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Derek Chauvin was found guilty in the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The former police officer faced a jury of his peers, yet even in what many saw as an open-and-shut case, there were still some uncertain what would happen until the moment Judge Peter Cahill read the word “guilty” three times. more
Although it’s dominated the news for the past year, Americans’ reckoning with how Black communities are policed is hardly new — even in the wake of killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.  more
An old American dream — the dream of unity and spontaneity of purpose — flickered alive last Wednesday. The embers which were lighted here in Riverdale in the early morning darkness were brought to life when our four buses were absorbed in a caravan of hundreds on the way to Washington for the March for Jobs and Freedom. more
Nearly three months to the day George Floyd died during an arrest by Minneapolis police officers, protesters took to the streets again in the Midwest, this time in defense of Jacob Blake, a Black man witnesses say was shot multiple times in the back by a Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officer at point blank range. more
Solidarity has strengthened across the country and the world in response to the police-involved death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month. Protests have hit many of the major cities, including New York, with some signs of impact becoming apparent, not only by the arrest of the officers involved in Floyd’s death, but many municipalities taking a hard look at how the law is enforced in their communities. more
All over the country, tens of thousands of people have turned out to protest police brutality following the police-involved killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Many of those protesters can be found in New York City, flowing through the streets of all five boroughs night after night, facing threats of arrest, especially when Mayor Bill de Blasio had his controversial 8 p.m. curfew in effect. more
Shavuot is a time when many practicing Jews pause to commemorate Moses receiving the five books of the Torah. It’s a two-day observance outside of Israel, which this year fell right at the end of May. And for Ezra Seligsohn, probably at the very worst time for someone who likes to pay attention to the news. more
I was nearly arrested last Thursday night. I share that not to center my narrative in what occurred, but to convey some of what happened. That night — June 4 — I witnessed an unprecedented level of force in response to what was otherwise a peaceful protest against police brutality following the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. more
As New York City wakes up first thing Monday morning, the people inside will have a chance to experience something it hasn't felt in nearly 80 days — the first step toward a return to normalcy. more
If the New York Police Department wants to help ease tension with protesters upset over last week’s cop-involved killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, then all they need to do is take a knee. more
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