After bloody weekend, city’s top cop asks for patience

Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said Monday gun violence is a complex problem that can’t only be addressed by the police. | Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times file The weekend saw 64 shootings, 13 of them fatal. After a particularly bloody weekend that saw 64 people shot, 13 fatally, the city’s police superintendent Monday asked for patience from […]

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De Blasio blames NYC weekend violence on coronavirus, vows to ‘double down’ to keep city safe

Mayor Bill de Blasio blamed the uptick in violence over the weekend on the coronavirus pandemic, while defending the city’s latest policing reforms and vowing to keep New York City “the safest big city in America.” De Blasio held a press conference Monday after a weekend of violence across New York City that left at least […]

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Mayor details holiday weekend plans on fighting crime, pandemic

Extra Chicago police are being deployed to tamp down the typical wave of violence on a long holiday weekend. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times file photo Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot vowed an “all hands on deck” approach to keeping people safe. With traditional large Fourth of July gatherings and celebrations canceled, Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday suggested […]

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Mickey Madden: 5 Things To Know About Maroon 5 Bassist Arrested For Alleged Domestic Violence Incident

Mickey Madden was arrested on June 27 following an alleged incident involving domestic violence. Learn five facts about one of the founding members of Maroon 5.  Mickey Madden, 41, was arrested on June 27 after an alleged violent confrontation he had with his romantic partner. The bassist of Maroon 5 was arrested on a felony […]

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Pfleger calls for action to stem gun violence

Rev. Michael Pfleger calls for action to stem gun violence after a particularly bloody weekend. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times The response to gun violence should be equal to the response to the coronavirus, Pfleger said. After a particularly violent weekend, Rev. Michael Pfleger on Monday called for public officials to fight gun violence with the same […]

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Man Charged With Sending Racist Threats to Philadelphia Police Leader

A Massachusetts man has been charged with sending emails that contained threats of violence and racial slurs to Danielle Outlaw, the police commissioner in Philadelphia, during the city’s protests over the death of George Floyd, the authorities said on Tuesday. The man, Peter Fratus, of West Dennis, Mass., used a Gmail account to send two […]

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Schools Move to Eliminate Campus Police Officers

The national reckoning over police violence has spread to schools, with several districts choosing in recent days to sever their relationships with local police departments out of concern that the officers patrolling their hallways represent more of a threat than a form of protection. School districts in Minneapolis, Seattle and Portland, Ore., have all promised […]

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Celebrities who got fired from their TV shows over racism claims

They’re getting their comeuppance. Protests around the world are bringing attention to hate and violence against black people and other people of color. In response, companies are finally starting to take action against those who perpetuate racism. Public figures who have shared offensive comments in the past are seeing a widespread reckoning, as leaders finally […]

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San Francisco offers money to aid victims of police violence

Victims and witnesses of police violence will be eligible for funeral expenses, help with medical bills, counseling and other services under a policy San Francisco’s liberal top prosecutor announced Tuesday. The policy change by District Attorney Chesa Boudin comes as the U.S. reels from the deaths of George Floyd and other minorities, mostly African American […]

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People Are Marching Against Racism. They’re Also Reading About It.

As protests around the country against racism and police violence extend well into their second week, demand for books about race and anti-racism has surged. As of this writing, almost all of the top best-selling books on Amazon (seven out of 10) and at Barnes & Noble (nine out of 10) take on these topics, […]

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Activists Outraged As Police Push 75-Year-Old Man To Ground, Injuring Him During Buffalo Protests

An elderly, peaceful protestor was the victim of police violence in Buffalo, NY, as cops were caught on camera shoving him so brutally to the ground that he bled from his head. Activists are horrified by the footage. UPDATE, 6/5/20, 4:30pm ET: A stunning 57 Buffalo police officers walked off the force today, June 5, […]

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UN office denounces human rights violations in Philippines

The U.N. human rights office is calling on the Philippine government to end all violence targeting suspected drug offenders and to disband and disarm private and state-backed paramilitary groups By The Associated Press June 4, 2020, 4:36 AM 3 min read 3 min read GENEVA — The U.N. human rights office called on the Philippine […]

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George Floyd Protests Reignite Debate Over Confederate Statues

As protests against racism and police violence spread across the nation, demonstrators in at least six cities focused their anger on symbols of the Confederacy, seizing the opportunity to mar statues and monuments that have ignited debate for years. Many of the monuments were vandalized with spray paint; protesters tried to topple others from their […]

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Protesters return to the streets as Trump decries ‘lowlifes’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday turned up the pressure on governors to quell the violence set off by the death of George Floyd, demanding New York call up the National Guard to stop the “lowlifes and losers.” As more demonstrations began taking shape around the country, and cities including Washington prepared for another […]

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More protests sweep US cities as Trump decries ‘lowlifes’

President Donald Trump on Tuesday turned up the pressure on governors to quell the violence set off by the death of George Floyd, demanding New York call up the National Guard to stop the “lowlifes and losers.” As more demonstrations began taking shape around the country, and cities including Washington prepared for another possible round […]

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US cities gird for more violence as Trump decries ‘lowlifes’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday turned up the pressure on governors to quell the violence set off by the death of George Floyd, demanding New York call up the National Guard to stop the “lowlifes and losers.” As more demonstrations began taking shape around the country, and cities including Washington girded for another […]

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Red Cross Warns of a ‘Staggering Drop’ in Blood Supply

WASHINGTON — As protests and violence erupt in cities, the United States faces a new threat: The country is running out of blood. Several months of social distancing and stay-at-home orders have resulted in fewer people donating blood, according to health care workers, with collection drives at offices, schools and churches canceled en masse. For […]

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What Is the Insurrection Act, the Law Behind Trump’s Threat to Deploy the Military?

President Trump threatened on Monday to use federal forces to quell the protests and violence that have swept the country, a measure that would require the use of an 1807 law called the Insurrection Act, legal experts said. “If a city or state refuses to take the actions necessary to defend the life and property […]

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US cities erupt in more violence amid threats from Trump

American cities erupted in violence and destruction in a seventh straight night of unrest, with several police officers shot or run over, amid boasts and threats from President Donald Trump to send in troops to “dominate the streets.” In New York, nonviolent protests Monday night were punctuated by people smashing shop windows near Rockefeller Center […]

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On the spot where George Floyd died, his brother urges calm

George Floyd’s brother says violence isn’t going to bring his brother back By AARON MORRISON Associated Press June 2, 2020, 2:03 AM 4 min read 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MINNEAPOLIS — George Floyd’s brother pleaded for peace in the streets Monday, saying destruction is “not going to bring my […]

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Retailers cancel reopenings amid protests over George Floyd’s killing

The Big Apple is boarding up — just as it was preparing to reopen. After three days of violence and looting in cities across the country in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death while in police custody, many Big Apple retailers — including Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Bloomingdales and Uniqlo — have boarded up their […]

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Protests flare again in US amid calls to end police violence

Protesters took to the streets across America again Sunday, with violence flaring in pockets of largely peaceful demonstrations fueled by the killings of black people at the hands of police. A truck driver — apparently deliberately — drove into demonstrators in Minneapolis nearly a week after George Floyd died there after pleading for air as […]

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