Judge Narrows Suits Over Clearing of Protesters Before Trump Photo Op

The judge said that federal officials had immunity, and that claims of a conspiracy to clear Lafayette Square for President Donald J. Trump’s walk across it were “simply too speculative.”

#american-civil-liberties-union, #black-lives-matter-movement, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #lafayette-square-washington-dc, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Debate Over Policing Is About to Get Some Real Answers

In Tuesday’s primary for mayor of New York City, Democrats have a choice between two distinctly different paths on policing, crime and civil rights.

#adams-eric-l, #elections-mayors, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #new-york-city, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #wiley-maya

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Video of Montreal Police Kneeling on Black Teenager Spurs Outcry

Outrage over the video comes as Canada undergoes a national awakening about institutional racism, including among police forces.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #holness-balarama, #lucki-brenda, #montreal-quebec, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #royal-canadian-mounted-police, #trudeau-justin

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Eric Adams Is Awful. I’m Putting Him on My Ballot.

He’ll be bad for progressives but still better than Andrew Yang.

#adams-eric-l, #black-lives-matter-movement, #elections-mayors, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform, #primaries-and-caucuses

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50 Police Officers Step Down From a Crowd Control Unit in Portland

The officers voted to leave the unit, known as the Rapid Response Team, hours after one of its members was charged with assaulting a woman at an Oregon protest in August.

#corey-budworth, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #gugino-martin-1944, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-portland-ore, #portland-ore, #schmidt-mike-district-attorney, #wheeler-edward-tevis-ted

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Israeli Officer Who Killed Autistic Palestinian Man Charged With Manslaughter

The indictment came more than a year after the fatal shooting. The family of the victim protested the charges as too lenient, calling them “unjust” and “unacceptable.”

#al-hallaq-iyad, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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Juneteenth Poll: Most Americans Know Little or Nothing About Holiday

Academics believe that increases in the number of Americans familiar with the holiday, which commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S., may be a result of last summer’s protests against racism.

#black-people, #gallup-poll, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #juneteenth, #polls-and-public-opinion, #race-and-ethnicity, #slavery-historical

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Driver Who Plowed Into Protesters in Minneapolis Is Charged With Murder

Nicholas Kraus of St. Paul, Minn., was drunk at the time of the crash, the authorities said. Deona Marie Erickson, 31, a social justice advocate, was killed in the episode.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #drunken-and-reckless-driving, #erickson-deona-marie, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #kraus-nicholas, #minneapolis-minn, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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5 Police Officers Are Fired After a Man in Custody Hangs Himself

Three of the officers in Savannah, Ga., mocked the death of William Harvey in a group text message exchange, in which an inappropriate GIF was shared, officials said.

#black-people, #cameras, #crime-and-criminals, #curtis-david, #deaths-fatalities, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hewett-christopher, #kerr-michael, #leuschner-silver, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-savannah-ga, #savannah-ga, #text-messaging, #tremblay-erica, #william-harvey

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Thousands Rally in Brooklyn to Protest ‘State of Emergency’ for Trans Youth

The Brooklyn Liberation march took place amid a wave of legislation targeting transgender children and violence that disproportionately affects Black trans women. “We are here to claim space,” one speaker said.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Departures of Police Officers Accelerated During a Year of Protests

Retirements nationwide were up by 45 percent and resignations by 18 percent in the 12-month period ending in April.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police, #police-executive-research-forum, #police-reform, #united-states

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Fireworks Are Back in N.Y.C. Are We in for Another Loud Summer?

It’s a seasonal tradition in the city’s streets, but the displays might not have the same energy they had last year. 

#de-blasio-bill, #east-river-nyc, #fireworks, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #independence-day-us-july-4, #macys-inc, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #summer-season

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How Democrats Should Approach the Midterm Elections

After four years of authoritarian rule,  Democratic control hangs in the balance. It doesn’t have to.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

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3 Columbus Officers Are Charged With Misconduct in George Floyd Protests

The officers face criminal prosecution for responses to demonstrations last year that Mayor Andrew Ginther said “did not meet my expectations or the community’s.”

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

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After a Year of Protests, Portland Is Ready to Move On. But Where?

The demonstrations that swept the country after George Floyd’s death lived on for much of the year in Portland, a city now engaged in finger-pointing and a debate over what comes next.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police, #police-reform, #portland-ore

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Dianne Morales Faced a Campaign Uprising. Will It Matter to Voters?

Ms. Morales is running for New York City mayor on a platform of tackling inequality and shifting resources away from policing. But her campaign has been marred by defections and dysfunction.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #elections-mayors, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #morales-dianne, #politics-and-government

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A Curfew and Clashes With Police in Washington Square Park

The confrontation over a new restriction at the Greenwich Village gathering spot has raised tensions over officers’ conduct.

#central-park-manhattan-ny, #curfews, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #pop-and-rock-music, #washington-square-park-manhattan-ny

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Black Lives Matter Has Grown More Powerful, and More Divided

Since the murder of George Floyd, the racial justice movement has received millions of dollars in donations. But some chapters have questioned how those funds are spent.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity

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Minneapolis Moves to Reopen George Floyd Square

A year after Mr. Floyd was killed by the police, the city of Minneapolis removed barricades around the square. It said it will preserve the artwork and memorials there.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Biden Promises Tulsa Massacre Survivors Their Story Will Be ‘Known in Full View’

The president, who has made racial equity and justice central themes of his administration, was in Tulsa, Okla., to commemorate a painful part of the country’s history.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921, #united-states-politics-and-government

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‘I Knew That I Couldn’t Stay Quiet’

Millions of Americans took part in street demonstrations after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. A year later, first-time protesters reflect on what happened — and what is next.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020

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100 Years After the Tulsa Massacre, What Does Justice Look Like?

In 1921, a white mob attacked the Greenwood district of Tulsa, killing hundreds of Black people and destroying the neighborhood. Justice has never been served. Can it still be today?

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #crutcher-terence-1976-2016, #crutcher-tiffany, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #reparations, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921, #whites

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Times Reporters Write About Enduring Floyd Protest Moments

Last year, more than 30 Times reporters across the country covered the demonstrations after George Floyd’s death. Here, 10 of them reflect on the sights and interactions that have stayed with them.

#arango-tim, #black-lives-matter-movement, #bosman-julie, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #eligon-john, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #healy-jack, #searcey-dionne

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How New Yorkers Marked the Anniversary of George Floyd’s Killing

Demonstrations across the city took on varied tones throughout the day, a mix of frustration, celebration and sadness.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #chauvin-derek-1976, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hudson-river-park-manhattan-ny, #little-island-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #sharpton-al

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How The Times Acts When a Journalist’s Safety Is Compromised

After situations involving forceful detentions or worse, the organization seeks prompt accountability and change.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #blake-jacob-august-23-2020-shooting, #chauvin-derek-1976, #floyd-george-d-2020, #freedom-of-the-press, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #justice-department, #kenosha-wis, #looram-meaghan, #mccraw-david-e, #minneapolis-minn, #minnesota, #national-press-photographers-assn, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #photography, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-minneapolis-minn

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Is Wokeness ‘Kryponite for Democrats’?

Republicans sure seem to think so. They are not alone. 

#black-lives-matter-movement, #budgets-and-budgeting, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #liberalism-us-politics, #police-reform, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

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No Charges for Kentucky National Guard Members in Shooting of Barbecue Chef

A county prosecutor says Guard members and Louisville police officers enforcing a curfew “reasonably believed” the victim, a popular restaurant owner, “posed an immediate threat.”

#allen-austin, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #crews-katie, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #kroszkewicz-andrew, #louisville-ky, #mcatee-david-d-2020, #national-guard, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-louisville-ky, #roark-matthew, #wine-thomas

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George Floyd’s Family Meets With Biden Amid Push for Police Reform

The family said the president vowed to pass a police reform bill and promised justice not only for Mr. Floyd but for a nation still reeling from a year of killings and protests.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #united-states-politics-and-government

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‘On the Ashes of Tragedy’: Mixed Emotions on Anniversary of George Floyd’s Death

The crowds that gathered in Minneapolis and elsewhere reflected on what has changed, and what has not, in America since Mr. Floyd was murdered by a police officer.

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

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A Year After George Floyd, Los Angeles Confronts Its Future and Its Past

Tuesday: Los Angeles has been struggling to respond to both calls for racial justice and a surge in gun violence.

#george-floyd-protests-2020, #los-angeles-calif, #police-reform

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A Timeline of What Has Happened in the Year Since George Floyd’s Death

A look back at what has transpired in the year since Mr. Floyd’s murder reveals a country both struggling to confront it history of racial division and continuing to succumb to it.

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

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Democrats, About to Miss a Police Reform Deadline, Hold Out Hope

The party will need G.O.P. buy-in to pass a bill — which could threaten activists’ priorities.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #democratic-party, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #immunity-from-prosecution, #law-and-legislation, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform

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Ex-Officer Is Sentenced to 6 Years in Beating of Unarmed Man

The former St. Paul, Minn., officer was convicted of using excessive force against a civilian who resembled the description of an armed suspect from a street fight.

#baker-frank-1963, #black-people, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #palkowitsch-brett, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-minneapolis-minn

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Just How Far Will Republican Attacks on Institutions Go?

For the G.O.P., overturning Roe v. Wade is a live possibility. Taking Jan. 6 seriously is not.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #black-lives-matter-movement, #clueless-movie, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-reform, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Post-George Floyd ‘Racial Reckoning’ Missed Other Inequalities

Acknowledging people’s humanity is interesting. It’s not necessarily justice. Improving their lives, keeping them alive, may be.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #corporate-social-responsibility, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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We Took Down Richmond’s Confederate Monuments. Now We Build.

Confederate monuments no longer define our city. But we must build something new in their place.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #richmond-va, #stoney-levar-1981

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Qualified Immunity Shields Police From Justice

The courts created qualified immunity for police. Reform means getting rid of it.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #qualified-immunity

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Support for the BLM Movement Surged Last Year. Did it Last?

The topline numbers hide important trends by race and political party.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-reform, #polls-and-public-opinion, #race-and-ethnicity, #trump-donald-j

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Dealing With Our Segregated, Jim Crow Education System

The George Floyd case may represent a milestone of progress in criminal justice. But can we expand this recognition of unfairness and inequity to other spheres?

#black-people, #discrimination, #education, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #humphreys-county-miss, #internal-revenue-service, #segregation-and-desegregation, #supreme-court-us, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions

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How a New Proposal Would Limit Police Use of Force in N.Y.

The state’s attorney general seeks to create a “last resort” rule for officers’ use of physical force, and to impose new criminal penalties for those who break it.

#george-floyd-protests-2020, #james-letitia, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #state-legislatures

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How Conservatives Think About George Floyd’s Death and BLM

Trump voters discuss race in America.

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

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It’s Police Violence That Spurs Black Rebellion

The history of Black rebellion demonstrates a fundamental reality. Police violence precipitates community violence in a vicious cycle.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #vigilantes

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Young Americans on the Reaction to George Floyd’s Death

Readers share the effects of George Floyd’s death on their perceptions of race and racism. 

#black-lives-matter-movement, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minorities, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity

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George Floyd Died a Year Ago. The Third Reconstruction Is Underway

Emmett Till’s death helped inspire America’s Second Reconstruction. George Floyd’s galvanized the third.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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May 25, the Day of George Floyd’s Death, Is a Day For Mourning

There is an intimate yet still unexplored relationship between mourning and democracy.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #grief-emotion, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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8 Ways a Modern Civil Rights Movement Moved the Culture

From music to movies, canceled podcasts to toppled monuments, our writers take stock of the culture we shared in the year after George Floyd’s murder.

#art, #black-lives-matter-movement, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #reply-all-radio-program, #social-media, #speed-art-museum

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Washington State Enacts Police Reform a Year After George Floyd’s Death

Gov. Jay Inslee signed 12 bills into law that include bans on chokeholds and no-knock warrants, making Washington the latest state to pass sweeping police reforms.

#george-floyd-protests-2020, #inslee-jay, #law-and-legislation, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform

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From Colombia to U.S., Police Violence Pushes Protests Into Mass Movements

In Colombia, and many other countries, security forces’ attacks on protesters have led to nationwide reckonings with injustice.

#alabama, #black-lives-matter-movement, #bogota-colombia, #brown-michael-1996-2014, #chile, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #ferguson-mo, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #pinochet-ugarte-augusto, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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Andrew Brown Jr. Shooting: Prosecutor Says It Was ‘Justified’

Mr. Brown was fatally shot in Elizabeth City, N.C., by police in April. His family and their lawyers have described it as an “execution.”

#black-lives-matter-movement, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #internal-storyline-no, #north-carolina, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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2 South Carolina Deputies Fired for Role in Jamal Sutherland’s Death

The deputies, Sgt. Lindsay Fickett and Detention Deputy Brian Houle, used pepper spray and Tasers on Jamal Sutherland on Jan. 5 at the detention center in Charleston County.

#assaults, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #charleston-sc, #deaths-fatalities, #fickett-lindsay, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #houle-brian-charleston-county-sc-police-officer, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #south-carolina, #sutherland-jamal-1989-2021

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