Things you should know today: 6/6/18


Judge who sentenced swimmer recalled amid #MeToo movement

Jeff Chiu
FILE – In this May 15, 2018 file photo, Judge Aaron Persky poses for a photo with a sign opposing his recall in Los Altos Hills, Calif. Northern California voters are deciding on Tuesday, June 5 whether to remove Persky from office for the first time in decades because he sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexual assault to a short jail sentence instead of prison. Persky would be the first California judge recalled from office since 1932 if a majority of voters choose to remove him on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky is being recalled from office after convicting Standford University swimmer Brock Turner to six months in jail rather than long-term in prison for sexually assaulting a girl who was passed out behind a trash can. Persky said he didn’t regret the decision and was taken aback by the public reaction. “The problem with this recall is it will pressure judges to follow the rule of public opinion as opposed to the rule of law,” said Persky.

Spade remembered as vibrant and colorful, like her creations

Bebeto Matthews
This May 13, 2004 photo shows designer Kate Spade during an interview in New York. Spade was found dead in an apparent suicide in her New York City apartment on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Iconic fashion designer Kate Spade, 55, was found dead in the bedroom of her Park Avenue apartment from an apparent suicide by hanging. Spade was known for her stylish quality handbags that she designed and produced herself. Her memory will live on much like her creations, as bright, colorful and fun. Spade had said it herself: “I hope that people remember me not just as a good businesswoman,” she told Glamour magazine in 2002, “but as a great friend — and a heck of a lot of fun.”

Warriors, Cavs stars say they’re not going to White House

Ben Margot
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry speaks at a news conference after Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 3, 2018. The Warriors won 122-103. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

No matter which team wins the NBA finals this year, both Stephen Curry and Lebron James have decided they will not be attending the White House. Curry and James were among many others in supporting the Eagles after President Donald Trump accused the players who refused to attend the White House as abandoning their fans. Trump then pulled the invitation because the players “disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country.”

People on Twitter are remembering the fallen soldiers and courageous veterans, as today marks 74 years since troops landed on the beaches of Normandy for D-Day.

The trailer for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is trending on Youtube. “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part,” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. The citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

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