Minneapolis Abandons Plan to Pay Influencers During Officers’ Trials

The city had faced criticism over plans to pay social media influencers $2,000 each to fight misinformation during the trials of Derek Chauvin and three other former police officers charged in George Floyd’s death.

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Minneapolis Will Pay Influencers to Fight Misinformation During Officers’ Trials

The city will pay six social media influencers $2,000 each to share messages during the trials of Derek Chauvin and three other former police officers charged in the killing of George Floyd.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #chauvin-derek-1976, #city-councils, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media

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After 10 Months at Sea, a Giant Carrier Returns to a Changed Nation

A mounting pandemic death toll. A contested election. A riot at the Capitol. “The world at home has become completely different and we don’t know what we are coming home to,” one sailor on the Nimitz said.

#aircraft-carriers, #austin-lloyd-j-iii, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-department, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy

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After 10 Months at Sea, a Giant Carrier Returns to a Changed Nation

A mounting pandemic death toll. A contested election. A riot at the Capitol. “The world at home has become completely different and we don’t know what we are coming home to,” one sailor on the Nimitz said.

#aircraft-carriers, #austin-lloyd-j-iii, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-department, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy

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Over 160 Confederate Symbols Were Removed in 2020, Group Says

The Southern Poverty Law Center said more “symbols of hate” were removed from public property last year after the death of George Floyd than in the previous four years combined.

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Man Shoved by Officers During Protest Sues Buffalo Police

Martin Gugino, then 75, was pushed to the ground by officers during a protest against police violence last year. A video of the episode, which left Mr. Gugino with a fractured skull, circulated widely online.

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George Floyd’s Death: With New Grand Jury, DOJ Ramps Up Investigation

As the state murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the former officer charged in the death of George Floyd, approaches, the federal government has accelerated its own investigation.

#chauvin-derek-1976, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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Chicago Lists Lincoln Statues Among Monuments to Review

A city commission, created after protests against racism last year, identified five statues of Abraham Lincoln among 41 monuments that should receive public scrutiny.

#black-people, #chicago-ill, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #lincoln-abraham, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #race-and-ethnicity

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The Real Story of the ‘Draft Riots’

In 1863, mobs of white New Yorkers terrorized Black people. The response has something to teach us.

#civil-war-us-1861-65, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #manhattan-nyc, #race-and-ethnicity

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George Floyd Image With the Words ‘You Take My Breath Away’ Prompts Internal Police Investigation

The Valentine-style image was “passed around” the Los Angeles Police Department, officials said.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #chief-michel-moore, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-los-angeles-calif, #workplace-environment

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Foreign Aid Is Having a Reckoning

The Black Lives Matter movement has given leaders from the Global South new traction for change.

#africa, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #foreign-aid, #gates-bill-and-melinda-foundation, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #humanitarian-aid, #philanthropy, #united-states-agency-for-international-development

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Grand Jury Votes Not to Indict Buffalo Police Officers Accused of Shoving Protester

The officers had been charged with assault after a widely shared video showed them pushing Martin Gugino, a 75-year-old protester who landed hard on the sidewalk.

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Eric Garner’s Mother Endorses Raymond McGuire for Mayor

Gwen Carr said she was endorsing Ray McGuire because his financial background could help him lead New York’s recovery and make the city a “safer place.”

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The Killing of George Floyd Tore Minneapolis Apart. Now Comes the Trial.

As attorney general, William P. Barr rejected a plea deal days after Mr. Floyd died, worried protesters would view it as lenient. Derek Chauvin had agreed to plead guilty to third-degree murder.

#floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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After Officer’s Racist Post, New York’s Top Judge Demands ‘Zero Tolerance’

A Buffalo area court officer did not face a disciplinary hearing after he wrote a Facebook post saying George Floyd “deserved what he got.”

#csea-civil-service-employees-assn, #difiore-janet, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020

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‘Don’t Kill Me’: Others Tell of Abuse by Officer Who Knelt on George Floyd

New firsthand accounts accuse Derek Chauvin, the police officer who pressed his knee into George Floyd’s neck in Minneapolis, of using similar tactics on detainees over the years.

#chauvin-derek-1976, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #marshall-project-the, #minneapolis-minn, #minnesota, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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How Trump’s Focus on Antifa Distracted Attention From the Far-Right Threat

Federal law enforcement shifted resources last year in response to Donald Trump’s insistence that the radical left endangered the country. Meanwhile, right-wing extremism was building ominously.

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Why Did the N.Y.P.D. Solve Fewer Crimes Last Year?

A confluence of factors means that too many murderers are walking free.

#crime-and-criminals, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police, #police-department-nyc

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Portland Mayor Pepper-Sprays Man After Argument Over Masks

Mayor Ted Wheeler used pepper spray on a man who confronted him outside a restaurant on Sunday, according to a police report.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #masks, #police-department-portland-ore, #portland-ore, #wheeler-edward-tevis-ted

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Brady, Mahomes, Kaepernick: Quarterbacks Who Deserve the Stage Now

The N.F.L. has tried to move on from the controversy over Colin Kaepernick, but recent events suggest his critique of America’s racial climate has remained relevant.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #football, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #goodell-roger, #kaepernick-colin, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #reid-eric-1991, #san-francisco-49ers, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #super-bowl, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-national-anthem-protests-2016

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How Republicans Are Warping Reality Around the Capitol Attack

Loyalists to President Trump are increasingly relying on conspiracy theories and misinformation, drawing false equivalence with last summer’s racial protests and blaming outside agitators.

#antifa-movement-us, #black-lives-matter-movement, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump’s ‘Law and Order’: One More Deceptive Tactic Is Exposed

The president’s response to the riot at the Capitol underscored the ways he has twisted the phrase “law and order” over the past four years.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-reform, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

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N.Y. Attorney General Sues N.Y.P.D. Over Protest Policing

Letitia James says the police have used illegal and harmful tactics for years, and wants a federal monitor to oversee the department’s tactics at future demonstrations.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #de-blasio-bill, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #law-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc

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N.Y. Attorney General Sues N.Y.P.D. Over Protests and Demands Monitor

Letitia James says the police have used illegal and harmful tactics for years, and wants a federal monitor to oversee the department’s tactics at future demonstrations.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #de-blasio-bill, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #law-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc

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Elizabeth Williams of the Atlanta Dream Continues to Embrace Activism

Elizabeth Williams of the Atlanta Dream helped galvanize opposition to one of her team’s owners, Senator Kelly Loeffler, who has criticized Black Lives Matter. But the Capitol riot underscored the work ahead.

#atlanta-ga, #atlanta-dream, #black-lives-matter-movement, #democratic-party, #elections-senate, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #georgia, #loeffler-kelly-l, #ossoff-jon, #perdue-david-a-jr, #republican-party, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #warnock-raphael-g, #williams-elizabeth-o-1993, #womens-national-basketball-assn

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How a String of Failures Led to the Capitol Siege

Poor planning among a constellation of government agencies and a restive crowd encouraged by President Trump set the stage for the unthinkable.

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‘What a Joke.’ Black Lives Matter Activists Note Contrast in Police Response at Capitol

BLM activists said the tepid response from law enforcement officers to mostly white protesters stood in stark contrast to the aggressive tactics they have endured for years.

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The Composer Tyshawn Sorey Enters a New Phase

The Newark native has long been lauded for his brilliant abstractions. Lately he’s writing about something more concrete — and producing his most powerful music yet.

#assn-for-the-advancement-of-creative-musicians, #black-people, #classical-music, #columbia-university, #content-type-personal-profile, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #jazz, #music, #philadelphia-pa, #university-of-pennsylvania

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No Charges Against Kenosha Officer in Jacob Blake Shooting

The shooting last August sparked protests and rioting, making Kenosha a flash point in a summer of unrest that began with the killing of George Floyd.

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

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What We Know About the Shooting of Jacob Blake

The police shooting of Mr. Blake ignited protests in Kenosha, Wis., including one in which the authorities said a teenager fatally shot two demonstrators.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #blake-jacob-august-23-2020-shooting, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #kenosha-wis, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #presidential-election-of-2020

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Leader of Proud Boys, a Far-Right Group, Is Arrested as D.C. Braces for Protests

About 340 National Guard troops are expected to deploy in support of local law enforcement before demonstrations against the election results.

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Leader of Proud Boys, Enrique Tarrio, Is Arrested as DC Braces for Protests

About 340 National Guard troops are expected to deploy in support of local law enforcement before demonstrations against the election results.

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Minneapolis Police Release Body Camera Video of Its First Killing Since George Floyd

The video shows a man raising something to his car window before a bang is heard. An officer ducks for cover and then fires several rounds at the man.

#floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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This Police Union Suspended 8 Members. Seven Are Black.

The union in a small New Jersey city punished the officers after they expressed support for two chiefs, both of whom are also Black.

#ainsworth-minott, #bergen-county-nj, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #englewood-nj, #fraternal-order-of-police, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #new-jersey, #organized-labor, #police, #police-benevolent-assn, #race-and-ethnicity

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Minneapolis Police Fatally Shoot Man During Traffic Stop

It was the first killing by a Minneapolis officer since George Floyd’s death in May, which led to nationwide protests and the burning of a city police station.

#black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-minneapolis-minn

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Death Transformed a Year, and What May Lie Ahead

As Covid-19 swept the world, the killing of George Floyd galvanized a racial justice movement, and the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg upended the makeup of the Supreme Court.

#actors-and-actresses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #pop-and-rock-music

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‘Who Replaces Me?’: An Update

A Black police officer in Flint, Mich., reflects on what it now means to be part of the force in his hometown.

#black-people, #flint-mich, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #watson-scott-flint-mich-police-officer

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2 Cleveland Police Officers Avoid Federal Charges in Killing of Tamir Rice

Finding a lack of evidence to prosecute, the Justice Department ended a five-year inquiry into the death of the 12-year-old Black boy, who had been carrying a pellet gun when an officer shot him.

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At Least One More Louisville Officer Tied to Breonna Taylor Raid Will Be Fired

Detective Joshua Jaynes, who prepared the search warrant for the botched raid, received notice that he would be terminated, more than nine months after the operation.

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Boston Removes Statue of Formerly Enslaved Man Kneeling Before Lincoln

Officials voted unanimously to remove “Emancipation Group” in June, after a widespread petition and hours of debate.

#art, #art-commission, #black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #emancipation-proclamation-1863, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #jefferson-thomas, #lincoln-abraham, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #richmond-va, #slavery-historical

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Violence Surged in N.Y.C. in 2020 Amid Pandemic and Protests

A time without precedent saw huge increases in homicides and shootings in the city as some other categories of crime plummeted.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #harrison-rodney-k, #hate-crimes, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform, #robberies-and-thefts, #shea-dermot-f-1969, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Weeks-Old Statue of Breonna Taylor Is Smashed to Pieces in Oakland, Calif.

The vandalism of the ceramic sculpture of Ms. Taylor near City Hall is under investigation, the police said.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #carson-leo, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #louisville-ky, #oakland-calif, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-oakland-calif, #race-and-ethnicity, #sculpture, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020, #vandalism

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How Officers Killed Breonna Taylor: New Details Reveal Fatal Mistakes

None of the police officers who raided Breonna Taylor’s home wore body cameras, impeding the public from a full understanding of what happened. The Times’s visual investigation team built a 3-D model of the scene and pieced together critical sequences of events to show how poor planning and shoddy police work led to a fatal outcome.

#george-floyd-protests-2020, #louisville-ky, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020, #your-feed-visual-investigations

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With Each Run, a City Shaken by Racism Is ‘Finding the Greater Good’

The route William Jones III designed 15 years ago through predominantly Black neighborhoods in Charlottesville, Va., has become the impetus for a diverse running group that’s grown since the summer.

#black-people, #charlottesville-va, #charlottesville-va-violence-august-2017, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #heyer-heather-d-1985-2017, #race-and-ethnicity, #running

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How Black Parents Survived 2020

‘What kind of world did we bring them into?’

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #race-and-ethnicity

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How Police Gained the Upper Hand Over Cities

In the chaos of 1960s Detroit, a fledgling police union laid the groundwork for a system that, to this day, constrains discipline for officers accused of misconduct.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #detroit-mich, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #organized-labor, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #portland-ore

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Robert E. Lee Statue Is Removed From U.S. Capitol

The statue of the Confederate general will be replaced with one of the civil rights leader Barbara Johns, who led a school walkout in Virginia in 1951.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #capitol-building-washington-dc, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #johns-barbara-1935-91, #lee-robert-e, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Naomi Osaka: Athletes, Speak Up

We’re affected by bias and racism, just like everyone else. Why shouldn’t we say so?

#athletics-and-sports, #black-lives-matter-movement, #blake-james-1979, #bryant-kobe, #garner-eric, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #james-lebron, #kaepernick-colin, #martin-trayvon, #united-states-national-anthem-protests-2016

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No Chiefs, Braves, Blackhawks and Seminoles. Remove Indigenous Names Now.

The Chiefs, Braves, Blackhawks and Seminoles need to follow the Cleveland baseball team in dropping their offensive names.

#atlanta-braves, #baseball, #chicago-blackhawks, #cleveland-indians, #florida-state-university, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #kansas-city-chiefs, #mahomes-patrick-1995, #mascots, #national-football-league, #native-americans, #seminole-indians, #thorpe-jim

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5 Takeaways From the Mayor’s Race: A Subway Pledge and Police Scrutiny

Some New York City candidates vowed to reform the Police Department — or to ride the subway more often than Mayor Bill de Blasio.

#adams-eric-l, #campaign-finance, #elections-mayors, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #primaries-and-caucuses, #stringer-scott-m, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wiley-maya

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