In The News: Department of Criminal Justice
The so-called "Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone" or CHAZ has been in place for weeks now and despite its leaders claiming to be able to control the situation, two shootings have already taken place on its territory, with residents not allowing police to intervene or investigate.
Amid the anger and widespread unrest over the death of George Floyd while being arrested in Minneapolis May 25, 2020, (and then the shooting of Rayshard Brooks by an Atlanta police officer a mere 25 days later) many weren't satisfied just to see officer Derek Chauvin charged with second-degree murder and three others charged aiding and abetting the crime. (Brooks' death is still under investigation.)
Across Texas, more than two weeks of protests have led to conversations about police reform. But some activists want the complete abolition of police departments.
While the issue of police reform continues around the country one company that started in Las Vegas is providing officers an option before using lethal force.
As COVID-19 spread across the globe, ravaging a path of illness and death, public health and government officials championed shelter-in-place orders to provide a safe haven away from the virus.
At least 20 people have suffered traumatic eye injuries after being hit by rubber bullets and other projectiles during recent demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd, according to a leading medical group, prompting calls for a ban on their use by police for crowd control.
Despite the continuing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic , many people in cities across the United States have turned up night after night to protest against police violence and racism in the wake of the alleged murder of George Floyd by an officer. Minneapolis Police Department.
Since President Donald Trump's election, mass demonstrations have largely been concentrated in major cities. The Women’s March, for example, has drawn massive crowds in Washington, D.C., and other metropolitan areas in the past three years. In 2018, thousands took to the streets to support the special counsel investigation on Russia.
Despite the ongoing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, people in cities around the U.S. have been turning out night after night to protest police violence and racism in the wake of the alleged murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.
People protesting police violence in the U.S. have faced tear gas, rubber bullets, batons, and the ever-present threat of COVID-19
Curfews are being implemented throughout the United States as cities attempt to curtail protests and rioting that has occurred since the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody last week in Minnesota. But do they actually help?
From New York City to Fargo, North Dakota, large and small cities, some for the first time in decades, have set curfews and made emergency calls on phones and highway signs asking people to stay away from the streets.