George Floyd Protests

Protests have erupted nationwide since the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was murdered by a white police officer in Minneapolis on May 25th. The first protest in Charlotte took place on Friday, May 29th on Beatties Ford Rd. Since then, they have centered in Uptown. Floyd’s death is another example of police brutality caught on camera and the conversation of systemic racism has been brought to the fore. Protesters are saying, “enough is enough.”

Lawyers: Pathologist Says Black Man Shot 5 Times By Deputies

Andrew Brown Jr., a Black man killed by deputies in North Carolina, was shot five times, including in the back of the head, according to an independent autopsy released Tuesday, hours before the FBI announced a federal civil rights investigation into last week’s shooting.

Justice Dept. Opens Policing Probe Over Breonna Taylor Death

The Justice Department is opening a sweeping probe into policing in Louisville, Kentucky, over the March 2020 death of Breonna Taylor, who was shot to death by police during a raid at her home, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Monday.

VP Harris Sits At Counter Where Greensboro Four Made History

Vice President Kamala Harris took a detour while visiting North Carolina on Monday to sit at the same lunch counter where four Black college students known as the Greensboro Four conducted a peaceful sit-in 61 years ago that became defining moment in the civil rights movement.

Prosecutor: Chauvin 'Had To Know' Floyd's Life Was In Danger

Officer Derek Chauvin “had to know” he was squeezing the life out of George Floyd as the Black man cried out over and over that he couldn’t breathe and finally fell silent, a prosecutor told jurors Monday as closing arguments began at Chauvin’s murder trial.

Minnesota Cop Will Be Charged In Shooting Of Black Motorist

A Minnesota prosecutor said Wednesday that he will charge a white former suburban Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot 20-year-old Black motorist Daunte Wright during a traffic stop, igniting days of unrest and clashes between protesters and police.

Day Seven Of Testimony In Derek Chauvin Trial

Officer Derek Chauvin had his knee on George Floyd’s neck — and was bearing down with most of his weight — the entire 9 1/2 minutes the Black man lay facedown with his hands cuffed behind his back, a use-of-force expert testified Wednesday at Chauvin’s murder trial.

Minneapolis To Pay $27M To Settle Floyd Family Lawsuit

The city of Minneapolis on Friday agreed to pay $27 million to settle a civil lawsuit from George Floyd’s family over the Black man’s death in police custody, as jury selection continued in a former officer’s murder trial.

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