Day: May 30, 2020

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 […]