Video of Police Beating Black Man in Paris Fuels Debate on Filming Officers

Footage from security cameras and bystanders suggested the officers had lied about the beating, bolstering critics of a new bill that would restrict circulating videos of security forces.

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N.B.A. Players Meet With Pope Francis

The players and officials from their union were invited last week to discuss their campaign at the Vatican.

#basketball, #blake-jacob-august-23-2020-shooting, #brown-sterling-d-1995, #francis, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #korver-kyle, #national-basketball-players-assn, #roberts-michele-a, #vatican-city

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They Welcomed Dozens for Thanksgiving. Now What?

For decades, a couple have been the unofficial parents for many Black students at Notre Dame. This year, that family is scattered, reflecting on the year’s crises.

#black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #indiana-university, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #thanksgiving-day, #turkeys, #university-of-north-carolina, #university-of-notre-dame

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Why Charges Against Protesters Are Being Dismissed by the Thousands

Prosecutors declined to pursue many of the cases because they concluded the protesters were exercising their basic civil rights.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #louisville-ky, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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When Trump Goes, Can the Democrats Hold It Together?

An intense battle between moderates and progressives has already spilled into public view.

#black-people, #democratic-party, #democratic-socialists-of-america, #elections-house-of-representatives, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #justice-democrats, #police-reform, #presidential-election-of-2020, #sunrise-movement, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Challenge of Black Patriotism

For Black Americans, loving the country and criticizing it have always been inseparable — something other Americans have often struggled to understand.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-national-anthem-protests-2016

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Police Chief Who Backed Charges Against Lawmaker in Confederate Statue Case Is Fired

Angela Greene was fired in Portsmouth, Va., on the same day that prosecutors dropped charges against a state senator and others for damaging a Confederate monument in the city.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #confederate-states-of-america, #crime-and-criminals, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #greene-angela, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #portsmouth-va

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How a Minneapolis Suburb Turned Blue, Despite Trump’s Law-and-Order Pitch

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.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinton-hillary-rodham, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j

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35 Years After MOVE Bombing That Killed 11, Philadelphia Apologizes

A police helicopter dropped an explosive charge onto the roof of a rowhouse during an armed standoff in 1985. The resultant fire destroyed 61 homes in a West Philadelphia neighborhood.

#attacks-on-police, #black-people, #bombs-and-explosives, #fires-and-firefighters, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #goode-w-wilson, #helicopters, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #sambor-gregore-j, #wallace-walter-jr-1993-2020

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How Trump Lost Sports as a Political Strategy

After George Floyd’s death, many athletes and sports leagues pushed back more forcefully against the president’s demand for standing during the national anthem, and he shifted away from the issue.

#athletics-and-sports, #big-ten-conference, #black-people, #brees-drew, #football, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #goodell-roger, #kaepernick-colin, #national-football-league, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-national-anthem-protests-2016

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Nick Cave’s Truth May Be Writ Large, but Is It a Sign?

The village of Kinderhook, N.Y., is not thrilled with the mark this artist made on a gallery, so the municipal government is demanding that it come down.

#art, #cave-nick-1959, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #kinderhook-ny, #museums, #school-the-gallery-kinderhook-ny, #shainman-jack-gallery

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Trump Fires Mark Esper, His Defense Secretary

Mark T. Esper broke with President Trump in June over sending active-duty military troops to control demonstrations against police brutality.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #defense-department, #esper-mark-t, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Voters Say Black Lives Matter Protests Were Important. They Disagree On Why.

About a fifth of all voters said the protests were the single most important factor in their decision at the ballot box, according to a new survey.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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‘A Long Time Coming’: Black Women Celebrate Harris’s Ascension

As Kamala Harris heads toward the highest levels of power, many rejoiced and saw her achievement as a particularly poignant reminder to Black girls that anything is possible.

#atlanta-ga, #berkeley-calif, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #bottoms-keisha-lance, #breed-london, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #harris-kamala-d, #moseley-braun-carol, #race-and-ethnicity

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How Joe Biden Won the Presidency

Joseph R. Biden Jr. campaigned as a sober and conventional presence, concerned about the “soul of the country.” He correctly judged the character of the country, and benefited from President Trump’s missteps.

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Ex-Officers in George Floyd Case to Be Tried Together, With Cameras Rolling

The judge in the case also ruled that the trial would remain in the Minneapolis area after the defendants sought a change of venue.

#chauvin-derek-1976, #decisions-and-verdicts, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #lane-thomas-minneapolis-minn-police-officer, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #thao-tou

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E Pluribus Unnerved

On an Election Day in the midst of a devastating pandemic and a clash of competing visions of America, fear was the great uniter, and motivator.

#absentee-voting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #culinary-workers-union, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Recreational Marijuana Legalized by New Jersey Voters

Voters approved a constitutional amendment to legalize cannabis in New Jersey, putting pressure on neighboring states like New York.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #budgets-and-budgeting, #constitutional-amendments, #cuomo-andrew-m, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #law-and-legislation, #marijuana, #medical-marijuana, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #referendums, #state-legislatures, #states-us

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Be Ready for a Lengthy, Vicious Struggle

The Trump-Biden matchup has ramifications far beyond those of an ordinary presidential election.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #democratic-party, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #teixeira-ruy, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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‘Our Democracy as We Know It Is at Stake.’

The Trump-Biden matchup has ramifications far beyond those of an ordinary presidential election.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #democratic-party, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #teixeira-ruy, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Harry Belafonte: Trump Is Standing in Our Way

If the president wins again, we have so much more to lose.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Bail for Kyle Rittenhouse Set at $2 Million in Kenosha Protest Shooting

The father of one of the men who died in the shooting said Mr. Rittenhouse was a flight risk, and “thinks he’s above the law.”

#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

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The War on Truth Reaches Its Climax

Trump is telling two big lies, and a third will come soon.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #bush-george-w, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #federal-taxes-us, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-2017, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Macy’s, Saks and Small Stores Brace for Potential N.Y.C. Unrest

On the eve of Election Day, stores in Manhattan shopping districts boarded up, reflecting an anxiety among retailers across the nation.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #looting-crime, #new-york-city, #presidential-election-of-2020, #shopping-and-retail, #vandalism

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Kentucky Police Training Quoted Hitler and Urged ‘Ruthless’ Violence

A training slide show that urged officers to “always fight to the death” is no longer used but has raised an outcry in a state that has struggled with police violence.

#george-floyd-protests-2020, #hitler-adolf, #kentucky, #lee-robert-e, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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Police Reform Is on the Ballot

When it comes to curbing violence by law enforcement, local elections matter most.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #portland-ore

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N.E.H. Funds Restoration of Statues Toppled During Protests

Statues of Christopher Columbus in Baltimore and a Union Army colonel in Madison, Wis., will be repaired.

#baltimore-md, #black-lives-matter-movement, #columbus-christopher, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #douglass-frederick, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hall-of-fame-for-great-americans-bronx-ny, #madison-wis, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #national-endowment-for-the-humanities, #peede-jon-parrish, #rochester-ny, #trump-donald-j

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After a Summer of Racial Reckoning, Race Is on the Ballot

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.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-reform, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Louisville Officer Who Fatally Shot Breonna Taylor Is Now Suing Her Boyfriend

In a court filing, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly said Kenneth Walker’s actions had caused him “severe trauma, mental anguish and emotional distress.”

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Boarded-Up Windows and Increased Security: Retailers Brace for the Election

Stores are making plans for how to deal with potential civil unrest stemming from Tuesday’s election.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #national-retail-federation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rodeo-drive-beverly-hills-calif, #shopping-and-retail

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What We Know About the Death of Walter Wallace Jr. in Philadelphia

The fatal shooting of Mr. Wallace, a 27-year-old Black man, set off protests, looting and violent clashes with the police in Pennsylvania, a swing state, days before the presidential election.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #law-and-legislation, #looting-crime, #philadelphia-pa, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #presidential-election-of-2020, #vandalism, #wallace-walter-jr-1993-2020

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Police Pin a Rise in Murders on an Unusual Suspect: Covid

Awash in new firearms, cities are drawing connections between the stresses of the coronavirus and a surge in homicides.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #gun-control, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #united-states

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Officer Who Pressed a Knee Into Bystander’s Neck Leaves N.Y.P.D.

A police officer facing charges for his conduct during a social-distancing arrest has retired. The incident caused an uproar over racial disparities in such arrests.

#george-floyd-protests-2020, #manhattan-nyc, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #wright-donni

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To Do Politics or Not Do Politics? Tech Start-Ups Are Divided

Coinbase, Expensify, Soylent, Clubhouse and others are embroiled in a culture war over politics and the workplace.

#clubhouse-mobile-app, #coinbase-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #entrepreneurship, #expensify-inc, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #labor-and-jobs, #presidential-election-of-2020, #silicon-valley-calif, #social-media, #soylent, #start-ups, #venture-capital, #workplace-environment

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Looking Back on Baseball’s Silent Season

Empty stadiums, player protests and Covid-19 outbreaks shook up the sport. Maybe that’s a good thing.

#baseball, #chicago-white-sox, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #houston-astros, #los-angeles-dodgers, #major-league-baseball

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Kushner, Employing Racist Stereotype, Questions if Black Americans ‘Want to Be Successful’

In a “Fox & Friends” interview, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser also criticized protesters as more concerned with what he called “virtue signaling” than in coming up with “solutions.”

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #historically-black-colleges-and-universities, #kushner-jared, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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As a Coach and a Cop in Minneapolis, Where Would He Draw the Line?

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.

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Arrest Leads to Tragedy in the Rio Grande Valley

Jorge Gonzalez Zuniga’s death after a brutal arrest prompted protests that are rare in a region where undocumented immigrants often prefer to stay silent.

#edinburg-tex, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hidalgo-county-tex, #immigration-and-emigration, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #rio-grande-valley-tex, #texas, #texas-rangers

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Reimagining Lady Liberty’s Torch to Meet This Moment

In her first New York solo exhibition at Madison Square Park, Abigail DeVille conjures a long line of freedom fighters.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #deville-abigail, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #madison-square-park-manhattan-ny, #sculpture, #statue-of-liberty

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Joe Biden Had Close Ties With Police Leaders. Will They Help Him Now?

His proposed solution to addressing both urgent calls for police reform and animosity from law enforcement toward Democrats is one he’s long relied on: He’ll just get everyone in the same room.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #democratic-party, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #presidential-election-of-2020

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The White Issue: Has Anna Wintour’s Diversity Push Come Too Late?

Vogue’s September issue celebrated Black culture and contributors. But some employees say the magazine’s powerful editor fostered a workplace that sidelined women of color.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #bon-appetit-magazine, #conde-nast-publications-inc, #fashion-and-apparel, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #models-professional, #race-and-ethnicity, #vanity-fair, #vogue, #wintour-anna

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End Minority Rule

Either we become a truly multiracial democracy or we cease to be a democracy at all.

#black-people, #constitution-us, #elections-house-of-representatives, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-rights-act-1965

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A Common Retort After Insensitive Remarks by Elected Leaders: Resign

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.

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Waukegan Police Killing of Black Man Sets Off Protests in Illinois

The police in Waukegan, Ill., said Marcellis Stinnette, 19, was fatally shot while riding in a car that went into reverse toward a police officer who had been approaching during an investigation.

#black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #illinois, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-waukegan-ill, #stinnette-marcellis, #waukegan-ill

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Judge Dismisses Third-Degree Murder Charge Against Derek Chauvin in George Floyd Killing

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.

#assaults, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #chauvin-derek-1976, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #kueng-j-alexander, #lane-thomas-minneapolis-minn-police-officer, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #thao-tou

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New York Sues Trump Over ‘Anarchist’ Label

New York City, Seattle and Portland, Ore., all so-called “anarchist jurisdictions,” are trying to stop the Trump administration from withholding federal funds.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-aid-us, #federal-state-relations-us, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #new-york-city, #portland-ore, #presidential-election-of-2020, #seattle-wash, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j

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Activists Turn Facial Recognition Tools Against the Police

“We’re now approaching the technological threshold where the little guys can do it to the big guys,” one researcher said.

#belarus, #cirio-paolo, #crowdsourcing-internet, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #facial-recognition-software, #france, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #howell-christopher-1978, #innovation, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #portland-ore

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Nigerian Forces Fire on Demonstrators Protesting Police Brutality

The toll was unclear, but witnesses said several people were shot during escalating protests in Lagos. The governor said ‘miscreants’ had hijacked mostly peaceful demonstrations.

#buhari-muhammadu, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #nigeria, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #prison-escapes

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The Dystopian Police State the Trump Administration Wants

Law enforcement’s problems could get even worse.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #center-for-policing-equity, #chauvin-derek-1976, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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Kamala Harris, Mass Incarceration and Me

Many progressives mistrust her for her past as a prosecutor. As an ex-convict — and also the son of a crime victim — I can tell you it’s not that simple.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #ex-convicts, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #presidential-election-of-2020, #prisons-and-prisoners, #sentences-criminal, #sex-crimes

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