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.
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.
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.
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.
Governors of U.S. states that are COVID-19 hotspots are pressing ahead to reopen businesses and ease restrictions despite mounting fears over a second wave of infections. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
Shares of Apple have surged as much as 5% to an intraday high of $446.55 per share on Monday. That continues a post-earnings rally for the tech company. The surge pushed Apple's market capitalization to $1.92 trillion. If Apple gains another 5%, it will become the first company to hit a $2 trillion market value. Business Insider reports that Apple has had quite the year, gaining more than 48% even amid the coronavirus crisis.
Business Insider reports that Apple is trying to negotiate cheap rent for some of its retail locations in the UK. In some of its 38 stores across the UK, Apple is asking for a 50% rent reduction. It also wants a temporary rent-free period. Apple generated $58.3 billion in revenue in the second quarter of this year. Per the Times, Apple posted UK sales of $1.8 billion for 2019, and $8 million in taxes to the UK.
Amazon's Q2 2020 was its biggest online sales quarter ever due to the coronavirus pandemic. Amazon racked up $45.8 billion in global online store net sales in the second quarter of 2020. Amazon exceeded the $45.7 billion it brought in during the forth-quarter of 2019. Business Insider reports that Its Prime subscription thrived in the second quarter, building Amazon's base of loyal customers.
Meghan Markle will pay more than $87,000 towards the Mail on Sunday's legal costs for a pre-trial hearing which she lost in May. Markle is suing the newspaper after it published extracts from a private letter sent to her father. Business Insider reports that Markle claimed the newspaper acted dishonestly. But that claim was struck out by the High Court after it was deemed irrelevant to the lawsuit.
Local coffee shops have been hammered by CoronaVirus. Many of local coffee shops have been forced to close. On Thursday, Dunkin' executives said they see the closures as an opportunity for the chain to expand. Dunkin' Brands CEO David Hoffmann said the company is well-positioned compared to struggling independent coffee shops. Business Insider said Dunkin' position is in part due to its low prices and booming drive-thru business.