Day: June 8, 2020

June 8, 2020

As White House’s strong-arm tactics get pushback, Trump takes credit for peaceful protests

And they noted this weekend’s peaceful protests absent widespread police presence. Val Demings (D-Fla.), a former Orlando police chief who is seen as a potential running mate to presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, praised officers with whom she had worked but said “systemic racism is always the ghost in the room.” Advertisement “If we’re going to solve some of America’s toughest problems, we’ve got to […]

June 8, 2020

Louisville demanded justice after police fatally shot Breonna Taylor. Instead, it lost another black life

“I can talk to different audiences in different ways than some of my black brothers and sisters can,” he told them. Advertisement “We fed them,” he said. The Rev. Several nights earlier, Crews had been photographed by local journalists standing with a group of officers while a female protester offered her flowers. Both incidents, they say, were the result of sloppy and confrontational policing that […]

June 8, 2020

George Floyd’s Houston memorial reminds friends what they survived

He knew a half-dozen guys who had completed the program, found work, married and bought homes. Van Dickerson, classmate and friend of George Floyd, chats with Milton Carney across the street from the mural honoring Floyd in the Third Ward in Houston.(Annie Mulligan / For The Times) Advertisement As boys, Dickerson said theirs was an all-or-nothing dream: Make it to the NBA and NFL, or […]