Tag Archives: police brutality

Trump Goes Full-On “White Lives Matter” [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: In an interview with CBS News on Tuesday, President Trump said the killing of George Floyd was “terrible” but appeared to bristle when asked why Black Americans are “still dying at the hands of law enforcement in this country.” “So are White people. So are White people. What a terrible question to ask. So are White people,” …

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Ex-Cop In Floyd Murder Seeks Dismissal Of Charges

Minneapolis’s CBS News affiliate reports: The defense team for fired Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane, who is charged in George Floyd’s death, has filed a motion for the charges to be dismissed. Lane’s attorney, Earl Gray, argues that there is no probable cause for the charges and that Lane “did not intentionally aid, advise, hire, counsel, or conspire with (Derek) …

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De Blasio Says He’ll Cut $1 Billion From NYPD Budget

Reuters reports: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has agreed with the City Council to cut $1 billion from the New York Police Department’s funding in the municipal budget for the 2021 fiscal year, which is due to be passed later on Tuesday, even as some lawmakers described the cuts as insufficient. The coronavirus pandemic created a $9 billion …

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Trump Retweets Clip Of Couple Pointing Guns At BLM

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump courted controversy on Monday – and perhaps sought to deflect attention from reports about Russia placing bounties on US soldiers in Afghanistan – by retweeting news footage of a white couple in St Louis, Missouri who pointed guns at protesters marching for police reform. The president’s action came a day after he retweeted footage of …

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NYPD Officer Arrested For Using Illegal Chokehold

The New York Times reports: A New York City police officer was arrested on Thursday morning and charged with illegally using a chokehold to subdue a man on the boardwalk at a Queens beach, officials said. The officer, David Afanador, was suspended on Sunday hours after cellphone video was posted on social media that showed him holding his arm around …

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Three North Carolina Cops Fired After Audio Captures Racist, Anti-Gay Slurs, Call To “Slaughter” Black People

The Associated Press reports: Three members of a North Carolina police department have been fired after a department audit of a video recording captured one of the officers saying a civil war was necessary to wipe Black people off the map and that he was ready. The Wilmington Police Department took the action on Tuesday against Cpl. Jessie Moore, and …

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Trump Blames Buffalo Protester For Assault By Police

The Daily Beast reports: In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, President Trump essentially said the fact that Martin Gugino has a brain injury and can’t walk is his own fault. “These police, they meant business,” he said of the night in question. “They were walking and he puts himself right there. And you could tell they knew him. …

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Carlson: Police Reform Will Only Bring More Brutality

“Cops in Atlanta know exactly what’s going on, and what’s likely to happen next. There are reports tonight that many of them have walked off the job at the beginning of their shift. No doubt many will retire from the force and leave. The police chief has already quit. “Who would want to enforce the law in a political environment …

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Atlanta Former Cop Charged With Murder Of Black Man

Atlanta’s ABC News affiliate reports: Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced that warrants have been issued in the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks. Now former Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe will be charged with felony murder, among the 11 charges filed. He faces up to life in prison or the death penalty if convicted. Howard said Rolfe kicked Brooks …

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Lawyer: Buffalo Police Brutality Victim Unable To Walk

CNN reports: Martin Gugino, the 75-year-old protester who was pushed to the ground by two Buffalo, New York police officers earlier this month, has a fractured skull and is not able to walk, his lawyer said in a statement provided to CNN. In her press statement, Gugino’s attorney Kelly Zarcone passed along a message from the senior protester: “I think …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Signs Exec Order On Police Reform

CBS News reports: President Trump is set to deliver remarks and sign an executive order Tuesday addressing policing amid a groundswell of civil unrest and calls for police reform following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and other African-Americans in law enforcement custody. Mr. Trump’s order, previewed by the White House on Monday, is shaped by three key components: …

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Trump To Sign Executive Order On Police Reform

PBS NewsHour reports: President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order that will lay out several new initiatives focused on police reform, including the creation of national standards for use-of-force as well as tracking police misconduct, according to a civil rights lawyer who plans to be at the signing and testify before the Senate this week. S. Lee …

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Brooklyn Sees Massive Black Trans Lives Matter Rally

NBC News reports: Protesters packed the courtyard of the Brooklyn Museum and surrounding parkway in New York City on Sunday in support of Black trans lives, merging the fight to protect two deeply marginalized groups. The rally began about 1 p.m. in front of the museum, just a short walk east of Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza, as activists made speeches …

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Cuomo To Protesters: You Can Stop, You Won [VIDEO]

“People are still out protesting. You don’t need to protest. You won. You won. You accomplished your goal. Society says, you’re right, the police need systemic reform. That was accomplishment one. Now go to step two. What reform do you want? What do you want? “I want systemic reform. OK. How do you define systemic reform? Let’s sit down at …

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Atlanta Police Chief Steps Down After Fatal Shooting

Atlanta’s ABC News affiliate reports: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields has resigned following the death of a black man at the hands of an Atlanta police officer last night. Rayshard Brooks, 27, was shot and killed after a confrontation with police outside an Atlanta Wendy’s. Video released by the GBI appears to show Brooks …

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NEW YORK: Cuomo Signs Police Reform Bills Into Law, Making Fake Race-Based 911 Calls Also Now A Crime

CBS News reports: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed police reform legislation into law on Friday, more than two weeks after George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis sparked a nationwide movement. The governor signed into law a bundle of police reform bills passed by the legislature this week. Among them are a repeal of law 50-A, a statewide ban on chokeholds, …

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FL Cop Resigns After Offer To Hire Abusive Officers

Florida Today reports: Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Bert Gamin, who drew national media attention this week for a Facebook post encouraging officers involved with violent incidents against protesters in Buffalo and Atlanta to come to Florida, has resigned from the agency, Sheriff Wayne Ivey said Friday. An internal review of his personnel file showed “previous forms of corrective actions” …

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Trump: “Chokeholds Sound So Innocent, So Perfect”

“Sometimes if you’re alone and you’re fighting somebody, it’s tough. We have some real bad people. You saw that in the last couple of weeks. I think the concept of chokeholds sounds so innocent, so perfect, and then you realize if it’s a 1-on-1. Now if it’s 2-on-1 that’s a little bit of a different story. Depending on the toughness …

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Johnson Condemns Protests: “Stay Away From Them”

The New York Times reports: Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain on Friday made a series of critical comments about large anti-discrimination protests that were prompted by the death of George Floyd, and said people “should not support” the demonstrations. With more rallies planned in London and across the country this weekend, Mr. Johnson risked drawing outrage, as he urged …

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Trump Attributes “Looting” Quote To Late Philly Mayor

The Insider reports: President Donald Trump definitely picked it up somewhere: the saying, tweeted out earlier this month, that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” But in an interview today, the US president falsely attributed that quote to a “very tough mayor,” Frank Rizzo of 1970s Philadelphia, to whom he has often been compared. Trump also contended that he …

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