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African-Nova Scotian community says Chauvin verdict needs to prompt change – Halifax

African-Nova Scotian community says Chauvin verdict needs to prompt change - Halifax

The African-Canadian community is Nova Scotia is hoping the guilty verdicts in the George Floyd murder trial can lead to systemic changes in justice and policing. A jury in Minneapolis, Minnesota, convicted former police officer Derek Chauvin of murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death. Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, died on May 25, 2020, while…

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Fury at plan to scrap Los Angeles Hardcore Gang unit because it is ‘offensive to the community’

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón (pictured) has disbanded his office's Hardcore Gang unit in a divisive move critics say spells disaster for the city

The Los Angeles specialist Hardcore Gang unit has been disbanded because it is ‘offensive to the community’ in a move branded a ‘suicide pact’ amid rising homicide rates in the city.  For over four decades the Hardcore Gang Investigation Unit has been tasked with prosecuting the city’s most serious and violent gang-related crimes.  But the…

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How members of Toronto’s Black community hope to build on George Floyd movement months later

Chantelle Krupka was shot in the hip by a Peel Regional Police office in early May 2020.

Black community members shared their perspectives with Global News on how to maintain positive changes sparked by the George Floyd movement in the Great Toronto Area, and how to build upon the momentum of last year’s racial reckoning. Here’s what they had to say: Chantelle Krupka Chantelle Krupka was shot in the hip by a…

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Latino leaders say Long Island’s Hispanic community is at a crossroads

Sergio Argueta, leader of the S.T.R.O.N.G. Youth Inc.,

What do four of Long Island’s Latino leaders hope for during this time, when all manner of protests grip the land and the nation is in the midst of a pandemic? We spoke with them during National Hispanic Heritage Month to find out. Gabriela Castillo, legislative affairs liaison to the county executive “I think our…

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