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3d ago

Chicago's police are out of control. Now they've killed a child with his hands up.

The department has a history of violence against the people it should protect. Now the world can see what Chicagoans have long known about our city.
Image: Adam Toledo
Image: Adam Toledo
3d ago

Tamir Rice's family asks Justice Department to reopen case into police killing

“I’m still in so much pain because no one has been held accountable for the criminal act that took his life," his mother, Samaria Rice, said.
Image: Tamir Rice
Image: Tamir Rice

Derek Chauvin declines to take the stand as defense rests in trial over George Floyd's death

Derek Chauvin invoked his Fifth Amendment right not to testify Thursday. He is charged with second- and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and his defense attorney Eric Nelson rise to greet jury members on the twefth day of Chauvin's trial for second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and his defense attorney Eric Nelson rise to greet jury members on the twefth day of Chauvin's trial for second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd
4d ago

Louisville police chief reprimands officer over Breonna Taylor email

Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, who was wounded in the March 13, 2020, shooting, sent an email that was critical of police and city leadership.
Image: Breonna Taylor was a qualified EMT
Image: Breonna Taylor was a qualified EMT
4d ago

Wisconsin teachers resign after investigation into slavery lesson

The teachers gave sixth grade students an assignment that asked them how they would “punish” a slave, officials said.
Image: Three Wisconsin middle school teachers have resigned after they put together a lesson for sixth-graders asking them how they would punish slaves.
Image: Three Wisconsin middle school teachers have resigned after they put together a lesson for sixth-graders asking them how they would punish slaves.
4d ago

Emojis have become universal, but not all users feel represented by the icons

Given its findings, Adobe is partnering with Emojination, a grassroots nonprofit that advocates for more inclusive emojis.
Image: Diverse thumbs up emojis
Image: Diverse thumbs up emojis
5d ago

Soldier charged with assault after video shows him shoving Black man

In the video, the soldier tells an unidentified Black man that he needs to "get out" and that he is "harassing" their neighborhood.
5d ago

NBA players hold moment of silence for Daunte Wright ahead of rescheduled game

Players for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Brooklyn Nets held a moment of silence for Wright, was fatally shot on Sunday.
The Brooklyn Nets stand on the court for the National Anthem before the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on April 13, 2021 at Target Center in Minneapolis.
The Brooklyn Nets stand on the court for the National Anthem before the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on April 13, 2021 at Target Center in Minneapolis.
5d ago

Minnesota officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright resigns; police chief also steps down

Kim Potter, a 26-year department veteran, was identified as the officer who shot and killed Wright during a traffic stop Sunday afternoon.
Image: Protesters rally outside Brooklyn Center Police Department a day after Daunte Wright was shot and killed by a police officer, in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
Image: Protesters rally outside Brooklyn Center Police Department a day after Daunte Wright was shot and killed by a police officer, in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
6d ago

Video shows Black player forced to sit near banana peels

"It’s awful to know a child was treated that way," the city's mayor-elect, who is also the school board chair, said in a statement.
Moline High School in Moline, Ill.
Moline High School in Moline, Ill.
6d ago

Texas students disciplined for 'slave-trading game' that auctioned off classmates

Schools officials in Aledo said they discovered that students had engaged in cyberbullying and racial harassment.
Image: Aledo Independent School District parents say the Texas district has not done enough after an online game was discovered, in which 9th-grade students were \"slave-trading\" students of color and labeling the group chat \"Slave Trade,\" \"N\" Farm, and \"
Image: Aledo Independent School District parents say the Texas district has not done enough after an online game was discovered, in which 9th-grade students were \"slave-trading\" students of color and labeling the group chat \"Slave Trade,\" \"N\" Farm, and \"