Chaos first erupted Tuesday after footage showed a white police officer knelt on the father-of-two's neck for eight minutes. By Wednesday stores including Wendy's, Target, Walmart and AutoZone had been looted, ransacked and some set alight before rioters tried to bust open an ATM. … [Read more...] about White venture capitalist is kicked out of Minneapolis office building after he was filmed threatening to call cops on African American businessmen using gym – one day after death of George Floyd
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Following the backlash against Cooper’s actions, New York State Lawmakers Assemblyman Felix Ortiz and Senator Brian Benjamin introduced new legislation on Tuesday that would make falsely reporting an incident as a hate crime illegal, should it pass. … [Read more...] about Louisiana cop is fired for saying its ‘unfortunate’ more African American people didn’t die of coronavirus
Christopher Harris, one of Floyd’s lifelong friends, said Floyd moved to the city to start over to find a job, telling the Atlanta Journal Constitution: ‘He was looking to start over fresh, a new beginning. He was happy with the change he was making.' … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE: A new start turns to a tragic end for George Floyd, who moved to Minneapolis determined to turn his life around after being released from prison in Texas
Hashmi tells me she feels tentatively hopeful for the future. “I think coronavirus might change people for the better,” she says. “Some of my friends, who weren’t considering working in hospitals and stuff, now look at clap-for-carers and think, we want to do our part and give back.” She believes coronavirus will create a more compassionate, selfless generation of young people. “I think we’re more aware of others now,” Hashmi goes on. “At the start of this, I was just thinking about making myself safe. But seeing the death toll increase, I was thinking about everyone else.” Despite the fact that the lockdown restrictions have been eased, with socially distanced meet-ups for one individual from each household now permitted, Hashmi is in no rush to start socialising. “Most of my friends and I think that it would be safer and better to meet when the lockdown is way, way more relaxed and the death toll has decreased,” … [Read more...] about ‘I’m stuck in limbo’: will the Covid generation of young people face long-term fallout?
Porter served as Pompeo's district director when he was a congressman from Kansas. She then followed him to the CIA and on to Foggy Bottom. The investigation began after 'multiple complaints' to an IG hotline, though these did not come from Porter herself. … [Read more...] about Mike Pompeo stayed at the CIA’s top-secret retreat for Christmas and agency held talks about turning a four-story house into his official residence while he was director