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FILE - In this July 9, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with Hispanic leaders in the Cabinet Room, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Washington. Republicans are trying to convince voters that the rare looting and violence that marred largely peaceful social justice protests foretell a wave of mayhem to come if Democrats are elected in November. Trump emphasized that menacing theme at the White House on Thursday, calling proponents of defunding the police “crazy.” Noting to a visiting group of Hispanic Americans that many immigrants had fled dangerous countries, Trump added, “They know what happens when the police cannot protect the innocent, when the rule of law is destroyed.” (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Tapping into crime fears, GOP conflates mayhem with protests

Jul. 10, 2020 9:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Apocalyptic images of blazing buildings and window-smashing protesters pop on the TV screen as a caller to a 911 emergency line reaches voicemail. The computer offers to take reports of rapes, murders or home invasions, adding, “Our estimated wait time is five days.” The...

Virginia's Loudoun County to remove Confederate monument

Jul. 10, 2020 8:58 AM EDT

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Another Confederate monument has been targeted for removal in Virginia. WTOP reports that officials in northern Virginia's Loudoun County voted this week to return the statue of a Confederate soldier to the United Daughters of the Confederacy. The statue is slated for removal on...

Protesters clash with police officers near the district attorney's office Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Salt Lake City. Two police officers in Utah were cleared earlier Thursday in the death of Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal, an armed man shot at more than 30 times as he ran from police, a decision that prompted his grieving family to heighten their calls for systematic changes to law enforcement. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Official: Police justified in killing armed, fleeing man

Jul. 10, 2020 1:52 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two police officers in Utah were cleared Thursday in the death of an armed man shot at more than 30 times as he ran from police, a decision that prompted his grieving family to heighten their calls for systematic changes to law enforcement. The killing of Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal,...

Colorado police investigate comments on demonstration video

Jul. 9, 2020 8:33 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Police in Colorado are conducting an internal investigation of an officer accused of calling for protesters to be killed in comments during a live social media broadcast. News channel KRDO-TV notified the Colorado Springs Police Department last week it received a tip about...

FILE - In this April 22, 2020, file photo, Dr. P.J. Parmar heads to the parking lot of his clinic in Aurora, Colo., to see a patient. The Aurora Police Department, where officers were fired after re-enacting the chokehold death of a young Black man, is under scrutiny again after video emerged of an officer pulling a gun on Parmar, trying to park at the refugee center he operates. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert, File)

Video shows officer point gun at doctor on his own property

Jul. 9, 2020 8:26 PM EDT

A Colorado police department where officers were fired after re-enacting the chokehold death of a young Black man is under scrutiny again after video emerged of an officer pulling a gun on a doctor trying to park at a refugee center he operates. Police body camera video released by Dr. P.J. Parmar's lawyer as...

EDS NOTE: OBSCENITY - Workers remove the statue of Confederate Naval officer Matthew Fontaine Maury on Monument Avenue Thursday July 2, 2020, in Richmond, Va. Maury was better known for his work in oceanography and other sciences before the Civil War. His statue is the second removed since a new state law was enacted on July first. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Judge blocks removal of more Confederate statues in Richmond

Jul. 9, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A judge issued an injunction Thursday barring the city of Richmond from removing any more Confederate monuments, a process that began last week after Mayor Levar Stoney ordered the statues cleared away amid weeks of protests over police brutality and racism. Richmond Circuit Court...

FILE - In this May 31, 2020, file photo, protesters march away from the State Capitol in St. Paul, Minn. German authorities, acting at the behest of the U.S. government, have seized a computer server that hosted a huge cache of files from U.S. federal, state and local law enforcement agencies obtained in a Houston data breach last month. The publisher, a transparency collective called Distributed Denial of Secrets, said it got the documents from an outside individual who sympathizes with nationwide protests against police killings of unarmed Black people. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Germany seizes server hosting pilfered US police files

Jul. 9, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — At the behest of the U.S. government, German authorities have seized a computer server that hosted a huge cache of files from scores of U.S. federal, state and local law enforcement agencies obtained in a Houston data breach last month. The server was being used by a WikiLeaks-like data...

FILE - In this file photo from June 2, 2020, protesters march west on Broad Street in Columbus, Ohio protesting the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, May 25, 2020. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. A group of anti-racism protesters has filed a federal lawsuit in Ohio seeking monetary damages for injuries sustained in clashes with police after the death of George Floyd. (Joshua A. Bickel/The Columbus Dispatch via AP, File)

Protesters injured during clashes with Columbus police sue

Jul. 9, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group of anti-racism protesters has filed a federal lawsuit in Ohio seeking monetary damages for injuries sustained in clashes with police after the death of George Floyd. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Columbus, describes peaceful demonstrators and...

People sit during a protest in front Serbian Parliament building in Belgrade, Serbia,Thursday, July 9, 2020. Serbia's authorities on Thursday banned gatherings of more than 10 people in the capital Belgrade after two nights of violent clashes between police and thousands of demonstrators protesting coronavirus lockdown measures. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Serbia bans mass gatherings after virus lockdown protests

Jul. 9, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian authorities on Thursday banned gatherings of more than 10 people in the capital, Belgrade, after two nights of violent clashes between police and thousands of demonstrators protesting coronavirus lockdown measures. Thousands of people defied the ban to stage a sit down...

Feds: Excessive force, no accountability in police bureau

Jul. 9, 2020 1:41 PM EDT

Narcotics police officers in the western Massachusetts city of Springfield routinely use excessive force by punching people in the face unnecessarily during arrests and other encounters and face no discipline for their misconduct, a U.S. Department of Justice investigation found. The investigation by the...