Stories tagged: "George Floyd"


People attending a rally against racism clap and hold signs Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Beaver, Pa. in a protest in the wake of the death of George Floyd who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
PA Lawmakers Passed A Series of Police Reform Bills. Here’s What’s in Them.

The legislation requires police agencies implement strict use-of-force policies, document and report use-of-force incidents, and bans the use of chokeholds.

FILE - In this June 1, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump departs the White House to visit outside St. John's Church, in Washington. Part of the church was set on fire during protests on Sunday night. Walking behind Trump from left are, Attorney General William Barr, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  Milley says his presence “created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics.” He called it “a mistake” that he has learned from.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
America’s Top Military Official: ‘I Should Not Have Been’ at Trump’s Photo Op

Army Gen. Mark Milley said he was wrong to have accompanied the president on his June 1 walk through Lafayette Square to St. John’s Church, where Trump held a bible aloft in an awkward publicity stunt.

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney walks across Broad Street to meet with people Thursday, June 4, 2020, in Philadelphia, after days of protest over the May 25 death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by police in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Backs off Police Budget Increase

Kenney is now calling for keeping the police department's funding even next year, amid protests from the city council over a proposed $19 million increase.

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A Former Cop, a Mom and a White Medic: Why These People Are Protesting — And They’re Not Done Yet

“This is really about what Black and brown people have faced for hundreds of years in the country.”

Protesters gather on the Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, Monday, June 1, 2020 during a march calling for justice over the death of George Floyd, Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
How to Help Philadelphia Protesters If You Can’t Take to the Streets

There are still ways to contribute to the movement to fight police brutality and systemic racism if you can’t physically be present at the demonstrations.

Protesters walk down East Vine Street in Lexington, Ky., during a rally against the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor on Sunday, May 31, 2020. (Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP)
The DEA Is Now Allowed to Spy on You If You Attended a Protest

In its request for extraordinary powers, the DEA cites the “violence and looting” of the widespread national protests.

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Former President Obama Addresses George Floyd’s Killing for First Time on Camera: How to Stream Live

The Wednesday address will be a part of the former president’s “My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Town Hall” series.