Anderson Cooper Tears Into Donald Trump’s “Law And Order” Approach To Protesters: “He Calls Them Thugs. Who Is The Thug Here?”
Anderson Cooper blasted Donald Trump's vow to "dominate the streets" amid protests to the death of George Floyd, shortly after police used tear gas and rubber bullets On Monday evening to clear demonstrators from Lafayette Square Park. In a short statement at the White House, Trump threatened to send in the military to states if […]
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Here's how investors should be thinking through the impact of social unrest sweeping the country.
"Glee" actor Samantha Ware accused her former co-star Lea Michele of making the show a "living hell" due to "traumatic microaggressions." On Monday night, Ware responded to a tweet from Michele, who had posted a message against the death of George Floyd with the hashtag BlackLivesMatter. "George Floyd did not deserve this. This was not […]
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Rush Limbaugh Decries ‘Senselessness’ of George Floyd’s Death on ‘The Breakfast Club': ‘It Sickens Me’
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh appeared on “The Breakfast Club” Monday in what the show called a “special conversation.”“It sickens me what happened to him,” said Limbaugh of George Floyd, the black man who was killed when a white cop kneeled on his neck on Memorial Day. “Legitimate national outrage about a policeman’s criminal brutality has been hijacked and I don’t want to forget about George Floyd. What happened to George Floyd sickened me and I wanted to reach out and tell you all this. I want to make sure you have no doubt and I’m not the only American who feels this way. The senselessness of it.”Limbaugh told the black hosts — whose show reaches a largely black audience — that Floyd “had his life taken away from him,” then added he believes most Americans feel the same and he’s “fed up.”Also Read: Joe Biden Walks Back Remarks About Black Voters: 'I Shouldn't Have Been So Cavalier'He and host Charlamagne Tha God didn’t agree on much else. Limbaugh said the killing of Floyd was “not America,” to which Charlamagne responded, “Oh, it’s definitely America.” When Limbaugh questioned how to stop police brutality, Charlamagne told him he needed to use his own privileges to answer the question. Limbaugh said he didn’t believe in white privilege at all.Limbaugh’s appearance on the show was heralded as a “special conversation” because his past remarks on race, women, the LGBTQ community and more are exactly the opposite of the views expressed on “The Breakfast Club.”“The Breakfast Club” is the same program on which presumed Democratic nominee Joe Biden made his viral remark that anyone who couldn’t decide between him and President Donald Trump in November “ain’t black.”Listen to the interview with Limbaugh here:Read original story Rush Limbaugh Decries ‘Senselessness’ of George Floyd’s Death on ‘The Breakfast Club': ‘It Sickens Me’ At TheWrap
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Former President Barack Obama published a piece on Medium on Monday addressing the protests nationwide following the death of George Floyd -- and, specifically, how he thinks people can move forward to "sustain momentum to bring about real change." "Ultimately, it’s going to be up to a new generation of activists to shape strategies that best fit the times," he wrote.
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On May 25, Minneapolis police officers arrested George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, after a deli employee called 911, accusing him of buying cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill. Seventeen minutes after the first squad car arrived at the scene, Floyd was unconscious and pinned beneath three police officers, showing no signs of life.By combining videos from bystanders and security cameras, reviewing official documents and consulting experts, The New York Times reconstructed in detail the minutes leading to Floyd's death. The Times' video shows officers taking a series of actions that violated the policies of the Minneapolis Police Department and turned fatal, leaving Floyd unable to breathe, even as he and onlookers called out for help.The day after Floyd's death, the Police Department fired all four of the officers involved in the episode, and on Friday the Hennepin County attorney, Mike Freeman, announced murder and manslaughter charges against Derek Chauvin, the officer who can be seen most clearly in witness videos pinning Floyd to the ground. Chauvin, who is white, kept his knee on Floyd's neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, according to the criminal complaint against him. The Times' video shows that Chauvin did not remove his knee even after Floyd lost consciousness, and for a full minute after paramedics arrived at the scene.The three other former officers, Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao -- all of whom can be seen in The Times' video participating in Floyd's arrest -- remain under investigation.This article originally appeared in The New York Times.(C) 2020 The New York Times Company