Stories tagged: "George Floyd"


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A Latina Teen Organized a Black Lives Matter Protest in a Conservative Texas Town. Over 1,000 People Showed Up.

The national coverage of the Black Lives Matter protests has shown people gathering en masse in metropolitan, democratic-leaning populations. But there is more to the story.

Protesters walk down East Vine Street in Lexington, Ky., during a rally against the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor on Sunday, May 31, 2020. (Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP)
The DEA Is Now Allowed to Spy on You If You Attended a Protest

In its request for extraordinary powers, the DEA cites the “violence and looting” of the widespread national protests.

Kentucky State Police detain a man on West Liberty Street on Sunday, May 31, 2020, in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. (Max Gersh/The Courier Journal)
This Is What It Means to Defund the Police

Supporters of the movement point out that many of the reforms enacted in recent years have not ended police brutality.

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Former President Obama Addresses George Floyd’s Killing for First Time on Camera: How to Stream Live

The Wednesday address will be a part of the former president’s “My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Town Hall” series.

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Ramon Puig Knew George Floyd. This Is What He Saw At The Minneapolis Protests.

The Puerto Rican is a regular at the restaurant where Floyd worked as a bouncer, and couldn’t believe how he had died after subdued by the police.

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Should I Be More Scared of COVID or the Cops?

If COVID-19 doesn’t get me, maybe the evil policing by the black body will, and it doesn’t matter if I’m a “good” or “bad” black. Before I open my mouth, my skin has already spoken for me.

Police and Kentucky National Guard troops chase protesters as they flee toward a fence Sunday, May 31, 2020, in a parking lot at the corner of East Broadway and South Brook Street in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. (Max Gersh/The Courier Journal via AP)
Body Cameras Were Supposed to Save Lives. Here Are 5 Cases Where They Failed.

Here are five cases, including the death of Louisville's David McAtee, where body cameras failed to deter violence and hold officers accountable.