- U.S.The Independent
Accounts associated with the activist group Anonymous are sharing their support for the ongoing protests after the death of George Floyd.Some of the posts have been viewed millions of times and shared hundreds of thousands of times, as users look to amplify the group.
"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 […]
- U.S.Business Insider
'Exactly what President Trump wants': Democratic governors are shunning Trump's calls to 'dominate' protests using military forces
"Society that's about dominance and aggression — this is what you get," California governor Gavin Newsom said.
- U.S.The New York Times
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
- U.S.LA Times
USC distanced itself from a booster after 'abhorrent and blatantly racist tweets' in the wake of mass protests over the death of George Floyd.
Louis Vuitton artistic director Virgil Abloh is being criticized for flexing a $50 donation to a bail fund
After sharing a screenshot of a donation receipt on Instagram, the fashion star was widely criticized.
If airlines keep the middle seat empty due to fears of coronavirus transmission, will air travel become more expensive?
Airlines have slashed the price of tickets as demand plummeted in the face of the global coronavirus pandemic. They've flown practically empty planes, and pilots and flight attendants have faced the risk of furloughs and layoffs as airlines' business has tanked. Meanwhile, travelers are sitting on millions of dollars in vouchers from carriers such as Delta DAL American (AAL) JetBlue (JBLU) and United (UAL) which they received for trips cancelled due to health concerns.