Tag: Protests

Cash Pours Into Black Organizations And Businesses Amid Protests Against Racism

Source: Owen Franken / Getty A month filled with traumatic videos of police violence, racist terrorism and relentless “Karens” is enough to lower any spirits of racial justice. However, with each loss comes a win as more people are contributing major money to Black causes and Black businesses. According to Politico, people donated $392 million […]

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How to Talk About Antifa With People Who Are Freaked Out About It

When was the first time you heard about antifa? Maybe it was in the viral footage in which a black-clad, masked figure delivered a flying punch to neo-Nazi Richard Spencer’s jaw on the afternoon of Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration. Or, perhaps, it was after the Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017, when […]

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How to Talk About Antifa With People Who Are Freaked Out About It

When was the first time you heard about antifa? Maybe it was in the viral footage in which a black-clad, masked figure delivered a flying punch to neo-Nazi Richard Spencer’s jaw on the afternoon of Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration. Or, perhaps, it was after the Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017, when […]

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Lawyer Who Pointed Gun At Protestors Says He Feared They Were Going To ‘Kill’ Him

Source: Twitter / Twitter This week, Mark and Patricia McCloskey went viral when they were caught on video pointing their guns at protestors who entered their property. Now Mark McCloskey is speaking out on the incident, arguing that he feared for him and his wife’s life. On Sunday, St. Louis protestors were on their way to […]

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Rambo Who Pointed Guns at Protestors in St. Louis Now Claims His Life Is Ruined, Hires ‘Self-Proclaimed Expert’ Lawyer

Screenshot: @CuomoPrimeTime Mark McCloskey, one half of the husband-and-wife pair recently captured on video looking ridiculous while brandishing weapons at demonstrators passing by their St. Louis home, is now complaining that his “life has been ruined.” Advertisement In an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Tuesday, McCloskey balked at the suggestion that he is now […]

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‘A New Low’: Elijah McClain’s Family Reacts To Photos Of Cops ‘Re-enacting’ Chokehold Death

Source: Andy Cross/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images / Getty The family of Elijah McClain is calling out the Aurora police after a weekend of violence and photos that are shockingly insensitive, according to reports. According to CBS Denver, three Aurora cops are under investigation for snapping inappropriate photos during the memorial for McClain, […]

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Louisville City Council Will Probe How Mayor Greg Fischer’s Office Handled the Fatal Shooting of Breonna Taylor

Photo: Brett Carlsen (Getty Images) Louisville Metro Council announced Monday that it will launch an investigation into how Mayor Greg Fischer handled the deadly police shooting of Breonna Taylor in March. The 26-year-old emergency medical technician was shot eight times in her home this spring in a botched drug raid conducted by Louisville Metro police […]

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Uighur Lives Matter

There is a “climate of terror around having children” among China’s oppressed Uighur Muslim minority, according to a horrifying Associated Press report published on Monday. Over the last four years, the government has spent hundreds of millions to suppress the birth rate of Uighurs and other Muslims. Men have been imprisoned for having too many […]

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After Years of Student Protests, Princeton Strikes the Name of Segregationist President Woodrow Wilson From Its Buildings

Photo: Spiroview Inc (Shutterstock) Princeton announced Saturday that it was striking the name of former U.S. President Woodrow Wilson from its public and international affairs school as well as a residential building, citing his “racist thinking and policies” during his time in office, as well as his tenure as president of the famed Ivy League […]

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Police SUV Seen Driving Into Crowd of Protestors in Detroit

Screenshot: Ethan Ketner (Twitter) The last month has seen prolonged, mostly peaceful protests against police brutality and systemic racism. Naturally, the police response has been engaging in the very same brutality that people are protesting. Such was the case during a Sunday night protest in Detroit when a police officer drove an SUV through a […]

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Detroit Cop SUV Plowed Through Protestors Because Of ‘Safety’ Concerns, Says Police Chief

Source: SETH HERALD / Getty A mostly peaceful protest against police violence and systematic racism turned violent Sunday night when a police SUV plowed through a group of protestors. A viral video of the incident showed the vehicle violently hitting multiple people and it continued to drive even as protestors were still on the hood. […]

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Everything To Know About Gun-Toting ‘Ken And Karen’ Couple Who Aimed Weapons At Protestors

Source: Twitter A St. Louis couple is receiving major backlash after being caught on video pointing there guns at protestors on Sunday. According to Insider, hundred of protestors were marching to Mayor Lyda Krewson’s house when protestors reached the property of Mark and Patricia McCloskey, two personal-injury lawyers. The couple came outside to confront the […]

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Watch: A White Couple Pointed Guns at Black Lives Matter Protesters in St. Louis

An armed white couple waved their guns and yelled at Black Lives Matter demonstrators in St. Louis on Sunday, during a protest march to St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson’s home. At least 500 people peacefully marched through St. Louis’s Central West End neighborhood on Sunday demanding Krewson’s resignation, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Last […]

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America Has a Secret Police Problem

Americans in other cities faced similar experiences over the past few weeks. In New York City, protesters and journalists noted that many NYPD officers had placed black bands of mourning around their badges, which conveniently obscured their badge numbers. NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea had announced in April that officers would be wearing the black bands […]

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New Jersey Corrections Officer Seen Mocking George Floyd’s Death on Track to be Fired

Screenshot: NBC News Earlier this month, a video went viral depicting a group of white counter-protesters during a rally against police brutality in New Jersey. During the video, two of the counter-protesters are seen on the ground, mocking the way in which George Floyd died. One the men seen in the video was identified as […]

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New Jersey Corrections Officer Seen Mocking George Floyd’s Death on Track to be Fired

Screenshot: NBC News Earlier this month, a video went viral depicting a group of white counter-protesters during a rally against police brutality in New Jersey. During the video, two of the counter-protesters are seen on the ground, mocking the way in which George Floyd died. One the men seen in the video was identified as […]

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‘If I Had a Gun, I Would Shoot All of You’: San Francisco Man Charged With Hate Crime for Threatening Black Family Over BLM T-Shirts

Photo: Shutterstock Most days I wake up to the petty satisfaction of knowing how mad white people are right now. The Black Lives Matter movement is more mainstream and widely celebrated than it’s ever been. It’s so big now that even white people living in some cave near some Amish community with no internet access […]

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How America Exports Police Violence Around the World

“The problem of anti-Black policing…is one that is very much alive throughout our hemisphere, and around the world,” said Christen Smith, an anthropologist whose work focuses on police violence against Black people in Brazil. “The way we police at home is also the way we police elsewhere.” Walking home from protests in recent weeks has […]

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Study Finds Black Lives Matter Protests Didn’t Lead to Growth in Coronavirus Cases

Photo: Mario Tama (Getty Images) When the massive Black Lives Matter demonstrations began in May, it was unclear how they might impact the country’s ongoing coronavirus pandemic. According to a new study published earlier this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research, the nationwide demonstrations don’t appear to be linked to spikes in coronavirus […]

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Upcoming Season Will Be Reworked in Wake of Police Brutality Protests

NBC’s ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ was greenlit for an eighth season in November 2019. However, the scripts for upcoming episodes will be reworked in response to global police brutality protests.Photo: Frederick M. Brown (Getty Images) Terry Crews, one of the stars of NBC’s hit comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, revealed that four of the episodes for the show’s […]

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Protesters Attacked a State Senator and Tore Down a Statue of an Abolitionist in Wisconsin

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Protests in Madison, Wisconsin turned violent on Tuesday night after a Black protester was arrested. Protesters tore down two statues and smashed windows at the state house, and allegedly attacked a state senator. Sen. Tim Carpenter, a Democrat, tweeted on Wednesday morning […]

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Trump Wants to Lock Up People Who Destroy Racist Statues for 10 Years

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. President Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday morning that he wants the federal government to enforce an obscure law punishing protesters who remove statues with up to 10 years in prison. After protesters in Washington D.C. made an unsuccessful attempt to topple a […]

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Seattle’s Mayor Is Sending the Police Back Into the Autonomous Zone: ‘It’s Time For People to Go Home’

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. The mayor of Seattle has had enough and is moving to reclaim the police-free autonomous zone known as the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP). Mayor Jenny Durkan announced on Monday evening that protesters would be encouraged to move out of the area […]

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‘Everybody’s Life Matters’: Muhammad Ali Jr. Emerges From the Sunken Place to Say His Father Wouldn’t Have Supported Black Lives Matter

Muhammad Ali Jr., son of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, participates in a forum titled ‘Ali v. Trump: The Fight for American Values’ about immigration enforcement with Democratic members of the House of Representatives in the House Visitors Center at the U.S. Capitol March 9, 2017, in Washington, DC. Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) The Sunken […]

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This Is How Trump Plans to Beat Biden

We will be inundated by polls and charts and the sweaty, contradictory pronouncements of serious analysts and hacks alike between now and November, but the fundamentals of the election as it stands are actually quite simple. The president is just barely matching his 2016 margin with white working-class voters. He is losing white college graduates […]

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Government Spy Planes and Drones Were Surveilling Recent Black Lives Matter Protests

Image: Shutterstock New reports have revealed that both the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security were using spy planes and other airborne surveillance technology to monitor the protests for black lives that have been taking place across the country. Advertisement Despite saying it does not monitor activity protected by the First Amendment, the FBI […]

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What the Trump Administration Really Thinks About Antifa

The Trump administration really wants you to believe that a group of “organized,” “radical-left,” “terrorists” called Anifa are largely responsible for the property damage and violence that accompanied some of the demonstrations immediately after George Flyod’s death. There is however no evidence, thus far, showing a link between protest violence and an organized antifa movement. […]

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As Teams Remove Statues Of Racist Former Owners, More Work Remains

In the nearly four weeks since George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer, people throughout the U.S. and the world have marched in protest, re-energized in the fight against systemic racism and police violence. In the sporting world, many Black athletes have been at the forefront the movement, standing with protesters, giving speeches […]

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AI Weekly: Restricting surveillance technologies is a strong first step, but it’s not enough

In a letter to U.S. House leaders on Wednesday, over 100 racial justice and civil liberties groups called on Congress to end federal funding for surveillance technologies police use to spy on activists and demonstrators. In New York, the City Council voted in favor of the Public Oversight of Surveillance Technology (POST) Act, a bill […]

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Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Alicia Garza on How to Organize and Stay Inspired During a Crisis

Photo: Alicia Garza Doing “the work” is an oft-used phrase in social justice circles, arguably overused to the point that it can include everything from reading a poem to starting a movement. Advertisement Alicia Garza knows what “the work” is. A co-founder of Black Lives Matter, the writer and activist now works as the Special […]

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Atlanta Officers Call in Sick After Former Cop Who Shot Rayshard Brooks Was Charged With Felony Murder

A protestor blocks the traffic outside Georgia State Capitol during a protest on the fifth day following Rayshard Brooks death by police in a restaurant parking lot, in Atlanta, Georgia on June 17, 2020. – An Atlanta police officer has been charged with murder for shooting a 27-year-old man in the back, justice officials announced […]

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