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Los Angeles County district attorney seeks reelection in contest focused on feeling of public safety

Feb. 23, 2024 18:26 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County voters are set to decide next month if embattled District Attorney George Gascón will remain the head of the nation’s largest prosecutor’s office in a race centered on perceptions of public safety. Gascón, who was elected in 2020 on a...

Former Colorado police officer appeals conviction in Black man Elijah McClain's death

Feb. 22, 2024 18:04 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A former Colorado police officer is appealing his conviction by a jury for his role in the death of Eljiah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died after being stopped by police in a Denver suburb in 2019. Lawyers for Randy Roedema filed a notice of appeal with the...

Labor board: Home Depot violated labor law by firing an employee who drew 'BLM' on work apron

Feb. 21, 2024 18:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's labor board ruled on Wednesday that Home Depot violated federal labor law when it fired an employee for refusing to remove the hand-drawn “BLM” acronym for “Black Lives Matter” from a work apron. The National Labor Relations Act said it protects...

Louisiana governor declares state of emergency due to police shortage

Feb. 16, 2024 15:49 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana GOP Gov. Jeff Landry has declared a state of emergency due to a police officer shortage. Landry's executive order issued Thursday lifts limits on how many new employees Louisiana sheriffs can hire and on payroll increases for their departments. ...

Ex-officer acquitted of assault in 2020 encounter with racial injustice protester in Philadelphia

Feb. 14, 2024 14:37 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Philadelphia police inspector has been acquitted of assault in the use of a baton during an encounter with a protester in a 2020 racial injustice demonstration. Jurors acquitted 57-year-old Joseph Bologna on Wednesday of charges of simple assault and...

Law enforcement in schools dominates 1st day of the Minnesota Legislature's 2024 session

Feb. 12, 2024 16:50 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Legislature convened Monday with lawmakers fast-tracking legislation to fix a law enacted last year that limits the powers of police who work in schools to restrain disruptive students. The change was one of several restrictions on the use of...

Minneapolis settles lawsuit alleging journalists were harassed, hurt covering Floyd protests

Feb. 08, 2024 17:23 PM EST

The city of Minneapolis agreed Thursday to pay $950,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that journalists were subjected to police harassment and even hurt while covering protests over the police killings of George Floyd. The suit, brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of...

Family of Black girls handcuffed by Colorado police, held at gunpoint reach $1.9 million settlement

Feb. 05, 2024 20:05 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The four Black girls lay facedown in a parking lot, crying “no” and “mommy” as a police officer who had pointed her gun at them then bent down to handcuff two of their wrists. The youngest wore a pink tiara as she held onto her teenage cousin’s hand. The...

The debate over Native American mascots persists as some schools reinstate the logos

Feb. 01, 2024 23:33 PM EST

It was a passionate student letter in 2020 that caused the Southern York County school board to reconsider its logo: a Native American man, representing the “Warriors.” Though the conversation had come up before in the suburban district located in southern Pennsylvania, 2020 was...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jan. 30, 2024 07:19 AM EST

Bloomington Pantagraph. January 26, 2024. Editorial: Black History Month is vital Arguments about diversity have dominated our cultural discussions for the last decade. From #metoo to George Floyd, from Colin Kaepernick to “go woke, go broke,” our conversations...