U.S. judge sentences Ahmaud Arbery’s killers to life imprisonment

A judge sentenced a white father and son to life in prison and their neighbor to 35 years on Monday for a federal hate crime in the 2020 murder of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man shot after jogging in a suburban Georgia neighborhood. Travis McMichael, a 36-year-old former U.S. Coast Guard mechanic, his father Gregory… Read More U.S. judge sentences Ahmaud Arbery’s killers to life imprisonment

U.S. charges four police officers involved in fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor

U.S. prosecutors on Thursday charged four current and former Louisville, Kentucky, police officers for their roles in the botched 2020 raid that killed Breonna Taylor, a Black woman who was in her home, in a case that sparked nationwide protests. The charges represented the Justice Department’s latest effort to crack down on abuses and racial… Read More U.S. charges four police officers involved in fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor

U.S. jury convicts three white men for murder of Ahmaud Arbery

Three white men were convicted of murder on Wednesday for chasing and shooting Ahmaud Arbery as the Black man ran through their neighborhood, with a Georgia jury rejecting a self-defense claim in a trial that once again probed America’s divisive issues of race and guns. The verdicts were delivered by the jury of one Black… Read More U.S. jury convicts three white men for murder of Ahmaud Arbery

UK Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson in critical condition following shooting incident

Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson is critically ill after being shot in the head in south London in the early hours of Sunday, her political party said. London’s Metropolitan Police appealed for witnesses after offices found a woman, who they said was thought to be in her 20s, suffering a gunshot injury in Peckham.… Read More UK Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson in critical condition following shooting incident