In this June 1, 2020, photo, people gather near the Cup Foods grocery store where George Floyd died in Minneapolis. Floyd was accused of using a fake $20 bill to buy cigarettes from the grocery store. His story is similar to that of other African Americans who died at the hands of police over minor offenses. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
June 12, 2020 - 10:23 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For 12-year-old Tamir Rice, it was simply carrying a toy handgun. For Eric Garner, it was allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes. For Michael Brown, Sandra Bland and Ahmaud Arbery, it was the minor offenses of jaywalking, failing to signal a lane change and trespassing on a...
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June 12, 2020 - 5:24 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish police said Friday they have dismantled a major human-trafficking organization that smuggled Africans into Europe. The gang is suspected of bringing around 1,000 people, including children and pregnant women, from sub-Saharan Africa to Spain. From there, they were distributed...
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In this June 4, 2020, photo, law enforcement officers at the Washington state Criminal Justice Training Commission training facility in Burien, Wash., take part in a class on the use of batons as part of the more than 700 hours of training police and other officers are required to to through in the state of Washington. Police training has been under scrutiny again since the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
June 12, 2020 - 12:40 am
BURIEN, Wash. (AP) — Seattle officers hold down a protester, and one repeatedly punches him in the face. In another run-in, officers handcuff a looting suspect on the ground, one pressing a knee into his neck — the same tactic used on George Floyd. The officers were captured on videos appearing to...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, June 10, 2020, a damaged Christopher Columbus statue stands in a waterfront park near the city's traditionally Italian North End neighborhood, in Boston, USA., after the statue was found beheaded Wednesday morning. Statues of the 15th-century explorer and the Spanish conquistadors who followed him and colonized much of the Americas have not become targets for demonstrators in Spain and USA. The death of George Floyd at the hands of police and Minneapolis, USA, has sparked a re-examination of injustices and inequalities in the fabric of many societies, often symbolized in statues of historical figures have become the focus of protest around the world. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, FILE)
June 11, 2020 - 11:09 pm
TOP OF THE HOUR: — Columbus statue taken down in Camden, New Jersey — Kentucky bans use of ‘no knock’ warrnts, names ordinance after Breonna Taylor — Georgia man facing upgraded charges for ramming his ATV into an Atlanta policeman during a protest. — Group of Minneapolis police officers say they'...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress and a top official with the Democratic National Committee, files to run for Minnesota attorney general at the Secretary of State's office in St. Paul, Minn. Ellison is now the Minnesota attorney general who is taking over as lead prosecutor in George Floyd's death. Doing so is giving Ellison a national platform to talk about race in America. And while Ellison is careful not to talk about details of the criminal cases against four Minneapolis police officers, he's grabbing the opportunity to raise issues about police reform that he's worked on in the past. (Lacy Young//Minnesota Public Radio via AP, File)
June 11, 2020 - 10:38 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Keith Ellison has been a civil rights activist, a defense attorney, a cable-TV favorite, a rabble-rouser in Congress, a party operator and an occasional provocateur on Twitter. But he’s only rarely been a prosecutor — until now. The Minnesota attorney general is at the helm of...
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June 11, 2020 - 8:04 pm
ACATLAN DE PEREZ FIGUEROA, Mexico (AP) — In grief and anger, hundreds of people bid farewell Thursday to a 16-year-old Mexican-American boy shot dead by local police in this town in southern Mexico. Shouts and signs demanded “justice” and white balloons accompanied the casket of Alexander Martínez...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference in Irving, Texas. The NFL, which has raised $44 million in donations through its Inspire Change program, announced the additional $206 million commitment Thursday, June 11, 2020, targeting what it calls “systemic racism” and supporting “the battle against the ongoing and historic injustices faced by African Americans.” (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
June 11, 2020 - 6:52 pm
The NFL is committing $250 million over 10 years to social justice initiatives, targeting what it calls “systemic racism” and supporting “the battle against the ongoing and historic injustices faced by African Americans.” The league, which has raised $44 million in donations through its Inspire...
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Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during an event in Dover, Del., Friday, June 5, 2020. Biden has won the last few delegates he needed to clinch the Democratic nomination for president. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 11, 2020 - 6:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Biden is adopting an increasingly aggressive stance as he looks to break out of a monthslong campaign freeze imposed by the coronavirus outbreak. Over the course of 24 hours, the presumptive Democratic nominee sharpened his rhetoric against President Donald Trump, warning he...
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U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush looks on as Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks during a news conference in Chicago on Thursday afternoon, June 11, 2020, about a group of Chicago police officers in the congressman's campaign office while looters hit nearby stores. More than a dozen officers and supervisors from the Chicago Police were captured on video "lounging" inside a congressional campaign office on the city's South Side as people vandalized and stole from nearby businesses while protests and unrest spread across the city in late May, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Thursday. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
June 11, 2020 - 5:33 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — More than a dozen Chicago police officers and supervisors were captured on video “lounging” inside a burglarized congressional campaign office and even appeared to be making popcorn and brewing coffee as people vandalized and stole from nearby businesses as protests and unrest spread...
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FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2018, file photo, Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson (26) stands for the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Nashville, Tenn. NFL players who want to kneel during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racism have far more support than Colin Kaepernick did four years ago. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)
June 11, 2020 - 4:14 pm
NFL players who want to kneel during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racism have far more support than Colin Kaepernick did four years ago. Still, it might not be widespread for a few reasons. If organizations insist on unity, as some coaches and front-office executives have...
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