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Minneapolis mayor booed by protesters after refusing to defund and abolish police

While protests on Saturday were mostly peaceful, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey was met with a chorus of boos after telling a group of demonstrators he did not support abolishing the city police department. Multiple videos on social media show the confrontation, which took place when protesters marched to Frey’s home and called for him to…MORE

There’s a growing call to defund the police. Here’s what it means

There’s a growing group of dissenters who believe Americans can survive without law enforcement as we know it. And Americans, those dissenters believe, may even be better off without it. The solution to police brutality and racial inequalities in policing is simple, supporters say: Just defund police. It’s as straightforward as it sounds: Instead of…MORE

Portland is the latest city to suspend the use of tear gas on protesters

Portland is the latest city to suspend the use of tear gas on protesters

Police in Portland, Oregon, won’t use tear gas to disperse crowds, becoming the latest city to order the tactical change amid the ongoing nationwide protests against police brutality. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said Saturday he had directed the city’s police chief to stop using tear gas “unless there is a serious and immediate threat to…MORE

White House wanted 10k active duty troops to quell protesters

White House wanted 10k active duty troops to quell protesters

The White House wanted to have 10,000 active duty troops on the streets of Washington and other cities earlier this week to quell protesters, but Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Chairman of the Joint of Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley pushed back at the use of any active duty troops, according to a…MORE

George Floyd’s brother to testify before Congress on police accountability

George Floyd’s brother to testify before Congress on police accountability

George Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, will testify before Congress on Wednesday during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on “Policing Practices and Law Enforcement Accountability,” a source familiar tells CNN. The source said it had not yet been determined whether Floyd would testify in person or virtually. House Judiciary Committee Democrats invited Floyd to speak, this…MORE

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