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BY FARNOUSH AMIRI AND ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS REPORT FOR AMERICA/ASSOCIATED PRESS COLUMBUS, Ohio — A chaotic 911 call. A convulsive 11 seconds of violence ending in the death of an Ohio teen. A historic verdict being broadcast in the police cruiser. A routine day in a quiet Columbus neighborhood was shattered instantly on April 20 when […]

It’s imperative that America take action now — not just with reforms in policing but also by creating a more just and inclusive society. We have a verdict in Derek Chauvin’s murder trial and justice for George Floyd. Now we need lasting change and justice for all. Now a nation that was holding its breath […]

The conviction of Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin of all charges in the murder of George Floyd has sparked an out burst of joy from his family and civil rights veterans to the President of the United States, who sees the verdict as the beginning of a new chapter in American history. After a three-week […]

BY PAUL WALSH STAR TRIBUNE/TNS MINNEAPOLIS — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin spent his first night in prison since his conviction for murdering George Floyd segregated from the other inmates, according to the Minnesota Department of Corrections. Chauvin, found guilty Tuesday in connection with Floyd’s death on May 25, 2020, is being housed under […]

BY MARK FERENCHIK THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH/TNS COLUMBUS, Ohio — In an unprecedented move, Columbus police showed body camera footage of the shooting of a 16-year-old girl by a Columbus police officer just hours after the incident on the city’s southeast side. The shooting, happened about 20 minutes before a guilty verdict was announced in the […]

Families of the slain men feel a connection in their anguish and activism. BY SOPHIA TAREEN ASSOCIATED PRESS A Black Chicago teen’s lynching in 1955 galvanized the civil rights movement. A Black Minneapolis man’s killing by police last year propelled a worldwide call for racial justice and ending police brutality.  The murders of Emmett Till […]

The total disregard for George Floyd as a human being, coupled with a hatred for the Black community that Officer Derek Chauvin took an oath to protect and serve, led to the lynching on May 25. Chauvin was sending a message to the community by holding his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck in broad daylight. […]

BY DAVID G. SAVAGE LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS The Supreme Court declared Monday that the Constitution requires that juries come to a unanimous verdict to convict Americans of serious crimes, overturning a state law in Louisiana that critics say has been used to find Black defendants guilty even when one or two Black jurors disagree. The […]