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The statue of Confederate Gen. Williams Carter Wickham lies on the ground after protesters pulled it down Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Monroe Park in Richmond, Va. The statue had stood in the park since 1891. (Alexa Welch Edlund/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

The Latest: Statue of Gen. Wickham toppled in Richmond

Jun. 7, 2020 1:03 AM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Statue of Confederate Gen. Wickham toppled in Richmond, Virginia — Police use flash bang devices, pepper spray to disperse Seattle protesters — Mayor of Portland, Oregon, orders police not to use CS gas except as last resort ___ RICHMOND, Va. — In the former capital...

The Latest: Flash bang, pepper spray disperses Seattle crowd

Jun. 6, 2020 11:48 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Police use flash bang devices, pepper spray to disperse Seattle protesters — Mayor of Portland, Oregon, orders police not to use CS gas except as last resort — Thousands demonstrate again in New York City. — Jesse Jackson calls on Congress to pass anti-lynching law....

Demonstrators hold signs and shout in Portland, Ore., during a protest over the death of George Floyd, who died May 25 after being restrained by police in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

Oregon city joins others in curbing tear gas, police tactics

Jun. 6, 2020 10:32 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Portland, Oregon, Mayor Ted Wheeler on Saturday ordered the city’s police to stop using a common type of tear gas except as a last resort in life-threatening situations, making it one of several cities that have started restricting law enforcement tactics in response to widespread...

FILE - In this March 7, 2020, file photo, South Carolina head coach Frank Martin talks to Jermaine Couisnard (5) and Alanzo Frink (20) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn. Martin is joining dozens of college basketball coaches in taking action on racism and diversity. The NABC announced Martin would chair a new committee designed to address issues of race and discrimination and not only within college sports. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

College basketball coaches discuss racism, diversity

Jun. 6, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

Frank Martin remembers the day 22 years ago when he was stopped by a police officer in the middle of nowhere, when he was driving across the country from his home in Miami to help coach a youth basketball camp. “An officer walked up to my window and asked, ‘What’s a guy from your neck of the...

The Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at a memorial service for George Floyd at North Central University Thursday, June 4, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

The Latest: Sharpton: DC rally being planned for Aug. 28

Jun. 5, 2020 10:12 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Sharpton planning DC rally for Aug. 28 anniversary of MLK's “I Have A Dream” speech — Minneapolis-St. Paul curfew over as troopers, National Guard to be sent home — Seattle mayor bans police use of a type of tear gas for 30 days. — Phoenix woman says...

Marchers move west on Burnside towards the Burnside Bridge in Portland, Tuesday evening, June 2, 2020.  Protests continued for a sixth night in Portland, demonstrating against the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis. (Sean Meagher/The Oregonian via AP)

Districts jettison school police officers amid protests

Jun. 5, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An increasing number of cities are rethinking the presence of school resource officers as they respond to the concerns of thousands of demonstrators — many of them young — who have filled the streets night after night to protest the death of George Floyd. Portland Public...

Protesters who were arrested by police for breaking a curfew during a solidarity rally calling for justice over the death of George Floyd, sit on a sidewalk as they wait to be taken away in a van on Thursday, June 4, 2020, in New York. Floyd, an African American man, died on May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee into his neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

The Latest: Protesters take to NYC streets after curfew

Jun. 5, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: TOP OF THE HOUR: — Protesters take to New York City streets after curfew, again. — Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tells protesters they...

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2013, file photo, a school resource officer in Anderson, Calif., walks a middle school student back to class. Portland Public Schools, Oregon's largest school district, will discontinue its use of Portland Police Bureau school resource officers. Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero said Thursday, June 4, 2020, the district needed to

Portland, other cities rethink school police amid protests

Jun. 4, 2020 7:57 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s largest school district will no longer have police officers in its schools and joins a handful of urban districts from Minneapolis to Denver that are rethinking their school resource officer programs amid national outrage over the death of George Floyd. Superintendent...

In this June 29, 2019, photo, Andy Ngo, a conservative writer, is seen after being attacked by a group of left-wing protesters at a demonstration in Portland, Ore. Ngo has filed a lawsuit against purported elements of the nebulous far-left-leaning militant groups collectively known as antifa on Thursday, June 4 2020. Ngo has drawn attention to antifa for years and says he was targeted and suffered brain injuries when he was assaulted while covering protests in Portland a year ago. The suit seeks $900,000 in damages, claiming assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress, and an injunction barring the group from further harassment, accusing Rose City Antifa of “pattern of racketeering activities” among other legal claims. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP)

Lawsuit aims to hold nebulous 'antifa' to blame for injuries

Jun. 4, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A conservative writer from Portland, Oregon, filed a lawsuit Thursday against purported elements of the nebulous, far-left militant groups collectively known as antifa, days after President Donald Trump blamed those groups for inciting violence at protests over police killings of...

Oregon State dismisses player after racist chat surfaces

Jun. 4, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State has dismissed a tight end after a recording surfaced of the player making racist and bigoted comments some three years ago. Upon learning of the comments made by redshirt freshman Rocco Carley, Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith took the matter to athletic director Scott...