Over the past year, corporations, politicians and many white Americans seemed to wake up to the reality that racism is alive and well in America. But for many Black Americans, George Floyd's murder was just the latest example of a reality they had long suffered under.
In the past year, some states and municipalities have passed laws banning police chokeholds, mandating body cameras or eliminating “no-knock” warrants. But some have gone in another direction, passing anti-protest bills and proposing legislation to “back the blue.”
The Rev. Al Sharpton delivered a fiery eulogy at the funeral of Andrew Brown Jr. in Elizabeth City, N.C., on Monday, calling on police to release the body camera footage of his death.
During his address to a joint session of Congress, Biden asked lawmakers to “work together to find a consensus” on the bill, which passed the House last summer but didn’t make it out of the Senate.
A North Carolina judge ruled Wednesday against the public release of body camera footage showing the fatal police shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. for at least 30 days so that authorities can complete an investigation into his death.
Attorneys for the Brown family announced the results of an independent autopsy Tuesday, nearly a week after the 42-year-old Black man was killed in a police shooting.
Optimists say new training programs would provide officers the skills they need to respond without violence, but skeptics say more drastic reforms are needed.
Michael Isikoff, Daniel Klaidman and Victoria Bassetti are joined by Yahoo News reporter Crystal Hill, who covered the Chauvin trial, and then by Nakia Gordon, a neuroscientist and a psychology professor at Marquette University, who talks about the range of emotional responses to what was at the core of this trial: the denial of a person’s humanity.
Will the conviction of George Floyd's killer mark a new era of accountability for law enforcement or will the status quo remain in tact?
The former Minneapolis police officer is being held in a single cell away from the general population in Minnesota's most secure prison as he awaits sentencing for the murder of George Floyd.
After the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was announced, the House speaker expressed her gratitude for "justice" — by thanking Floyd for “sacrificing” his life.
President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris praised the guilty verdict delivered Tuesday by a Minneapolis jury in the murder trial of former Police Officer Derek Chauvin in a joint appearance at the White House.
Here are some of the reactions that poured in following Tuesday’s announcement of the guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin.
Former President Barack Obama weighed in after a Minneapolis jury convicted former Police Officer Derek Chauvin of second-degree murder in the death of George Floyd.
Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted on all counts against him in the killing of George Floyd. The jury found Chauvin guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd's death.
The former Minneapolis police officer was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd's death.
Speaking to reporters at the White House, the president said he believes the evidence against the former Minneapolis police officer charged with George Floyd's murder is "overwhelming."
Here's what you need to know about each of the charges and what prosecutors must have proved to the jury in order to convict him.
Just moments after the jury had exited the courtroom on Monday to begin deliberations in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the defense attorney pushed for a mistrial over its coverage.
Closing arguments concluded Monday in the trial of the former officer Minneapolis police officer charged with George Floyd's murder.
The family of the 20-year-old Black man who was fatally shot by police during a traffic stop says it is not looking for "justice" after charges were brought against the officer who killed him — just "accountability."
Traffic stops are the most common way Americans interact with the police. Does it make sense to have armed officers enforcing traffic laws?
The family of Daunte Wright, the 20-year-old Black man fatally shot by police Sunday, dismissed the initial conclusion by officials that the officer fired her gun instead of a Taser by mistake.
Officials in Brooklyn Center, Minn., say the female officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, during a traffic stop Sunday accidentally drew a handgun instead of a Taser when she killed him.
Derek Chauvin and two fellow Minneapolis police officers had restricted George Floyd's breathing so severely that it was almost “as if a surgeon had gone in and removed” his lung, Dr. Martin Tobin testified Thursday at Chauvin's trial.
“The pandemic has unequivocally proven the public health value of masks. And they should stick around in certain situations.”
“With the steady thrum of anti-mask sentiment in the U.S., it’s highly unlikely that they will continue to be a ubiquitous sight.”
“Wearing masks on airplanes or other modes of transit ... can help keep everyone safe.”
“Just because masks are common in many other nations ... is hardly a reason to emulate the practice.”
“The fact that the flu all but vanished ... is not evidence alone that masks were responsible.”