Slowdown in police activity is due to a ‘month of civic uprising,’ mayor says

A man is taken into custody in June as Chicago police officers clash with hundreds of protesters outside a store that had been looted near East 71st Street and South Chappel Avenue. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday categorically denied the police union’s claim that officers have returned to a defensive crouch […]

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Hopes fade for reform of massive U.S. criminal justice system

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Washington By Trevor Hunnicutt and Nandita Bose WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Despite a renewed focus on wrongful arrests and racial discrimination after the death of George Floyd, meaningful reform of the massive U.S. criminal justice system is unlikely ahead of […]

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Suspect in Custody After Fatal Shooting at Louisville Protest, Police Say

new video loaded: Suspect in Custody After Fatal Shooting at Louisville Protest, Police Say transcript Back bars 0:00/1:18 –1:18 transcript Suspect in Custody After Fatal Shooting at Louisville Protest, Police Say The mayor of Louisville, Ky., said a man suspected of a shooting into a crowd of people who had gathered to protest the police […]

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Lawmakers use protest momentum to push state racial reforms

The racial reckoning sweeping the country after the killing of George Floyd in police custody has generated momentum at state capitols for widespread reforms addressing a range of inequities. Lawmakers have floated proposals to address affirmative action, racial disparities in school funding and health care, criminal justice reforms and even study reparations for slavery. The […]

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Paris orders shops closed ahead of protest march

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Thousands rally in Paris for 24-year-old Adama Traore, who died in police custody. — Paris shops, restaurants close along route of planned march. — London police impose restrictions as counter protests planned. — Some SWAT team members resign in South Florida. ——— PARIS — Thousands gathered in Paris to denounce […]

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Atlanta police shoot, kill DUI suspect after struggle

Authorities in Georgia say a DUI suspect who resisted being taken into custody by Atlanta police has been shot and killed By The Associated Press June 13, 2020, 12:50 PM 2 min read 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ATLANTA — Authorities in Georgia say a DUI suspect who resisted being […]

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‘It’s Something I Wanted to Carry With Me’: Marking a Movement in Ink

MINNEAPOLIS — After George Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis last month, Dashinque Hall watched her city become the center of a protest movement. “My wife was able to go and protest, and I couldn’t because of work,” she said. “So I kept on thinking about how I can do my part to support.” […]

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Biden campaign claims deep record on racial justice, in escalating battle with Trump for black support

The unrest over the death of George Floyd in police custody has not only amplified the debate over police brutality and racial injustice in the United States, but has also spilled over to the presidential campaign trail as both presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden and President Trump battle to demonstrate leadership — and a record — on […]

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Louisiana: Family of black man dead in custody wants answers

The family of a black Louisiana man who died in police custody after a videotaped altercation that appears to show police officers hitting and tasing him are demanding answers By REBECCA SANTANA and GERALD HERBERT Associated Press June 10, 2020, 7:58 PM 5 min read 5 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article […]

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George Floyd’s Brother Pleads With Congress: ‘Make it Stop’

WASHINGTON — Philonise Floyd, whose brother’s death in police custody has inspired two weeks of sprawling protests across the country, made an impassioned plea to Congress on Wednesday to enact sweeping changes to law enforcement in America to address police brutality and systemic racism. In wrenching testimony on Capitol Hill, Mr. Floyd described to the […]

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George Floyd’s brother set to testify as Capitol Hill lawmakers consider police reform proposals

The death of George Floyd in police custody last month and a series of riots that followed in cities across the nation have set the backdrop for a Capitol Hill hearing Wednesday on police reform proposals. Those scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary Committee include Philonise Floyd, brother of the 46-year-old man who died […]

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Another Man Who Said ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Died in Custody. An Autopsy Calls It Homicide.

SEATTLE — A black man who called out “I can’t breathe” before dying in police custody in Tacoma, Wash., was killed as a result of oxygen deprivation and the physical restraint that was used on him, according to details of a medical examiner’s report released on Wednesday. The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office concluded that […]

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7 books about racism every adult should read right now

As the nation reels from the death of George Floyd while in police custody, many Americans struggle to grasp how these crimes against minorities can still occur in the US in 2020. To help educate about racism, here are seven groundbreaking books — all of which are part of the Brooklyn Public Library’s Black Lives Matter […]

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M.L.B. Took 9 Days to Address George Floyd. Was It Too Late?

Five days after George Floyd was killed while in custody of the Minneapolis police on May 25, N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell released a 150-word statement about the death and ensuing protests. The N.H.L. and N.B.A. followed suit the next day. But M.L.B.’s first public statement on the matter did not come until 10:29 a.m. on […]

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Curfews continue: Major cities tell Americans to stay home for yet another night

As racial tensions simmer in the wake of the death of George Floyd in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department last week, major American cities are instituting curfews again Wednesday night in an effort to keep peace in their streets following violent unrest in recent days. Washington, D.C., New York City, Los Angeles and more […]

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George Floyd protests recall earlier tensions, promises of economic change

© Reuters. Protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of African American man George Floyd, in St. Louis, Missouri By Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In November 2015, the shooting death of Jamar Clark by Minneapolis police touched off a debate on race and economic inequality that challenged the city’s progressive image and led […]

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Adidas Voices Solidarity While Closing Its Stores

As protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody increased across the country last week, Adidas did what brands often do: It posted on Instagram, where the company’s account has nearly 26 million followers. “Together is how we move forward,” one of the company’s statements read, under the word “RACISM” crossed out. Some […]

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America, Inflamed. Join Us for a Special Conversation About Race.

In the days since George Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis, thousands of protesters have spilled into the streets of at least 140 cities to stage demonstrations against police brutality and broader systemic racism. Police vehicles and retail shops across the country have been set ablaze. Law enforcement officers have physically clashed with protesters. […]

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Famed DC monuments defaced after night of protests

As protests swept the nation following the death of George Floyd in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department last week, some of the most iconic monuments in Washington, D.C. were vandalized Saturday night. The affected monuments, photos of which were posted in a tweet by the National Mall National Park Service (NPS), included the Lincoln […]

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Congress Plans Hearings on Racial Violence and Use of Force by the Police

Top lawmakers in both parties, spurred to action by the death of a black Minnesota man in the custody of white police officers, said on Friday that they would hold hearings in the coming weeks on the use of excessive force by law enforcement and on racial violence. Representative Jerrold Nadler, Democrat of New York […]

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Omar Jimenez: 5 Things To Know About CNN Reporter Arrested At The Scene Of MN Protests

Omar Jimenez, a CNN correspondent, was taken into police custody on May 29, during a live broadcast amid the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis. Learn more about the reporter. CNN‘s Omar Jimenez was handcuffed and arrested while reporting at the site of ongoing protests in Minneapolis early Friday morning. In the footage, shared by CNN, […]

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