Protesters in Portland facing federal charges are barred from going to “public gatherings” as a condition of release from jail — a tactic one expert described as “sort of hilariously unconstitutional.”
Police arrested well over 100 people, and shootings at demonstrations in Austin, Louisville, and Colorado left several people injured and one dead.
The historic protests sweeping America were long overdue, not just as a response to racism and police violence, but also as a revolt against entrenched plutocracy. With a growing number of Americans falling into unemployment and economic insecurity, while major corporations take bailouts and slash labor costs, something had to give.
As Democrats co-opt the debate about police, we must continue to resist the white supremacist logic behind policing.
Police are routinely using a chemical weapon banned in international warfare against peaceful protesters during a pandemic — but a new bill would stop the practice all together.
The congregation of thousands of people during the George Floyd protests in Philadelphia has some epidemiologists worried that COVID-19 numbers could spike again in a couple of weeks.