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.”

Police Officers Not Charged For Killing Breonna Taylor

A Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for the killing of Breonna Taylor during a drug raid gone wrong, with prosecutors saying Wednesday that two officers who fired their weapons at the Black woman were justified in using force to protect themselves after they were shot at.

Pence Defends Police At Convention Amid Rising Race Tension

Vice President Mike Pence forcefully defended law enforcement Wednesday night but made no mention of the Black Americans killed by police this year as he addressed Republican convention proceedings that unfolded amid new protests against racial injustice following the latest shooting.

New Push On Training Officers How To Stop Abuse In Own Ranks

Despite policies on the books for years that require officers across the United States to stop colleagues from using excessive force, there has been little or no effort to teach officers how to intervene, law enforcement officials and experts say.

Pentagon To Effectively Ban Confederate Flags From Military Installations, In Policy Written To Skirt Trump's Objections

After weeks of wrangling, the Pentagon on Friday will ban displays of the Confederate flag on military installations, in a carefully worded policy that doesn’t mention the word ban or that specific flag. The policy, laid out in a memo obtained by The Associated Press, was described by officials as a creative way to bar the flag’s display without openly contradicting or angering President Donald Trump, who has defended people’s rights to display it.

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