Vice presidential pick Mike Pence, the IN governor, is set to speak Wednesday. Still, there was a silent protest, of sorts, in the many GOP luminaries who are avoiding the convention stage or Cleveland altogether, wary of being linked to a man whose proposals and temperament have sparked an identity crisis within the party.
Work moved slowly, until the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling . "We don't have to be hostile in any kind of way", Claudia Tugman said . Maryam Ali, an 18-year-old lead organizer of Black Lives Matter in London, told the local newspaper Voice that the protests showed support for "our American brothers and sisters".
Law enforcement officers pray after the graveside service for Dallas police Sgt. Michael J. Smith at Restland Funeral Home and Cemetery in Dallas , Thursday, July 14, 2016. Castile's girlfriend, who streamed the aftermath of his shooting live on Facebook, said in her video that Castile was complying with the officer's request to provide ID when he was repeatedly shot.
Tim Scott , the lone black Republican in the Senate , candidly described being stopped by police, even Capitol Hill cops, because of the color of his skin. "Not with anger, though I have been angry", and "not out of frustration, though at times I have been frustrated." "The officer approached the vehicle and said that I did not - I did not use my turn signal on the fourth turn", Scott said.
Trump, who will receive the GOP nomination later this week, has vowed to make NY competitive despite trailing in the polls and the state having half as many Republicans as Democrats in the state. Most of the party's senators who are facing tough re-elections aren't attending the convention . This time, it's also another opportunity for discord to be heard.
Long began to shoot police officers as they arrived at the scene following a report of a man walking around with a rifle. "It was chaotic", he said. Flowers and cards appeared in a makeshift memorial outside of the hospital where two other officers who were injured in the attack are being treated.