Democrats Are Having a Purity Test Problem at Exactly the Wrong Time

“It has become too easy for people to conflate disagreements about issues with matters of identity,” one nonprofit official says.

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Daunte Wright’s Family Reaches $3.2 Million Settlement With Brooklyn Center, Minn.

The settlement was reached months after a former Brooklyn Center police officer was sentenced to two years in prison for the fatal shooting of Mr. Wright during a traffic stop.

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Why Students Are Choosing H.B.C.U.s: ‘4 Years Being Seen as Family’

Many in a generation that grew up with a Black president and Black Lives Matter are embracing Black colleges and universities.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-personal-profile, #discrimination, #endowments, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #historically-black-colleges-and-universities, #howard-university, #morehouse-college, #spelman-college

Violent Crime Is Up as Cities Lose Police Officers. What Now?

Some urban police departments are struggling to keep their numbers up.

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Democrats Face Pressure on Crime from Their Own Base

Not long ago, the party was focused on police reform, but rising fears of violence, especially among communities of color, have led candidates to change course.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #crime-and-criminals, #debates-political, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #gun-control, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform

Asian and Black Communities Have a Long History of Shared Solidarity

Stories of loss, struggle, change and hope are the most powerful tools we have to understand one another and bridge what divides us.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #discrimination, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity

From Sandy Hook to Uvalde, the Violent Images Never Seen

Frustrated Americans ask whether the release of graphic photos of gun violence would lead to better policy. But which photos, and who decides?

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‘Woke Capital’ Might Feel Inadequate. But It Is Still Progress.

It’s a sign that we at least agree that racism and homophobia are bad.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #dei, #discrimination, #diversity-equity-and-inclusion, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #internal-sub-only-nl, #race-and-ethnicity

How Tucker Carlson Reshaped Fox News — and Became Trump’s Heir

As the host turned a civil war at Fox to his advantage, he found himself at the forefront of the nativist forces transforming conservative politics.

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How Tucker Carlson Stoked White Fear to Conquer Cable

A string of setbacks made the pundit flee television, the Republican establishment and even his home. He re-emerged with what may be the most racist, and successful, show in the history of cable news.

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On Crime, New York City’s Mayor Eric Adams Is Stuck in 1994

Tired ‘tough on crime’ rhetoric is not the solution to crime in 2022.

#adams-eric-l, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #crime-and-criminals, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #gun-control, #new-york-city, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform

Justice Dept. Moves to Curb Police Abuses in Washington, D.C., and Massachusetts

The changes come as the Biden administration has struggled to make meaningful progress on a vow to crack down on police abuses.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #garland-merrick-b, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #justice-department, #national-guard, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #secret-service, #springfield-mass, #united-states-park-police

Arbitrator Clears Buffalo Police Officers Who Shoved Protester

A video from June 2020 showed Martin Gugino, 75 at the time, motionless and bleeding after being pushed to the ground. The footage fueled outrage during a summer of unrest over police violence.

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Federal Jury Awards $14 Million to George Floyd Protesters Injured In Denver

Jurors in the civil case found that the Denver Police used excessive force against the 12 plaintiffs.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #black-lives-matter-movement, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #colorado, #columbus-ohio, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #denver-colo, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

Officers Said They Hoped Black Lives Matter Protesters Would Die, Suit Says

Mark Miles, a Black officer with the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, says in a lawsuit that his white supervisor and other officers made hateful comments in a work-related text chain.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #maryland, #montgomery-county-md, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #suits-and-litigation-civil

The Police Aren’t Exactly Running Out of Cash

There is no real relationship between crime rates and police budgets.

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Barack Obama: What Trayvon Martin Taught Us, 10 Years Later

Not every killing connects with the culture and activates a mass movement. This one did.

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Three Officers in George Floyd Trial Finish Defense

With testimony concluded in the trial of three former officers for their role in George Floyd’s death, the jury is set to hear closing arguments.

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

As Crime Surges, Roll Back of Tough-on-Crime Policies Faces Resistance

With violent crime rates rising and elections looming, progressive prosecutors are facing resistance to their plans to roll back stricter crime policies of the 1990s.

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Why Lauren Smith-Fields’s Friends Turned to TikTok

Ignored by the media and pushed aside by the police, the families and supporters of missing Black women are building their own missing persons operation online.

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When ‘Freedom’ Means the Right to Destroy

Anti-vaccine economic vandalism and the right-wingers who love it.

#ambassador-bridge, #black-lives-matter-movement, #canada, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

Radical Ideas Need Quiet Spaces

Visibility is one thing. Actually mustering the power to fundamentally rearrange society — that is something else.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #computers-and-the-internet, #newspapers, #occupy-wall-street, #social-media

Who Else Is Culpable in George Floyd’s Death?

Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 and a half years for the murder, but what about the other officers who were at the scene?

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

Police Killing of Amir Locke Brings Out Protesters in Minneapolis

Demonstrators march downtown days after the fatal shooting of Amir Locke, 22.

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A Staunch Critic of the N.Y.P.D. Grapples With Deaths of 2 Officers

Harlem Councilwoman Kristin Richardson Jordan, who has equated the policing system to slavery, is now considering how to deliver her message in a district mourning for two officers.

#attacks-on-police, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #city-council-nyc, #content-type-personal-profile, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #richardson-jordan-kristin

Why This Liberal Mayor Doesn’t Want a Lecture From Progressives

London Breed has heard the wrath of progressives (and conservatives) on doing too much (and too little) to “clean up” neighborhoods in San Francisco struggling with substance use. She’s not backing down.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #boudin-chesa, #breed-london, #budgets-and-budgeting, #mayors, #police, #police-department-san-francisco-calif, #police-reform, #san-francisco-calif, #tenderloin-san-francisco-calif

The Law of Unintended Political Consequences Strikes Again

Progressive philanthropists who fund groups that promote extreme views are “exacerbating intraparty conflict and stoking interparty backlash.” 

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Virginia Sues Town of Windsor, Accusing It of Discriminatory Policing

The suit comes after a monthslong investigation, which Attorney General Mark Herring said uncovered a pattern of “discriminatory, unconstitutional policing.”

#attorneys-general, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #gutierrez-joe-windsor-va-police-officer, #herring-mark-1959-2020, #nazario-caron, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #windsor-va

Teen Girl Shot By Police Was Seeking New Life, Family Says

The family of Valentina Orellana-Peralta described the terrifying moments before the 14-year-old girl, who had recently moved to Los Angeles from Chile, was killed by a stray bullet fired by a police officer.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #floyd-george-d-2020, #garcetti-eric-m, #los-angeles-calif, #orellana-peralta-valentina, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-los-angeles-calif, #police-reform

Despite Uproar Over Floyd’s Death, an Unceasing Tide of Police Killings

George Floyd’s murder set in motion shock waves that touched almost every aspect of American society. But on the core issues of police violence and accountability, very little has changed.

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Texas Board Withdraws Clemency Recommendation for George Floyd

The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles said it had made “procedural errors” when it issued a recommendation that Mr. Floyd be posthumously pardoned for a 2004 drug conviction.

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The F.B.I. Deployed Surveillance Teams Inside Portland Protests

Federal agents infiltrated Portland’s unruly racial justice protests, dressing to blend in and capturing clandestine video. The tactics raised internal concern.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #portland-ore

To Rein In the Police, Look to the States, Not the Court

The police almost always win in cases before the Supreme Court. Protections against police overreach will need to come from the state and local level.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #search-and-seizure, #supreme-court-us

In Fight Against Violence, Asian and Black Activists Struggle to Agree

Calls for unity have ebbed over disagreements on one main issue: policing.

#asian-americans, #assaults, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #minorities, #oakland-calif, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #race-and-ethnicity

The Biggest Black History Events in 2021

After the tumult and triumphs of 2020, here are the achievements that shaped the first year following the country’s racial reckoning.

#black-history-continued, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #two-thousand-twenty-one

What if There’s No Such Thing as Closure?

Many of us are taught that if we work hard enough we’ll be able to get over our losses. The social scientist Pauline Boss sees it differently.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #grief-emotion, #university-of-minnesota

Jussie Smollett Found Guilty: What Comes Next?

The actor who was found guilty of falsely telling the police he was the victim of a hate crime faces a possible sentence of up to three years, but experts disagree on whether the judge is likely to incarcerate him.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #chicago-ill, #decisions-and-verdicts, #empire-tv-program, #hate-crimes, #hoaxes-and-pranks, #james-b-linn, #michael-omeara, #nenye-uche, #osundairo-abimbola, #osundairo-olabinjo, #smollett-jussie-1983, #television, #webb-dan-k

Columbus Reaches $5.75 Million Settlement Agreement With Protesters

Under the deal, which is subject to City Council approval, the money would go to 32 plaintiffs who said they were injured by the police during 2020 social justice protests.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-columbus-ohio

Best Art Exhibitions of 2021

Ambitious museum shows in Tulsa, Richmond, and Louisville left an imprint. Jasper Johns, Maya Lin and Latino artists shone. And the high quality of gallery shows of women was dizzying and gratifying.

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New Prosecutors Are Reopening Old Cases Against Police Officers

District attorneys around the country are investigating officers in cases their predecessors had handled, raising the ire of police unions that say it undermines public safety.

#arboleda-laudemer-d-2018, #black-lives-matter-movement, #brown-michael-1996-2014, #criminal-justice, #district-attorneys, #fraternal-order-of-police, #gascon-george, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hall-andrew-danville-calif-police-officer, #krasner-larry-1961, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #traffic-and-parking-violations

U.S. Reacts to Guilty Verdict in Ahmaud Arbery Murder Case

The murder convictions of three white men in the death of Ahmaud Arbery were praised by many as a just outcome in a case that could have stoked racial divisions.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #black-lives-matter-movement, #brunswick-ga, #bryan-william-roddie, #mcmichael-gregory-1955, #mcmichael-travis-1986, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #race-and-ethnicity

What the Arbery and Rittenhouse Verdicts Couldn’t Tell Us

We must stop tying our hopes for justice to high-profile criminal cases.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #criminal-justice, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #gun-control, #kenosha-wis, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #rittenhouse-kyle, #schroeder-bruce-e, #self-defense

Ahmaud Arbery Was Murdered. But His Life Will Not Be Forgotten.

We do not just remember the death. We remember the life, the beauty, the art, the feeling, the waiting, the living.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #bryan-william-roddie, #mcmichael-gregory-1955, #mcmichael-travis-1986, #race-and-ethnicity, #whites

In Rittenhouse Verdict, Paramilitary Groups See Vindication

His acquittal has reinvigorated support on the right for armed responses to racial justice protests and unrest.

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Rittenhouse Verdict Reveals a Widening Political Divide

#black-lives-matter-movement, #blake-jacob-august-23-2020-shooting, #firearms, #kenosha-wis, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #rittenhouse-kyle, #self-defense, #vigilantes

Jennifer Packer: Painting as an Exercise in Tenderness

In a virtuosic solo show at the Whitney, the artist finds her subjects’ complex humanity, and offers a new way forward for representation.

#art, #black-lives-matter-movement, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #museums, #packer-jennifer-1984, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

Afrofuturist Room at the Met Redresses a Racial Trauma

“Before Yesterday We Could Fly,” a novel approach to the period room, threads together past, present and future. It focuses on Seneca Village, a Black community whose erasure still reverberates.

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Kyle Rittenhouse’s Firearm Made Everything Worse

Kyle Rittenhouse’s semiautomatic rifle endangered everybody around him —  and himself.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #blake-jacob-august-23-2020-shooting, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #grosskreutz-gaige, #gun-control, #huber-anthony-d-2020, #kenosha-wis, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #rittenhouse-kyle, #rosenbaum-joseph-d-2020

As Rittenhouse Awaits Verdict, Man Shot by Kenosha Officer Heals Slowly

When Jacob Blake was partially paralyzed last year, it set off civil unrest in Kenosha, Wis. Jurors are now deliberating the fate of Kyle Rittenhouse, who killed two men during those protests.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #blake-jacob-august-23-2020-shooting, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #kenosha-wis, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #rittenhouse-kyle, #sheskey-rusten-kenosha-wis-police-officer

Black Voters in Minneapolis Wanted Better Policing, Not Posturing by Progressives

We need effective, non-militarized policing with accountability for bad officers. Getting that takes hard work, not just rhetoric.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #race-and-ethnicity