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6 Months After Kneeling on a Black Woman’s Neck and Tasing Her Belly, Miami-Area Officer Faces Battery Charges

A former Miami Gardens police officer has been charged with four counts of official misconduct and two counts of battery stemming from a January incident where he knelt on a Black woman’s neck and stunned her twice with a Taser during an unlawful arrest.      Jordy Yanes Martel turned himself in on Thursday after…

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Man charged with murder over shooting at Breonna Taylor protest in Kentucky

A man is arrested by Louisville Metro police after an attempt by protesters to block Liberty Street in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. June 17, 2020 Authorities in the US have charged a man with murder over a fatal shooting at a park in downtown Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday night, where demonstrators had gathered to protest the…

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K-State Players Announce Boycott After Student’s Floyd Tweet

MANHATTAN, Kan.— Kansas State football players say they will boycott all team activities until administrators create a policy that would allow a student to be expelled for “openly racist, threatening or disrespectful actions.” The move that most players announced Saturday on social media follows a tweet by a student about the death of George Floyd that prompted…

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272 NYPD Officers File For Retirement After Black Lives Matter Protests

It’s beginning to look like the whole “To Protects and Serve” motto of police departments across America is more of a self-serving phrase for their egos than a proverb meant to reassure Americans of their tax-paying responsibilities. A few weeks after 170 Atlanta police officers called in sick in response to their brothers in blue…

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NASCAR sees Confederate flags fly outside Talladega Superspeedway

NASCAR has banned the Confederate flag from being displayed at its events, but supporters of the symbol still managed to be seen Sunday before the race was postponed to Monday because of inclement weather. Vehicles lined the boulevard outside Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama, waving the flag and a plane flew above the track towing…

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Minnesota fails to pass police reform bill; Gov. Walz says he’s ’embarrassed’

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz expressed his frustration Saturday after a weeks-long special session in the state’s Senate failed to pass a police reform bill. The member of the state’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party said he was “embarrassed” a decision couldn’t be made after the death of George Floyd “and a national reckoning on race and police accountability.” “The world was watching us,”…

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Museum To Remove Roosevelt Statue Decried As White Supremacy

NEW YORK — The American Museum of Natural History will remove a prominent statue of Theodore Roosevelt from its entrance after years of objections that it symbolizes colonial expansion and racial discrimination, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday. The bronze statue that has stood at the museum’s Central Park West entrance since 1940 depicts Roosevelt…

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Family Now Says Black Man Found Hanging in Tree Died by Suicide

A Black man found hanging from a tree in California last month died by suicide, his family said in a statement. The body of Malcolm Harsch, 38, was discovered in Victorville 10 days before another black man, Robert Fuller, was found dead from a hanging 50 miles away. His family initially resisted the idea that Harsch…

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Barbra Streisand Makes George Floyd’s 6-Year-Old Daughter Gianna A Disney Stockholder

George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter Gianna is an official Disney shareholder thanks to the kind gesture of legendary performer, Barbra Streisand. “Thank You @barbrastreisand for my package,” Gianna captioned a series of photos on Instagram. “I am now a Disney Stockholder thanks to you.” In the images, the beautiful young lady can be seen happily holding up her new Disney…

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