Tag: George Floyd Protests (2020)

Educator’s Black Lives Matter Email Upends Her District

The event was billed as a celebration of her accomplishments but felt more like a funeral — with a program, prayers, dinner, tearful testimonies, gospel hymnals and an overwhelming sense of loss. “It’s not fair for little Black girls to see people like us come in and be so powerful, and see them taken away […]

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A Year After ‘Defund’, Police Departments Get Their Money Back

DALLAS — The demonstrators came at night, chanting and blowing whistles outside the home of Mayor Eric Johnson, protesting in occasionally personal terms his staunch refusal to cut funding to the Dallas Police Department. “Defund! Reclaim! Reinvest!” about two dozen people called out from the darkened Dallas street. A few weeks later, the police chief […]

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George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and John Lewis Statues Go Up in N.Y.

In Union Square on Friday night, Terrence Floyd — a brother of George Floyd, whose murder in May 2020 by a police officer prompted confrontations over police brutality and racial injustice — spoke softly into a microphone. “These monuments have meaning,” Mr. Floyd said as he stood among large sculptures of his brother, Representative John […]

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Why the Studies Around Police Restraints Are Now on Trial

The precise number of in-custody death investigations the San Diego research has influenced is impossible to know, in part because it has been used to ensure that such cases never reach a courtroom. A joint investigation by news stations in Minneapolis and Denver counted more than 113 police prone restraint deaths since 2010, costing taxpayers […]

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How a Racist Scandal at the F.D.N.Y. Led to Its Biggest Suspensions Ever

“Motivation in firefighting is largely a matter of team building,” one section read. “Team building encounters special problems when the team has to readjust to new members, minorities or females, or members who are problems because they do not behave.” Frank Dwyer, a department spokesman, confirmed that the guidance, which was originally written in 1997, […]

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General Milley Back in the Center of a Political Battle

WASHINGTON — Nearly 16 months after he walked across a Lafayette Square aggressively cleared of protesters with then President Donald J. Trump, Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is still trying to make amends. He has apologized in a video that infuriated Mr. Trump. He has stood up against […]

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America’s Top General Back in the Center of a Political Battle

WASHINGTON — Nearly 16 months after he walked across a Lafayette Square aggressively cleared of protesters with then President Donald J. Trump, Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is still trying to make amends. He has apologized in a video that infuriated Mr. Trump. He has stood up against […]

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