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Report faults Seattle police response to protests

Jul. 23, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A report on the Seattle Police Department’s response to racial justice protests says officers need to find a better way to interact with anti-police demonstrators, including allowing officers to express solidarity with protesters marching against police brutality and...

Lawsuit seeks return of Columbus statue to Chicago park

Jul. 22, 2021 01:43 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An Italian-American organization has filed a lawsuit seeking to force the Chicago Park District to return a Christopher Columbus statue to its pedestal in the city’s Little Italy neighborhood, officials said Wednesday. The statue in Arrigo Park on...

Soccer players kneel to start new era of Olympic activism

Jul. 21, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The referee’s whistle blew, the British players glanced at one another and they dropped to their knees. Their Chilean counterparts responded in kind, all taking a knee at the Sapporo Dome. An hour later, it was the American and Swedish players in Tokyo...

Funeral held for bystander killed in police pursuit crash

Jul. 20, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Friends and family gathered at a Minneapolis church to honor the life of a man killed when a police squad car struck his vehicle while the officer was chasing a robbery suspect. A funeral for Leneal Frazier, 40, took place Monday at Shiloh Temple....

Editorial Roundup Illinois

Jul. 20, 2021 07:19 AM EDT

Champaign News-Gazette. July 18, 2021. Editorial: Another inspector general faces reality, says goodbye What’s the point of trying to do a job that can’t be done well? Former appellate court Justice Carol Pope last week...

2 dead, 7 injured in separate shootings in Portland, Oregon

Jul. 17, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two people died and multiple people were injured, some critically, in four different early morning shootings Saturday in Portland, Oregon, a city that has seen gun violence and associated homicide rates soar in the past six months. Mayor Ted...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jul. 16, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

Rutland Herald. July 14, 2021. Editorial: Out of reach A report issued this week shows just how challenging the rental market in Vermont has become. In order to afford a modest two-bedroom apartment at the Fair Market Rent in Vermont, full-time...

Vegas death after 2019 arrest draws Floyd family, lawyer

Jul. 15, 2021 19:59 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Members of George Floyd’s family and their attorney said Thursday they support a federal excessive force, wrongful death and civil rights lawsuit filed this week in Nevada by relatives of a Black man who died in handcuffs after Las Vegas police chased him on a bicycle and...

Family files $30M suit over deputies' shooting of Black man

Jul. 14, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

The family of an unarmed Black man who was fatally shot by sheriff's deputies in North Carolina says he died because of the officers' “intentional and reckless disregard of his life,” according to a $30 million civil rights lawsuit filed Wednesday. Andrew Brown Jr....

File on deputy shooting of Arkansas teen goes to prosecutors

Jul. 09, 2021 21:03 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State Police on Friday handed over to prosecutors the results of its investigation into a deputy's fatal shooting of a white teenager that has drawn the attention of civil rights activists nationwide. Lonoke County Prosecutor Chuck...