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Louisville PD apologizes for targeting news crew at protest

Louisville PD apologizes for targeting news crew at protest

Louisville PD has apologized after a video showed a police officer firing what appeared to be pepper balls at a news crew during a live broadcast. The crew from WAVE-TV was downtown in the Kentucky city Friday, covering demonstrations over the death of Breonna Taylor. ’It’s not something that should have occurred’, Louisville police spokeswoman said.

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Former MPD officer Derek Chauvin arrested in death of George Floyd

Former MPD officer Derek Chauvin arrested in death of George Floyd

Officials in Minnesota on Friday said that Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who was seen kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, has been charged with murder. Mike Freeman from the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced manslaughter and third degree murder charges after Mr. Chauvin’s arrest was announced by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

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White House in lockdown as police brutality protesters amass

White House in lockdown as police brutality protesters amass

The White House was placed into lockdown for approximately one hour on Friday night as crowds of protesters amassed at the gates. Correspondents reported being confined in the west wing, until the crowd dispersed. One woman was taken into custody by the secret service after she clambered over a concrete barricade.

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Policy allowing transgender athletes to compete as girls found to violate US law

Policy allowing transgender athletes to compete as girls found to violate US law

Three biologically female high school students have challenged a Connecticut policy allowing transgender athletes to compete in girls’ sports. The US Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights has deemed the policy illegal, citing it has violated Title IX, the 1972 federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in programs that receive federal funding. A federal lawsuit is ongoing.

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Protests about killing of George Floyd spread across US

Protests about killing of George Floyd spread across US

Protests, following the killing of George Floyd, continue to grow in cities across the US, including Minneapolis, Denver, Los Angeles, Louisville, and Columbus. Floyd’s killing follows a series of deaths of black individuals, including Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. While many of the protests started off peaceful in nature, some in Minneapolis and other cities escalated towards violence.

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CNN reporter arrested live on air by Minnesota state police

CNN reporter arrested live on air by Minnesota state police

A CNN reporter was arrested live on air on Fri morning by Minnesota State Patrol while reporting on the killing of George Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck while arresting him. Police clarified that the CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez was put in handcuffs and led away from his team of producers for refusing to move when he had been told to do so.

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Transcripts that prompted FBI to deem Flynn possible Russian agent declassified

Transcripts that prompted FBI to deem Flynn possible Russian agent declassified

Referring to the transcripts that were just declassified and given to Congress, the Senate Finance Committee Chairman, Chuck Grassley, stated, ’The American people, after nearly three and a half years, can now see with their own eyes-for the first time-that the evidence against Lt. General Michael Flynn, that Rosenstein and the Mueller team went to great lengths to keep hidden, was totally bunk.

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Cop who knelt on Floyd’s neck had 18 internal complaints against him

Cop who knelt on Floyd’s neck had 18 internal complaints against him

Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis cop filmed kneeling on George Floyd’s neck, has previously been the subject of multiple complaints filed to the Minneapolis Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division. Chauvin, now fired along with the other three police officers, was reported to the division 18 times. Another cop involved, Tou Thao, had six complaints filed against him to internal affairs.

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NBA targets to resume season on July 31

NBA targets to resume season on July 31

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has announced to the league’s Board of Governors that he wishes to resume the season on July 31. The NBA was the first sports league in North America to suspend its season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The NBA considered four competition scenarios, such as all 30 teams completing a reduced 72-game regular season and the top 16 teams going straight to the playoffs.

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Golden Triangle district witnesses an intentional run-over

Golden Triangle district witnesses an intentional run-over

A graphic video began to circulate around social media which showed a car running into a crowd of protestors. Anabel Escobar, the protestor who recorded the video claimed that a man jumped on the hood of the car to prevent himself from being run over which then accelerated. The black SUV turned right just after the man jumped off of it, throwing him off balance.

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Donald Trump accused of ’calling for violence against American citizens’

Donald Trump accused of ’calling for violence against American citizens’

Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton responded to Donald Trump’s tweets about the riots in Minneapolis in response to George Floyd’s death in police custody. They accused him of ’calling for violence against American citizens’. Clinton used the controversy to persuade people to work to vote him out of office in November. Meanwhile, Biden claimed that he would not lift the President’s tweet’.

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Lassen County in California slows down reopening plan after new COVID-19 cases

Lassen County in California slows down reopening plan after new COVID-19 cases

Lassen County became the first in California to backpedal on its reopening. A home to 30,000 people, the rural county reported 5 coronavirus cases, traced to a resident who had traveled outside the county. This exceeds the state-set limit of 3 cases per 10,000 within 2 weeks, triggering revocation of attestation that it can safely reopen. Some businesses had to shut down after rehiring staff.

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Death of George Floyd mandates police training

Death of George Floyd mandates police training

Immediate positional asphyxiation training is being order for Chicago police officers. Chicago police department superintendent David Brown states ’I want to make it clear that this behavior is not acceptable in Chicago, will not be tolerated under my command, and quite frankly has no place in law enforcement anywhere.’ This follows after the death of George Floyd while in police custody.

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Bad state data hiding COVID-19 threat; disease tracking hindered: Politico

Bad state data hiding COVID-19 threat; disease tracking hindered: Politico

A recent report published by Politico has revealed that state and federal officials from across the country have hidden or altered health data which is necessary to track the spread of the novel coronavirus. This has hindered the ability to detect a surge of infections, even as President Donald Trump presses for the country to reopen quickly.

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Shots fired during George Floyd protests in Denver

Shots fired during George Floyd protests in Denver

Shots were fired at a Floyd demonstration in Denver Thursday evening. The shooting occurred in a park across the street from the Colorado Capitol after several protesters who had gathered already had left the area to march downtown. Some protesters confirmed about hearing six or seven shots being fired, though it was unclear if protesters were being targeted. However no injuries were reported.

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Northeast part of Utah under lockdown after an officer was killed

Northeast part of Utah under lockdown after an officer was killed

At 12:15 p.m on Thursday, the Utah police authorities received a call pertaining to a death threat a woman received from her husband. On arriving, the accused refused to surrender and retreated into the home. On following the suspect, the officers were shot at through the door. The officer that fell prey to this shootout was only 15 months in on his duty.

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