?
Our investigation found serious, basic flaws in the construction of the metro — which likely led directly to the accident:
NEW: DOJ secretly subpoenaed Apple for personal info of Trump's then WH counsel Don McGahn and his wife in Feb '18. DOJ barred Apple from telling them at time but 3 years later in May '21 Apple told them. It's unclear what investigation it was related to. https://t.co/bqZAycoIo4
Just weeks after a NYT exposé on the famed chef Blaine Wetzel and The Willows restaurant, The Seattle Times details extensive allegations of workplace groping and other sexual misconduct by the acclaimed chef Edouardo Jordan (JuneBaby restaurant).
JUST IN: Darnella Frazier, the teenage girl who pulled out her cell phone and recorded the police murder of George Floyd last summer, has received an honorary Pulitzer Prize for her courage. https://t.co/tPLK86fCHX
Special shout-out to @MitchKSmith. Here's a thread explaining the immense covid tracking effort, involving more than 100 journalists, to collect data that the Times made available to researchers, health agencies and the public.
You may have seen The NYT’s coronavirus case map. It's part of a sprawling data effort that involved over 100 journalists. We learned today our work was part of an entry that received the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Here’s how the project came to be.
Wesley Morris, a critic at large for The New York Times, won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, making him the first person to win the category twice. His work examined the George Floyd protests, Black artists, life under quarantine and pop culture. https://t.co/O14RAI38kj
What a remarkable collection of journalism: AP and BuzzFeed... The Atlantic and Runner's World... Boston, Birmingham, Tampa.
Proud of my NYT colleagues. It's hard to overstate how many people invested so much of their lives into virus coverage last year.