Three Things You Need to Know on August 7th

August 7, 2019

New York police are now saying between 12 and 20 people were injured last night when chaos broke out in Times Square. Mostly minor injuries were suffered when tourists and New Yorkers heard what they thought was gunfire and began running for their lives. The noise turned out to be a motorcycle backfiring, and police eventually restored calm to the area. 

President Trump is visiting the families of mass shooting victims in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, despite the fact that not everyone wants him there.  Some people in El Paso, including Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, will not meet with Trump referencing his frequent verbal attacks on migrants.  Meanwhile in Dayton, Mayor Nan Whaley said she'll tell the president his proposals for gun control are inadequate. 

A recommendation by Denver Public Works to change the rules for dockless, electric scooters is heading to the full City Council.  The ordinance change would prohibit the use on sidewalks.  That means riders would have to either use the scooters on the street or in bike lanes.  The changes were referred by committee yesterday to the full council for consideration later this month.  Electric scooters are currently allowed on sidewalks when bike lanes or low speed roads aren't available.