George Floyd Murder

George Floyd murder: Minneapolis council shifts police media duties to city staff

Floyd's death sparked nationwide protests against police brutality and racial injustice, and renewed calls for reforms in policing.

published on : 25th July 2020

I'm not a bad guy: Police video captures distraught George Floyd

Though transcripts of the footage were released earlier, the video itself is the fullest public view yet of Floyd's interaction with the officers who were later charged in his death.

published on : 16th July 2020

George Floyd's family sues Minneapolis officers charged in his death

Floyd, a Black man who was handcuffed, died May 25 after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck for nearly eight minutes as Floyd said he couldn’t breathe.

published on : 16th July 2020

George Floyd murder: Washington DC protesters pull down, burn statue of Confederate general

Eyewitness accounts and videos posted on social media indicated that police were on the scene but didn’t intervene.

published on : 20th June 2020

George Floyd's daughter thanks Kanye West for college fund

Singer Kanye West has promised to entriely cover the six-year-old's fees.

published on : 17th June 2020

Brad Pitt donates USD 1 million to anti-racism charity

The news comes almost a week after it was reported that Pitt's former wife, actor Jennifer Aniston, has donated USD 1 million to the organisation after being "deeply affected" by Floyd's death.

published on : 15th June 2020

Body camera video could offer more detail in George Floyd encounter

“A video camera, when properly authenticated, is an eye witness. It can testify,” said Michael Primeau, an audio and video forensics expert at Michigan-based Primeau Forensics.

published on : 14th June 2020

George Floyd's death spurs question: What is black life worth?

“George wasn’t hurting anyone that day,” his brother, Philonise Floyd, said Wednesday in testimony to a House Judiciary Committee hearing on policing practices and law enforcement accountability.

published on : 13th June 2020

'Controversial symbol': Christopher Columbus statue taken down in Camden, New Jersey by protestors

Protesters mobilized by the death of George Floyd at the hands of police have called for the removal of statues of Columbus.

published on : 12th June 2020

George Floyd murder: Apple CEO Tim Cook commits USD 100 million to promote racial equality

Apple CEO Tim Cook earlier stressed that right now, there is a pain deeply etched in the soul of the nation and in the hearts of millions.

published on : 12th June 2020

George Floyd killing finds echoes of abuse in South Africa, Kenya

Despite racial reconciliation that emerged after the end of the apartheid system, poor and black South Africans still fall victim to security forces that now are mostly black.

published on : 11th June 2020

'Condemn racism of all forms': Missouri paper owners resign in protest over racist cartoon

The cartoon published in the Washington Missourian shows a white woman asking for someone to call 911, but the masked black man says, 'Good luck with that, lady...we defunded the police.'

published on : 11th June 2020

California deputy shot in 'ambush' attack at police station; probe underway

The shooter opened fire around 3:45 a.m. on the back side of the police station in Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson said.

published on : 11th June 2020

'The sturggle is ours too': Indiaspora in US condemns racism, says will strive for just America

The Indian-American diaspora, it said, is mindful of the fact that had it not been for the civil rights movement and the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965.

published on : 11th June 2020

George Floyd murder: Amazon bans police use of its face recognition for a year

Ongoing protests following the death of George Floyd have focused attention on racial injustice in the U.S. and how police use technology to track people.

published on : 11th June 2020
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