Timeline of black people killed by US police since 2013

For years, black people in America have been killed by police at a far higher rate than white people. Yet trials and convictions are rare for officers. How have they got away with it for so long? And will the global eruption of the Black Lives Matter movement, sparked by the death of George Floyd, … Read more Timeline of black people killed by US police since 2013

Protesters pull down Columbus statue in Baltimore and throw it into harbour

Baltimore protesters pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it into the city’s Inner Harbor on Saturday night. Demonstrators used ropes to topple the monument near the Little Italy neighborhood, news outlets reported. Protesters mobilised by the death of George Floyd at the hands of police have called for the removal of statues … Read more Protesters pull down Columbus statue in Baltimore and throw it into harbour

‘Black Lives Matter’ inspires Ghanaian artist

After Senegal closed its borders in March, the internationally renowned Ghana-based visual artist Zohra Opoku had no option but to remain at a residency in Dakar where she heard of George Floyd’s death. She felt compelled to honor him and ‘Black Lives Matter’ with a new work of art called ‘Say Their Names’. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe … Read more ‘Black Lives Matter’ inspires Ghanaian artist

2 Women Hit By Car on Seattle Highway Closed Amid Protests

Two women were struck by a car whose driver sped through a protest-related closure on a freeway, authorities said early Saturday. One suffered life-threatening injuries and the other had serious injuries, Washington State Patrol spokesperson Trooper Rick Johnson tweeted. The Seattle Fire Department tweeted that the injured women appeared to be in their 20s. “A … Read more 2 Women Hit By Car on Seattle Highway Closed Amid Protests

Donald Trump vows tougher measures for protesters who seek to ‘defame’ heroes

Speaking to a largely maskless crowd at Mt Rushmore, President Donald Trump said on Saturday that protesters had waged “a merciless campaign to wipe out our history” amid demonstrations against racial injustice and police brutality. The sharp rebuke in a holiday address on Friday (local time) to mark the nation’s independence follows weeks of protests … Read more Donald Trump vows tougher measures for protesters who seek to ‘defame’ heroes

Trump: U.S. Faces ‘Merciless Campaign’ to Wipe Out History

President Donald Trump has accused activists who want to remove monuments to Confederate generals and other divisive American leaders of conducting “a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values and indoctrinate our children.” Speaking at Mount Rushmore on Friday night, the president said “angry mobs are trying to tear … Read more Trump: U.S. Faces ‘Merciless Campaign’ to Wipe Out History

Portland, Oregon, Protest Turns Violent, With Several Arrested

Several people were arrested after a demonstration turned violent in downtown Portland and resulted in damage to two government buildings, authorities said Friday. Protests have occurred regularly in the city since the May killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Police said in a statement that protesters broke into the Justice Center and broke glass doors … Read more Portland, Oregon, Protest Turns Violent, With Several Arrested

Trevor Noah Isn’t Done Talking About America’s Racial Problems

Trevor Noah, the host of “The Daily Show,” was on vacation when he first heard about the death of George Floyd. Rather than wait the full two weeks for his show to return, Noah jumped online and uploaded an 18-minute video to YouTube, sharing his feelings of sadness, fatigue and optimism with close to 8 … Read more Trevor Noah Isn’t Done Talking About America’s Racial Problems

Bye, bye, CHAZ & CHOP | Seattle police reclaim & clear out ‘Autonomous Zone’

Seattle police disperse protesters & clear the streets in the zone outside a police station on Capitol Hill following an emergency order by Mayor Jenny Durkan. ‘Autonomous Zone’ was established on June 8 in response to George Floyd’s death, with activists demanding police reform. https://on.rt.com/akri Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com … Read more Bye, bye, CHAZ & CHOP | Seattle police reclaim & clear out ‘Autonomous Zone’

Mississippi becomes final US state to remove Confederate symbol from flag

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves signed a bill into law on Tuesday that replaces the current state flag bearing a Confederate emblem, a gesture triggered by support across the United States to dismantle symbols of slavery and racism. The removal of the flag, a long-simmering source of controversy in one of the breakaway Southern states that fought … Read more Mississippi becomes final US state to remove Confederate symbol from flag

Richmond Mayor Orders Immediate Removal of Stonewall Jackson Statue in Virginia

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney on Wednesday ordered the immediate removal of all Confederate statues on city land, saying he was using his emergency powers to speed up the healing process for the former capital of the Confederacy amid weeks of protests over police brutality and racial injustice. Work crews began removing a statue of Gen. … Read more Richmond Mayor Orders Immediate Removal of Stonewall Jackson Statue in Virginia

Keeping the Peace: Bob Bianchi Examines Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd & Robert Fuller Cases

Former Atlanta Officer charged with murder was released from jail. Garrett Rolfe posted a $500k bond Tuesday night. Rolfe accused of shooting, killing rayshard brooks. Brooks took the other officer’s taser after the arrest was attempted. Atty: says Rolfe is not a flight risk, has good character. Former Officer who was charged in George Floyd’s … Read more Keeping the Peace: Bob Bianchi Examines Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd & Robert Fuller Cases

Oprah Shares How the George Floyd Video Affected Her | Oprah + 100 Black Fathers | OWN

The video of George Floyd being murdered by a police officer was a painful reminder of the racial and social injustice that Black Americans continue to endure. Here, Oprah shares how the video impacted her and explains how the footage made her think of the unique challenges that face Black parents. “Oprah + 100 Black … Read more Oprah Shares How the George Floyd Video Affected Her | Oprah + 100 Black Fathers | OWN

Former Atlanta Police Officer Who Killed Rayshard Brooks Will Be Granted Bond: Judge

A judge on Tuesday ruled that the former Atlanta police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks can be free on bond while his case is pending. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jane Barwick set a bond of $500,000 for Garrett Rolfe, who faces charges including felony murder in the killing of Brooks, a 27-year-old Black … Read more Former Atlanta Police Officer Who Killed Rayshard Brooks Will Be Granted Bond: Judge

New Yorkers Occupy City Hall to Push Lawmakers to Defund the NYPD by $1 Billion

Hundreds of protesters camped outside City Hall are demanding that lawmakers slash the New York City police budget. The encampment in City Hall Park in lower Manhattan began forming earlier this week following weeks of street protests sparked by the death of George Floyd and other Black Americans killed by law enforcement. The protesters are … Read more New Yorkers Occupy City Hall to Push Lawmakers to Defund the NYPD by $1 Billion