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4 Ex-Cops Indicted on US Civil Rights Charges in Floyd Death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s arrest and death, accusing them of willfully violating the Black man’s constitutional rights as he was restrained face-down on the pavement and gasping for air. A three-count indictment unsealed Friday names Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and…

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Governor DeSantis Signs “Anti-Riot” Bill into Law

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (FNN) – Governor Ron DeSantis was at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office today to sign the HB1 (Anti-Riot) Bill into law. The bill is the result of concerns following the Black Lives Matter protests after George Floyd’s death. HB1 – Combating Public Disorder, was drafted by the Florida House Judiciary Committee, Representative…

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Judge Limits Evidence, Refuses to Move Trial in Floyd Death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge said Friday he won’t delay or move the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death over concerns that a $27 million settlement for Floyd’s family could taint the jury pool, but he’ll allow limited evidence from a 2019 arrest. Meanwhile, a 13th juror was seated Friday —…

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2 Louisville Officers Shot Amid Breonna Taylor Protests

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hours after a Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for Breonna Taylor’s death and protesters took to the streets, authorities said two officers were shot and wounded Wednesday night during the demonstrations expressing anger over the killings of Black people at the hands of police. Interim Louisville Police…

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John Boyega Quits Perfume Ambassador Role Over Chinese Ad

LONDON (AP) — Black actor John Boyega has stepped down from his role as a global ambassador for perfume brand Jo Malone after the company decided to hire a Chinese actor to replace him in an ad he created. The “Star Wars” star wrote Tuesday on Twitter that the brand’s decision to “replace my campaign…

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Multi-Million Settlement Reached in Breonna Taylor Lawsuit

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The city of Louisville will pay millions to the mother of Breonna Taylor and reform police practices as part of a lawsuit settlement months after Taylor’s slaying by police thrust the Black woman’s name to the forefront of a national reckoning on race. A person who has seen the settlement told…

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