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Danny Glover on George Floyd and Possibly Reviving ‘Lethal Weapon’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Danny Glover was recently a juror and mentor at Turkey’s virtual International Migration Film Festival, for which he took a deep dive into films tackling the plight of migrants around the world from his home in San Francisco, just as protests over the death of George Floyd escalated in the U.S. The actor-writer-producer and passionate […]
Tags: News, Global, Actors, San Francisco, Turkey, Black Lives Matter, Direct, Danny Glover, Lethal Weapon, George Floyd


'We're not going anywhere': Seattle's Chop zone dismantled but cause lives on

The special police-free zone set up by protesters has now been cleared, but activists say they won’t stop the fight for justiceThe occupied protest zone near downtown Seattle known as the Capitol Hill Organized Protest, or “Chop”, effectively came to a swift end early Wednesday morning when officers largely cleared the area of people and encampments, despite some protests lingering overnight into Thursday.Now activists say the relationships built and lessons learned over the last three weeks in ...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Seattle, Powell, Cal Anderson Park, Jenny Durkan, George Floyd, Rick Hearns, Tarika Powell, Seattle Black Collective Voice, Jessie Livingston


Man arrested over toppling of statue English slave trader

British police said they had arrested a man over the toppling of a statue of a 17th Century slave trader last month, an incident which sparked a major debate about Britain's imperial past. Anti-racism protesters demonstrating in the port city of Bristol in western England in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in the United States pulled down the statue of Edward Colston and threw it into the harbour. "A 24-year-old man was ... arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and has since been r...
Tags: England, News, Britain, United States, Bristol, Avon, Somerset Police, Edward Colston, George Floyd


Miami-Dade Police Officer Fired After Video Shows Him Punching Black Woman in the Face at Airport

A Miami-Dade County police officer has been relieved of duty after a video Wednesday (Jul. 1) showed him punching a woman in the face during an argument at Miami International Airport. Bodycam video emerged Wednesday evening showing the violent encounter. The video shows a masked officer speaking to a Black woman in a terminal when she becomes angry and starts taunting him, saying: “You acting like you white when you really Black … what you want to do?” After the woman steps to the officer and g...
Tags: Videos, News, Minneapolis, Jazz, Miami, Airport, Taser, Black, South Florida, Miami Dade County, Floyd, Freddy, Miami Herald, Ramirez, Rodriguez, Miami International Airport


Davis Councilmember Proposing Replacing ‘Police’ With ‘Community Safety Department’

DAVIS (CBS13) — The city of Davis is considering a first-of-its-kind plan to remove the name “police” from the Davis Police Department. Davis councilmember Will Arnold is proposing replacing the name “Police Department” with “Community Safety Department,” as part of the city’s efforts for police reform. “It sends a signal that we’re serious,” Councilmember Arnold said. “A name change alone won’t solve this complex issue, but it’s a step towards the fundamental reforms our community wants.” The t...
Tags: Crime, News, Local, Seen On, Davis, Arnold, Police Department, Davis Police Department, Natalie Corona, Police Reform, Will Arnold, George Floyd, Davis Police Department Davis, Community Safety Department, Davis Central Park READ


Sacramento City Council Discusses Potential Police Reforms Inspired By Protests

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Sacramento City Council held their much-anticipated meeting surrounding possible police reform in the City of Sacramento Wednesday. Topics ranged from mental health to creating new oversight positions. Since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, a call for significant police reform has swept the nation. For weeks, protesters have flooded the streets of major cities, including Sacramento. Cesar Chavez park, across the street from City Hall, has acted as...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Local, Seen On, Sacramento, Oliver, City Hall, HARRIS, Steinberg, Sacramento City Council, Darrell Steinberg, Ken Oliver, Jeff Harris, Police Reform, Sacramento News, Stephon Clark


Tucker Carlson Calls Black Lives Matter Protests a ‘Pandemic’: ‘Minneapolis Was Our Wuhan’

Fox News host Tucker Carlson continued his relentless attacks on social justice movement Black Lives Matter on Wednesday night, likening the protests over police brutality to coronavirus while describing the city where George Floyd was killed as “our Wuhan.”Carlson led off his top-rated Fox News primetime program by referencing COVID-19, a disease that has currently killed roughly 130,000 Americans, in an effort to draw a comparison to the recent push for racial justice kicked off by Floyd’s lat...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Fox News, Msnbc, BLM, Columbus, Wuhan, Ron Johnson, Tucker Carlson, Christopher Columbus, Floyd, Carlson, George Floyd, Tucker Carlson Calls Black Lives Matter Protests, GOP Sens James Lankford


The biggest companies no longer advertising on Facebook due to the platform's lack of hate-speech moderation

Civil rights organizations including NAACP, Color of Change, Anti-Defamation League, and Sleeping Giants asked advertisers to stop paying for advertisements on Facebook in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. Since Floyd's death, Facebook has allowed posts in which Trump called protesters "thugs" and suggested violence when he wrote, "when the looting starts, the shooting starts." Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg decided not to take action in removing the c...
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Stonewall Jackson Statue Removed After Richmond Mayor Orders Removal Of All Confederate Statues

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Work crews wielding a giant crane, harnesses and power tools wrested an imposing statue of Gen. Stonewall Jackson from its concrete pedestal along Richmond, Virginia’s famed Monument Avenue on Wednesday, just hours after the mayor ordered the removal of all Confederate statues from city land. Mayor Levar Stoney’s decree came weeks after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam ordered the removal of the most prominent and imposing statue along the avenue: that of Confederate Gen. Rober...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Virginia, Ap, Portsmouth, City Council, Jackson, Black, Swann, Richmond, Lee, Richmond Virginia, Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson, Richmond VA, Stoney


What Black parents are telling their children about racism

As protests continue nationwide over the death of George Floyd, many Black parents worry about the safety of their own children. CNN spoke to parents in Ohio and Pennsylvania about the conversations they are having with their sons and daughters about systemic racism in the United States.
Tags: News, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Stories, Ohio, George Floyd


NPS Acting Director Offers Nuanced Take On Decision To Keep Confederate Monuments

National Park Service acting director David Vela on Wednesday discussed the complexities of dealing with racism associated with parks as the movement to remove Confederate monuments gains momentum nationwide. During an interview that aired on ABC News Wednesday, Vela acknowledged the history of racism in parks and explained that the NPS is working on developing “a different approach” to combat it. Vela, who is the first Latino to lead the agency after being appointed by President Trump in 2017...
Tags: News, Abc News, National Park Service, Nps, Trump, Vela, Park Service, Confederate Statue, Summer Concepcion, David Vela, Devin Dwyer, George Floyd


Gun Sales Spike, FBI Background Checks Set New Record

Background checks for gun sales spiked again in June, setting a new record for the highest number of checks in one month as nationwide protests, riots and the coronavirus pandemic continued to increase safety concerns for many.The National Instant Criminal Background Check System conducted 3.9 million checks in June, an increase of 70 percent over June 2019. Last month’s numbers broke the previous record of 2.7 million checks set in March.Already this year, the FBI has recorded 19 million backgr...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Virginia, Joe Biden, Fbi, Washington Examiner, The Washington Examiner, Small Arms Analytics, George Floyd, FBI Background Checks Set New Record, Hyatt Guns of Charlotte North Carolina


Police Clear Seattle’s Protest ‘Autonomous Zone’

The so-called Capitol Hill Organized Protest area was taken over by protesters after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. It was the site of at least four shootings last month.
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Capitol Hill, Seattle, Demonstrations, Protests and Riots, Seattle (Wash, George Floyd, George Floyd Protests (2020


Trump Condemns Budget Cuts to NYPD, Calls ‘Black Lives Matter’ A ‘Symbol Of Hate’

President Trump criticized New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday for the second-term mayor’s decision to cut roughly $1 billion from the city’s police department budget. In a morning Twitter rant, Trump tossed red meat to blue-uniform sympathizers and white supremacists, saying the move to cut the NYPD budget was made worse by an unrelated decision to paint the words “Black Lives Matter” along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, which he said would denigrate “this luxury Avenue.” ….horrible BL...
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Police Are Clearing Seattle’s Protest ‘Autonomous Zone’

The so-called Capitol Hill Organized Protest area was taken over by protesters after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. It was the site of at least four shootings last month.
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Capitol Hill, Seattle, Demonstrations, Protests and Riots, Seattle (Wash, George Floyd, George Floyd Protests (2020


Seattle cops dismantle 'occupied' zone, arrest more than 30

Seattle police turned out in force early Wednesday at the city's “occupied” protest zone, tore down demonstrators' encampments and used bicycles to herd the protesters after the mayor ordered the area cleared following two fatal shootings in less than two weeks. Television images showed police, many in riot gear, confronting dozens of protesters at the “Capitol Hill Occupied Protest” zone that was set up near downtown following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Officers stood ...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Seattle, George Floyd


Trump Vows To Veto Defense Bill If It Includes Provision To Remove Confederate Names From Military Bases

President Trump vowed late Tuesday that he would veto this year’s proposed $740 billion annual defense bill if an amendment is included that would require the renaming of bases named after Confederate military leaders. The pledge to veto the amendment came in a late night tweet reaffirming Trump’s earlier claim to “not even consider the renaming” of military bases as part of the National Defense Authorization Act.  The president mocked Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) who sponsored the amendmen...
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Seattle cops clear 'occupied' zone, more than 20 arrested

Seattle police showed up in force early Wednesday at the city's “occupied” protest zone, tore down demonstrators' tents and used bicycles to herd the protesters after the mayor ordered the area cleared following two fatal shootings in less than two weeks. Television images showed no signs of clashes between the police, many dressed in riot gear, and dozens of protesters at the “Capitol Hill Occupied Protest” zone that was set up near downtown following the police killing of George Floyd in Minn...
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Trump Wants a Backlash. Can He Whip One Into Shape?

Inevitably, the electorate’s response to the George Floyd protests has begun to run along familiar ideological fault lines.
Tags: News, Black People, Police Brutality, Republican Party, Biden, Demonstrations, Gates, Michael, Trump, Democratic Party, Black Lives Matter Movement, Lind, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Police Reform, Protests and Riots


Sacramento Pays $15,000 To Settle Police Brutality Lawsuit Stemming From 2018 Idling Car Arrest

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The City of Sacramento is paying $15,000 to settle a police brutality lawsuit. Video shows the 2018 incident outside of a convenience store in South Land Park. An officer asked Craig Williams for his ID after he left his car idling. When Williams refuses, the officer slammed him against the wall and took him into custody. In the lawsuit, Williams said the fact that he is Black was a substantial factor in the alleged assault. Sacramento NAACP spokesperson Betty Williams al...
Tags: News, Local, Sacramento, Williams, Sacramento Police Department, Craig Williams, SACRAMENTO Sacramento, Darrell Steinberg, Betty Williams, Sacramento NAACP, Sacramento News, George Floyd, Idling Car Arrest, South Land Park An


Davis Woman Says George Floyd Mural Stolen From Community Fence

DAVIS (CBS13) — There are murals and different signs in support for George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement all over, including at places like Central Park in Davis. Virgine Bock wanted to bring murals to her own neighborhood. “Maybe a week or 10 days after the death of George Floyd, we reached out to a friend of the family who is a young artist and ask him if he could do something for us,” Bock said. The artist painted murals of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter movement for Bock an...
Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Black Lives Matter, Central Park, Bock, Davis News, George Floyd, Davis Virgine Bock, Rhonda David Neighbor, Gregory Shilling


Jamaica suspends use of British royal insignia after anti-racism protests

Jamaica has suspended the use of a badge representing one of the highest British royal honors after anti-racism protesters decried its imagery of a white angel standing on the head of Satan depicted as a chained man with dark skin. Protesters in Jamaica and elsewhere have likened the image to George Floyd, the Black American who was killed last month after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes. The Queen’s Representative to Jamaica, Governor General Patrick All...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Jamaica, Patrick Allen, George Floyd, Queen 's Representative


Tennessee high school valedictorian's racial injustice speech cut short, principal apologizes

A valedictorian's speech was cut short as she spoke out about the death of George Floyd and finished it by saying "no justice, no peace!"
Tags: News, Tennessee, George Floyd


After Charges of Insensitivity and Racism, Many Newsrooms Face Serious Questions

The cultural upheaval caused by the death of George Floyd at the hands of the police made its way to a number of high-profile print and digital publications in recent weeks, resulting in disruption at The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Variety and several other organizations. Now, moves at those outlets have left […]
Tags: News, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, George Floyd, The New York Times the Los Angeles Times Variety


Muslim Americans assert solidarity with Black Lives Matter, finding unity within a diverse faith group

The killing of George Floyd took place at the doorstep of Muslim America.He was killed in front of Cup Foods, a store owned by an Arab American Muslim, whose teenage employee – also a Muslim – had earlier reported to police that Floyd tried to use a counterfeit $20 bill to buy cigarettes.Muslim American businesses are common in lower-income areas, such as the part of Minneapolis where Floyd died after a police officer knelt on his neck. And as the writer Moustafa Bayoumi has noted, this puts sto...
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'It makes it very difficult to fire them': police union contracts protect bad officers, critics warn

Oversight in many US police forces has been rendered ineffective by union contracts accused of thwarting disciplinary proceedings A court in 2009 convicted Washington DC police officer Michael Sugg-Edwards of sexually assaulting a teenage woman in his squad car. After conducting its own internal investigation, the department quickly fired the then 35-year-old officer.But, six years later, Sugg-Edwards was back on the force. A provision in the police union’s contract allowed him to appeal the dec...
Tags: Florida, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Washington Post, Washington, US, Chicago, Washington Dc, Aclu, Guardian, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Columbus, San Antonio, Laquan Mcdonald


Tucker Carlson’s Journey From Coronavirus Alarm-Puller to COVID Truther

In early March, while President Donald Trump’s loudest allies at Fox News downplayed the coronavirus pandemic, with some claiming it was nothing more than an “impeachment scam” to destroy the president, Tucker Carlson received widespread—and usual, considering his notoriously far-right rhetoric—praise for calling out his colleagues and Trump for “minimizing” the impending danger.The Fox News primetime star continues to receive plaudits for reportedly convincing the president to finally take the ...
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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says he's no longer using his desk that once belonged to Woodrow Wilson

When New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy tweeted a picture of him observing a moment of silence in honor of George Floyd earlier this month, people were quick to point out that he was doing it from behind a desk that was engraved with the name of Woodrow Wilson.
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New Jersey Gov. says he's no longer using desk that once belonged to Woodrow Wilson

When New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy tweeted a picture of him observing a moment of silence in honor of George Floyd earlier this month, people were quick to point out that he was doing it from behind a desk that was engraved with the name of Woodrow Wilson.
Tags: News, New Jersey, Stories, Woodrow Wilson, Phil Murphy, George Floyd


Confederate flag losing prominence 155 years after Civil War

Long a symbol of pride to some and hatred to others, the Confederate battle flag is losing its place of official prominence 155 years after rebellious Southern states lost a war to perpetuate slavery. Mississippi's Republican-controlled Legislature voted Sunday to remove the Civil War emblem from the state flag, a move that was both years in the making and notable for its swiftness amid a national debate over racial inequality following the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota. Mississi...
Tags: News, Mississippi, Legislature, Minnesota Mississippi, George Floyd



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