Justice Dept. Opens Broad Inquiry Into Minneapolis Police

The investigation was a sign that President Biden intends to wield federal law enforcement as a tool to combat police abuses.

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How Civil Rights Lawyer Keith Ellison Led the Chauvin Prosecution

Years before he won a murder conviction for the death of George Floyd, Mr. Ellison, the Minnesota attorney general, was a young civil rights lawyer taking on police misconduct.

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Buoyed by Floyd Verdict, Congress Eyes New Bid to Overhaul Policing

A bipartisan effort to change policing practices collapsed last summer after George Floyd’s murder by a white officer. Can a “guilty” verdict and President Biden’s call for action resurrect it?

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #democratic-party, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #house-of-representatives, #immunity-from-prosecution, #minnesota, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

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George Floyd ‘Changed the World,’ and Other Reflections

Readers discuss a proclamation by Mr. Floyd’s young daughter and note the key roles played by the judge and the teenager who took the nine-minute video.

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Derek Chauvin Verdict Reverberates Across California

Wednesday: Activists and officials reacted to the news that a former police officer was convicted of murdering George Floyd.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #california, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform

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Guilty of All Charges

After 10 hours of deliberation, a jury found that Derek Chauvin had murdered George Floyd. We were in Minneapolis for the verdict and the reaction.

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Biden Calls Chauvin Verdict a ‘Much Too Rare’ Moment of Justice

President Biden has been outspoken about George Floyd’s death, and on Tuesday he called it “murder in full light of day.”

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Biden and Harris on the Chauvin Trial Verdict

The president and the vice president addressed the nation on Tuesday evening.

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Teenage Girl Fatally Shot by the Police in Columbus, Officials Say

The use of deadly force in Ohio happened just before the former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd.

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What Kind of Flag Can I Fly Outside My House?

If you live in a community with a homeowners association, chances are good that you may be limited to just the Stars and Stripes.

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Being Willing to Die for This Country Can’t Protect Me From It

For centuries, Black American troops have not fully enjoyed the freedom they are sworn to defend.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy

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Colorado Judge Censured for Using Racial Slur Will Resign, Court Says

Natalie T. Chase, a District Court judge in Arapahoe County, agreed to step down after the Colorado Supreme Court censured her for insensitive remarks to Black judicial employees.

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Takeaways From the Closing Arguments of the Derek Chauvin Trial

Prosecutors and the defense made their final pitches to the jury.

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Facebook, Preparing for Chauvin Verdict, Will Limit Posts That Might Incite Violence

The company said it planned to limit posts that contain misinformation and hate speech related to the trial to keep them from spilling over into real-world harm.

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Minneapolis Braces for Verdict Over George Floyd’s Death

Businesses boarded up and residents held their breath, fearing a repeat of last year’s unrest if the jury brings back a decision that the public sees as unjust.

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Activists Question Whether Police Reform Bills Are Enough

States have passed over 140 police oversight bills since the killing of George Floyd, increasing accountability and overhauling rules on the use of force. But the calls for change continue.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #law-and-legislation, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #united-states

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California Beach Seized in 1924 From a Black Family Could Be Returned

Nearly a century ago, the city of Manhattan Beach shuttered a resort that belonged to Willa and Charles Bruce. Though the county is trying to give the land back, the city has declined to apologize.

#apologies, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #bruce-charles, #bruce-willa, #bruces-beach-manhattan-beach-calif, #city-councils, #discrimination, #law-and-legislation, #los-angeles-county-calif, #reparations

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Chicago Reels Anew After Shooting of 13-Year-Old

Chicagoans reacted with grief to the shooting of Adam Toledo, a seventh grader. Some recalled Laquan McDonald, another teen killed by the police.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #chicago-ill, #floyd-george-d-2020, #garcia-jesus-g-1956, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #mcdonald-laquan-d-2014, #minnesota, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #stillman-eric-e-chicago-ill-police-officer, #toledo-adam-d-2021

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Throughout Trial Over George Floyd’s Death, Killings by Police Mount

Since testimony in Derek Chauvin’s trial began on March 29, more than three people a day have died at the hands of law enforcement.

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White Police Officer to Face Charge She Intimidated Son’s Black Friend

Officer Patricia Lio of the Milton Police Department in Massachusetts is accused of berating her son’s 14-year-old Black friend about his stance on the Black Lives Matter movement.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #crime-and-criminals, #discrimination, #lio-patricia, #massachusetts, #milton-police-department, #police

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Hundreds March in Chicago, Protesting Police Shooting of Adam Toledo, 13

The boy was fatally shot in March after a police chase in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #chicago-ill, #lightfoot-lori, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-chicago-ill, #toledo-adam-d-2021

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Justice Dept. Restores Use of Consent Decrees for Police Abuses

Attorney General Merrick Garland rescinded a Trump administration policy curbing use of the decrees, which provide a way to force changes in police departments.

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Minnesota Values White Comfort More Than Black Lives

As I walk around my hometown, I see so many boarded up buildings. Who is really being protected?

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Jurors in Daniel Prude Case Voted Overwhelmingly in Favor of Police

Mr. Prude’s death last year became part of a fraught national conversation around racism and brutality in policing.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #new-york-state, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #prude-daniel-d-2020, #rochester-ny

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What to Know About the Chicago Police Shooting of 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo

Body camera footage showed that a Chicago officer fired a single shot into the boy’s chest after chasing him down a dark alley.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #chicago-ill, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #illinois, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-chicago-ill, #toledo-adam-d-2021

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A Louisville Officer Who Shot Breonna Taylor Lands a Book Deal

Plans to publish the book, written by Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, have drawn sharp criticism.

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Mayor Calls for Calm as Chicago Awaits Video of Police Fatally Shooting 13-Year-Old

The body camera footage was expected to be released on Thursday.

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Rage Is the Only Language I Have Left

Society has become horribly desensitized to police killings of Black men.

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My Police Union Holds Bad Cops Accountable

The Ethical Society of Police isn’t afraid to speak out against police misconduct.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police, #st-louis-mo

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Biden Urges Calm After Police Shooting. Activists Want Answers.

The police shooting of Daunte Wright in Minnesota has renewed questions about what the administration will be able to accomplish on policing.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #congressional-black-caucus, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #law-and-legislation, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wright-daunte-d-2021

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What to Know About the Killing of Daunte Wright

A police officer fatally shot Mr. Wright on Sunday in Brooklyn Center, Minn., about 10 miles from where Derek Chauvin is on trial in the killing of George Floyd.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #brooklyn-center-minn, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #minnesota, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-brooklyn-center-minn, #wright-daunte-d-2020

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Officer Near Minneapolis Kills Motorist, and a Crowd Confronts the Police

A young man pulled over for a traffic violation was shot in Brooklyn Center, near where an officer is on trial in the death of George Floyd.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #brooklyn-center-minn, #daunte-wright, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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His Fence Says ‘Black Lives Matter.’ His City Says Paint Over It.

West St. Paul, Minn., says the nearly 75-foot message violates multiple portions of city code. The conflict is brewing as the Twin Cities region uneasily awaits a verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #fences-and-property-barriers, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #murals, #west-st-paul-minn

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A Teacher Marched to the Capitol. When She Got Home, the Fight Began.

Kristine Hostetter was a beloved fourth-grade teacher. Then came the pandemic, the election and the Jan. 6 riot in Washington.

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The Case Against Derek Chauvin

A look at the arguments made so far in the closely watched trial of the former police officer accused of murdering George Floyd.

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How Teachers Are Exploring the Derek Chauvin Trial With Students

In Minneapolis, where George Floyd was killed, educators have used the trial as an opportunity to help their students examine the complex issues of race, policing and the criminal justice system.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #chauvin-derek-1976, #education-k-12, #floyd-george-d-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-minneapolis-minn

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A Brooklyn Artist Wants Sports Fans to Wear Their Names

A Brooklyn artist uses sports iconography to commemorate Trayvon Martin, George Floyd and other Black victims of violence.

#art, #athletics-and-sports, #black-lives-matter-movement, #brooklyn-nyc, #content-type-personal-profile, #fashion-and-apparel, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #rivero-raafi

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Marvin Scott’s Family Holds Nightly Jail Protests Over His Death

Mr. Scott, 26, died last month after being restrained at the county jail in McKinney, Texas. His family members have been calling for the arrests of his detention officers.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #collin-county-tex, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #scott-marvin-d-iii-1995-2021

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On the Scene: Week 1 of the Trial of Derek Chauvin

Times photographers captured the events across Minneapolis as the trial over the death of George Floyd began.

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Let’s Stay Angry About Jan. 6

Rather than taking things in stride, I’m still saying, “How dare you?”

#black-lives-matter-movement, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Witnesses in Chauvin Trial Agonize Over Floyd’s Death

During the third day of Derek Chauvin’s trial, witness after witness agonized over whether they could have done anything to stop what would eventually happen to George Floyd.

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Two Ex-Deputies Face Manslaughter Charges in Black Man’s Death in Texas

The former Williamson County deputies were indicted on charges that they repeatedly shot Javier Ambler with a Taser during a traffic stop despite his pleas that he could not breathe.

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The George Floyd Case Goes to Court

What we know about the prosecution, defense and jury in the trial of the former police officer accused of murdering a Black man in Minneapolis.

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On Hallowed Ground

The spot in Minneapolis where George Floyd was killed speaks to those who visit.

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Ten Months After George Floyd’s Death, Minneapolis Residents Are at War Over Policing

As the trial of a former officer accused of murdering Mr. Floyd kicks off, residents and community leaders have struggled to reach consensus on how to radically change public safety, and the role the police should play in that.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #chauvin-derek-1976, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #police-reform

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Suffolk County, Where Police Call the Shots

Fiscal conservatives and liberal activists both want to curb the power of police unions in Suffolk County. Can they do it?

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Minneapolis Police Investigate Punching of a Black Teenager by an Officer

The events were recorded on video by an eyewitness and came as residents had been protesting another teenager’s arrest in connection with what police said was a “violent felony carjacking.”

#arradondo-medaria, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #carjacking, #chauvin-derek-1976, #floyd-george-d-2020, #frey-jacob-1981, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #minnesota, #police, #police-department-minneapolis-minn

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It May Soon Be Easier to Sue the N.Y.P.D. for Misconduct

A year after nationwide protests against police brutality, the City Council passed a bill limiting qualified immunity, a longstanding legal protection officers had against lawsuits.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #city-council-nyc, #civilian-complaint-review-board, #de-blasio-bill, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #johnson-corey, #levin-stephen-t, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform

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Voice Mail Art Project Honors People of Color Killed by the Police

Through the 1-800 Happy Birthday Project, Mohammad Gorjestani invited callers to leave messages for Black and Latino people who died in encounters with law enforcement.

#art, #audio-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #birthdays, #black-lives-matter-movement, #castile-philando-1983-2016, #computers-and-the-internet, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #gorjestani-mohammad, #grant-oscar-iii, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #voice-mail, #woods-mario-d-2015

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N.Y.C. Creates Racial Justice Commission to Address Inequality

A new racial justice commission will make policy recommendations that could include baby bonds, a jobs guarantee or reparations for Black residents.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #charter-revision-commission, #city-charters, #de-blasio-bill, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-city, #race-and-ethnicity, #referendums, #reparations

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