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Intruders crash Paris protest of law on use of police images

Dec. 5, 2020 2:44 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of people around France protested a proposed bill that could make it more difficult for witnesses to film police officers, with tensions quickly rising at the Paris march Saturday as intruders set fire to several cars, pillaged a bank and tossed objects at police. The...

Library worker accused of burning conservative books

Dec. 5, 2020 2:44 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Chattanooga Public Library employee who has helped organize protests against police brutality was placed on leave this week after he was accused of burning library books by conservative authors. Library spokeswoman Christina Sacco told the Chattanooga Times Free Press on Friday...

Budget analyst urges elimination of nearly 1,000 LAPD jobs

Dec. 4, 2020 9:05 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A budget proposal on Friday called for the Police Department to eliminate nearly 1,000 officer jobs — even though it could harm crime-fighting as the city struggles to close a huge budget shortfall caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The proposal from City Administrative Officer...

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo, voters wait in line outside a polling station in Tempe, Ariz. The get-out-the-vote effort in Arizona translated into record-high turnout for African Americans, who helped deliver a win for Joe Biden in this traditionally conservative state and elected several Black candidates or almost did in state and local races. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Arizona grassroots effort boosts Black candidates, turnout

Dec. 4, 2020 1:20 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Black voters in Arizona were barraged with text messages, phone calls and visits before the election — and they got the message. The get-out-the-vote effort in Arizona translated into record-high turnout for African Americans, who helped deliver a win for Joe Biden in this...

French President Emmanuel Macron looks on as he visits the IMAGINE Institute at the Necker Hospital, Friday Dec. 4, 2020 in Paris. (Thomas Samson, Pool via AP)

Macron calls racial profiling 'unbearable,' announces survey

Dec. 4, 2020 11:56 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France plans to launch a government-monitored online tool in January that is designed to identify and root out discrimination by police, President Emmanuel Macron said Friday. Macron called it “unbearable” that people of color are more likely to be stopped by law enforcement...

Officer accused of sexual assaults prior to becoming cop

Dec. 2, 2020 10:24 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A police officer was freed on bond Wednesday after being accused of sexually assaulting a high school student and a woman years before being hired by the Chicago Police Department. Winford L. Neely is facing five counts of criminal sexual abuse for alleged assaults dating back to 2013....

FILE - in this Nov. 4, 1971 file photo, Eddie Benton, a holy man of the Chippewa Indian Tribe, shows a prayer he wrote to Linda Jeffers, of Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, Mass., a member of the Wampanoag Tribe in Cambridge, Mass. Eddie Benton-Banai, one of the founders of the American Indian Movement that was formed partly in response to alleged police brutality against Indigenous people, has died. He was 89. A family friend says Benton-Banai died Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 at a care center in Hayward, Wis., where he had been staying for months. (AP Photo/J. Walter Green, File)

American Indian Movement co-founder Benton-Banai dies at 89

Dec. 2, 2020 9:54 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eddie Benton-Banai, who helped found the American Indian Movement partly in response to alleged police brutality against Indigenous people, has died. He was 89. Benton-Banai died Monday at a care center in Hayward, Wisconsin, where he had been staying for months, according to family...

Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine shows a photograph depicting a victim of recent electoral-related violence in the country, at the Electoral Commission in Kampala, Uganda Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Wine said Wednesday after meeting the head of the country's electoral body that he would resume his campaign after suspending it in protest over police brutality after police shot his car tires and fired rubber bullets that injured his bodyguards and supporters. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)

Ugandan opposition candidate Bobi Wine resumes campaign

Dec. 2, 2020 3:34 PM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan opposition presidential hopeful and musician Bobi Wine said Wednesday he would resume his campaign after suspending it in protest over police brutality. Wine spoke to journalists in the capital, Kampala, after meeting the head of the country’s electoral body. He...

'Bored at home' protester pleads guilty to possessing gun

Dec. 2, 2020 2:09 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a Janesville man who said he came to Madison to watch protests because he was bored at home pleaded guilty Tuesday to possessing a gun after a felony conviction. Kyle C. Olson, 29, was arrested on May 31, at a time in which peaceful protests targeting police brutality...

Honolulu police chief acknowledges OT abuse by virus units

Dec. 2, 2020 8:24 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard said her department takes responsibility for the actions of officers on its now-suspended coronavirus enforcement units who are accused of abusing the department’s overtime policy. Ballard confirmed Monday in a statement on social media that...