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$500,000 bond set for Atlanta officer who shot black man

Jul 01, 2020 - 9:39 AM

'This court does not feel this amount is excessive,' Judge Jane Barwick says

SIGN. Police are seen behind a protester's placard standing guard on a bridge as protestors block the road next to burned Wendy's restaurant on the fourth day following Rayshard Brooks' shooting death. Photo by Chandan Khanna/AFP

U.S. 'Golden State Killer' pleads guilty to 13 murders

Jun 30, 2020 - 8:48 AM

He also confesses to dozens of rapes, robberies, and kidnappings

KILLER. Joseph James DeAngelo, the suspected 'Golden State Killer,' appears in court for his arraignment on April 27, 2018 in Sacramento, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/AFP

Probe ordered into police death of black man in Colorado as anger flares

Jun 26, 2020 - 11:33 AM

Elijah McClain, 23, died last August in Aurora, near Denver, 3 days after he was put in a chokehold by police, injected with ketamine to sedate him, and suffered cardiac arrest

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 06: A protester holds up a sign on the recently rename Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House as the sun sets during continued demonstrations on June 6, 2020 in Washington, DC. This is the 12th day of protests since George Floyd died in Minneapolis police custody on May 25. Samuel Corum/Getty Images/AFP

Police reform bill clears U.S. House but deadlock awaits in Senate

Jun 26, 2020 - 9:41 AM

President Donald Trump is opposed to the House measure, and says the Democrats were aiming to 'weaken our police' and end officer immunity

ST LOUIS, MO - JUNE 01: St. Louis City Bike Patrol Officers mobilize as protesters demonstrate against police brutality and the death of George Floyd through downtown St. Louis on June 1, 2020 in St Louis, Missouri. Protests continue to be held in cities throughout the country over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died while in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images/AFP

Republican police reform bill blocked in U.S. Senate

Jun 25, 2020 - 9:09 AM

The Republican proposal, which President Donald Trump supports, would discourage but not ban tactics like choke holds

SIGN. Police are seen behind a protester's placard standing guard on a bridge as protestors block the road next to burned Wendy's restaurant on the fourth day following Rayshard Brooks' shooting death. Photo by Chandan Khanna/AFP

3 men charged with murder of U.S. black jogger Ahmaud Arbery

Jun 25, 2020 - 9:02 AM

9 counts, including murder, aggravated assault, and false imprisonment are laid against the 3 men

MOURNING. Jasmine Arbery, sister of Ahmaud Arbery (R) and Wanda Cooper-Jones, Ahmaud's mother, comfort one another while people gather to honor Ahmaud at Sidney Lanier Park on May 9, 2020 in Brunswick, Georgia. Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images/AFP

Dutch arrest hundreds at coronavirus protest clashes

Jun 22, 2020 - 9:01 AM

The city's top official did not just ban the demonstration because of coronavirus measures, the ANP national news agency says

PROTEST. A woman reacts towards police at the Central Station as people gather at the city's central Malieveld grounds to demonstrate against the government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in The Hague on June 21, 2020. Photo by Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/AFP

U.N. resolution condemns systemic racism without naming U.S.

Jun 19, 2020 - 10:53 PM

An initially strongly-worded text proposed earlier this week is watered down, first to remove the call for an international probe, and finally to strip away any mention of the United States

UN RESOLUTION. General view of the United Nations Human Rights Council on March 13, 2018, in Geneva. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

U.N. urged to hold U.S. 'accountable' over racism, police violence

Jun 19, 2020 - 10:11 AM

The American Civil Liberties Union warns countries that 'partial or half-baked measures of accountability won't remedy structural racism'

BLACK LIVES MATTER. The reinvigorated anti-racism movement has spurred changes in the worldwide entertainment scene. Photo from Shutterstock

Trump says police 'not treated fairly' after latest race shooting

Jun 18, 2020 - 3:27 PM

'I thought it was a terrible situation, but you can't resist a police officer,' US President Donald Trump says of Rayshard Brooks' death in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity

TRUMP ON THE POLICE. US president Donald Trump gestures flanked by her daughter White House Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump as he arrives at the Congress center during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, on January 22, 2020. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Atlanta police officer charged with murder for shooting black man

Jun 18, 2020 - 9:00 AM

Atlanta District Attorney Paul Howard says police officer Garrett Rolfe aggravated the case by kicking Rayshard Brooks' body as he lay on the ground bleeding

SIGN. Police are seen behind a protester's placard standing guard on a bridge as protestors block the road next to burned Wendy's restaurant on the fourth day following Rayshard Brooks' shooting death. Photo by Chandan Khanna/AFP

U.S. Republicans unveil police reform bill focusing on transparency

Jun 18, 2020 - 8:42 AM

'This is not about trying to create partisan differences. This is about coming together and getting an outcome,' says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

INJUSTICE. Military Police face off with protesters across from the White House on May 30, 2020 in Washington DC, during a protest over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Police fire tear gas as thousands join French health care protest

Jun 17, 2020 - 10:36 AM

Protesters clad in black set fire to a vehicle and pelt the police with projectiles, chanting, 'Everybody hates the police'

MARIANNE. Women dressed as France's symbol Marianne take part in a healthcare workers demonstration during a nationwide day of protests to demand better working conditions for health workers, in Lille, northern France, on June 16, 2020. Photo by Francois Lo Presti/AFP

Africa urges U.N. probe of U.S. 'systemic racism,' police violence

Jun 17, 2020 - 10:05 AM

'When national processes consistently fail, international processes are needed,' says John Fisher, head of Human Rights Watch's Geneva office

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Pentagon surplus handouts stoke the militarization of U.S. police

Jun 16, 2020 - 11:18 AM

Camouflage uniforms and combat gear, heavily armored anti-mine vehicles, and high-powered assault weapons – they aren't there by accident

Tear gas rises above as protesters face off with police during a demonstration outside the White House over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police in Washington, DC, on May 31, 2020. - Thousands of National Guard troops patrolled major US cities after five consecutive nights of protests over racism and police brutality that boiled over into arson and looting, sending shock waves through the country. The death Monday of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, at the hands of police in Minneapolis ignited this latest wave of outrage in the US over law enforcement's repeated use of lethal force against African Americans -- this one like others before captured on cellphone video. (Photo by Samuel Corum / AFP)

Furious French police protest racism claims

Jun 12, 2020 - 10:25 PM

French police have often faced accusations of excessive violence, with some incidents caught on video sparking widespread outrage

Trump praises U.S. police, rejecting protesters' cries of racism

Jun 12, 2020 - 10:02 AM

'You always have a bad apple, no matter where you go,' says Trump, who is making law and order a new keystone of his bid to win a second term

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - MAY 29: Police officers block a road on the fourth day of protests on May 29, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The National Guard has been activated as protests continue after the death of George Floyd which has caused widespread destruction and fires across Minneapolis and St. Paul. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: The relevance of #BlackLivesMatter to Filipinos

Jun 11, 2020 - 8:31 PM

Leloy Claudio talks to Sheila Coronel and Vince Rafael about the relevance of the Black Lives Matter movement to Filipinos

Turkey passes controversial 'nightwatchmen' bill

Jun 11, 2020 - 10:31 AM

The new law gives 'nightwatchmen,' who walk the streets at night to report burglaries and disturbances, almost the same powers as police

PRISON. Turkish soldiers stand guard in front of the Silivri Prison and Courthouse complex in Silivri, near Istanbul on February 18, 2020. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Houston bids farewell to George Floyd in hometown funeral

Jun 10, 2020 - 1:02 AM

Politicians, civil rights activists, and celebrities join the family to share memories of the man they call a 'gentle giant'

GEORGE FLOYD. Family members of George Floyd pause at the casket during a funeral service for Floyd at The Fountain of Praise Church on June 9, 2020, in Houston. Photo by David J. Phillip/AFP

Thousands mourn George Floyd as accused officer appears in court

Jun 09, 2020 - 8:37 AM

(UPDATE) The Justice in Policing Act, introduced in both chambers of Congress, will make it easier to prosecute officers for abuse, and rethink how they are recruited and trained

POLICE BRUTALITY. This still image taken from a May 25, 2020, video courtesy of Darnella Frazier via Facebook, shows a Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officer arresting George Floyd. Photo by Darnella Frazier/AFP

France police to ban chokehold arrest as protest anger mounts

Jun 09, 2020 - 8:24 AM

Media outlets publish the contents of a private Facebook group on which French police members repeatedly use racist and sexist terms and mock victims of police brutality

CLASH. Members of the Gendarmerie charge as protestors linked to the Yellow Vests (Gilets Jaunes) movement take part in a demonstration on the side of the annual Bastille Day ceremony, on July 14, 2019, near the Champs-Elysees in Paris. Photo by Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

Europeans join global wave of anti-racism protests

Jun 08, 2020 - 9:41 AM

'It's really hard to live here,' says Senegalese migrant Morikeba Samate, 32, one of the thousands to have arrived in Italy after risking the perilous crossing across the Mediterranean

MARCH. Protestors attend a Black Lives Matter march in Vienna, Austria, on June 4, 2020, in solidarity with protests raging across the United States over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died during an arrest on May 25. Photo by Joe Klamar/AFP

Minneapolis council votes to dismantle police as protests continue

Jun 08, 2020 - 8:57 AM

(UPDATED) 'We committed to dismantling policing as we know it in the city of Minneapolis and to rebuild with our community a new model of public safety that actually keeps our community safe,' Council President Lisa Bender says

INJUSTICE. Military Police face off with protesters across from the White House on May 30, 2020 in Washington DC, during a protest over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

US Democrats press anti-racism reforms as protests continue

Jun 08, 2020 - 8:32 AM

Trump went on the attack against Joe Biden, tweeting without evidence that 'not only will Sleepy Joe Biden DEFUND THE POLICE, but he will DEFUND OUR MILITARY!'

ANGER. Protesters demonstrate against the death of George Floyd outside the 3rd Precinct Police Precinct on May 27, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Kerem Yucel/AFP

NYT editor resigns after backlash over senator's hardline op-ed

Jun 08, 2020 - 8:08 AM

Some 800 Times staffers sign a petition in protest of the publication of 'Send in The Military' by Republican US Senator Tom Cotton

THE TIMES. New York City Police officers stand outside the office of the The New York Times, October 25, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. accuses China of using Floyd death for propaganda

Jun 06, 2020 - 11:07 PM

'The CCP's propaganda efforts – seeking to conflate the United States' actions in the wake of the death of George Floyd with the CCP's denial of basic human rights and freedom – should be seen for the fraud that they are,' says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

'USED AS PROPAGANDA'. US President Donald Trump holds up a Bible outside of St John's Episcopal church across Lafayette Park in Washington, DC on June 1, 2020. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

U.S. protests over Floyd's killing a 'perfect storm' for false info

Jun 05, 2020 - 11:13 AM

'I believe Mr Floyd is still alive. This was just a show to start race wars,' one Facebook user writes

PROTEST. Manhattan, NY protest George Floyd's death on May 31, 2020. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

'You changed the world George,' rights leader tells Floyd memorial

Jun 05, 2020 - 10:18 AM

The crowd stands in silence for 8 minutes and 46 seconds – the same length of time that officer Derek Chauvin spent with his knee on Floyd's neck

GEORGE. An image of George Floyd is painted on the road near a memorial site outside Cup Foods on June 3, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images/AFP

Tens of thousands turn out for Vienna Black Lives Matter protest

Jun 05, 2020 - 9:49 AM

Several demonstrators say it is one of the largest protests Vienna has seen in years

MARCH. Protestors attend a Black Lives Matter march in Vienna, Austria, on June 4, 2020, in solidarity with protests raging across the United States over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died during an arrest on May 25. Photo by Joe Klamar/AFP

Meghan Markle pays tribute to George Floyd

Jun 05, 2020 - 9:17 AM

One Daily Mail headline from 2016 – before the couple married – wrote: 'Harry's girl is (almost) straight outta Compton: Gang-scarred home of her mother revealed – so will he be dropping by for tea?'

MEGHAN. In this file photo taken on October 25, 2019 Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a roundtable discussion on gender equality. Photo by Jeremy Selwyn/AFP

Trump sued over police charge outside White House

Jun 05, 2020 - 8:55 AM

The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups accuse the president and top officials of violating the constitutional rights of Black Lives Matters campaigners and individual protestors

TEAR GAS. Police officers wearing riot gear push back demonstrators shooting tear gas next to St. John's Episcopal Church outside of the White House, June 1, 2020. Photo by Jose Luis Magana/AFP

Anti-terror unit arrests far-right extremists at U.S. protests

Jun 04, 2020 - 11:14 AM

The men allegedly belong to the 'Boogaloo' movement, which has adopted Hawaiian shirts as a uniform and which promotes 'a coming civil war and/or collapse of society,' says a Nevada federal prosecutor

BOOGALOO. A member of the far-right militia, Boogaloo Bois, walks next to protestors demonstrating outside downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, on May 29, 2020. Photo by Logan Cyrus/AFP

Charges filed against all 4 police officers in Floyd killing

Jun 04, 2020 - 8:42 AM

The arrest of all 4 officers involved has been a focus for tens of thousands of protesters who have marched the streets of dozens of US cities for the past 9 days

KNEEL. Protestors kneel during a rally in Coral Gables, Florida on May 30, 2020 in response to the recent death of George Floyd. Photo by Eva Marie Uzcategui/AFP

Trump trying to 'divide' America – ex-Pentagon chief Mattis

Jun 04, 2020 - 7:54 AM

'Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people – does not even pretend to try,' Mattis says

JAMES MATTIS. US Defense Secretary James Mattis delivers his speech during the first plenary session of the 17th Asian Security Summit of the IISS ShangriLa Dialogue in Singapore on June 2, 2018. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Anxiety rises over attacks on media covering U.S. protests

Jun 03, 2020 - 10:36 AM

A tally by media watchdog groups cites 192 press freedom violations during the latest wave of protests including 131 assaults, of which 108 were by police

PROTEST. Manhattan, NY protest George Floyd's death on May 31, 2020. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Police stun Americans – by taking a knee with protesters

Jun 03, 2020 - 10:21 AM

At other times, the kneeling serves to defuse soaring tensions – raising the question of whether it is more of a de-escalation tactic

KNEEL. Los Angeles Police Department officers kneel during a rally led by Baptist Ministers to City Hall on June 2, 2020 in memory of George Floyd. Photo by Frederic J. BROWN/AFP

Clashes at Paris protest against racism and deadly police violence

Jun 03, 2020 - 9:10 AM

The demonstration comes after the release of two differing medical reports into the cause of Adama Traore's death. The Traore case has long been controversial in France.

PROTEST. Protesters demonstrate in front of Paris courthouse against police violence on June 2, 2020. Photo by Michel Rubinel/AFP

Amid protests, Pentagon squirms under pressure to do Trump's political bidding

Jun 03, 2020 - 8:49 AM

'America is not a battleground. Our fellow citizens are not the enemy,' says retired General Martin Dempsey

GAS. Tear gas rises above as protesters face off with police during a demonstration outside the White House over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police in Washington, DC, on May 31, 2020. Photo by Samuel Corum/AFP

George W. Bush calls on U.S. to examine its 'tragic failures'

Jun 03, 2020 - 8:13 AM

'The heroes of America – from Frederick Douglass to Harriet Tubman, to Abraham Lincoln, to Martin Luther King Jr. – are heroes of unity,' the former US president says

BUSH. Former US President George W. Bush speaks during a memorial service for US Senator John McCain at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC, on September 1, 2018. Photo by Saul Leob/AFP

Biden condemns 'institutional racism,' Floyd death as he reignites campaign

Jun 02, 2020 - 10:04 AM

(UPDATED) 'Hate just hides. Doesn't go away. And when you have somebody in power who breathes oxygen into the hate under the rocks, it comes out from under the rocks,' Joe Biden says of Donald Trump

JOE. File photo taken on March 12, 2020 of former US Vice President and Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden during a press event in Wilmington, Delaware. Photo by Saul Leob/AFP

Autopsy finds cop suffocated black man as U.S. braces for more fury

Jun 02, 2020 - 8:27 AM

In a conference call with governors quickly leaked to several media outlets, Trump tells state leaders to 'dominate' and says they are 'going to look like a bunch of jerks' if they are too soft

POLICE BRUTALITY. This still image taken from a May 25, 2020, video courtesy of Darnella Frazier via Facebook, shows a Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officer arresting George Floyd. Photo by Darnella Frazier/AFP

Clashes outside White House as U.S. cities under curfew

Jun 01, 2020 - 12:26 PM

With the Trump administration branding instigators of 6 nights of rioting as domestic terrorists, there are more confrontations between protesters and police and fresh outbreaks of looting

FACING OFF. Tear gas rises above as protesters face off with police during a demonstration outside the White House over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police. Photo by Samuel Corum/AFP

Journalists covering U.S. protests find themselves under attack

Jun 01, 2020 - 9:53 AM

A black CNN journalist is arrested by police in Minneapolis – even as he reports live on camera following the death of George Floyd

POLICE. Police officers block a road on the fourth day of protests on May 29, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

Troops, police clamp down in U.S. cities as unrest over racism flares

May 31, 2020 - 11:56 PM

A senior White House official blames anarchists and far left activists for the violence while local leaders appealed to citizens to give constructive outlet to their rage without destroying their communities

Curfews and clashes as U.S. race protests escalate

May 31, 2020 - 10:14 AM

(UPDATED) More states call in National Guard soldiers to help control the civil unrest not seen in the United States for years

'I CAN'T BREATHE.' Protestors kneel during a rally in Coral Gables, Florida on May 30, 2020 in response to the recent death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died while while being arrested and pinned to the ground by the knee of a Minneapolis police officer. Photo by Eva Marie Uzcategui/AFP

Trump warns to stop rioters 'cold' as race protests spread

May 31, 2020 - 8:23 AM

'My administration will stop mob violence. And we'll stop it cold,' says US President Donald Trump as protesters rage over the killing of African American George Floyd

WARNING VS PROTESTERS. US President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference in the White House on April 23, 2020, in Washington, DC. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Officer charged with murder of black American, as protests spread

May 30, 2020 - 12:33 PM

Derek Chauvin, the police officer filmed kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, is charged with 3rd degree murder and negligent manslaughter

POLICE BRUTALITY. This still image taken from a May 25, 2020, video courtesy of Darnella Frazier via Facebook, shows a Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officer arresting George Floyd. Photo by Darnella Frazier/AFP

CNN crew covering racial unrest arrested in Minneapolis

May 29, 2020 - 8:38 PM

CNN posts a footage of correspondent Omar Jimenez speaking calmly to police with batons and riot helmets, then being handcuffed and taken away

A protester hold sign board "Justice for George" into a fire outside a Target store near the Third Police Precinct on May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd - A police precinct in Minnesota went up in flames late on May 28 in a third day of demonstrations as the so-called Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul seethed over the shocking police killing of Floyd. The precinct, which police had abandoned, burned after a group of protesters pushed through barriers around the building, breaking windows and chanting slogans. A much larger crowd demonstrated as the building went up in flames. (Photo by Kerem Yucel / AFP)

Angry U.S. protests for second night over police killing of black man

May 28, 2020 - 9:13 AM

'It was a public execution,' says Democratic Senator Kamala Harris on George Floyd's death

ANGER. Protesters demonstrate against the death of George Floyd outside the 3rd Precinct Police Precinct on May 27, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Kerem Yucel/AFP