Eoin Higgins, staff writer

Eoin Higgins is senior editor and staff writer for Common Dreams. Follow him on Twitter: @EoinHiggins_

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Wednesday, June 03, 2020
After Nearly 10,000 Arrested During Week of Protest, Three Other Police Officers Finally Charged Over Murder of George Floyd
This is a developing story... Check back for possible updates... Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced Wednesday that he has formally filed charges against the three remaining officers involved in last week's killing of George Floyd with "aiding and abetting" second-degree murder, a...
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Wednesday, June 03, 2020
'Deplorable Monument to Racism' Gone After Philadelphia Removes Statue of Former Mayor Frank Rizzo
Progressives celebrated Wednesday after Philadelphia officials in the early morning removed a statue of racist former mayor Frank Rizzo from in front of the city's Municipal Services Building but made clear that the symbolic gesture, while welcomed, was not a substitute for police reform. "This is...
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Tuesday, June 02, 2020
From 'No Comment' to 'Didn't Really See It': GOP Lawmakers Squirm When Asked About Trump Threat to Unleash Military on Protesting Americans
"Didn't really see it." "I don't have any comment on that." "Sorry, I'm late for lunch." These were but a few of the responses from Senate Republicans to questions from NBC News reporter Kasie Hunt Tuesday on President Donald Trump's threats the previous evening to deploy the U.S. military to...
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Tuesday, June 02, 2020
To Provide Safety and Solidarity, DC Residents Open Doors to Protesting Teens Cornered by Police Crackdown
In a show of solidarity applauded as the kind of empathy and mutual aid needed in the face of brutal police crackdown, city residents in Washington, D.C. on Monday night opened their doors to protesters—mostly teenagers—fleeing police, keeping the demonstrators safe until curfew lifted Tuesday...
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Monday, June 01, 2020
'This Is No Game': Trump Considering Insurrection Act to Deploy Military to US City Streets as Protests Continue
President Donald Trump on Monday evening threatened to use the Insurrection Act of 1807 to deploy the U.S. military to the nation's city streets if unrest over the killing of George Floyd did not calm. "Trump is rejecting the rule of law and proposing military action that is antithetical to basic...
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Monday, June 01, 2020
'The Tragic Cause of This Death Is Incredibly Clear': Independent Autopsy Finds George Floyd Death Result of 'Sustained Forceful Pressure'
The family of George Floyd, whose killing on May 25 by four Minneapolis police officers has set off an unprecedented nationwide protest movement, released on Monday the results of an independent autopsy indicating he died from "sustained forceful pressure." The findings are the strongest physical...
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Monday, June 01, 2020
Despite Claims From Officials, Demonstrators Say Police, Not Protesters, Are Real 'Outside Agitators'
While city and state officials around the country over the weekend repeatedly cited "outside agitators" as being responsible for property destruction during protests over police brutality sparked by the killing of Minneapolis man George Floyd, activists pointed out that the group escalating the...
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Friday, May 29, 2020
US Border Patrol Denounced as 'Rogue Agency' for Using Predator Drone to Spy on Minneapolis Protests
Civil liberties advocates sounded the alarm Friday after reporting indicated Customs and Border Protection has been flying an unmanned Predator drone over Minneapolis as the city continues to roil with protest over the police killing of George Floyd earlier this week "This rogue agency's use of...
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Friday, May 29, 2020
Dimming VP Hopes, Klobuchar's Failure to Prosecute Police Misconduct Highlighted as Outrage Over Killing of George Floyd Intensifies
As unrest continues in the Twin Cities over the police killing of George Floyd, the possible choice of Sen. Amy Klobuchar to be Joe Biden's vice presidential running mate faces mounting opposition as attention turns to the Minnesota Democrat's troubling record as a prosecutor in the state who...
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Friday, May 29, 2020
Anger and Unrest Nationwide as Protests Over Killing of George Floyd Spread Across US Cities
Demonstrations against the culture of racism and brutality that defines U.S. policing spread across the country Thursday evening in response to the killing of unarmed black man George Floyd by officers from the Minneapolis Police Department. From New York to Memphis to Oakland, protesters and...
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