As Black Lives Matter signs popped up in recent months, our columnist grew less wary of running in predominantly white neighborhoods. But is that optimism premature?
President Trump comfortably carried Chaska, Minn., in 2016. This time, he lost by nine percentage points — a dramatic shift that similarly played out in suburban counties across the country.
The judge in the case also ruled that the trial would remain in the Minneapolis area after the defendants sought a change of venue.
The coronavirus and battered economy are focal points in national campaigns. But in many local elections, systemic racism and police reform have emerged as dominant themes.
While his city struggles with the pandemic and wounds laid bare by George Floyd’s killing, Charles Adams embodies the everyday people trying to make change.
Officials have long atoned for their racist and inappropriate comments. But unlike years past, when apologies might have been enough, they have also been asked to step down.
The judge upheld the more serious charge of second-degree murder against Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who was captured on video kneeling on Mr. Floyd’s neck.
Law enforcement’s problems could get even worse.
A new report found pervasive examples of racial bias — some explicit, some subtle — in New York State’s court system.
The former Minneapolis police officer is awaiting trial on murder and manslaughter charges after a video captured him kneeling on Mr. Floyd’s neck in May.
Communities should have the power to fire abusive officers. But that power often rests with an obscure group of unelected labor arbitrators.
Black Americans have always fought for the good of our country, even when that country has denied them their own rights.
Indigenous groups in the Southwest are imbuing their activism this year with commemorations of the 340-year-old Pueblo Revolt, one of Spain’s bloodiest defeats in its colonial empire.
Jacob Gardner, who was indicted in the killing of James Scurlock during a May protest in Omaha, had been expected to turn himself in to the authorities, his lawyer said.
Officer Juan Delacruz has been charged with aggravated assault by a public servant in the deadly encounter.
During the Civil War era, the writer emerged as an emblem of the country’s dissonance. Now, in the midst of another all-consuming national crisis, his work feels uncannily relevant.
Officials might weaken a law that bans chokeholds and other police maneuvers that restrict airflow.
Minnesota was a near miss for Donald Trump in 2016. But new polling shows him well behind where he finished four years ago in a state he views as a prime pickup opportunity.
Derek Chauvin, the officer who is charged with second-degree murder in Mr. Floyd’s death, is expected to go to trial next year.
The chief, U. Reneé Hall, faced eroding support on the City Council stemming from the department’s handling of public protests over African-Americans and policing.
The proximity of the left and the right in Oregon has created a dynamic of fear, mistrust and anger.
‘The New York Times Presents,’ on FX and Hulu, investigates recordings, 911 calls and over 1,500 pages of police records to reveal a clearer picture of the deadly botched raid.
Not everyone is for defunding the police. Especially those in communities that would be most affected.
The president has wrongly claimed credit for sending in the National Guard. He has also made misleading assertions in attacking his Democratic rival, Joseph R. Biden Jr.
President Trump has employed provocative and sometimes incendiary words and images to focus attention on demonstrations and away from the human and economic costs of the pandemic.
As Americans have taken to the streets demanding racial justice, restaurants and nonprofits have provided meals for them, building upon a long legacy of food as resistance.
Demonstrations against police shootings and a March on Washington on Friday reflect a cause more enduring than many predicted.
Minnesota’s governor said the State Patrol and National Guard were headed to the city to help restore order, and the mayor ordered an immediate curfew.
Wisconsin’s attorney general also identified the Kenosha officer who shot Mr. Blake multiple times as Rusten Sheskey, a seven-year veteran.
Fabiana Pierre-Louis, 39, would also be the only Black judge currently seated on the state’s Supreme Court.
For the first time in its 27 years of measuring attitudes toward the police, Gallup found that a majority of American adults do not trust law enforcement.
A Minnesota judge ordered that footage from cameras worn by two officers be publicly released. Here’s what that footage tells us. These videos include graphic imagery.
55 years after Watts, are enough of us having the same epiphany?
Tim Carpenter said he was punched and kicked after he recorded video of demonstrators at a protest in the capital, Madison, last month.
A heated dispute between the newsroom and the opinion section of one of the country’s most respected news organizations has spilled into public view.
Crews removed statues of the explorer from Grant Park and Arrigo Park early on Friday.
The former Minneapolis police officer and his wife were charged with filing fraudulent tax returns from 2014 through 2019.
In more than 19 years on the Minneapolis police force, Mr. Chauvin had a reputation as a rigid workaholic with few friends. He sometimes made other officers uncomfortable.
Robert Evans of Bellingcat says the city “is being used as a bellwether to see what this administration can get away with.”
The measure passed by the City Council of Asheville, N.C., would provide funding to promote homeownership and business opportunities, but stopped short of stipulating direct payments.
The footage was made available by appointment at a court in Minneapolis, and shows officers seemingly more concerned with controlling George Floyd’s body than saving his life.
The demonstrators were arrested at the home of Kentucky’s attorney general in Louisville, where they had gathered to demand charges against the officers who killed Ms. Taylor.
As a congressional staff member, Mr. Smith once wore a hoodie in a demonstration on Capitol Hill protesting the death of Trayvon Martin. Now President Trump calls him “my star.”
As protesters across the country call for police departments to be defunded and dismantled, Camden’s experience offers some lessons.
Protests erupted after the district attorney in Salt Lake City said there would be no charges against the officers involved in the May shooting of Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal.
“They’ll kill me. They’ll kill me,” Mr. Floyd said, according to a body camera transcript in court filings by Thomas Lane, a former officer who wants the charges against him dismissed.
Secoriea Turner, 8, was one of several children killed across the country over the holiday weekend. Her death has roiled Atlanta.
After George Floyd’s death, pent-up frustrations, provocateurs and inexperienced leadership led to mayhem for three nights.
Amid a national accounting over racism after George Floyd’s death, at least a dozen schools have revoked admissions offers to incoming students.
Epidemiologists have braced for a surge of coronavirus cases. But it has not come yet.