For many Twin Cities residents, Tuesday’s guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial epitomized the emotional whiplash of the past 10 years, in which short-lived moments of hope gave way to ever-present fears and frustrations. Minneapolis-based therapist Jamil Stamschror-Lott had a pit in his stomach before the verdict, then a sudden feeling of relief. Quickly, though, those feelings turned to fear. “I thought I should take my daughter out of her daycare for the day just in case some white nationalist wanted to attack Black and brown babies,” he said.
Testifying during the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin on Thursday, Philonise Floyd, brother of George Floyd, became emotional talking about the deaths of his brother and mother.
During the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin on Thursday, Dr. Martin Tobin, a physician in pulmonary and critical care medicine, said the way George Floyd was handcuffed and put on the street by police officers made it hard to breathe and was almost like having his left lung removed.
During the trial of Derek Chauvin on Monday, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said that Chauvin did not follow policy when he placed his knee on George Floyd’s neck.
During the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin on Friday, Police Lt. Richard Zimmerman testified that the use of force applied against George Floyd was “totally unnecessary” and “uncalled for.”
Delivering testimony in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin on Tuesday, Donald Williams said he called 911 after watching the fatal encounter between Floyd and Chauvin because "I believe I witnessed a murder." Williams appeared emotional on the stand as his 911 call was played for the court.
Delivering testimony during the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin on Monday, 911 dispatcher Jena Scurry testified that she thought the live security video had frozen as George Floyd lay motionless on the ground.
While delivering opening arguments in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin on Monday, prosecutor Jerry Blackwell played a video of George Floyd's death and said witnesses "called the police on the police."
Sean Penn says there’s “an awful lot to be optimistic about” with Donald Trump out of the White House, but he still worries about the culture which led to “this failed businessman turned fake billionaire on a TV show” becoming the president.
Alison Hammond has told how her mother's job protected her from racist bullies when she was growing up in Kingstanding, Birmingham.
The Lancaster City Police Department has released body cam footage of a shooting that left 27-year-old Ricardo Munoz dead. The footage appears to show Munoz holding an object, said to be a knife by police, while charging at the officer before being shot. Protests were reported late Sunday evening in response to Munoz’s death.
Speaking to supporters and the media, Ben Crump, attorney for the family of George Floyd, strongly disputed the defense theory that Floyd’s death was caused by a drug overdose. Crump said, “The only overdose that killed George Floyd was [an] overdose of excessive force and racism” by the Minneapolis Police Department.
Broadcasting regulator Ofcom has now received almost 3,000 official complaints about Diversity's dance inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.
Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., joins Yahoo News Editor in Chief Daniel Klaidman and Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff to discuss what she sees as the most important issue for undecided voters in the 2020 presidential election: law enforcement. Dingell tells the "Skullduggery" hosts that she sees major divisions and concerns among her constituents when it comes to law enforcement and police reform, similar to the way trade issues played out in the 2016 election.
After appearing on the first night of the Democratic National Convention, majority whip and longtime Democratic Party leader James Clyburn tells Yahoo News Editor in Chief Daniel Klaidman and Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff what he would have said in his speech if he had had more time.
Rapper Stormzy has donated £500,000 to the Black Heart Foundation to help fund the education of students from disadvantaged backgrounds
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.