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George Floyd killing: For black America, a long wait to breathe

USATODAY.com Friday, 29 May 2020
George Floyd killing: For black America, a long wait to breatheSix years after, Eric Garner first uttered the fateful words, "I can't breathe," African Americans are still choking on injustice.
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Killing of George Floyd Killing of George Floyd May 2020 police killing of an unarmed man in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Police must apologise for ‘knee on neck’ arrest, says lawyer [Video]

Police must apologise for ‘knee on neck’ arrest, says lawyer

The lawyer for a man who was arrested as a police officer knelt on his neck – in a case that “mirrors almost identically what happened to George Floyd” – has called for a formal apology from Scotland Yard.Marcus Coutain, 48, was filmed pleading with officers to “get off my neck” as he was handcuffed on the pavement in Islington, north London, on Thursday evening.The police watchdog is investigating the manner of the arrest, which has resulted in one Metropolitan Police officer being suspended and another placed on restricted duties.

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Family of George Floyd Files Civil Suit [Video]

Family of George Floyd Files Civil Suit

Attorneys for the family of George Floyd filed a federal civil lawsuit on Wednesday. The suit is against the city of Minneapolis and the police officers involved in the death of George Floyd. Floyd died May 25 after former officer Derek Chauvin used his leg to pin Floyd's neck to the ground for nearly nine minutes. Chauvin was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. The lawsuit was filed in US District Court for the District of Minnesota.

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Floyd's family sues Minneapolis over his death [Video]

Floyd's family sues Minneapolis over his death

A trustee for the family of George Floyd, who died on May 25 after a Minneapolis policeman knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, sued the city of Minneapolis and four of its police officers in federal court on Wednesday, civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump said.

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Milley: 'Personally outraged' by George Floyd's death [Video]

Milley: 'Personally outraged' by George Floyd's death

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Mark Milley on Thursday told the House Armed Services Committee that he was 'personally outraged by George Floyd's brutal and senseless killing" and that the military was still struggling with racism.

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Hacked 'BlueLeaks' Docs Show Cops Were Tracking George Floyd Protesters [Video]

Hacked 'BlueLeaks' Docs Show Cops Were Tracking George Floyd Protesters

Law enforcement has kept tabs on demonstrators since anti-police-brutality protests first broke out after the death of George Floyd. According to Business Insider, leaked documents reveal police exchanged protesters' Twitter handles. They also monitored protest plans in private Slack and Telegram channels, and kept lists of people who responded to protest events on Facebook. Records also show law enforcement focusing heavily on perceived threats against officers' lives posted to social media.

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Killing of Eric Garner Killing of Eric Garner July 2014 death of an African American man after an arrest by police officers in New York

"It gave me a sense of healing, not so much closure" Eric Garner's widow appears in new docudrama film [Video]

"It gave me a sense of healing, not so much closure" Eric Garner's widow appears in new docudrama film

The new movie gives the family a chance to place officer Daniel Pantaleo on trial.

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Arizona city councilman says 'I can't breathe' at anti-mask rally [Video]

Arizona city councilman says 'I can't breathe' at anti-mask rally

A Scottsdale, Arizona town councilman has been criticized after he apparently used the words uttered by George Floyd and Eric Garner as they died under police custody.

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African Americans African Americans Racial or ethnic group in the United States with African ancestry

Biden meets with Michigan's Gretchen Whitmer days before VP announcement

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer traveled to Delaware by private plane Friday evening, CBS News has learned. She met with presumptive Democratic nominee Joe..
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Biden clarifies comments about African American community

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Friday clarified an earlier comment which insinuated that the African American community lacks diversity of opinion...
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Air Force general Charles 'CQ' Brown makes history as first African American service chief

Gen. Charles "C.Q." Brown is also the first African American to sit on the Joint Chiefs of Staff since Colin Powell was chairman.

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Biden backtracks on comments about African Americans not being as 'diverse' as Latinos

Joe Biden said he did not mean "to suggest the African American community is a monolith."

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