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'The World Is Watching': Amnesty Report Details Human Rights Violations by US Police During Racial Justice Protests
The use of force detailed in the report "is ultimately a symptom of the very issue that started these protests: unaccountable police violence."
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Protesters march through lower Manhattan over the death of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police on June 19, 2020. News
Majority of Americans Back Black Lives Matter Protests and Think Demonstrations Will Help Racial Justice: Poll
A new Gallup survey shows that 65% of U.S. adults support the protests.
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'A Moment of Reckoning': Thousands Across Country Take Part in #StrikeForBlackLives
"When we come together in our union and with our community, we have power."
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'Feds Stay Clear, Moms Are Here': Portland Mothers Form Human Shield to Protect Protesters from Federal Agents
"Portland moms are nothing to mess with."
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To End 'Unconstitutional Nightmare,' ACLU Sues Trump Administration Over Use of Secret Police in Portland
"This is a fight to save our democracy."
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'The Suspect Can't Be the Investigator': ACLU Demands Special Counsel Probe Into Barr Over Police Assault on Protesters
"Attorney General Bill Barr and other administration officials appear to have criminally conspired to violently attack lawful demonstrators."
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The Confederate soldiers and sailors statue is hoisted down to the ground by a crane on July 8, 2020 in Richmond, Virginia.  The vast majority of monuments recently removed were erected decades after the 1865 dissolution of the Confederacy, note the organizers behind the new mapping project, and "served as a means of racist intimidation in a period when Black people had gained expanded political, social, and economic freedoms" in the South. (Photo by Eze Amos/Getty Images) News
New Interactive Map Details 67 Confederate Monuments (and Counting) Removed Since George Floyd Murder
"These statues stood as a reminder to Black and brown people of white supremacy and injustice long after the physical chains of slavery. By tearing them down, we're sending a message about our communities' needs. We ask, which side are you on?"
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The George Floyd memorial outside of Cup Foods in Minneapolis, MN. Views
What George Floyd and Breonna Taylor Can Teach Us About the History of the War on Drugs and Needed Police Reforms
The murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor ignited calls for major police reform. One important question to surface is the role of policing drug use and the militarized way the War on Drugs has been fought for over 40 years. Using armed police to deal with drug abuse has been one of the most...
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'This Is Horrendous': US Military Confirms Bayonets Were Issued to Troops Responding to George Floyd Protests
"It is insane to issue bayonets to soldiers for crowd control."
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Police officers in Buffalo, New York walk by the motionless body of 75-year-old Martin Gugino as he bleeds from his ear after being attack attacked by officers during a protest on June 5, 2020. (Photo: Screengrab/WBFO) News
Markey Bill, Backed by Sanders and Warren, Moves to Abolish Qualified Immunity for Cops 'Once-and-for-All'
"If we want to change the culture of police violence against Black and Brown Americans," Markey explained, "then we need to start holding accountable the officers who abuse their positions of trust and responsibility in our communities."
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