Everyone, including children, are watching as the world reacts to the death of George Floyd.
The May 25 incident, captured on video, prompted widespread protests across the United States and in other countries.
The case was ruled a homicide by medical examiners, and Derek Chauvin, the white officer was charged with second-degree murder.
Eight-year-old Nia Madison was furious about the killing of Floyd and "many others," adding, "aren't the police supposed to protect us?" Sadness was expressed by many including 11-year-old Dexter Walker Smith: "Can't believe that people would treat another person that way just because they're a different color.
It's just police officers abusing power." And 6-year-old Rhys Wagar said: "They choked him and he asked for help and they didn't let go." Fishers, Indiana teen, Peyton Daniels said: "Watching all 8 minutes and 46 seconds of that video was just, for all 8 minutes and 46 seconds was just rage, for me." Children are using their voices and gifts to protest.
Nine-year-old Canadian resident Inès Schlag plans to make a difference by using her voice to educate and protect and had a special message for the black community: "I know that you're sad and hurt.
Know that you are not alone, I stand with you." Brooklyn teen Lucas Ritchie-Shatz and his friends are using social media to raise money for protesters.
"I created an Instagram account along with some of my other friends who are artists called Artists for George Floyd.
And we're selling art commissions and individual pieces in support of the protests, in support of bail funds, legal funds, mutual aid funds." Jersey City, New Jersey 10-year-old William Fuller-Rhatigan has been making his voice heard by foot and pen.
"I am protesting.
I wrote an editorial about what happened to George Floyd and how we can all get together." In all, most children were hopeful regarding the future for racial equality.
Caroline O., 8, from Texas said she hopes that "all people of different races can come together." (Production: Alicia Powell)
The lawyer for a man who was arrested as a police officer knelt on his neck – in a case that “mirrors almost identically what happened to George Floyd” – has called for a formal apology from Scotland Yard.Marcus Coutain, 48, was filmed pleading with officers to “get off my neck” as he was handcuffed on the pavement in Islington, north London, on Thursday evening.The police watchdog is investigating the manner of the arrest, which has resulted in one Metropolitan Police officer being suspended and another placed on restricted duties.
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Attorneys for the family of George Floyd filed a federal civil lawsuit on Wednesday. The suit is against the city of Minneapolis and the police officers involved in the death of George Floyd. Floyd died May 25 after former officer Derek Chauvin used his leg to pin Floyd's neck to the ground for nearly nine minutes. Chauvin was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. The lawsuit was filed in US District Court for the District of Minnesota.
A trustee for the family of George Floyd, who died on May 25 after a Minneapolis policeman knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, sued the city of Minneapolis and four of its police officers in federal court on Wednesday, civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump said.
Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Mark Milley on Thursday told the House Armed Services Committee that he was 'personally outraged by George Floyd's brutal and senseless killing" and that the military was still struggling with racism.
Law enforcement has kept tabs on demonstrators since anti-police-brutality protests first broke out after the death of George Floyd. According to Business Insider, leaked documents reveal police exchanged protesters' Twitter handles. They also monitored protest plans in private Slack and Telegram channels, and kept lists of people who responded to protest events on Facebook. Records also show law enforcement focusing heavily on perceived threats against officers' lives posted to social media.
A harrowing new video shows George Floyd's final moments from a different, and chilling, perspective. According to Newser, it's that of onlookers urging police to let Floyd breathe as Officer Tou Thao stood his ground. You're going to let him kill that man in front of you? Onlooker to Officer Tou Thao Just a few feet away, Officer Derek Chauvin kept a knee on Floyd's neck for a total of eight minutes and forty-six seconds.
Dave Chappelle addressed the death of George Floyd and the ongoing nationwide protests against police brutality in his surprise new special '8:46' dropped on Netflix's comedy YouTube channel early Friday morning.
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A resurgence in coronavirus infections has rocked the US South and West. It is now making its way to Midwestern states, according to reports at CNN. Anthony Fauci is the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. "What inevitably is going to happen is that the states that are not yet in trouble, will likely get into trouble," Dr. Anthony Fauci States including Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee are seeing an increase in positivity.
Dr Anthony Fauci said there are early signs that a coronavirus resurgencecould be developing in Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky. The leadinginfectious diseases expert expressed concern about those US states that arestarting to see a rise in case numbers.
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Shocking new statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say up to 188,000 Indianans have had the novel coronavirus COVID-19 as of late April. According to UPI, that's nearly 10 times higher than the reported number of confirmed cases in the state as of April 29, which was 17,800. The CDC says the findings are the latest to suggest that actual infections of the new coronavirus exceed reported case totals.
Republicans in the Senate are roundly dismissing President Donald Trump's education call. Trump wants to withhold more federal aid from schools that remain shuttered during the COVID pandemic. This is the latest sign of a split between the White House and the GOP reports CNN. "I'm not a big fan of doing anything where the federal government impacts local, state governments or schools," Sen. Mike Braun, an Indiana Republican.
The FBI is investigating a hate-crime report lodged by a Black civil rights activist in Indiana who said he was assaulted by several white men threatening to lynch him before a group of bystanders and friends intervened to stop the attack. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
[NFA] A federal judge whose son was killed and husband wounded in a shooting by a disgruntled lawyer at her New Jersey home broke her silence on Monday, calling for measures to keep personal information of jurists private. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
A new Wall Street Journal analysis reveals 36 of the United States' 50 largest cities have seen murder rates increase by double-digit percentages this year. A new Wall Street Journal analysis shows Austin leads the way. The Texas city and Chicago, Illinois, are the only two to record spikes of greater than 50%. One significant contributing factor cited is that police departments have been 'destabilized' by the twin crises of the pandemic and the George Floyd protests.
Dr. Joseph Varon is frustrated. A surge in COVID-19 patients is straining his Houston, Texas hospital and yet, every day, he sees people on the street who are not wearing masks and not physically distancing. Conway G. Gittens has his story.