A spokesperson for the University of Kentucky told "Newsweek" on Monday that "the University strongly condemns this behavior and will not tolerate it..."
The Grammy-winning hip hop star and designer is in hot water for claiming Floyd died as a result of having an opiate in his blood, a substantiated claim.
The relationship between the Black community and Grand Rapids' police department has been strained for several years.
Civil Rights attorney Ben Crump compared the unarmed 26-year-old's death to Ukrainian civilians being killed by Russian soldiers.
Crump's endorsement comes in contrast to that of Representative Jim Clyburn, who is vouching for J. Michelle Childs to replace Justice Breyer.
A jury Tuesday found the three men convicted of Ahmaud Arbery's murder were also guilty of federal hate crimes.
"Believe you me, if the city has culpability, we're going to make sure that these Black people get full justice," civil rights attorney Ben Crump said.
Some activists are accusing Minneapolis police of a coverup, while a police official said the officer who shot Locke was in a "difficult position."
Minneapolis Police Chief Amelia Huffman said that officers obtained both a no-knock and a knock warrant before Locke was fatally shot.
"He didn't deserve what happened to him," Amir Locke's mother said during the virtual press conference Friday morning.
Al Sharpton delivered a eulogy for the teen, who was fatally shot while shopping with her mother at a Burlington Coat Factory two days before Christmas.
The funeral for the slain teen will be held next week and will include speeches by Reverend Al Sharpton and high-profile civil rights lawyer Ben Crump.
Crump has taken on numerous cases that have received national attention, including the murder of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery.
Attorneys representing the 14-year-old's family said Tuesday they believe there is footage from the December 23 shooting that haas not yet been released.
The judge said she had taken a sedative at the time when the video with the racist slurs was recorded, and therefore didn't remember what was said.
Peru, Illinois, where the 25-year-old graduate student was found dead, is among the half-dozen Southern Illinois cities considered to be "sundown towns."
Carmen Bolden Day, the mother of Jelani Day, also hired prominent lawyer Ben Crump to represent her family in the case.
"America, you raised your voices for Ahmaud. Now is not the time to let them quiet," the civil rights attorney said after the jury's decision.
"It's Trayvon Martin 2.0," Crump said, describing the defense's efforts to characterize Arbery as a "scary, Black man" in their closing arguments.
Black Lives Matter protesters, Second Amendment defenders, and legal experts have all weighed in on the trial and its not guilty verdict. Who is right?
The civil rights attorney said Rittenhouse "not only escaped accountability but laughed in its face" after a jury acquitted the teen on all charges.
Ezra Blount died after sustaining severe damage to his organs after being trampled on during a crowd surge at the November 5 festival.
Crump's remarks come in response to the defense's controversial comment that "we don't want any more Black pastors coming in [to the court]."
The defense team for Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan used 11 of its strikes to remove all but one of the Black juror candidates.
George Floyd's family and their attorney applauded the 22-and-a-half-year sentence Chauvin received from a judge in Minneapolis.
Smith's social media history indicates that he regularly engaged with issues of racial injustice. One photo on social media shows Smith posing with civil rights attorney Ben Crump.
The U.S. Marshal Service said it was attempting to arrest the suspect, wanted on a state arrest warrant, on gun charges.
The city's police chief, who resigned after Wright's shooting, claimed Potter shot Wright by accident.
"[T]he very laws that are supposed to protect us are being used to kill us," the attorney said.
Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, was killed in February 2020 by three close-range shotgun blasts in Brunswick, Georgia.