Trump’s executive order to prevent destruction of statues

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he’ll issue an executive order to protect monuments that are coming under new scrutiny as America wrestles with racism during the unrest sparked by the police killing of George Floyd. Trump has been clear that he opposes the removal of monuments of leaders of the Confederacy or other distasteful aspects of American history. Commenting … Continue reading Trump’s executive order to prevent destruction of statues

Biden warned to focus on policing or lose Black voters

More than 50 politically left-of-centre groups in the United States have signed a letter to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, warning he could lose Black voters' support unless he commits to more transformative policing reforms. Biden's criminal justice agenda has drawn renewed attention following weeks of nationwide protests since George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, … Continue reading Biden warned to focus on policing or lose Black voters

Trump signs executive order against ‘corrupt and errant’ police

Calling for unity as legislators in Washington, DC debate police reform and cities across the country struggle to address anti-police protests, President Donald Trump signed a new executive order on Tuesday that he said, "encourages police departments to adopt the highest professional standards". Trump's order establishes financial incentives for police departments to adopt national best practices … Continue reading Trump signs executive order against ‘corrupt and errant’ police

REVEALED: The untold rift between George Floyd and Derek Chauvin

On the CBS special, Justice for All hosted by Gayle King, George Floyd’s brother Philonise said he believes Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with second-degree murder in Floyd’s death, knew exactly who Floyd was as he pressed his knee into his neck. Not only that, Philonise said he believed it was personal, and he’s not the only one who sees it … Continue reading REVEALED: The untold rift between George Floyd and Derek Chauvin

5 Protesters did this to protect vulnerable police officer from angry crowd

Officer Galen Hinshaw heard the call over the radio. One of his fellow officers was in trouble. A crowd of protesters had surrounded a police cruiser at the base of the Clark Memorial Bridge. The officer inside radioed for help as protesters — strobed in blue and red patrol car lights — banged on the car’s hood and windshield. Hinshaw, … Continue reading 5 Protesters did this to protect vulnerable police officer from angry crowd

California Governor blasts US police for unnecessary use of force

California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom wants a statewide standard of police use of force as his state is dealing with protests in response to the death of George Floyd. Newsom tweeted, "Protesters have the right to protest peacefully – not be harassed. Not be shot at by rubber bullets or tear gas. Today I am calling for the creation … Continue reading California Governor blasts US police for unnecessary use of force

Mayor of Washington paints road leading to the White House with Black Lives Matter

Muriel Bowser, Mayor of Washington DC, America's capital, has painted the street leading to the White House with giant Black Lives Matter text. The move comes days after United States President, Donald Trump, ordered the U.S Park Police and National Guard troops to disperse peaceful protesters outside the White House so he could walk out … Continue reading Mayor of Washington paints road leading to the White House with Black Lives Matter

Kanye West to train George Floyd’s daughter in college

Kanye West is reaching for his wallet in the aftermath of the George Floyd death. A rep said Thursday that he has started a 529 college savings fund to cover the future tuition of Floyd's 6-year-old daughter, Gianna, reports TMZ. West also has donated $2 million to charities associated with the families of Floyd, Ahmaud … Continue reading Kanye West to train George Floyd’s daughter in college

North Korea laughing at the United States

North Korea has taken note of the George Floyd protests, and it's not exactly sending a note of support. "Demonstrators enraged by the extreme racists throng even to the White House," says a statement in one of the main state-run newspapers. "This is the reality in the US today." The context: The North says the … Continue reading North Korea laughing at the United States

3 ex-cops who helped Derek Chauvin kill George Floyd have been charged

Two of three Minneapolis police officers accused of aiding and abetting in the death of George Floyd were rookies barely off probation when a more senior white officer ignored the black man's cries for help and pressed a knee into his neck, defense attorneys said Thursday. Earl Gray said his client, former Officer Thomas Lane, … Continue reading 3 ex-cops who helped Derek Chauvin kill George Floyd have been charged