Protests erupt in Louisville following ruling on Breonna Taylor shooting

Two police officers were shot and wounded late on Wednesday in Louisville, Kentucky, during protests of a grand jury ruling decried by civil rights activists as a miscarriage of justice in the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor in March. The grand jury decided that none of the three white officers involved in the deadly… Read More Protests erupt in Louisville following ruling on Breonna Taylor shooting

State of emergency declared in city of Louisville ahead of decision on Breonna Taylor case

The mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, declared a state of emergency and closed much of downtown to vehicles on Tuesday ahead of an expected decision by a grand jury on whether to indict the police officers involved in killing Breonna Taylor, a Black medical worker, in a botched raid. Although the timing of any decision remains… Read More State of emergency declared in city of Louisville ahead of decision on Breonna Taylor case

City of Louisville to pay $12million settlement to family of Breonna Taylor over extrajudicial shooting

The city of Louisville, Kentucky, will pay $12 million to the family of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman shot dead by police in a botched raid on her apartment in March, to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit, Mayor Greg Fischer said on Tuesday. The settlement will be accompanied by reforms of the Louisville Metro Police Department,… Read More City of Louisville to pay $12million settlement to family of Breonna Taylor over extrajudicial shooting

NBA, other sports postpone games following boycott over racial injustice

The National Basketball Association (NBA) postponed all three playoff games on Wednesday after the Milwaukee Bucks boycotted Game 5 of their series against the Orlando Magic to protest racial injustice, triggering similar moves across other sports. The action by the Wisconsin-based team follows the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in the city… Read More NBA, other sports postpone games following boycott over racial injustice

Unrest erupts in Wisconsin following police shooting of Black man

Arsonists set buildings ablaze and torched much of the Black business district in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during a second night of unrest sparked by the wounding of a Black man shot in the back by police as his three young sons looked on. Kenosha County Board of Supervisors member Zach Rodriguez said the board would hold… Read More Unrest erupts in Wisconsin following police shooting of Black man

ACLU files lawsuit against Minnesota police over harassment of journalists at protests

The American Civil Liberties Union has accused Minnesota law enforcement of wrongly arresting, injuring and harassing journalists covering unrest sparked by the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in Minneapolis police custody. In a lawsuit, filed on behalf of journalists in U.S. District Court in Minnesota on Wednesday, the ACLU accuses the Minneapolis… Read More ACLU files lawsuit against Minnesota police over harassment of journalists at protests

Former U.S. defense secretary Jim Mattis criticizes military response to civil unrest

After long refusing to explicitly criticize a sitting president, former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accused President Donald Trump on Wednesday of trying to divide America and roundly denounced a militarization of the U.S. response to civil unrest. Protests have erupted around the United States since the death on May 25 of unarmed black man George… Read More Former U.S. defense secretary Jim Mattis criticizes military response to civil unrest