Police brutality

Sharawn Vinson, front left, and family members and friends cheer for her daughter, Maddison Washington, 11, as they watch her virtual graduation from middle school in the living room of their three-bedroom apartment in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. After months of pandemic isolation and living with the fear of hunger as bills piled up, Vinson and her kids continued volunteering to help feed their own community. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)
September 14, 2020 - 1:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — At the peak of the coronavirus pandemic this spring, Sharawn Vinson often woke up crying. A recurring thought was making the unemployed single mother desperate: That her kids could go hungry. There was also fear of contracting the virus, which has disproportionately hit low-income...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 file photo, Kansas City Chiefs players, including quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) stand with teammates for a presentation on social justice before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, in Kansas City, Mo. The NFL's new stance encouraging players to take a stand against racial injustice got its first test as some fans of the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs booed during a moment of silence to promote the cause, touching off a fresh debate on how players should use their voice. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
September 11, 2020 - 7:19 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The NFL’s new stance encouraging players to take a stand against racial injustice got its first test as some fans of the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs booed during a moment of silence to promote the cause, touching off a fresh debate on how players should use their...
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Supporters of President Donald Trump and Black Lives Matter protesters confront each other at the Oregon state Capitol in Salem, Ore. on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
September 08, 2020 - 8:55 am
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered Monday afternoon in a small town south of Portland for a pro-President Donald Trump vehicle rally — just over a week after member of a far-right group was fatally shot after a Trump caravan went through Oregon's largest city. Later, pro-Trump...
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Supporters of President Donald Trump and Black Lives Matter protesters confront each other at the Oregon state Capitol in Salem, Ore. on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
September 08, 2020 - 12:48 am
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered on Labor Day in a small town south of Portland for a pro-President Donald Trump vehicle rally — just over a week after member of a far-right group was fatally shot after a Trump caravan went through Oregon's largest city. Later, pro-Trump supporters...
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September 03, 2020 - 12:32 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area police officer was charged Wednesday with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a Black man inside a Walmart store in April. The charge was filed Wednesday in the April 18 killing of Steven Taylor, 33, when San Leandro Police Officer Jason...
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EDS NOTE: OBSCENITY - A protester holds a flag during a Black Lives Matter protest Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in Kenosha, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
September 02, 2020 - 7:17 pm
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A curfew that was in place in Kenosha for the more than a week after the police shooting of Jacob Blake was lifted Wednesday, another sign of increasing calm in the southeastern Wisconsin city that has been the epicenter of the latest eruption over racial injustice. The move...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2019, file photo, New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo leaves his house in Staten Island, N.Y. Pantaleo was fired in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner. The nation's largest police department is spelling out potential ramifications for officer misconduct, unveiling on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, a draft of a discipline matrix that will guide punishment decisions similarly to how sentencing guidelines are used in criminal cases. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, File)
August 31, 2020 - 1:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When the New York Police Department fired an officer last year for putting Eric Garner in a deadly chokehold, the officer's union argued that there was little, if any, precedent within the department's internal disciplinary system for such a penalty. Now, the nation's largest police...
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This Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020 photo shows Adam Murphy, 38, of Little Suamico, Wis. “I was always a person who never liked rules. But when I see a bunch of punks, hammering on BLM, burning stuff, it drives me nuts,” said Murphy, who plans to vote for Trump. “I’m like, ‘Where do you find the time?’ I’m at work every day and then I got to get my rest and then on the weekends I try to enjoy myself." (AP Photo/Kathleen Hennessey)
August 31, 2020 - 7:34 am
DE PERE, Wis. (AP) — Alexis Arnold says she's sympathetic toward protesters who have peacefully fought racial injustice this summer. But as some demonstrations spiral into violence, her anxiety is building. “Why are we so broken right now?” the 44-year-old art gallery owner wondered. The...
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An unidentified man participates in a Blue Lives Matter rally Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, in Kenosha, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
August 30, 2020 - 6:04 pm
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Scores of police supporters gathered Sunday in downtown Kenosha where protesters have been demonstrating against police brutality since the shooting of Jacob Blake last weekend. Some attending the rally in the Wisconsin city wore “back the blue” shirts. Others carried American...
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President Donald Trump gives thumbs up while walking to Air Force One upon departure at Chennault International Airport, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Lake Charles, La. Trump toured damage from Hurricane Laura in Texas and Louisiana. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 29, 2020 - 10:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will travel to Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday, amid fury over the police shooting of Jacob Blake in the back, which left the 29-year-old Black man paralyzed. White House spokesman Judd Deere told reporters aboard Air Force One on Saturday that Trump will be...
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