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United States: Minneapolis's Sick And Safe Time Ordinance Applies To All Employees Who Work In City, State Supreme Court Rules - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

The City of Minneapolis's Sick and Safe Time Ordinance requiring employers with employees who perform at least 80 hours of work in a year in the city...
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Spike in Shootings Continues over the Weekend in Chicago, NYC

A spike in shootings during the past month and a half continued with 64 shooting victims in Chicago and 28 in New York City over the weekend.While overall crime is down in both cities, there has been an uptick in gun violence in June and July as compared to the same period in 2019. That uptick comes in the midst of massive protests against police kindled by the death of George Floyd, an African American man killed during his arrest by officers in Minneapolis.Of the shooting victims in Chicago th...
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'Not a Welcoming Name': Calls to Drop 'Plantation' Gain Steam Nationwide

When Dharyl Auguste was 3 years old, he and his parents packed all of their belongings and left their home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to immigrate to the United States.The family settled initially in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, before moving to nearby Sunrise. When it was time for Auguste to attend middle school, he and his parents relocated again, this time to Plantation, Florida. Auguste welcomed the move, he said, because it was easier for him to see his friends and access public transportation....
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Church Singing Ban Strikes Sour Note With Yuba City Pastor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Crossroads Community Church Senior Pastor Jim Clark wants to keep his 1,500 parishioners safe during the coronavirus pandemic but he’s drawing the line at a new California ban on singing or chanting at religious services. “I said enough’s enough,” Clark said. “We will be singing and praising the Lord. … We don’t chant, but if we did chant, we’d be chanting too.” The California ban was one of a number of restrictions on indoor businesses and gatherings put in place last ...
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De Blasio: Black Lives Matter Protests Exempt from Large-Event Ban

Mayor Bill de Blasio has canceled all large events in New York City through September, but will continue to allow Black Lives Matter protests in the city, he said.“This is a historic moment of change. We have to respect that but also say to people the kinds of gatherings we’re used to, the parades, the fairs — we just can’t have that while we’re focusing on health right now,” de Blasio said during a CNN appearance Thursday night.While other areas, including Los Angeles, Seattle, and Miami-Dade C...
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New York City mayor helps paint Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower – video

Bill de Blasio on Thursday helped to paint the large, bright yellow mural on Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower in Manhattan. Similar murals have been painted on New York City streets and in other US cities including Washington DC, Raleigh in North Carolina, and Oakland in California. The Black Lives Matter movement gained momentum after the death of George Floyd who was killed by police in Minneapolis in May.New York City mayor helps paint 'Black Lives Matter' outside Trump Tower Continue rea...
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US judge issues gag order in George Floyd case

The judge presiding over the cases of four fired Minneapolis police officers charged in the killing of George Floyd issued a gag order Thursday, after some of the defense attorneys discussed the case with reporters. Attorneys and others who speak to the media "will increase the risk of tainting a potential jury pool and will impair all parties' right to a fair trial," Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill said. Among the comments spurring the gag order were those by Earl Gray, attorney f...
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As Mayor of Minneapolis, I Saw How White Liberals Block Change

But this revolutionary moment is inviting us to be a part of the solution.
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Police Brutality, Police Reform, Misconduct and Shootings, George Floyd Protests (2020


Trump Tower gold doorstep now reflects New York's Black Lives Matter mural

New York's mayor joined activists on Thursday to paint "Black Lives Matter" in giant yellow letters on the city's exclusive Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower, once the crown jewel in President Donald Trump's property empire. As doormen at the luxury apartment building's shiny gold doorstep watched, Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, along with Reverend Al Sharpton, who eulogized George Floyd in Minneapolis in early June, joined dozens of mask-wearing people pushing paint rollers to create th...
Tags: New York, News, Minneapolis, Bill De Blasio, Al Sharpton, Fifth Avenue, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Trump Tower, George Floyd, New York s Black Lives Matter


How a Key Federal Civil Rights Agency Was Sidelined as Historic Protests Erupted

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. In recent weeks, as protests against police violence and systemic racism have swept across the nation, a key federal civil rights agency — an agency created to bridge racial divides — has been largely absent. Dubbed “America’s Peacemaker,” the Community Relations Service was established in 1964 as civil righ...
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NYPD Sees ‘Troubling’ 400 Percent Surge in Retirement Applications

The New York Police Department is experiencing a surge of over 400 percent in retirement applications from officers amid tensions with city officials and after the city's police budget was slashed by city officials.Over the last week, 179 NYPD officers have filed for retirement, up from only 35 during the same week last year, an eye-popping 411 percent increase.Protests and riots began across New York City and other metropolitan areas around the country shortly after the police-custody death...
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New transcript reveals final moments of George Floyd's life

After George Floyd repeatedly told police that he couldn't breathe, former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin said, "Then stop talking, stop yelling, it takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk," according to transcripts of police body camera footage.
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Video Shows Vallejo Officer Fatally Shot Man From Back Seat

VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — Video released Wednesday shows a Vallejo police detective in a pickup truck firing a rifle through the windshield, killing a man officers thought had a gun but turned out to be carrying a hammer. The killing of 22-year-old Sean Monterrosa just after midnight on June 2 in Vallejo has prompted protests. Vallejo Police Chief Shawny Williams initially said the San Francisco man was kneeling at the time. In the video released by police, Williams said a detective described what ...
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Thomas Lane, former Minneapolis police officer who held George Floyd's legs, seeks dismissal of charges

An attorney for former Minneapolis officer Thomas Lane said in a court filing that Lane twice asked if George Floyd should be rolled on his side.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Thomas Lane, former Minneapolis police officer who held George Floyd's legs, seeks dismissal of charges

An attorney for former Minneapolis officer Thomas Lane said in a court filing that Lane twice asked if George Floyd should be rolled on his side.
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George Floyd Pleaded For Air Over 20 Times, Body Cam Shows

"It takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk," Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin told Floyd before he died.
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Newly released body camera transcripts detail last moments of George Floyd's life

After George Floyd repeatedly told police that he couldn't breathe, former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin said, "Then stop talking, stop yelling, it takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk," according to transcripts of police body camera footage.
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Newly released body camera transcripts detail the last moments of George Floyd's life

After George Floyd repeatedly told police that he couldn't breathe, former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin said, "Then stop talking, stop yelling, it takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk," according to transcripts of police body camera footage.
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Stories, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin


An officer told George Floyd it took 'a lot of oxygen to talk,' body camera transcripts show

After George Floyd repeatedly told police that he couldn't breathe, former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin said, "Then stop talking, stop yelling, it takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk," according to transcripts of police body camera footage.
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Minneapolis PD Trained Officers to Use the Neck Restraint That Killed George Floyd: Docs

The Minneapolis Police Department, in a training manual issued to all new officers, detailed how to execute the same neck restraint that killed George Floyd, lawyers for one of the officers involved in the May 25 incident argued in a Wednesday motion. The training manual, which provided pictures of the “non-deadly” maneuver in which officers put an arm or leg on the back of a suspect’s throat if they are resisting arrest, was filed Wednesday in a motion to dismiss the charges against Thomas Lane...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Academy, EMS, Gray, Star Tribune, Floyd, Lane, MRT, MPD, Kueng, Minneapolis Police Department, Thomas Lane, Chauvin, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin


'Leave him': New court filings detail George Floyd's fatal arrest

An attorney for former Minneapolis officer Thomas Lane filed a motion to dismiss charges, citing "lack of probable cause" for Lane's role in Floyd's death.
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Officer Charged In George Floyd Death Seeks Case Dismissal

One of four Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd’s death is asking to have his case dismissed.
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What Do Protests Accomplish? 5 Global Lessons From Demonstrations Over Floyd’s Murder

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. It is a popular meme about sex and politics: “Yeah you cute, but are you down with the revolution?” Based on personal experience, and Trump supporters’ apparent dating difficulties , politics literally and figuratively cut to the heart. During my early 20s — armed with only a passport, mismatched luggage, and a credit card — I boarded a one-way British Airways flight to London. Fed up with American racism, I...
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A Black-Owned Distillery in Minneapolis Pushes Forward

From the pandemic to protests to arson, Du Nord Craft Spirits has dealt with repeated turmoil and emerged with a new purpose.
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Two Chefs Moved to Rural Minnesota to Expand on Their Mission of Racial Justice

Mateo Mackbee and Erin Lucas left Minneapolis for a small central Minnesota community, where they are using their restaurant, bakery and farm to promote diversity and teach children about food.
Tags: News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Restaurants, Restaurant, Chefs, Black People, Lucas, Black Lives Matter Movement, Erin Lucas, Minn, Mateo, Agriculture and Farming, Relocation of Business, Cooking and Cookbooks, Race and Ethnicity


Gun violence kills 160 as holiday weekend exposes tale of 'two Americas'

With more than 500 wounded across the US, local leaders see racism and under-investment at the root of the crisisA six-year-old in Philadelphia, a seven-year-old in Chicago, an eight-year-old in Atlanta, a 15-year-old in New York, all shot. Community cries of “enough is enough”.Neighborhoods in some of the largest US cities erupted in gun violence over the Fourth of July weekend, killing an estimated 160 people and leaving more than 500 wounded from Friday night to Sunday.Georgia’s governor, Bri...
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Amy Cooper Will Face Charges After Calling Cops on Black Birder in Central Park

Amy Cooper, the white woman who called the police in May and falsely accused a Black man of threatening her life after he asked her to leash her dog in Central Park, will face charges for the incident, prosecutors announced Monday. Cooper, 41, will be charged with filing a false report, a misdemeanor offense punishable by up to a year in jail, for making the May 25 complaint against Christian Cooper, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office said. The Memorial Day incident, captured in a now-infa...
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Breonna Taylor’s Death Was Connected to Shady Louisville Gentrification Plan: Lawsuit

Breonna Taylor, a Kentucky EMT worker fatally shot in her home in March, died as a result of a politically-driven police operation “to clear out” a Louisville street to make way for a multi-million gentrification plan, a lawsuit filed by the 26-year-old’s family states. Taylor, who worked for two local hospitals, and her boyfriend were asleep in their apartment on March 13 when three officers executed a “no-knock” search warrant looking for a suspected drug dealer who lived in a different part o...
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Protests May Have Spread Coronavirus, Some Cities Say

Officials in Los Angeles, Seattle, and Miami-Dade County, Fla., have acknowledged that anti-police protests and riots may have led to increased spread of the coronavirus, according to a Fox News report.All three cities have experienced an uptick in coronavirus cases after weeks of protesting sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. Many Democrats and public-health professionals alike had voiced support of the demonstrations, including Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti. T...
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Chicago Gun Violence Spikes and Increasingly Finds the Youngest Victims

As Yasmin Miller drove home from a laundromat in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood last weekend, a gunman in another car peppered her red Hyundai sedan with bullets, grazing her head and striking her son, Sincere Gaston, in the chest. Sincere died in his car seat. He was 20 months old.On June 20, a man fired gunshots through the back of a dark blue SUV, wounding the 27-year-old man driving and hitting his stepson, Mekhi James, in the back, killing him. Mekhi was 3.Two other girls, both aged 3...
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