Video of George Floyd's death while in police custody on May 25, 2020 ignited the United States into a nationwide debate about racism, police brutality and systemic racism. Floyd's death led to the arrest of the four officers involved in the Minneapolis, Minnesota incident and sweeping police reforms across the country. Thousands of people participated in Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests across the U.S. in the weeks following Floyd's funeral.
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While most law enforcement officers are committed to protecting and serving all citizens, there are a few who are responsible for perpetrating horrific acts of violence against those whom they have sworn to keep safe. We witnessed this in the cases of George Floyd, and most recently, Tyre Nichols who was fatally beaten by members of the now-dismantled Memphis Police Department SCORPION Unit.
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Tyre Nichols was laid to rest during a funeral service Wednesday afternoon in Memphis, Tennessee.
Tyre Nichols body cam footage is "disgusting," councilman warns
Five police officers have been dismissed in Memphis following the 29-year-old's death in hospital days after complaining of breathing trouble during his arrest.
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Tyre Nichols died in hospital days after being detained by police in a traffic stop.
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Price, a developmentally disabled and severely mentally ill man, died of malnutrition and dehydration inside an Arkansas jail.
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Anderson died after suffering a cardiac arrest after being repeatedly tasered by police in Los Angeles.
California reparations could see Newsom give Black Americans $223k each
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50 Cent has urged fellow rapper Ye to "ride off into the sunset," following his antisemitic comments and reports of admiration for Hitler.
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Fact Check: Did Kamala Harris Back Bail Fund For "Murderers And Rapists"?
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Rubio proposes investigating George Floyd protests if GOP takes back Senate
"There's been no accountability about the summer of 2020. Who was behind it?" Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said.
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When the video of George Floyd being slowly suffocated by a white policeman on a nondescript Minneapolis street made its way around the globe, many Americans, especially whites, sought innocence from the horror they just witnessed. They wanted innocence from America's legacy of racial atrocities conjured up by the image of the knee on the neck.
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George Floyd's family to sue Kanye West for $250 million
The family is preparing to sue the rapper for $250 million for "misappropriation, defamation and infliction of emotional distress."
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From "White Lives Matter" shirts to his plans to purchase Parler, here is a short roundup of Ye's most controversial moments from the past couple of weeks.
Kanye West's claim George Floyd died of fentanyl overdose sparks outrage
Civil rights attorney Lee Merritt said in a statement on Twitter on Sunday that West's comment "undermines & diminishes the Floyd family's fight."
George Floyd's family considering Kanye West lawsuit, lawyer says
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.
Kanye West and Ray J pose together after recent Kardashian sex tape claims
Kanye West, Kim Kardashian's ex-husband, was seen with her onetime sex tape partner on a red carpet Wednesday night.
Activist Shaun King says Kanye West has retraumatized Breonna Taylor's mom
Civil rights activist King tells Newsweek that West's recent behavior, like presenting "White Lives Matter" T-shirts at Paris Fashion Week, is cruel to victims.
Seven surprising details revealed about Donald Trump from 'Confidence Man'
The former president was reportedly concerned that then-New York Governor Andrew Cuomo could replace Joe Biden as the Democratic nominee, according to a new book.
George Floyd Biography National Book Award Nominee Two Years After Murder
The book is among a list of 10 nominees in the nonfiction category and was released in May just eight days before the second anniversary of Floyd's death.
Meghan Has 'Diana's Bad Aspects'—Historian Behind 'Racist' Slavery Remark
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Stacey Abrams Says Police Accountability 'in Question' Over Rayshard Brooks
Two officers, who are white, will not e prosecuted over the killing of Brooks, who was Black,
General Warned Trump's Actions Could Get Admin Tried as War Criminals: Book
The ex-president's team began pushing for a "showdown" with Iran amid concerns they would lose the 2020 election, according to the excerpt.
Tucker Carlson Falsely Says Derek Chauvin Did Not Murder George Floyd
Contrary to the Fox host's comments, Chauvin was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
Scottish Parliament Urged To Make a National Apology for Slavery
A proposal for the Scottish National Party's conference also calls for reparative justice and a museum on slavery in Glasgow.
Why Derek Chauvin's Sentencing Moves Him From State to Federal Prison
As part of a plea deal, Chauvin on Thursday was sentenced to 21 years in prison for violating George Floyd's civil rights.
Stacey Abrams Pushes for Raising Police Pay Amid Attack She Wants to Defund
The Democratic candidate said she supports a raise for police after Republican Governor Brian Kemp accused her of supporting the "defund the police" movement.