George Floyd

Journalist claims police targeted him at Portland protests - report

The ongoing protests in Portland have been escalating due to backlash against the use of federal agents, which Trump has suggested sending to multiple cities across the US.

Trump announces surge of federal agents into Chicago, Albuquerque to combat crime

The program involves deploying federal law enforcement agents to assist local police.

By REUTERS
22/07/2020
US House to vote on banishing Confederate statues from Capitol building

Democrats said they hoped the legislation would win bipartisan support.

By REUTERS
22/07/2020
New York City mayor promises court fight if Trump sends federal troops

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney predicted the deployment of federal agents would backfire by exacerbating tensions at a time when the cities are still grappling with the spread of COVID-19.

By REUTERS
21/07/2020
Minneapolis judge to hear gag order appeal in Floyd case

The incident, caught on video by bystanders, sparked massive and continuing protests against racial injustice and calls for police reforms.

By REUTERS
21/07/2020
US police delegation in Israel for joint counter-terror consultations ahead of Sept.11 anniversary
1,000 US police officers learned from Israel visit, why its controversial

Accusations have been circulating claiming that the tactics the US police used to kill George Floyd were learned from the Israeli police.

By BEN SALES/JTA
21/07/2020
Navy veteran says he beaten 'like a punching bag' in Portland

"I wanted to ask them 'Why are you guys not following the Constitution?' But we never got there," David said in an interview. "They whaled on me like a punching bag."

By REUTERS
21/07/2020
Portland-area rabbis call on Homeland Security to withdraw federal agents

Portland has been the site of protests against racial inequality and police brutality for the past 50 nights, in the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis o

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
20/07/2020
US PRESIDENT TRUMP is not one to hold back on Twitter.
US members of Congress use social media more than ever before - study

These shifts have been especially notable on Twitter, where the typical member of Congress tweets nearly as twice today compared with a similar time period in 2016.

George Floyd's family sues Minneapolis and 4 officers over his death

The lawsuit was filed at US District Court in Minneapolis by Ben Crump, a civil rights attorney who has represented other families in high-profile police killings of Black men.

By REUTERS
15/07/2020
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