100 days since Portland uprising, more U.S. unrest
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100 days since Portland uprising, more U.S. unrest
[NFA] Protesters in Portland threw rocks and fire bombs at police who in turn made over 50 arrests and used tear gas on Saturday night on the 100th day of demonstrations in the Oregon city against racism and police brutality.
On the 100th day of demonstrations in Portland against police brutality and racism, protesters and police clashed Saturday night as police had rocks and fire bombs thrown at them and in turn made over 50 arrests and used tear gas to disperse the crowds.
At least one person was injured in a scene police described as (quote) “tumultuous and violent conduct." The Oregonian newspaper estimated the number of protesters at around 400.
Portland has seen nightly protests for over three months that have at times turned into violent clashes between demonstrators and officers, as well as between right- and left-wing groups.
Civil unrest was seen in other parts of the country as well Saturday… In Kentucky, ahead of the famed Kentucky Derby horse race, armed supporters of the police clashed briefly with anti-racism protesters.
Separately, roughly 250 members of a Black militia group named NFAC assembled outside Churchill Downs, all armed with long guns.
NFAC leader John "Grandmaster Jay" Johnson taunted the officers standing guard in front of the track, but the group later retreated without incident.
Louisville emerged as a key flashpoint in a summer of unrest following the death of 26 year-old Breonna Taylor who was killed in March by police in her apartment.
In Rochester, New York, about 2,000 protesters marched toward the Public Safety Building chanting "Black Lives Matter" and "Daniel Prude" - a reference to the Black man who died after an encounter with police in March.
The Prude family earlier this week released body camera footage from his arrest showing he had been pinned to the pavement and restrained with a hood.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown on Friday declared a state of emergency in Portland over the weekend due to risks of violence as thousands of members of what she called "white supremacist groups" such as the Proud Boys hold a rally. Freddie Joyner has more.
CNN reports that on Friday police arrested 11 people in Portland, Oregon. The arrests came after violent protestors rioted outside a federal building. The PPB said a group began marching from a park to the federal facility around 8:45 p.m. local time. The city has been the scene of unrest over police brutality and systemic racism since George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis while in police custody in late May 2020.
Markets Insider reports Oregon utility company Portland General Electric fell 16% on Thursday. Investors fled after the company acknowledged unconfirmed reports that some of its electrical equipment may have contributed to the Santiam fire. The Santiam wildfire is just one hour southeast of Portland. It's spread to 159,000 acres and forced thousands of residents to evacuate their homes.
An Oregon grape grower is planning to let the birds eat most of his crop this year, convinced the fruit is tainted by the smoke that blanketed the region and unfit to bottle. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
A white bar owner charged last week in the May shooting of a Black man during a night of civil unrest in Omaha, Nebraska, has taken his own life in Oregon, where he had been staying after the incident, his attorney says.
[NFA] GRAPHIC WARNING: The mayor of Rochester, New York named the city's first female police chief on Saturday, weeks after firing the previous chief amid protests over the death of a Black man in police custody. Colette Luke has the latest.
[NFA] Demonstrators decried a grand jury decision not to charge three officers for killing Breonna Taylor, marching through the streets of Louisville despite a curfew. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
Two people have been killed and 14 have been left injured after a mass shooting in Rochester, New York state.
The attack happened at a gathering of about 100 people, which police said was breaking Covid-19 restrictions.
Interim Police Chief Mark Simmons added none of those wounded are believed to have sustained life-threatening injuries.
This comes after Rochester Police Department was rocked by the suffocation death of Daniel Prude. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Two people died and 14 others were wounded at a party in Rochester, New York,early on Saturday, police said. A male and a female died in the shooting at aback yard event, interim police chief Mark Simmons told reporters. None of the14 wounded people taken to hospital suffered life-threatening injuries, MrSimmons said.
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At just 14 years old, Wendy Jerome was brutally raped, killed, and left by a dumpster 35 years ago. Police said her injuries were 'too horrendous to talk about.' But now, law enforcement officials in Rochester, New York, say the crime has finally been solved, with the help of DNA testing. Suspect Timothy Williams, 56, was arrested Wednesday at his residence in Melbourne, Florida, and charged with second-degree murder. Rochester Police Capt.
The number of novel coronavirus cases in the United States topped 7 million - more than 20% of the world's total - as Midwest states reported spikes in COVID-19 infections in September, according to a Reuters tally. Freddie Joyner has more.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday said he doesn't "trust the federal government's opinion" on a safe COVID-19 vaccine so New York State will set up a task force to conduct an independent review.
On Wednesday, a New York state judge ruled that Eric Trump must sit to be deposed by the state attorney general's office by October 7. The investigation was into the the Trump Organization. Eric had requested the interviewed be delayed after the presidential election, according to the attorney general's office. Eric Trump is the executive vice president of the Trump Organization. He had proposed the deposition take place after the November 3 election.
George Clooney has lambasted lawmakers in his native Kentucky for opting not to seek charges against any of the police officers responsible for Breonna Taylor's death, declaring he's "ashamed" of the decision.
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Breonna Taylor's aunt Bianca Austin on Friday read a statement on behalf of her sister, Taylor's mother Tamika Palmer, reacting to the verdict of a grand jury that ultimately decided not to charge any of the Louisville police officers with the killing of Breonna Taylor during a botched drug raid.
Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump called on Kentucky's attorney general to release the transcripts of a grand jury that ultimately decided not to charge any of the Louisville police officers with the killing of Breonna Taylor during a botched drug raid.
[NFA] Demonstrators took to the streets in several U.S. cities on Friday evening to protest the death Breonna Taylor, as her family demanded the release of evidence presented to a grand jury that decided against charging police officers with her death. Conway G.Gittens reports.
Footage shows the protests in Portland, Oregon, on Monday night (August 17). Demonstrations sparked by the Black Lives Matter movement have continued for more than 80 days following the death of George..
The mayor of Portland was teargassed by federal agents during protests against the presence of the agents sent by Donald Trump to quell unrest in the city. Ted Wheeler, the Democratic mayor of the city..
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