The footage was filed last week by an lawyer seeking to have charges dismissed against one of the police officers arrested of Mr Floyd's death.
A large group of protesters gathered in Lafayette Square across from the White House on Monday night in an attempt to tear down a statue of former President Andrew Jackson, whose legacy has come under fire in recent years in part due to his involvement in the mass killings of Native Americans. However, protesters were unsuccessful in removing the statue and were stopped by members of the Secret Service and U.S. Park Police.
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Eyewitness accounts indicated that police were on the scene but did not intervene to stop the statue being set on fire.
In response to the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, young protesters have taken to the streets across the U.S. to demand justice and police reform. Yahoo News spoke to a few young protesters from around the country who ranged in age from five to 29 to document their perspectives on the movement to change how policing is done in America.
Majority whip and longtime Democratic Party leader James Clyburn joins Yahoo News Editor in Chief Daniel Klaidman and Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff to share his thoughts on viral, arguably misunderstood quotes from Martin Luther King Jr. that some have used to justify violence during George Floyd protests.
Majority whip and longtime Democratic Party leader James Clyburn joins Yahoo News Editor in Chief Daniel Klaidman and Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff to discuss the five-year anniversary of the Mother Emanuel AME church shooting that left nine people dead at the storied African-American house of worship.
Majority Whip and longtime Democratic Party leader James Clyburn joins Yahoo News Editor in Chief Daniel Klaidman and Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff to discuss the use of "defund the police" as a rallying cry for protest against police brutality. Comparing the phrase to the 1960s protest slogan "burn, baby, burn," Rep. Clyburn tells the "Skullduggery" hosts that while he agrees with sentiment of defunding the police, "if you allow the soundbite to lead, then you are going to lose the argument."
On June 12, officers from the Atlanta Police Department responded to reports of a man sleeping in his car in a Wendy’s parking lot. There they found 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks, and after a sobriety test and brief struggle, Brooks was fatally shot by the officers. Yahoo News has assembled a timeline of the events — and those that followed — leading to a renewed push for police reform in Georgia.
Patrick Hutchinson lifted the white man over his shoulder and took him out of harm's way.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced the resignation of Police Chief Erika Shields after Rayshard Brooks was killed by an Atlanta officer in a struggle following a field sobriety test.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, tells Yahoo News National Correspondent Alexander Nazaryan that he is concerned that the widespread George Floyd protests could lead to a rise in coronavirus cases. Fauci also explains the possible risks of reopening without the proper infrastructure in place.
Oklahoma City police have released bodycam footage from May 2019 showing the moments before suspect Derrick Ollie Scott died in custody. In the video, Scott can be heard pleading to arresting officers, “I can’t breathe.” The release of the footage comes after pressure from the Oklahoma City chapter of Black Lives Matter to revisit the case. Despite the release of the footage, the Oklahoma City Police Department stands by its assessment that the officers involved committed no wrongdoing.
In emotional testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Philonise Floyd, the brother of George Floyd, said of his sibling’s death, “Justice has to be served. Those officers, they have to be convicted.” Floyd added, “His life mattered. All our lives matter. Black lives matter.”
Two statues of Christopher Columbus, one in Richmond, Va., and the other in Boston, were destroyed by protestors overnight. In Richmond, numerous videos of the incident show demonstrators pulling the statue down with ropes, lighting it ablaze and dragging it into a nearby lake. In Boston authorities are still seeking suspects who beheaded the statue. Christopher Columbus has traditionally been a celebrated figure in American history, but his record has come under fire in recent decades due to his violence against indigenous people. Ongoing protests for racial equality following the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor have included similar actions against statues of Confederate leaders in the United States and a prominent slave trader in the U.K.
Philonise Floyd, brother of George Floyd, testified before the House Judiciary Committee, telling the panel in his opening statement that his brother “didn’t deserve to die over $20.”
Boris Johnson has refused to condemn Donald Trump for his controversial response to the Black Lives Matter movement.
In the wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody, activists and some politicians have been calling for police departments to be reformed, defunded or even abolished. Yahoo News explains what some of these proposals mean.
There comes a time when it's OK for protesters to go home, says activist Tamika Mallory. "We should be able to sit back and say, we've got a small victory here and now I need to protect myself from COVID-19," Mallory told Yahoo News. But Mallory says that when the court trials of the accused officers begin, so does a new stage of the movement. "The police will be showing up," she said. "We have to be there as well."
The renewed push to remove racist monuments in the United States spread across the Atlantic on Sunday when Black Lives Matter protesters toppled the statue of a British slave trader. The statue of Edward Colston was removed in the city of Bristol Sunday, with protesters pulling it off its pedestal, kneeling on its neck in acknowledgment of the death of George Floyd and then tossing it into the harbor. Historians estimate Colston’s company was responsible for the selling of approximately 100,000 slaves to America and the Caribbean in the late 17th century.
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A female mounted police officer was injured after a horse bolted during protests in London.