June 1, 2020

George Floyd died a week ago, rocking Minneapolis and its mayor

Advertisement “If he had been more decisive, if he had been able to marshal forces and kind of channel the frustration of Minneapolis residents over another episode with a police officer, things would not have reached the level it did by the end of the week,” Jacobs said.He added: “From that point on, it was just absolute chaos.”Gov. In an interview, he defended the high-stakes […]

May 31, 2020

New era of spaceflight dawns as SpaceX sends NASA astronauts into orbit

relied solely on Russia to transport its astronauts to the space station. Advertisement SpaceX’s ultimate goal, however, is to colonize Mars. Advertisement Under those contracts, SpaceX and Boeing design and own the craft and NASA is simply a customer. Contractors built the spacecraft, but they did so with heavy input from NASA. Then, the Cold War smoldered between the U.S. They air-hugged and blew kisses […]

May 31, 2020

Amid chaos, some black activists say the message has been hijacked

He said her message — that Atlanta was more progressive than other cities — was far too rosy. Advertisement “I’m angry,” said Gerald Griggs, an Atlanta attorney and vice president of Atlanta’s NAACP, who said the protest had been hijacked by outside agitators. You are disgracing the life of George Floyd and every other person who has been killed in this country.”In Portland, Mayor Ted […]

May 31, 2020

Times reporter recounts being hit with tear gas and rubber bullets by Minnesota police

I’ve also covered the U.S. We realized we had to run, too. I was hit in the leg with what I believe was at least one, maybe two rubber bullets.I didn’t realize it, but I was bleeding from several wounds to my leg. Paul. Times reporter recounts being hit with tear gas and rubber bullets by Minnesota police × By Molly Hennessy-FiskeHouston Bureau Chief  May 30, […]

May 31, 2020

George Floyd and the special hell reserved for black journalists covering his killing

in the Melrose District on Saturday. in the Melrose District on Saturday.  (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times) 31/134 Looters and vandals ransack Spokes ‘N Stuff at Melrose Ave.   (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times) 50/134 Police keep their eyes on protesters in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, May 29, 2020. Suzette Hackney, director of opinion and community engagement for the Indianapolis Star, told me, “I walked six […]

May 30, 2020

California police unions condemn actions of Minnesota officer in George Floyd’s death

The union leadership was also troubled that three other officers at the scene did not stop Chauvin, he said. More Coverage Commentary: As nation rages, Trump tweets, Biden leads ‘Let my building burn’: Minneapolis restaurant owner responds to protests Advertisement Saggau recalled thinking that, “Certainly somebody is going to tap someone on the shoulder, someone is going to jump in,” but “they did nothing.”Saggau said […]

May 30, 2020

William Small, ‘hero to journalism’ at CBS, NBC, dies at 93

Kennedy, scrambling cameras to the White House and Capitol Hill and turning a station wagon into a makeshift broadcast truck so they could get live pictures from Vice President Lyndon Johnson’s home. “He made us want to be better — and nobody wanted to disappoint him.” Advertisement Small hired the current CBS News president, Susan Zirinsky, to her first job at the network when she […]

May 30, 2020

Derek Chauvin, officer arrested in George Floyd’s death, has a record of shootings and complaints

He has not spoken publicly since Floyd’s death, and his attorney, Tom Kelly, did not return a call on Friday seeking comment. Chauvin was charged Friday with third-degree murder and manslaughter as violent protests raged across the country.Police records and news accounts show that Chauvin had been involved in shootings and deaths, but also received a police department medal of valor in 2008, and was […]

May 30, 2020

‘How are we here again?’ Black America on edge after police killing of George Floyd

That data, public health experts said, reflect deep-rooted social and economic inequalities.DeRay Mckesson, a Black Lives Matter activist who hosts “Pod Save the People,” said Floyd’s death was an example of Minneapolis’ policy failure. Advertisement Sullivan started her “Ms Margaret Live” show on KFAI Radio in March 2016, inspired by the fatal shooting just months before of 24-year-old Jamar Clark in north Minneapolis. Advertisement “It’s […]

May 30, 2020

Minneapolis braces for overnight protests after police officer is charged with murder

This [is] an essential first step on a much longer road toward justice and healing our city.”But residents also see the city’s leadership as the new guard, operating against a backdrop of discrimination in education, employment and housing so ingrained and reinforced by state leaders, they’ve nicknamed it “Minnissippi.” For people of color, the “Minnesota nice” facade often camouflages microaggressions, said Angelique Kingsbury.“You never really […]

May 30, 2020

Older black voters have a 2020 dream: huge turnout, new president

Advertisement In her own backyard in rural Alabama, Gosa says the farmland in Tallapoosa County that her family has owned since her enslaved ancestors were set free is contaminated from all of the landfills that the state allows to be situated in poor, black areas.Gosa says African Americans in the South can’t make progress on present-day injustices without the full force of the federal government […]

May 30, 2020

Military crackdown looms in Minneapolis to stop looters, fires and violence

Advertisement Crowds overnight included peaceful protesters carrying Black Lives Matter and Justice for George signs. “If you are out after 8 p.m., you are aiding and abetting these folks and giving them the cover they want.”   (John Minchillo/Associated Press) 28/28 Bystanders watch as police walk down a street in St. curfew announced Friday and largely ignored would be strictly enforced. Advertisement “We have true […]

May 30, 2020

Deleting Facebook, downloading VPNs: How Hong Kongers are preparing for a draconian law

“I feel like I’m facing extinction,” she said. Print HONG KONG —  As a veteran political cartoonist, Justin Wong is rarely at a loss for the right image.But China’s move to impose new national security powers over Hong Kong reduced his latest work to two simple words against a white backdrop: “I fear.”Wong, an illustrator for the Ming Pao, a newspaper with a six-decade tradition of […]

May 29, 2020

Photo perspective | U.S. coronavirus deaths pass 100,000 mark in under four months, leading the world

The sick overwhelmingly have died alone, and loved ones have had to say their goodbyes over the phone or on video chat. And some were just beginning their careers.More than 100,000 Americans across the nation have died just four months after officials announced the nation’s first known coronavirus case, with COVID-19 killing both the old and young in cities large and small. Others were grandfathers, […]

May 29, 2020

George Floyd death: Protesters set police station on fire; National Guard called in

Thursday, the Associated Press reported. (John Minchillo / Associated Press) “I can’t stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis,” Trump tweeted. The crowd surged toward the police station, rocking the perimeter fence until it tumbled. Advertisement Protesters filled the streets of downtown Los Angeles for the second evening in a row Thursday, with demonstrators gathering outside Los Angeles Police Department […]

May 29, 2020

Trump likely to slap limited sanctions on China over Hong Kong crackdown

relations expert at the Wilson Center.“That is the fundamental decision that has already been taken. Pompeo told Congress that Hong Kong was no longer sufficiently autonomous from China — a statement seen as a precursor to U.S. response would probably lead Beijing to cancel the deal. And international businesses could flee to other parts of Asia and even back into the mainland. But such action […]

May 29, 2020

Police chiefs’ condemnation of George Floyd killing highlights impact of criminal justice reform movements

“There IS a need to DO something. Advertisement World & Nation CNN crew arrested while reporting on Minneapolis protests World & Nation CNN crew arrested while reporting on Minneapolis protests Atlanta-based CNN said that the crew, which included CNN reporter Omar Jimenez, was released later Friday morning. But law enforcement experts and criminal justice activists believe the visceral depiction of Floyd’s death — a black […]

May 29, 2020

Twitter flags tweet by Trump as ‘glorifying violence’ as protests rage in Minneapolis

Trump falsely claimed that the state distributed ballots to noncitizens and, without proof, alleged that people would print and mail in fake ballots “by the hundreds of thousands.”Whether Trump’s executive order will have any teeth is unclear, though it could increase pressure on Twitter, Facebook, Google and other Silicon Valley companies by opening the door to lawsuits and regulatory reviews.In another tweet on the Minneapolis […]

May 29, 2020

After 18 years behind bars, an innocent man savors quarantine

But the trial ended in a hung jury, as did a third trial that fall.Prosecutors then offered Harrington a deal: Plead guilty and go home in four years. He planned to rent an apartment as soon as quarantine ended. After 18 years behind bars, an innocent man savors quarantine Kevin Harrington and his mother, Pauline Lawrence, on May 10, their first Mother’s Day together in […]

May 29, 2020

No hymns, no Communion: Germany’s reopened churches offer a road map, but a new outbreak shows the risks

Advertisement In the United States, President Trump urged the opening of churches even as the pandemic was taking hold, initially expressing hopes for full churches on Easter Sunday, April 12. Advertisement “With hindsight, it would have been appropriate for us to wear mouth-and-nose protection covers during the service, and to refrain from singing together,” the church said in a statement on its website Monday.Although the […]