Yet another police killing occurring while a former officer is on trial for murder has only further exacerbated the conflict between law enforcement and the Black community. Mere miles from where former police officer Derek Chauvin is standing trial for the death of George Floyd, another police killing of a
The nights of unrest in Kenosha reached their peak on August 25 when a white vigilante gunman shot and killed two protesters, injuring a third. Amid protests for criminal justice reform, names can be heard echoing down the streets in an effort to immortalize the victims of police brutality, some
On Sunday, August 23, a confrontation with police in Kenosha, Wisconsin resulted in a 29-year-old Black man, Jacob Blake, being shot seven times by a white officer. As has become common with such events in the United States, video of the shooting appeared online and rapidly circulated. Anger arose as
On Thursday, United States St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell stated in a news conference that no charges will be brought against Darren Wilson, a white former police officer, over the shooting and death in 2014 of Michael Brown, a Black teenager. According to a 2015 report by the
During a protest in New York on Tuesday, a New York Police Department (NYPD) officer dressed in shorts and a T-shirt grabbed an 18-year-old transgender female protester and put her in an unmarked van before driving away. Various videos capturing the arrest of the woman, identified later by the name
On Tuesday, United States Attorney General William Barr testified before the House Judiciary Committee regarding the Justice Department’s deployment of federal officers to cities to contain protests, its alleged interference in the criminal case of Roger Stone and Michael Flynn, and over the issue of voting by mail in
On Saturday, protests in multiple cities in the United States reignited as people marched in solidarity with Portland protesters. The protests come after videos of federal officers arresting demonstrators in Portland, Oregon and driving them away in unmarked vans last weekend incited a firestorm of criticism from politicians and activists.