Houston police chief Art Acevedo on Tuesday ripped President Donald Trump’s divisive rhetoric on the protests that have erupted nationwide following the death of George Floyd.
“Let me just say this to the president of the United States on behalf of the police chiefs in this country. Please, if you don’t have anything constructive to say, keep your mouth shut. Because you’re putting men and women in... Read more
Ella Jones will also be the Missouri city’s first female mayor. She got involved in city government after the 2014 police killing of Michael Brown.
Ferguson, Missouri, the city where protests helped propel the Black Lives Matter movement into a nationwide crusade, elected its first Black mayor Tuesday night.
Ella Jones will also be the city’s first female mayor. The St. Louis... Read more
An autopsy commissioned for George Floyd’s family found that he died of asphyxiation due to neck and back compression when a Minneapolis police officer held his knee on Floyd's neck for several minutes and ignored his cries of distress, the family’s attorneys said Monday.
The autopsy by a doctor who also examined Eric Garner’s body found the compression cut off blood... Read more
"This shouldn't be 'normal,'" the former president wrote.
Former President Barack Obama put out a statement on George Floyd, a black man who died after being pinned down by police in Minneapolis.
"This shouldn't be 'normal' in 2020 America," he wrote. "It can't be 'normal.' If we want our children to grow up in a nation that lives up to its highest ideals, we can... Read more
The former first lady responded to the death of George Floyd with an Instagram post about rooting out racism.
Former first lady Michelle Obama said it was “up to all of us — Black, white, everyone” to root out racism as she responded on social media to the death of George Floyd.
Obama revealed in an Instagram post on Friday that she... Read more