Examining the Spike in Murders

The effects are felt unequally across the U.S.

#firearms, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #united-states

Police Presentation in Portland Celebrated Violence Against Protesters

Training materials released by the Oregon city included a meme that mocked protesters as dirty hippies and suggested they would be left “stitched and bandaged.”

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-portland-ore, #portland-ore, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wheeler-edward-tevis-ted

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.” 

#black-lives-matter-movement, #democratic-party, #elections-governors, #ford-foundation, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #perriello-tom, #police-reform, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #third-way, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walker-darren-1959

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

Video Shows Chaos and Violence at Scene of Los Angeles Police Shooting

Body camera and surveillance footage shows a man attacking holiday shoppers before police officers opened fire, killing him and a 14-year-old girl who was in a dressing room.

#breed-london, #garcetti-eric-m, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-police-protective-league, #newsom-gavin, #orellana-peralta-valentina, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform

Video Shows Chaos and Violence at Scene of 14-Year-Old Girl’s Death

Body camera and surveillance footage shows a man attacking holiday shoppers before police officers opened fire, killing him and a 14-year-old girl who was in a dressing room.

#breed-london, #garcetti-eric-m, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-police-protective-league, #newsom-gavin, #orellana-peralta-valentina, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #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.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #brooks-rayshard-d-2020, #chauvin-derek-1976, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #potter-kimberly-a-1973, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020, #wright-daunte-d-2021

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

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

Derek Chauvin Appears Likely to Plead Guilty to Federal Crimes

A change of plea hearing has been set for Mr. Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer who was found guilty of murdering George Floyd in April.

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

Ex-Proud Boys Member Gets 10 Years in Prison for Violence at Portland Protests

Prosecutors called Alan Swinney, 51, a “white nationalist vigilante cowboy” who shot a man in the eye with a paintball gun.

#alan-swinney, #chauvin-derek-1976, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #portland-ore, #proud-boys, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #tarrio-enrique

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

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

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

Kenosha, the Rittenhouse Verdict, and the Riots of 2020

What I saw in Portland and Kenosha has convinced me: We must stop tearing ourselves apart so that we can build.

#danielson-aaron-j-d-2020, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #kenosha-wis, #news-and-news-media, #portland-ore, #reinoehl-michael-1972-2020, #rittenhouse-kyle

In Rittenhouse Verdict, Paramilitary Groups See Vindication

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

#black-lives-matter-movement, #blake-jacob-august-23-2020-shooting, #boogaloo-movement, #clarke-david-a-jr, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #firearms, #floyd-george-d-2020, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #gun-control, #homeland-security-department, #kenosha-wis, #martin-trayvon, #mathewson-kevin-1984, #minneapolis-minn, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #newsmax-media, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rittenhouse-kyle, #self-defense, #urban-institute, #zimmerman-george

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

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

What a $50 Million Donation Did for One H.B.C.U.

At Prairie View A&M, one of the historically Black colleges and universities where MacKenzie Scott donated millions, the mood is cautious optimism.

#black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #endowments, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #houston-tex, #howard-university, #income-inequality, #philanthropy, #prairie-view-am-university, #race-and-ethnicity, #scholarships-and-fellowships, #scott-mackenzie, #simmons-ruth-j, #texas, #united-states

In Jury Selection for the Trial Over Ahmaud Arbery’s Killing, Only 1 Black Juror is Chosen

After a grueling selection process, opening statements in the case against three white men accused of chasing down and killing Mr. Arbery are expected to begin on Friday.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #brunswick-ga, #bryan-william-roddie, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #glynn-county-ga, #jury-system, #mcmichael-gregory-1955, #mcmichael-travis-1986

Only 1 Black Juror Chosen in Trial Over Ahmaud Arbery Case

After a grueling selection process, opening statements in the case against three white men accused of chasing down and killing Mr. Arbery are expected to begin on Friday.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #brunswick-ga, #bryan-william-roddie, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #glynn-county-ga, #jury-system, #mcmichael-gregory-1955, #mcmichael-travis-1986

Jacob Frey Is Re-Elected as Minneapolis’s Mayor

The mayoral race was shaped by Mr. Floyd death at the hands of a police officer and the debate about whether to replace the city’s Police Department.

#elections-mayors, #frey-jacob-1981, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn

Minneapolis Voters Reject an Amendment to Replace the Police Department

The amendment, which grew out of the anger over the murder of George Floyd, called for replacing the city’s police force with a new Department of Public Safety.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #police-reform

Jurors Who Convicted Derek Chauvin Are Identified for First Time

A judge also released questionnaires that the jurors had filled out before they were selected for the trial, which ended with Mr. Chauvin being imprisoned for murdering George Floyd.

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

A Timeline of the Kyle Rittenhouse Case

Here are the events that led to Mr. Rittenhouse, 18, standing trial in the fatal shootings of two men and the wounding of another in Kenosha, Wis.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #blake-jacob-august-23-2020-shooting, #chauvin-derek-1976, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #kenosha-wis, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #rittenhouse-kyle, #rosenbaum-joseph-d-2020, #sheskey-rusten-kenosha-wis-police-officer

The Fate of the Minneapolis Police Is in Voters’ Hands

In the city where the “defund the police” movement took off, voters will decide next week whether to replace their Police Department with a new public safety agency.

#arradondo-medaria, #black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #floyd-george-d-2020, #frey-jacob-1981, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #police-reform, #referendums

The Kyle Rittenhouse Trial, Explained

Mr. Rittenhouse will stand trial for the shootings of three men — two of whom died — in the aftermath of demonstrations in Kenosha, Wis.

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

2 Officers Are Charged With Murdering Man Who Was Shot Nearly 60 Times

Jamarion Robinson was killed in 2016 by members of a fugitive task force when they tried to arrest him in Georgia. Investigators say that he opened fire on the officers.

#atlanta-ga, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #clayton-county-ga, #east-point-ga, #eric-a-heinze, #fulton-county-ga, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #georgia, #jamarion-robinson, #kristopher-l-hutchens, #marshals-service, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #suits-and-litigation-civil

The Supreme Court Has Failed on Police Reform

Lawmakers must step up and do what the justices won’t.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #colorado, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #law-and-legislation, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #virginia, #washington-dc

As Broadway Returns, Shows Rethink and Restage Depictions of Race

“The Book of Mormon,” “The Lion King” and “Hamilton” are among those making changes as theaters reopen following the lengthy pandemic shutdown.

#aladdin-play, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hamilton-play, #jagged-little-pill-play, #race-and-ethnicity, #the-book-of-mormon-play, #the-lehman-trilogy-play, #the-lion-king-play, #theater, #to-kill-a-mockingbird-play

Brooklyn Lawyers Plead Guilty in Firebomb Case

Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman expressed regret for the attack on a police car in May 2020. Each could face 10 years in prison.

#arson, #attacks-on-police, #brooklyn-nyc, #cogan-brian-m, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #justice-department, #legal-profession, #mattis-colinford-king, #police-department-nyc, #rahman-urooj

A New Strategy to Persuade Voters: Listen Carefully. And Don’t Hurry.

Canvassers usually knock on doors hoping to chat briefly. With deep canvassing, the idea is to engage voters in more meaningful conversations.

#george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #voting-and-voters

Elijah McClain’s Family Reaches Settlement With City of Aurora, Colo.

Mr. McClain died days after he was detained by the police in Aurora in 2019. The terms of the settlement were not made public.

#aurora-colo, #black-people, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #mcclain-elijah-d-2019, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Educator’s Black Lives Matter Email Upends Her District

A Black superintendent’s email to parents after the killing of George Floyd engulfed a small, predominantly white Maryland community in a yearlong firestorm.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #education-k-12, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #maryland, #queen-annes-county-maryland, #race-and-ethnicity

A Year After ‘Defund’, Police Departments Get Their Money Back

The abrupt reversals have come in response to rising levels of crime, the exodus of officers and political pressures.

#adams-eric-l, #crime-and-criminals, #dallas-tex, #garcia-eddie-dallas-tex-police-officer, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #guyger-amber-1988, #jean-botham-shem, #johnson-eric-1975, #police-department-dallas-tex, #police-reform

George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and John Lewis Statues Go Up in N.Y.

Sculptures of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and John Lewis are on display in a Manhattan park known as a site of protests. “These monuments have meaning,” Mr. Floyd’s brother said.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #carnabuci-chris, #floyd-george-d-2020, #floyd-terrence, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #lewis-john-r, #manhattan-nyc, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #sculpture, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020, #union-square-manhattan-ny

Why the Studies Around Police Restraints Are Now on Trial

For years, the leading experts have testified that prone restraint by police is safe. So why do people keep dying?

#anton-black, #autopsies, #chauvin-derek-1976, #floyd-george-d-2020, #forensic-science, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #prude-daniel-d-2020, #research, #webster-thomas-new-york-ny-police-officer

How a Racist Scandal at the F.D.N.Y. Led to Its Biggest Suspensions Ever

The Fire Department has long faced allegations of discrimination. But after George Floyd’s murder, a thread of racist messages ignited new concerns about the department’s racial climate.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #new-york-city, #nigro-daniel-a, #race-and-ethnicity, #vulcan-society, #whites

General Milley Back in the Center of a Political Battle

Gen. Mark Milley will appear in what could be the most significant televised congressional hearing involving senior military leaders in years.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #defense-department, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #joint-chiefs-of-staff, #milley-mark-a, #peril-book, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

They Investigate Police Killings. Their Record Is Wanting.

After the murder of George Floyd, some states looked to independent agencies to examine deaths in police custody. But dozens of cases handled by the Texas Rangers show the approach has flaws.

#floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #texas, #texas-rangers

Broadway Is Brimming With Black Playwrights. But for How Long?

Theater seems to be responding to demands for diversity. Artists are both delighted and worried about the precarious moment in which the gates have opened.

#aduba-uzo, #black-people, #broadway-league, #burruss-kandi, #chickenbiscuits-play, #childress-alice, #clydes-play, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #lachanze, #lackawanna-blues-play, #lewis-norm-1963, #lyons-douglas-actor, #morisseau-dominique, #nottage-lynn, #nwandu-antoinette, #pass-over-play, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #randolph-wright-charles, #santiago-hudson-ruben, #shutdowns-institutional, #skeleton-crew-play, #theater, #thoughts-of-a-colored-man-play, #trouble-in-mind-play, #underwood-blair, #wilds-tristan-mack, #writing-and-writers

Justice Dept. to Review Enforcement of Civil Rights Protections in Grants

The review, part of the Biden administration’s efforts to make preserving civil rights protections a priority, applies to federal funding for local law enforcement agencies.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #discrimination, #federal-aid-us, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #gupta-vanita, #justice-department, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #united-states-politics-and-government

Police in Aurora, Colo., Engaged in Racially Biased Policing, Investigation Finds

The inquiry by the Colorado Department of Law began after the 2019 death of Elijah McClain, a young Black man who was stopped by the police, put into a chokehold and injected with a powerful anesthetic.

#attorneys-general, #aurora-colo, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #mcclain-elijah-d-2019, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-aurora-colo

A Year After Unrest, a Scarred Kenosha Still Waits to Rebuild

“It shook the foundation,” a City Council member said of the protests that followed the shooting of Jacob Blake last summer.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #blake-jacob-august-23-2020-shooting, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #kenosha-wis, #police

Curtains Up! How Broadway Is Coming Back From Its Longest Shutdown.

Determined to reopen, crews are dusting off spotlights, dancers are relearning steps, and everyone is testing, testing, testing as theater seeks to rebound from the devastating pandemic.

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NFL Quarterbacks Want Their Voices Heard

From Aaron Rodgers to Tom Brady to Patrick Mahomes, quarterbacks are trying to push football’s status quo. The results have lagged behind stars’ achievements in other sports.

#brady-tom, #football, #free-agents-sports, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #mahomes-patrick-1995, #national-football-league, #rodgers-aaron, #wages-and-salaries

George Floyd Protests: Troopers Deleted Texts and Emails, Major Testifies

According to a transcript released Friday, a member of the Minnesota State Patrol said there was “a purge of emails and text messages” after troopers responded to protests in Minneapolis last year.

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