Black Lives Matter

The most recent news of Black Lives Matter (BLM), the civil, non-violent movement originally started to protest police brutality. The movement began online in 2013 with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old black teenager in Miami, Florida. Since then, the BLM movement has become one of the leading organizations against police brutality and racism in the United States.

Seattle City Council Approves 17% Cut to Police Department's Budget

A 17 percent Seattle Police Department budget cut was approved by a committee of the Seattle City Council on Thursday, while a proposal to redirect $9 million earmarked for the hiring of new officers in favor of "community-led public safety investments" was rejected.

'Anti-Mob' Legislation Seeks to Expand Florida's Stand Your Ground Law

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has proposed "anti-mob" legislation to expand the state's Stand Your Ground law to apply to those engaging in "criminal mischief" that results in the "interruption or impairment" of a business, a move critics say is aimed at Black Lives Matter protesters.