Police Suspended Over Daniel Prude’s Death

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Seven police officers in Rochester, New York, have been suspended for their involvement in the arrest and subsequent death of Daniel Prude. Although Prude lost his life in March, the suspensions comes only after attorneys of Prude’s family released body camera footage showing the officers holding the Black man to the ground as he cried for help.

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Who Is Kyle Rittenhouse? Jacob Blake Protest Shooter Is Reportedly A White Teen Affiliated With Cops

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The person who was seen on video firing a rifle Tuesday night at people during a protest over the police shooting of an unarmed Black man in Wisconsin has been identified as a white teenager named Kyle Rittenhouse, affiliated with police, according to unconfirmed reports on social media.

Georgia men charged with killing Ahmaud Arbery plead not guilty to murder charges

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The three white men charged with the murder of a Black jogger in south Georgia pleaded not guilty Friday morning in Chatham County Superior Court, in a case that spurred a national outcry after cellphone video of the shooting appeared on the internet.

At least 1 defendant is requesting bail, citing COVID-19 concerns of being in jail.

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There’s A Good Reason Fireworks Conspiracy Theories Are So Popular Right Now

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An annual summer staple in the United States — on par with popsicles and unfortunate sunburns — are fireworks. In the days leading up to the Fourth of July, fireworks can often be heard echoing throughout urban neighborhoods around the country. However, in the last few weeks, those echoes have become roars, with fireworks having become an unexpected all-night occurrence, spanning cities from New York to Los Angeles to Chicago, and starting at dusk and going into the early hours of the morning. In a time when tensions are running high, both because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and weeks of protests against systemic racism and police brutality, the proliferation of fireworks has left many people searching the Internet for answers.

The Film ’83 Days’ Tells the Story of the Wrongful Conviction of George Stinney Jr

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In 1944, George Stinney Jr became the youngest person to be executed in the US at the age of 14.  He was convicted of murdering two white girls, 11-year-old Betty June Binnicker and 7-year-old Mary Emma Thames, in Alcolu, South Carolina.  The bodies of Betty June and Mary Emma were found in a ditch on March 23, 1944.

I’m a black man in America. Entering a shop with a face mask might get me killed | Aaron Thomas

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I trust the CDC’s guidance. But my fear of being mistaken for an armed robber is greater than my fear of Covid-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention took a 180-degree turn last week and is now recommending that people wear face masks in public. The guidelines say medical-grade masks should be reserved for health professionals, who are facing a shortage of supplies, and suggest that Americans use T-shirts, scarves, handkerchiefs, or any other spare fabric to make homemade masks to cover their noses and mouths.

New York medical examiner testifies chokehold led to Eric Garner’s death

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The New York City medical examiner who conducted an autopsy on an unarmed black man who was killed during a 2014 arrest said at a hearing on Wednesday that a police officer’s chokehold set off a “lethal cascade” of events that ended in the man’s death. Cellphone videos taken by bystanders show Officer Daniel Pantaleo putting his arm around the neck of Eric Garner to subdue and arrest him on suspicion of selling loose cigarettes on a sidewalk of the city’s Staten Island borough. The New York Police Department (NYPD) is conducting a disciplinary trial for Pantaleo that could lead to his dismissal, nearly five years after Garner’s death.