According to BuzzFeed News, employees of the membership only warehouse club are speaking out. One employee started a petition, which has, to date, gathered nearly 1,700 signatures.Following the death of George Floyd, which sparked nationwide Black Lives Matter protests, Costco CEO, Craig Jelinek, wrote to employees that the company remained committed to taking care of our employees, building a diverse workforce, and treating each other in a fair, honest, respectful and inclusive way.
In the wake of widespread social unrest and calls to defund and restructure police departments nationwide after the public death of George Floyd, New York state legislators have proposed a law that would rely on insurance to strengthen individual police officer accountability.
social facebook social mail CEPR Research Assistant Brett Heinz published the following article at Current Affairs:The nationwide protests against police brutality sparked by the killing of George Floyd have reignited debates over US policing. But the state response to the protests has also raised the question of where exactly domestic law enforcement stops and starts. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), an organization that describes its mission as safeguard ing America s borders, has stated that it is deploying its officers around the country to help contain the protests. They are among officials from a wide variety of agencies serving as police on the streets of Washington, DC right now, many of whom have no identifying insignia at all. Though the CBP s mandate is to police borders, it has the authority to conduct operations anywhere within 100 miles of a US border, an area encompassing about two thirds of the American population. But even that can t explain why the CBP recently flew a MQ 9 Reaper drone, designed for military use, to spy on Minneapolis, a city 250 miles from the nearest border.
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The complete collection of HBO s Game of Thrones is finally set to arrive on 4K Ultra HD Blu ray later this year. Though the series came to a rather divisive end last year, fans around the world are still eager to relieve every moment of its award winning run. After eight seasons filled with huge amounts of carnage and a riveting storyline, George R.R. Martin s book to TV adaptation came to a close. For many, the series had only grown more engaging and essential over time. Others, however, felt that Game of Thrones lost its way after a certain point and that it ultimately failed to deliver on all that it had built up over the years. Start now However, even fans who found numerous faults with the later years of the series as well as its finale can agree on one point: Game of Thrones was a phenomenal achievement. It brought a visually spectacular adaptation of the novels to TV screens around the world. Unfortunately, fans have had to wait for a complete box set of the series, rendered in the best quality possible. Thankfully, that wait is over at last as of November 3, 2020.
George Floyd died in police brutality in Minneapolis on May 25. His death triggered widespread protests, some violent and many peaceful, across every city in America. Such has been the public outrage in US that tens of thousands of people continued with their demonstrations throughout last week, as the Floyd case reignited deep seated anger over police killings of black Americans and racism. Demonstrators took to the streets not only to express their outrage at the treatment of Floyd but to condemn police brutality against black Americans more widely. What began as a local protest in Minneapolis soon became a national indignation and cut through global consciousness in a way not seen since the police attack on Rodney King in 1991. The Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstrations have taken place in public squares from Paris to London to Amsterdam to Sydney to Auckland. The worldwide protests against the visceral horror of Floyd s slow public execution under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer and frequent cases of police brutality and fatal use of force by law enforcement officers against African Americans shows that racism and police brutality are not specific only to US but is a global phenomenon by its very nature. It is not uncommon to see similar dynamics in Brazil, or Australia, or Britain, or even India in its different manifestation. More generally and at a larger level, the violence and protests that followed Floyd s killing have called for an end to deep rooted racism and discrimination against Blacks in the US, which is said to be worse than in Europe. It is also said that in the US, Black deaths are not a flaw in the system. They are the system. For many the outrage over Floyd s death reflects years of frustration over socio economic inequality and discrimination.
Some educators recoil at this statement, claiming that because they are educators they must remain politically neutral. But Black Lives Matter is not a political statement. It is an affirmation of the humanity of our students and communities. Neutrality on matters of justice serves only the oppressors. Neutrality in the pursuit of justice for Black Lives betrays the communities we serve.The recent nationwide protests in response to the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor by police have laid bare the profound societal inequities many Black Americans experience. While educators have been supporters of peaceful protests and advocates for change in police practices, as calls go out demanding we reform how law enforcement treats Black Americans, particularly young Black males, we must question what s happening to Black children in our schools and move beyond protest to action.
Rachel Wellman spent her holiday at Washington Park in Alameda as part of a protest group that partnered with youth activists. We wanted to come here on Independence Day to show that we are not all free, Wellman said. George Floyd was the last straw and we won t stop until justice is served for all and the police are defunded.
Ever since the incident of George Floyd s horrific death at the hands of a rogue and irresponsible police officer in Minneapolis on May 25, we, the American public, have been subjected to non stop protests and situations that have escalated into acts of utter violence, looting, burning, destruction of property, disrespect for law and order, the defacing of America s buildings and historical monuments and statues. The original premise of protesting against police brutality and the wrongful death of Mr. Floyd has now become a totally out of control mob mentality bent on lawlessness and anarchy.The Black Lives Matter movement said the protests against certain injustices were to be peaceful. Anybody having a television, computer or any digital device knows otherwise. There s plenty of proof that the marches and protests, violent occupations of portions of major cities, under any banner or name, are anything but peaceful. These riots incited arson, shootings, vandalism, rape and now at least two murders, providing unmitigated evidence that any intention of peaceful assembly has been totally abandoned.
The brutal torture and death of a father and son in custody in Tamil Nadu brings the issue of police impunity to the fore once again. The deaths were not caused by bullets, which might have been less painful, but by organ damage that shows how merciless the policemen were. The victims were dragged to the police station for a non violent crime a civil offence of keeping the shop open longer than allowed very similar to the George Floyd case in America. But where is India s Floyd moment?Earlier this week, the Maharashtra government reinstated four policemen accused in the custodial death of Khwaja Yunus in 2003. Yunus s mother has filed a contempt of court petition since a suspension done by a court order cannot be legally revoked by the government. Her son, an IT engineer, was taken by the police and never returned. She could not even see his dead body.
Panelists at the conference included Delaware Attorney General Kathleen Jennings, Rep. Nnamdi O. Chukwuocha, D Wilmington North, and Kerri Evelyn Harris, community organizer. Following the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer, the panel focused on criminal justice reform, particularly in Sussex County. Jennings noted that there have already been criminal code reforms since 2019. They include a rewrite of the drug code, and expungement of arrest and conviction records. However, she said there is much more that needs to be done.
Sushant Singh Rajput Image Credit: IANS Also in this package COVID 19: Meet the army of women against coronavirus in India In pictures: Celebrating 28 years of Shah Rukh Khan in Bollywood Photos: Chinese farmers create stunning art in paddy fields Photos: Art installations symbolise COVID 19 in Frankfurt Photos: Street artist creates George Floyd inspired art installation In photos: Pakistani celebrities who give us relationship goals Bollywood stars make a beeline for the web with new releases In an emotional post, Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput sister Shweta gave a final send off to her brother, who died in Mumbai on June 14. A final love and positivity filled send off to my little brother. Hope you always stay happy wherever you are ... We will always love you for eternity, said Shweta in her Instagram post along with a picture of their family praying next to Rajput s garlanded portrait.
Prince George''s County will fully move into phase two of Maryland''s reopening plan at 5 p.m. Monday, allowing casinos, shopping malls and gyms to reopen for the first time since shutdowns to slow the spread of coronavirus began.The list of businesses reopening for the first time includes farmer''s markets; many personal service providers, including tattoo parlors, spas, massage parlors; and recreation venues, including bowling alleys and amusement parks.
Hasan Minhaj discusses his show Patriot Act at Build Studio on Dec. 2, 2019. Minhaj talked with NPR about talking with Keith Ellison, who is prosecuting former police in the George Floyd case. Dominik Bindl Getty Images hide caption
Posted by Yao Yu Jun 28, 2020 Data JournalismYears after police departments across the United States came under public scrutiny following the killing of Eric Garner, they are once again at the center of controversy for the murder of George Floyd. Since the deaths of both Black men occurred in police custody, they each sparked national uproars over police brutality. Alarmingly, there is strong evidence that Black Americans are disproportionately shot and killed by police officers at a higher rate than White Americans.
Before cell phone cameras, body cameras and dash cameras, police officers who wanted to abuse their authority got away with it easily. It was hard to hold them accountable even if you had a willing prosecutor. The reason why the officers in the George Floyd case are being held accountable is because the prosecutor has the video evidence to do so.However, video evidence is not always available. Most people would assume that every police department has its officers wear body cameras and every police car is equipped with dash cameras. That isn''t the case. Unlike Burke and Richmond counties' police officers, not a single Columbia County police officer wears a body camera nor do all officers have dash cameras in their cars.