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Virginia is set to remove Richmond’s Lee statue on Wednesday

RICHMOND, Va. ((DailyNews)) — A towering statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia, is expected to be taken down on Wednesday as a symbol of racial injustice, …

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Confusion besets new police reform laws in Washington state

SEATTLE ((DailyNews)) — Washington state is embarking on a massive experiment in police reform and accountability following the racial justice protests that erupted after George Floyd’s murder last year, as …

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Chauvin gets 22 1/2 years in prison for George Floyd’s death

MINNE(DailyNews)OLIS ((DailyNews)) — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd, whose dying gasps under Chauvin’s knee led …

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Officer charged in Daunte Wright death to stand trial Dec. 6

MINNE(DailyNews)OLIS ((DailyNews)) — A Minnesota judge ruled Monday that the manslaughter case can proceed against a former suburban Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot 20-year-old Black motorist Daunte Wright, and …

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Officer charged in death of Daunte Wright to appear in court

MINNE(DailyNews)OLIS ((DailyNews)) — A former suburban Minneapolis police officer charged with second-degree manslaughter for fatally shooting 20-year-old Black motorist Daunte Wright is scheduled to appear in court via videoconference Monday. …

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City where Daunte Wright shot to vote on policing changes

MINNE(DailyNews)OLIS ((DailyNews)) — Leaders in the Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in April are expected to vote Saturday on a resolution …

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‘Foot soldiers’ of Birmingham to BLM: ‘Keep on keeping on’

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ((DailyNews)) — Charles Avery had barely started marching when police arrested him, forced him into a police vehicle and took him to jail for participating in landmark civil …

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With civil rights charges, Justice Dept. signals priorities

WASHINGTON ((DailyNews)) — The Justice Department is sending a strong message about its priorities these days. In just over the past two weeks, it has opened investigations of police in …

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