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Surfers ‘paddle out,’ circle up in memory of George Floyd

On a sliver of sand that before the Civil Rights era was derisively dubbed “The Ink Well” because of its popularity among Black people, hundreds of surfers gathered Friday to honor the life of George Floyd and other African-Americans killed by police.

Barr says he didn’t give tactical order to clear protesters

Attorney General William Barr says law enforcement officers were already moving to push back protesters from a park in front of the White House when he arrived there Monday evening, and he says he did not give a command to disperse the crowd, though he supported the decision.

Two Buffalo police officers are charged with assault after video showed them shoving protester

Two Buffalo police officers were charged with assault Saturday after a video showed them shoving a 75-year-old protester in recent demonstrations over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. Both pleaded not guilty to second-degree assault. They were released without bail.


In protests against police brutality, videos capture more alleged police brutality

These were scenes not seen so widely in the United States in decades, scenes that police training, recruitment and reform were intended to prevent: officers striking unarmed protesters, in the heart of American cities, carrying out orders.

Cyclist charged with assaulting teenagers who posted flyers against police brutality

A 60-year-old Maryland man was arrested on three counts of misdemeanor assault Friday night amid allegations he attacked three people who were trying to post anti-police brutality fliers along a bicycle trail.

Sharpton: DC rally being planned for Aug. 28

George Floyd's death on Memorial Day spurred ongoing nationwide protests about police violence and racial inequality.

Trump evokes Floyd after hailing strong jobs report

President Trump on Friday declared it was “a great day” for George Floyd as he discussed a strong jobs report for the country and efforts to bring about racial equality. Joe Biden, the likely Democratic presidential nominee, said Trump’s comments about Floyd were “despicable.”

Tacoma mayor demands officers involved in March 3 death of unarmed black man in handcuffs be fired

Victoria Woodards, mayor of Tacoma, Wash., called Friday for all four officers involved in the death of Manuel Ellis, a 33-year-old Black man, to be fired, after the county medical examiner ruled his death a homicide in police custody.