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    An unidentified man delivered a speech to a group of protesters in front of New York City’s City Hall Tuesday saying that he wanted to hang police, step on their necks and “neutralize” them, a Daily Caller News Foundation video shows. “I want to neutralize them, like they do us,” the man said, “I want to hang him from a f**king tree like he do us,” said the man as he stood on top of what appeared to be a trash...
    The NBA and the players union have been mulling over different plans to continue its stance on social injustice and racial inequality once the season begins later this month but according to reports, plans to place the names of police-brutality victims on the back of jerseys will likely not happen. ADAM SILVER CONSIDERS TAPE DELAY OVER CONCERNS ABOUT PLAYER LANGUAGE: ‘THEY MAY HAVE TO ADAPT’ The NBPA expressed interest in remembering the victims of police brutality in some way once...
    Less than a week after video surfaced of a Minneapolis police officer pressing his knee into the neck of George Floyd, the man challenging Jackie Lacey for the office of Los Angeles County district attorney attempted to connect the tragic case to her record of failing to prosecute killings by police. By late June, after weeks of unrest and protests over Floyd’s death that included demands for her resignation, Lacey joined other L.A. County law enforcement leaders in calling for...
    Top star Rajinikanth on Wednesday described as “brutal killing” the death of a Tutcorin father- son duo, alleged victims of police torture, and expressed shock over the ‘inappropriate behaviour’ of some policemen with a Judicial Magistrate probing the matter. “#sathyama vidave koodathu (this should not be spared at any cost,),” the actor said about the episode in a tweet, with the hashtag in Tamil trending on Twitter minutes after he put up the post with an image of him, striking...
    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...
    ALEXANDRIA Ocasio-Cortez has said that a lot of Americans have now woken up to issues of racism and police brutality thanks to the work of protestors. Speaking in an interview publish by TMZ, AOC said that individuals pounding the pavements in protest have meant many people have now come face-to-face with the issues. 4 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said Americans have started to wake up to issues of racism and police brutality, thanks to protesters pounding the pavementsCredit: AFP or licensors...
    A 75-year-old protester who was knocked to the ground earlier this month by police in Buffalo was released from the hospital on Tuesday, according to his lawyer.  Kelly Zarcone, a lawyer representing Martin Gugino, said her client was released from the hospital Tuesday and will be recovering at an undisclosed location to ensure his privacy.   “I was able to see Martin today and he looks great. He can walk with a little help and his condition will continue to improve...
    Shortly after George Floyd took his last breath, Mayor Jacob Frey likely made a call to Minneapolis Chief Financial Officer Mark Ruff to ask a surprisingly pointed question: “Can we afford this?” In 2019, Minneapolis settled a wrongful death suit with the family of Justine Damond for an unprecedented $20 million for her fatal encounter with the Minneapolis Police Department. No previous settlement for a civil rights suit had even come close — local activists complained that this was because...
    GREENWICH VILLAGE, Manhattan (WABC) -- The sounds of violins filled Washington Square Park to honor the memory of a young Black man killed in a police encounter last year.Elijah McClain, 23, played the violin himself.He died last August after Aurora, Colorado, police put him into a neck hold and he was injected with ketamine.The incident unfolded after a 911 call reporting someone who appeared sketchy.Gov. Jared Polis signed an executive order directing state Attorney General Phil Weiser to investigate McClains...
    A socialist member of the Seattle City Council blamed capitalism for the latest shooting in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) in a series of tweets Monday.  Councilmember Kshama Sawant is a member of Socialist Alternative, a national political party that advocates for policies such as a $15 minimum wage. A 16-year-old died and a 14-year-old is still being treated following a drive-by shooting that took place early Monday morning in CHAZ, also known as the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest...
    The couple that came out of their St. Louis mansion wielding guns and telling protesters to leave their property Sunday night are lawyers representing a victim of police brutality. Mark and Patricia McCloskey — a husband-wife attorney team at McCloskey Law Center — specialize in brain injury, spinal injury and catastrophic injury cases. Mark McCloskey is representing Isaiah Forman, a black man who alleges he was unjustly kicked by Officer David Maas in a 2019 incident, The Associated Press reported. ...
    ANTIOCH (CBS SF) – Protesters calling for an end to police brutality gathered outside City Hall in Antioch on Monday, calling for the removal of two officers. According to KPIX 5’s Kiet Do, protesters blocked the entrance to City Hall, not allowing employees to enter shortly after 7 a.m. Second Street was also blocked for a time. Protestors now several dozen strong. I count at least 7 patrol cars on scene. pic.twitter.com/aV7ulzqJps — Kiet Do (@KietKPIX) June 29, 2020 ...
    BEVERLY HILLS (KABC) -- Activists are speaking out against the Beverly Hills Police Department after they claim some people who were arrested during a demonstration were held for an excessive amount of time.Police confirmed 27 protesters were arrested Friday night after they gathered for a peaceful protest against police brutality but ignored repeated orders to leave the neighborhood. All but one of them are facing misdemeanor charges of unlawful assembly and failure to disperse.Activists then gathered outside the Beverly Hills...
    CARACAS – The Venezuelan socialist regime has transformed law enforcement agencies into a many-headed hydra of terror. The global media doesn’t seem to be calling for their defunding or even denouncing their heinous acts with the same fervor as they do to America’s police institutions. I’ve lived in Caracas for most of my life, one of the most dangerous cities in the world. Residents must live in abject terror because, if the crime doesn’t kill you, the police and the...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins was among hundreds at the March Like a Mother Black Lives Matter Boston event outside Trinity Church on Saturday. Through songs, poetry and speeches, mothers made their voices heard at a first-of-its-kind rally at Copley Square. The mission is to call on all mothers to intervene when they see a child being hurt. “George called on his mother in the last few seconds of his life and that summoned all mothers,”...
    The news of death of father-son duo in Tuticorin due to police brutality has sent shockwaves in the nation. It has been reported that Jayaraj, 59, and his son Bennix, 31, were allegedly brutalised by the Sathankulam police after the duo failed to shut their mobile shop before the permitted time. The custodial deaths of the father-son have angered netizens who have been trending #JusticeforJayarajandBennicks on social media. Celebrities too have condemned this incident. While Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra took...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Sacramento Police Department released a YouTube video Friday morning, explaining their use of less-than-lethal weapons during recent protests against racial injustice. Sgt. Briggs narrated the seven-minute YouTube video that, at times, shows crowd members harassing police officers during the demonstrations that followed the death of George Floyd. “At one point they were throwing bricks, they were throwing bottles, they were throwing large objects and striking our officers,” Sgt. Sabrina Briggs said in the video. Several instances...
    We have been witnessing a severe outrage against police brutality in the US against George Floyd. The cops pinned down George to death and that initiated worldwide protests under ‘Black Lives Matter.’ In India, now an equally horrific incident was reported related to police brutality. A father-son duo, Jayaraj and Fenix, in from Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu were allegedly tortured by the police that led to their death. The incident is getting slammed all over the social media and several south...
    Minneapolis City Council members voted unanimously to amend the citys charter Friday to remove the mandate for a police department-- the first step toward disbanding it in the wake of George Floyds death. The amendment proposes the city replace the police department with a Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention, “which will have responsibility for public safety services prioritizing a holistic, public health-oriented approach,” a draft of the amendment said. MINNEAPOLIS NEIGHBORHOOD THAT VOWED NOT TO CALL POLICE IN WAKE...
    There’s arguably nothing the world needs less right now than Force of Nature, a movie starring Mel Gibson and Emile Hirsch as trigger-happy cops with violent pasts and take-no-prisoners attitudes who are tasked with rescuing a Black man, a rookie Latina officer, and a Nazi descendant (and his stolen artwork) from evil Puerto Rican villains during a Category 5 hurricane in San Juan. What would be tasteless retrograde nonsense at any other time resounds during this particular moment in U.S....
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Dozens of people took to overpasses from El Dorado County to Sacramento County to protest police brutality Thursday. The grassroots demonstration falls exactly one month after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. Demonstrators could be seen on around 30 overpasses along Highway 50 with signs naming approximately 60 people who have died from police encounters. Protest organizer Moria Magneson hopes the dozens of signs will make drivers pay attention to what...
    Three Black police force veterans sounded off on the current divide between police and the African-American community during a Thursday night “The Story with Martha MacCallum” segment. Rodney Parks, Brandon Tatum and Doug Barrett, all longtime police force veterans, joined Fox News host Martha MacCallum to react to the contention put forth by a Black Lives Matter activist that Black people are no longer black, but blue, when they join a police force. WATCH: “That is ridiculous,” said Parks....
    Stevie Wonder is calling on people to vote in order to end what he calls “systemic racism, police brutality, and economic repression of black and brown people.” The iconic singer also suggested that black Americans today are still fighting for their freedom, just as they were in 1865. “This last Friday many of celebrated Juneteenth, I did. And yet, so many others didn’t, and haven’t,” said Stevie Wonder in a video poster to Twitter on Tuesday. “As a matter of...
    Bradley Cortright June 24, 2020 0 Comments As protests against racism and police brutality spread throughout the country, television networks are re-examining shows about law enforcement.  In the wake of George Floyd’s death, two shows about police, “Cops” and “Live PD,” were canceled as many argued shows that depict police officers as the protagonists are “propaganda” to ” brainwash” views to have a positive view of the police. And actor Terry Crews of the comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” says the...
    Business Insider The mass protests that sprang up in late May after the killing of George Floyd have continued in cities across the country.  The risk of the coronavirus is everpresent, and its okay to sit out the protests if youre worried about getting sick. But there are plenty of other ways to help, like donating, writing, providing supplies, and diversifying your social media feeds. Its crucial to continue the learning process, because there will always be...