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GM, Ford join U.S. companies condemning George Floyd death, racism

Reuters Tuesday, 2 June 2020
General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co condemned racial inequality in the United States following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, at the hands of police in Minneapolis last week.
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A look at where the main protests and unrest is occurring across the United States in response to the death of black man George Floyd while he was being arrested by police in Minneapolis.

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

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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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Jim Farley says taking Ford CEO role is 'paying it forward for my grandfather'

The Free Press had a few minutes to talk with Jim Farley about his promotion Tuesday at Ford Motor Company, and with outgoing CEO Jim Hackett.

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Ford Replaces Its C.E.O.

Jim Hackett, who failed to impress Wall Street, will be replaced by James Farley, an auto industry veteran who started his career at Toyota.
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Ford CEO Jim Hackett to retire; Chief Operating Officer Jim Farley will take helm

Ford CEO Jim Hackett, who took the job in 2017, is retiring. COO Jim Farley will become CEO effective Oct. 1.

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Ford Bronco Buyers May Have To Wait 18-Months For Delivery

The return of the 2021 Ford Bronco has generated a lot of interest. Business Insider reports that the interest was so much Ford's reservation website briefly crashed. First deliveries of the Bronco will commence in spring 2021. However, the reservation list is very long. Car and Driver reports that some customers might not take delivery of their Broncos until 2022.

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Meet Ford's ultra-efficient robot dog [Video]

Meet Ford's ultra-efficient robot dog

Ford's four-legged dog-like robots can sit, shake hands and roll over. They also can perform 360-degree camera scans, handle 30-degree grades and climb stairs for hours at a time - all to help save time, reduce cost and increase efficiency.

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Police bodycam videos raise questions over George Floyd's treatment in police custody

In Minneapolis, a judge released the full bodycam videos from two former officers charged in the death of George Floyd. The footage raises new and troubling..
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Britain examines its slave-trade past

The Black Lives Matter campaign, which was propelled by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, has become a worldwide movement, particularly in Britain,..
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Minneapolis mayor wants mentors for new officers

In an interview with The Associated Press as part of its AP Newsmakers series, Frey says the city wants to make sure that the training new officers get isn't..
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Proposal to disband Minneapolis police weighed amid skepticism

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Distrust of the Minneapolis Police, and Also the Effort to Defund Them

Residents on Minneapolis’s North Side, which has a majority Black population, have mixed opinions on the City Council’s effort to significantly reduce the..
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