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Police unions are intervening as demands for reform increase

After the rally, the union representing Bologna made a statement saying that it would “not be ready to watch Inspector Bologna on the railroad”. As public opinion on police violence and racial discrimination shifts and cities begin to rethink their approach to law enforcement, powerful police unions across the country are intervening and preparing for a one-time showdown on policing. …

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Former and current de Blasio employees march to protest his defense of the NYPD

Former and current city workers march across the Brooklyn Bridge. | Stephanie Keith / Getty Images NEW YORK – A former city hall employee said Mayor Bill de Blasio rejected her recommendation for an equity office and accused him of “pimping” his black family. Another spoke in his administration of “open racism and micro-aggression”. advertising A third said she was …

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After the backlash, LA officials say they will not make peaceful charges or punish peaceful demonstrators

“Our office will provide the offenders with an opportunity to share ideas and perspectives, as well as discuss concrete steps that individuals, communities, law enforcement agencies and our office can take to address relevant issues protests,” the office said by prosecutor Mike Feuer in a press release. While the demonstrations were largely peaceful last week, some organizations and city guides …

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Detroit is united against racism – but divided in protesting tactics

DETROIT – When Tray Little heard that Detroit people, like people across the country, were gathering in Minneapolis after George Floyd’s death, he knew he had to show up. As an African American who had felt unsafe near the police, he wanted to speak out for racial justice and condemn acts of violence by police officers like the one accused …

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Trump mocks Romney for joining demonstrators by quoting a poll that shows his own support is falling in Utah

President Donald Trump mocked Sen. Mitt Romney of R-Utah on Monday for protesting the death of George Floyd in police custody in Washington. “Incredible sincerity, what a guy,” Trump tweeted. “It’s hard to believe that with this kind of political talent, his numbers in Utah would ‘fuel’ so badly!” The tweet came in response to a video by Washington Post …

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Joe Biden doesn’t want to disappoint the police, spokesman says

WASHINGTON – Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. “does not believe the police should be defused,” a spokesman for his campaign said Monday, charging a call from protesters and activists who gathered steam as a protest against police brutality and systematic racism has grown. The spokesman, Andrew Bates, said in a statement that Mr. Biden “hears and shares the …

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Black Lives Matter DC Protests: The Latest About George Floyd Demonstrations in Washington

Dozens of Catholic priests join the demonstrators outside the White House to sing “There is a balm in Gilead.” pic.twitter.com/utZkc8OTbT – Julie Zauzmer (@JulieZauzmer) June 8, 2020 Archbishop Wilton Gregory, Washington’s first black archbishop and long-standing civil rights advocate, invited Catholic priests to the Black Lives Matter Plaza in the diocese on Monday morning. Dozens of them came to pray …

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Democrats publish police reform law after protests by George Floyd

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority President Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Steny Hoyer (D-MD) Majority House Representative kneel in a moment of silence with the Congress Democrats George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud honor Arbery and others in Emancipation Hall after weeks of protests against racial inequality after Floyd police custody in Minneapolis at U.S. Capitol in Washington, …

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In the Biden VP search, 2 long shots rise

Biden, himself a former vice president, said recently that he hoped to name a runner by early August and hadn’t given any clear signals of where he was heading, except to say that his election would be a woman. “The time for the old playbook to achieve geographic balance on the ticket went out the window with Sarah Palin,” said …

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George Floyd protests: live news and updates

Democrats in Congress plan to introduce a comprehensive police reform law on Capitol Hill on Monday while President Trump is scheduled to hold a round table with law enforcement officers in the White House. The democratic measure, known as the Justice in Policing Act of 2020, is a set of measures aimed at strengthening law enforcement accountability, changing police practices, …

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