Flashpoint: When they reopen, will people show up? Ben Crump on Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor; Milton Hershey senior is 'focused'

May 17, 2020 - 6:52 pm
This week's panel includes (left to right) Brittany Bronson, Dr. Jill Baren, Dr. Steven Rosenberg, and Ihsan Hines

Courtesy of Ihsan Hines, University of Pennsylvania, Brittany Bronson, and Dr. Steven Rosenberg


This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the mass anxiety many Americans feel during the reopening of the country. 

In recent days, nearly every state has relaxed stay-at-home orders, at least in part. But a recent survey shows nearly 70% of Americans are concerned that governors will reopen too soon. 

So how do you cope with venturing out after two months of quarantine? Dr. Jill Baren, a professor of emergency medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and COVID-19 survivor joins Dr. Steven Rosenberg, a psychotherapist and behavioral specialist, Ihsan Hines, CEO & founder of My Brother's Keeper Cares and Brittany Bronson, who has experienced anxiety throughout the pandemic.

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Attorney Ben Crump speaks during a news conference at the Southside Christian Center on March 30, 2018 in Sacramento, California.
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The newsmakers of the week are the cases of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. Arbery, who is Black, was gunned down by two white men while he was jogging in his neighborhood. Prosecutors declined to press charges initially, even though video shows Gregory and Travis McMichael pursued and shot him. When the video leaked, public outcry lead to an arrest. 

In Taylor's case, the 26-year-old aspiring nurse was shot and killed by Louisville police during a botched warrant execution. The man police were looking for was already in custody. A wrongful death suit was filed this week. Civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who represents both the Arbery and Taylor families, discusses the cases. 

Nathaniel Boyd
Courtesy of Nathaniel Boyd

The Patriot Homecare Changemaker of the week is Milton Hershey senior Nathaniel Boyd. Originally from Point Breeze, Boyd has found success in the classroom, on the court and in the lab.  His brand is "focus," something he uses each day to get it all done. Boyd is a soon-to-be class of 2020 graduate. 

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