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Emmett Till's lynching ignited a civil rights movement. Historians say George Floyd's death could do the same

USATODAY.com Saturday, 6 June 2020
Many protesting the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor have invoked the name of Emmett Till, who was lynched in 1955, to demand change.
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News video: Meghan Markle Speaks Out on Protests: ‘George Floyd’s Life Mattered’

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Meghan Markle is speaking out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

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Emmett Till Emmett Till 14-year-old African American who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955

'Emmett Till was my George Floyd,' John Lewis says in posthumous New York Times op-ed

The late Rep. John Lewis published an op-ed in the New York Times Thursday morning, the day of his funeral service in Atlanta.

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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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Shooting of Breonna Taylor March 2020 police killing of a woman in Louisville, Kentucky

70 days of protest: Breonna Taylor's death has created a much larger movement in Louisville

An array of groups are protesting gentrification, deep-rooted oppression and police violence in Louisville in the wake of Breonna Taylor's death.
 

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Police officers should not be charged with Breonna Taylor's death, criminal law experts say

Defense lawyers say LMPD officers had the right to defend themselves once Breonna Taylor's boyfriend shot at them

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Breonna Taylor autopsy, police radio files shouldn't be released yet, Kentucky AG says

The Kentucky Attorney General's office released open records rulings finding that Louisville public agencies were justified in denying requests.
 

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