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One Year After George Floyd Death, a Mix of Views
One Year After George Floyd
Death, a Mix of Views
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One Year After George Floyd Death, a Mix of Views

'I think the verdict is still out on that,' says one observer of the prospects of real change

(Newser) - Tuesday is the one-year anniversary of the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis, and as part of the observances, members of Floyd's family will visit President Biden at the White House, reports CNN . Others are weighing in on the changes over the past year....

Ahmaud Arbery Suspects Hit With Federal Charges

Georgia men accused of hate crime in death of Black jogger

(Newser) - Three Georgia men awaiting trial on state charges in the death of Ahmaud Arbery are now facing federal charges as well. The Justice Department announced Wednesday that Travis McMichael; his father, Gregory McMichael; and William "Roddie" Bryan have been indicted by a federal grand jury on hate crime and...

Ahmaud Arbery Suspects Want One Word Off Limits

They ask judge to prevent prosecutors from calling Arbery a 'victim' during trial

(Newser) - When the trial of the father and son accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery gets underway, the pair don't want jurors to hear one particular word in the courtroom: "victim." In a motion filed last week, lawyers for Gregory and Travis McMichael asked a judge to bar prosecutors...

Beyonce's Plea: 'Vote Like Our Life Depends on It'

Sunday's BET Awards ceremony focused on systemic racism, equal rights

(Newser) - Beyoncé used her platform Sunday while accepting the BET humanitarian award to relay a direct appeal to viewers: Go vote. “Your voices are being heard and you’re proving to our ancestors that their struggles were not in vain,” said the superstar singer at the BET Awards, which...

3 Men Indicted on Murder Charges in Arbery Killing

Grand jury supports felony murder charges

(Newser) - Three men have been indicted on murder charges in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery in coastal Georgia, a prosecutor announced Wednesday. Prosecutor Joyette Holmes said a Glynn County grand jury has indicted Travis McMichael, Greg McMichael, and William "Roddie" Bryan Jr. on charges including malice and felony murder in...

Kanye West Will Cover College for Floyd's Daughter

He sets up fund for Gianna, 6, also donates to families of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor

(Newser) - Kanye West is reaching for his wallet in the aftermath of the George Floyd death. A rep said Thursday that he has started a 529 college savings fund to cover the future tuition of Floyd's 6-year-old daughter, Gianna, reports TMZ . West also has donated $2 million to charities associated...

Suspect Used Racial Slur as Arbery Lay Dying: Agent

Testimony links slaying to race for the first time in court

(Newser) - A Georgia court heard Thursday that Travis McMichael used a racial epithet as he stood over a dying Ahmaud Arbery. The lead investigator in the case said William "Roddie" Bryan Jr., who videotaped the killing, described the scene to him, USA Today reports. McMichael and his father, Gregory, were...

Music World and Social Media Observe 'Black Out Tuesday'

They go dark in support of the Black Lives Matter movement

(Newser) - Though Black Out Tuesday was originally organized by the music community , the social media world also went dark in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, joining voices around the world outraged by the killings of black people in the US. Instagram and Twitter accounts, from top record labels to...

Obama Weighs In on George Floyd
Obama
Weighs In on 
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Obama Weighs In on George Floyd

'This shouldn't be normal in 2020 America'

(Newser) - President Obama has weighed in on the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. "This shouldn't be 'normal' in 2020 America," he wrote in a statement posted online . "It can't be 'normal.' If we want our children to grow up in a nation...

Feds Probing Local Officials in Ahmaud Arbery Killing: Lawyer

Family's attorney also says shooting is being investigated as a hate crime

(Newser) - The slaying of Ahmaud Arbery is being investigated as a federal hate crime, the attorney for Arbery's family tells CNN . S. Lee Merritt says he met with the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia and was told of the development, but there has been no official...

Man Who Videotaped Killing of Arbery Is Charged With Murder

Defense lawyer says William Bryan was only a witness

(Newser) - A third Georgia man has been charged with murder in the February slaying of Ahmaud Arbery: William "Roddie" Bryan, who videotaped the killing. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced the arrest Thursday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Gregory McMichael and his son Travis already are charged with murder in the...

Agents Search Homes of Arbery Murder Suspects

Slain jogger's lawyer calls for arrest of 3rd man

(Newser) - Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents on Tuesday night searched the homes of the two men accused of murdering black jogger Ahmaud Arbery —though it's not clear what kind of evidence they were looking for three months after the shooting. The GBI said that it executed a search warrant...

Family: Video Proves Ahmaud Arbery Had Been 'Harassed' by Police

Video shows police attempting to tase Georgia man in 2017

(Newser) - A newly unearthed video shows police attempting to tase Ahmaud Arbery in 2017. The Guardian obtained the video via a public records request. Arbery, the black jogger chased down and allegedly killed by a white father and son in Georgia in February of this year, was sitting alone in his...

In Jogger's Death, a Text: 'Please Call Him Day or Night'

Seems one of the accused was working unofficially for the police

(Newser) - In the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, another twist—that one of the accused had told police he could watch for intruders at a nearby construction site, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Greg McMichael, a former Glynn County law officer, was even recommended by a local cop to the site's owner:...

What Happened to Ahmaud Arbery, per His Autopsy

13 shotgun pellets exited his back, 11 remained embedded in his chest, medical examiner finds

(Newser) - Ahmaud Arbery died of "multiple shotgun wounds sustained during a struggle for the shotgun," according to an autopsy by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The April 1 autopsy report concluded the 25-year-old was shot three times on Feb. 23, including twice in the chest. Eleven shotgun pellets were...

Lawsuit: Cops Busted Into Home, Killed Sleeping Woman
Lawsuit: Cops Busted Into
Home, Killed Sleeping Woman
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Lawsuit: Cops Busted Into Home, Killed Sleeping Woman

Outcry over death of Breonna Taylor goes national

(Newser) - The police department in Louisville, Ky., was trying to execute a search warrant on March 13 when they entered the home of a sleeping woman—and she ended up dead. A lawsuit has now been filed by the family of Breonna Taylor, 26, an EMT, nurse, and ER technician. She...

Oprah Calls Ahmaud Arbery's Mom, Sends Birthday Gift

66-year-old said she was hoping for justice

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey and her family joined Viola Davis , Alicia Keys , and others in protesting the death of Ahmaud Arbery on Friday, but that wasn't all. The media mogul—who walked 2.23 miles in honor of the Georgia man who was shot and killed while jogging on Feb. 23,...

Georgia AG Wants Feds to Probe Ahmaud Arbery Case

State attorney general asks Department of Justice to investigate handling of case

(Newser) - Georgia's attorney general on Sunday asked the US Department of Justice to investigate the handling of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery , a black man who authorities say died at the hands of two white men as he ran through a neighborhood on Feb. 23. No arrests were made until...

Georgia to Investigate Man Who Took Video of Killing

Trump calls Ahmaud Arbery's slaying 'very disturbing'

(Newser) - Georgia officials said Friday their investigation into the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery will include the man who videotaped the killing. "We are going to go wherever the evidence takes us," the director of the state Bureau of Investigation said, USA Today reports. Father and son Gregory and Travis...

Father, Son Charged With Murdering Ahmaud Arbery

Gregory and Travis McMichael charged over Feb. 23 shooting

(Newser) - The Georgia father and son who allegedly chased down and killed a black man jogging in their neighborhood were arrested Thursday night and charged with murder and aggravated assault. Gregory and Travis McMichael, who are white, allegedly told police they saw Ahmaud Arbery running and believed he looked like a...

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