Minneapolis: Daunte Wright killing by police near city sparks unrest

Tear gas has been fired and a curfew imposed amid angry protests after police fatally shot a black man in a traffic stop in the US city of Brooklyn Center, just north of Minneapolis. The man has been identified by relatives as 20-year-old Daunte Wright. Brooklyn Center’s mayor issued a curfew that lasted until 06:00Continue reading “Minneapolis: Daunte Wright killing by police near city sparks unrest”

Minneapolis promised change after George Floyd. Instead it’s geared up for war

The trial of Derek Chauvin, the officer who killed Floyd, has begun – and Minneapolis looks like a police state The George Floyd uprising that began in Minneapolis introduced the demand of defunding the police to the general public, empowered Black-led anti-police violence movements across the planet, generated policy changes in cities across the US,Continue reading “Minneapolis promised change after George Floyd. Instead it’s geared up for war”

US House passes most ambitious police reform effort in decades

George Floyd Justice in Policing Act would ban chokeholds and qualified immunity for law enforcement, but faces tough road in the Senate The US House of Representatives passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, the most ambitious police reform effort in decades, for the second time on Wednesday. The sweeping legislation would ban chokeholdsContinue reading “US House passes most ambitious police reform effort in decades”

Growing tension in Minneapolis as trial looms in Floyd death

Barbed wire and concrete barriers surround the courthouse where the former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd will soon go on trial, a sign of the deep uneasiness hanging over a city literally set ablaze almost a year ago in the anger over his death. Mayor Jacob Frey and Gov. Tim Walz, bothContinue reading “Growing tension in Minneapolis as trial looms in Floyd death”

George Floyd Protests – Black History Month

As outrage spreads over the killing of George Floyd in the US, protesters have taken to the streets around the world. The protests were called in solidarity with America’s Black Lives Matter movement, but the protesters are also highlighting racism and police brutality in their own countries — with Australians hitting the streets in especiallyContinue reading “George Floyd Protests – Black History Month”

Charges dismissed against 2 Buffalo Police officers involved with protester in June

Aaron Torgalski, 39, and Robert McCabe, 32, had been virtually arraigned on June 5 with assault in the second degree, a Class D felony. Charges against the two Buffalo Police officers involved in a June incident where a protester was shoved to the ground have been dismissed, Erie County District Attorney John Flynn announced Thursday.Continue reading “Charges dismissed against 2 Buffalo Police officers involved with protester in June”

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