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Republicans put forth legislation that seeks to protect drivers who hit protesters – National

Click to play video 'Daniel Prude protests: Car drives through crowd of BLM demonstrators in New York City'

When massive demonstrations against racial injustice erupted across the nation last summer, protesters used an increasingly common tactic to draw attention to their cause: swarming out onto major roads to temporarily paralyze traffic. This method sometimes resulted in searing images of drivers plowing through crowds, causing serious injuries and in some cases, deaths. Now, Republican…

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MAGA vs. BLM: Photos show stark contrast in police response to unrest – National

A pro-Trump protester carries the lectern of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi through the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol Building after a pro-Trump mob stormed the building on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C.

Peaceful demonstrators for racial justice were tear-gassed in Lafayette Square last June so U.S. President Donald Trump could take photos at a nearby church in Washington, D.C. Seven months later, a mob inspired by the president’s baseless conspiracy theories smashed through the doors of the U.S. Capitol, pushed past security and ran amok inside the…

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Proud Boys leader arrested over banner-burning ahead of pro-Trump rally – National

Click to play video 'Right-wing Proud Boys protesters, anti-Trump protesters clash in Washington, D.C.'

Enrique Tarrio, leader of the far-right Proud Boys group, has been arrested ahead of a planned protest in support of U.S. President Donald Trump‘s effort to overturn his election loss in Washington, D.C. Tarrio, 36, was arrested upon his arrival in D.C. on Monday for alleged offences dating back to Dec. 12, when he participated…

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Wisconsin police officer who shot Jacob Blake will not face criminal charges – National

Click to play video 'Families of Breonna Taylor, Jacob Blake call for criminal justice reform'

Editor’s note: This story has been corrected to reflect Rittenhouse pleaded not guilty to all charges. A Wisconsin prosecutor declined Tuesday to file charges against a white police officer who shot a Black man in the back in Kenosha, concluding he couldn’t disprove the officer’s contention that he acted in self-defence because he feared the…

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Officers in Tamir Rice case will not face federal charges: U.S. Justice Department – National

Click to play video 'Cleveland Police union disappointed in decision to fire officer'

The U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday that it would not bring federal criminal charges against two Cleveland police officers in the 2014 killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, saying video of the shooting was of too poor a quality for prosecutors to conclusively establish what had happened. In closing the case, the department brought to an…

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Human rights in U.S. will be ‘much better’ under Biden: UN high commissioner – National

Human rights in U.S. will be ‘much better’ under Biden: UN high commissioner - National

The U.N human rights chief says she expects the U.S. administration of President-elect Joe Biden will be “much, much better” when it comes to human rights, and warned of shrinking “democratic space” in Hong Kong — saying her office will be monitoring the rights situation there. Michelle Bachelet spoke to reporters in Geneva in a…

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National Trust hires Vote Leave boss to ‘de-woke-ify’ itself

A strategic advisory firm headed by former-Vote Leave communications boss Paul Stephenson (pictured) and David Cameron's director of strategy Ameet Gill has been hired by the 'out of touch' National Trust in a bid to 'de-woke-ify' itself

A strategic advisory firm headed by a former-Vote Leave boss has been hired by the National Trust in a bid to ‘de-woke-ify’ itself. The Trust was accused of ‘woke virtue signalling’ after it published a 115-page report on several of its properties links to colonialism and slavery earlier this year. Members threatened to cancel their subscriptions in protest…

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NIMH » NIMH’s Carlos Zarate Jr., M.D., Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Dr. Carlos Zarate

At its 2020 annual meeting, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) announced the election of 90 regular members, including Carlos Zarate Jr. of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). The election to the academy is one of the highest awards in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes outstanding professional achievements and commitment…

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Louisiana sheriff says police ‘following every lead’ into Black teen’s death – National

Louisiana sheriff says police ‘following every lead’ into Black teen’s death - National

NEW IBERIA, La. — A Louisiana sheriff said Saturday that his office is “working hard to ensure no stone is left unturned” in determining what led to the death of a Black 15-year-old whose disappearance sparked speculation about racial crime. “I want to assure the public that I, and my team, are doing everything we…

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Walter Wallace Jr. shooting death sparks scrutiny of Philadelphia police training – National

Click to play video 'Philadelphia police official says fatal police shooting raised ‘many questions that demand answers’'

The footage from body-worn cameras that was taken as police responded to a call about Walter Wallace Jr. shows him emerging from a house with a knife as relatives shout at officers about his mental health condition, a lawyer for the man’s family said Thursday. The video also shows Wallace became incapacitated after the first…

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National Trust chair praises BLM as a ‘human rights movement with no party-political affiliations’

Tim Parker, he has been chair of the National Trust since 2014

National Trust chair praises Black Lives Matter as a ‘human rights movement with no party-political affiliations’ despite UK arm calling for an end to capitalism and the ‘abolition’ of the police Tim Parker risks alienating the Trust’s 5.6 million members with his statement  His view came in letter in response to report that found a…

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U.S. election: Over 1,000 anti-Trump protesters gather near White House – National

U.S. election: Over 1,000 anti-Trump protesters gather near White House - National

WASHINGTON — More than 1,000 people protesting U.S. President Donald Trump converged on Black Lives Matter Plaza on Tuesday night, just a block from the White House, while hundreds more marched through parts of downtown Washington, sometimes blocking traffic and setting off fireworks. Scattered protests also took place from Seattle to New York City, but…

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Police shooting of Black man near Portland raises tensions amid ongoing protests – National

Click to play video 'Biden says ‘no excuse’ for looting, violence in Philadelphia following shooting death of Black man'

The shooting of a Black man by law enforcement in Washington state threatened to increase tensions around Portland, Oregon, where protesters against racial injustice have clashed repeatedly with right-wing groups. Friends and family identified the dead man as Kevin E. Peterson Jr., 21, and said he was a former high school football player and the…

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‘Stop fighting for crumbs’: Why Black Americans say this U.S. election is important – National

Click to play video 'U.S. election: ‘We have to earn our democracy,’ says Biden in Pennsylvania two days before election'

When Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, Charlane Oliver knew things had to change — and that mobilizing Black Americans was the solution. A week after the 2016 election, the longtime Nashville, Tenn., community organizer and political worker helped found the Equity Alliance, a grassroots organization committed to encouraging Black civic engagement,…

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Black Lives Matter influence faces test in election as U.S. voters consider candidates – National

Click to play video 'Black Lives Matter: Three steps to creating radical and systemic change'

Black Lives Matter has been a lot of things in its brief, fiery life. It has been a slogan, a rallying point. A movement that led protests coast to coast, calling for America to get serious about preventing Black deaths at the hands of law enforcement. A heaven-sent resource for people like Helen Jones, desperate…

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