The jury of six white people and six people who are Black or multiracial resumed deliberations Tuesday morning The jurors who sat quietly off-camera through three weeks of draining testimony in Derek Chauvin’s murder trial in George Floyd’s death moved into the spotlight Tuesday, still out of sight but now in control of verdicts awaited by a skittish city. The jury of six white … [Read more...] about Out of sight but center stage, jurors weigh Chauvin’s fate
The payout will settle a long-running lawsuit brought by Jerime Mitchell over a shooting that had sparked protests and exposed tensions An insurer for the City of Cedar Rapids will pay $8 million to a Black motorist who was paralyzed after a white police officer shot him during a 2016 traffic stop, the city announced Monday. The payout will settle a long-running lawsuit brought … [Read more...] about Insurer to pay $8M to Black man paralyzed by Iowa officer
“We do not think this individual is out there targeting random people to shoot” A manhunt was underway Sunday for a former sheriff’s deputy wanted in the fatal shooting of three people in Austin, Texas, as an official said it wasn’t known if the suspect was still in the city. Interim Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon said those who live near where the shooting … [Read more...] about Suspect on the run in fatal shooting of 3 in Texas
Ford died Saturday in Charlotte, North Carolina A North Carolina woman who grew up picking cotton, got married at 14 and went on to become the oldest living American with more than 120 great-great-grandchildren has died peacefully in her home, according to her family. Hester Ford was either 115 or 116 years old depending on which census report was accurate. Either way, she was … [Read more...] about Hester Ford, oldest living American, dies at 115 … or 116?
Minnesota Freedom Fighters was formed to provide security in Minneapolis’ north side neighborhoods during unrest following the death of George Floyd As protests intensified in the Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright, a group of Black men joined the crowd intent on keeping the peace and preventing protests from escalating into violence. Hundreds … [Read more...] about In Minneapolis, armed patrol group tries to keep the peace