Whether the investigation results in an indictment of Chauvin or the other officers will depend on whether U.S. Attorney MacDonald and the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division believe that a grand jury will find there is probable cause that any of the officers willfully violated 18 U.S.C. Section 242. That law makes it a crime for a person acting under color of any law (for example, a police officer) to willfully deprive a person of a right or privilege protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States. … [Read more...] about Ian Prior: Trump right to order fed investigation of Floyd death in Minneapolis – here’s what could happen now
Doddridge County in the north-central part of the state also has no reported cases. It has a population of about 8,400 residents. It is one of a dozen counties with populations are under 10,000. … [Read more...] about 2 West Virginia Counties Still Have No Confirmed Coronavirus Cases
“It made me uneasy all over again, just like the first time I read it. And there were moments even in production when there was a quality to the performances, of Anton and Alia and Imogen and Joe, a quality about their desperation and their fear as the story became grimmer and grimmer,” he said. “It used to really upset me. I was moved by it. I mean, I had nothing in common with these musicians.” … [Read more...] about Patrick Stewart on Making a Terrorist: ‘They’re Given a Role, an Identity, a Sense of Belonging’
Be respectful when you talk to white folks. That didn't seem to help Christian Cooper, the Ivy League-educated black man who was bird-watching in New York's Central Park last weekend when a white woman threatened to call police on him after he confronted her about not leashing her dog. In video Cooper shot that shows part of their encounter, he seems calm and polite. … [Read more...] about George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. What can black parents possibly tell their kids now about staying safe?
"There is no evidence the rate of which African Americans are being shot by police is any higher in the last few years than it was decades before," he said. "But what's clearly changed is our ability to document it and people to transmit that information instantly through social media." … [Read more...] about What to make of these viral racist tirades?