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Blue pant covers over parts of the “Say Their Names” mural in Louisville, Ky., on Monday, June 28, 2021. Officials say the mural that depicts Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and other Black people recently killed by law enforcement has been defaced. (AP)

Mural depicting Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, others defaced

AP | , Louisville
PUBLISHED ON JUN 30, 2021 07:46 PM IST
  • Louisville Metro Police Department spokesman Dwight Mitchell told the Courier Journal that the agency was "collecting evidence and canvassing the neighborhood for any witnesses.”
Toppled Francis Scott Key statue replaced by 350 African figures(Twitter/karlmondon)
Toppled Francis Scott Key statue replaced by 350 African figures(Twitter/karlmondon)

Toppled Francis Scott Key statue replaced by 350 African figures

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2021 05:34 PM IST
To be unveiled on the June 19 holiday marking emancipation from slavery in America, the exhibit titled "Monumental Reckoning" is on the spot where Francis Scott Key's statue was dislodged on Juneteenth 2020 after the murder of George Floyd
Stories of race, racism and colonialism in the U.S. swept the Pulitzer Prizes for the arts, from Louise Erdrich's novel “The Night Watchman” to a Malcolm X biography co-written by the late Les Payne to Katori Hall's play “The Hot Wing King.”(Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Stories of race, racism and colonialism in the U.S. swept the Pulitzer Prizes for the arts, from Louise Erdrich's novel “The Night Watchman” to a Malcolm X biography co-written by the late Les Payne to Katori Hall's play “The Hot Wing King.”(Source: Wikimedia Commons)

'The Night Watchman,' 'The Hot Wing King,' Malcolm X biography win arts Pulitzer

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2021 09:17 AM IST
The awards were announced Friday during a remote ceremony that honored the best work in journalism and the arts in 2020, a year defined in part by the police killing of George Floyd and the protests and reckoning which followed.
A protester raises her fist in the air next to a burning police vehicle in Los Angeles during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd. (AP)
A protester raises her fist in the air next to a burning police vehicle in Los Angeles during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd. (AP)

US Law enforcement struggles to hire since Floyd killing by cop

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2021 12:46 AM IST
  • And amid the national reckoning on policing, communities are questioning who should become a police officer today.
The 'George Floyd Square' in Minneapolis (Reuters / File)
The 'George Floyd Square' in Minneapolis (Reuters / File)

New barriers put up at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis after old ones removed

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2021 09:54 AM IST
Crews on Thursday removed the concrete barriers that blocked traffic at a Minneapolis intersection but community activists quickly put up makeshift barriers and resumed chanting Floyd's name.
A woman holds a placard depicting George Floyd during a demonstration on the first anniversary of his death, in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, US.(REUTERS)
A woman holds a placard depicting George Floyd during a demonstration on the first anniversary of his death, in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, US.(REUTERS)

Floyd family meets Biden a year after death, push for law

PTI | , Washington
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2021 06:33 AM IST
The first anniversary of George Floyd's death was supposed to be a milestone moment in Washington, a time to mark the passage of a policing law to make criminal justice more just.
George Floyd's dying words, "I can't breathe," have echoed as a slogan in street demonstrations that convulsed the United States and the world last summer in the midst of the coronavirus epidemic.(AP)
George Floyd's dying words, "I can't breathe," have echoed as a slogan in street demonstrations that convulsed the United States and the world last summer in the midst of the coronavirus epidemic.(AP)

George Floyd's family lobbies Biden for US police reform on anniversary of death

Reuters | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Washington/minneapolis
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2021 05:32 AM IST
George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man who died in handcuffs with his neck pinned to a Minneapolis street under a white police officer's knee, become the face of a national movement against police brutality and bias in the U.S. criminal justice system.
Informally dubbed George Floyd Square, it was being transformed Tuesday into an outdoor festival on the anniversary of his death.(Reuters)
Informally dubbed George Floyd Square, it was being transformed Tuesday into an outdoor festival on the anniversary of his death.(Reuters)

Gunshots heard near George Floyd square on anniversary of death

AP | | Posted by Kunal Gaurav, Minneapolis
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2021 10:00 PM IST
  • The intersection has been barricaded since soon after George Floyd's death and quickly turned into a memorial — and also a challenging spot for the city, with police officers not always welcome.
George Floyd’s death became a watershed moment in American history with a rejuvenated Black Lives Matter movement.(Reuters)
George Floyd’s death became a watershed moment in American history with a rejuvenated Black Lives Matter movement.(Reuters)

‘Your legacy will last forever': Leaders, celebs mark Floyd’s death anniversary

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2021 08:54 PM IST
  • Former US president Barack Obama said that hundreds more Americans have died in encounters with police since the murder of George Floyd but the year has also given “reasons to hope.”
 Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill dismisses the jury after announcing their verdict of guilty on all counts against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in his trial for second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US.(Reuters)
Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill dismisses the jury after announcing their verdict of guilty on all counts against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in his trial for second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US.(Reuters)

Minnesota judge finds aggravating factors in George Floyd murder

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2021 10:32 PM IST
  • Chauvin, a white former officer convicted in a Minnesota state court of murdering Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, during an arrest last May, is scheduled to be sentenced on June 25.
A scene at George Floyd Square the weekend before closing arguments in the Derek Chauvin trial in Minneapolis, Minnesota.(Reuters / File)
A scene at George Floyd Square the weekend before closing arguments in the Derek Chauvin trial in Minneapolis, Minnesota.(Reuters / File)

New Jersey teacher suspended after profane Floyd comments to class

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2021 09:37 PM IST
  • Dickinson High School science teacher Howard Zlotkin, who is white, is heard to say people are “whining and crying about Black Lives Matter."
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin sits in front of a picture of George Floyd displayed during Chauvin's trial(Reuters File Photo )
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin sits in front of a picture of George Floyd displayed during Chauvin's trial(Reuters File Photo )

'Watching someone die every day': George Floyd juror describes harrowing trial

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON APR 29, 2021 06:17 AM IST
"It was extremely draining... We had to watch video at least five, six times a day" of George Floyd's ordeal, which ended beneath the police officer's knee, he said on gospel star Erica Campbell's podcast.
Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin is shown in a combination of police booking photos after a jury found him guilty on all counts in his trial for second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US. (Reuters)
Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin is shown in a combination of police booking photos after a jury found him guilty on all counts in his trial for second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US. (Reuters)

US ex-cop Derek Chauvin to be sentenced on June 16 for George Floyd murder

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2021 07:36 AM IST
  • The 45-year-old ex-officer Derek Chauvin-- who knelt on Floyd's neck for more than nine minutes -- faces up to 40 years in prison after being found guilty of all charges Tuesday over the death of the unarmed man.
Law enforcement leaders say the conviction of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin for George Floyd's death is a step toward restoring trust in the criminal justice system and repairing relations with communities. (AP / File photo for representation)
Law enforcement leaders say the conviction of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin for George Floyd's death is a step toward restoring trust in the criminal justice system and repairing relations with communities. (AP / File photo for representation)

Evidence in Chauvin case contradicted first police statement

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2021 12:28 PM IST
Many were posting the release to highlight the distance between the initial police narrative and the evidence that led to the conviction Tuesday, including an excruciating video shot by a teenage bystander of Chauvin with his knee on Floyd's neck, even after Floyd had stopped moving.
People raise their fists and hold a portrait of George Floyd during a rally following the guilty verdict of the trial of Derek Chauvin on April 20, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Elijah Nouvelage / AFP)
People raise their fists and hold a portrait of George Floyd during a rally following the guilty verdict of the trial of Derek Chauvin on April 20, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Elijah Nouvelage / AFP)

News updates from HT: George Floyd's family hails verdict in Derek Chauvin trial

PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 08:56 AM IST
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"...if we're being honest with ourselves, we know that true justice is about much more than a single verdict in a single trial," said former US president Barack Obama. (File Photo)
"...if we're being honest with ourselves, we know that true justice is about much more than a single verdict in a single trial," said former US president Barack Obama. (File Photo)

'We cannot rest': Obama says Chauvin verdict is necessary, but not sufficient

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 07:55 AM IST
Former US president Barack Obama issued a statement on Twitter an hour after ex-Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the trial over George Floyd's death.
US President Joe Biden speaks in the Cross Hall of the White House in Washington on Tuesday.(Bloomberg File Photo )
US President Joe Biden speaks in the Cross Hall of the White House in Washington on Tuesday.(Bloomberg File Photo )

Biden calls ex-Minneapolis cop Chauvin verdict 'giant step' toward justice in US

Reuters | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 06:37 AM IST
Joe Biden also praised the "brave young woman" who recorded Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd's neck, and cited the police officers who testified for the prosecution in the case "instead of closing ranks."
The former chief medical examiner of Maryland, Dr. David Fowler, answers questions during the thirteenth day of the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US. (Reuters)
The former chief medical examiner of Maryland, Dr. David Fowler, answers questions during the thirteenth day of the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US. (Reuters)

Chauvin's defense testifies George Floyd died from heart trouble, not restraint

AP | , Minneapolis
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 05:42 PM IST
Fowler also testified that he would classify the manner of death “undetermined,” rather than homicide, as the county's chief medical examiner ruled.
Demonstrators rally outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department to protest the shooting death of Daunte Wright, Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Brooklyn Center, Minn. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)(AP)
Demonstrators rally outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department to protest the shooting death of Daunte Wright, Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Brooklyn Center, Minn. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)(AP)

Cop, police chief resign 2 days after Black motorist's death in Minneapolis

AP | , Brooklyn Center
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 06:31 AM IST
More than 1,000 protesters gathered again Tuesday at Brooklyn Center's heavily guarded police headquarters, now ringed by concrete barriers and a tall metal fence, and where police in riot gear and National Guard soldiers stood watch.
On Monday, hundreds of protesters gathered hours after a dusk-to-dawn curfew was announced by the governor.(AFP)
On Monday, hundreds of protesters gathered hours after a dusk-to-dawn curfew was announced by the governor.(AFP)

Minnesota police chief, officer Kim Potter quit days after Daunte Wright's death

AP | , Brooklyn Center
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 12:23 AM IST
  • Officer Kim Potter and Police Chief Tim Gannon both resigned two days after the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center. Potter, a 26-year veteran, had been on administrative leave following Sunday’s shooting.
Demonstrators chant around a chalk circle that says Justice for Daunte Wright on April 11, 2021 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. (AFP)
Demonstrators chant around a chalk circle that says Justice for Daunte Wright on April 11, 2021 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. (AFP)

Minnesota police say officer who shot Black man meant to draw Taser, not handgun

AP | , Brooklyn Centre, Minnesota, Us
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 11:15 PM IST
  • Daunte Wright, 20, died Sunday in a metropolitan area that was already on edge because of the trial of the first of four police officers charged in George Floyd’s death.
George Floyd, a Black man from Minneapolis, died last year after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, kneeled on his neck.(AFP)
George Floyd, a Black man from Minneapolis, died last year after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, kneeled on his neck.(AFP)

Derek Chauvin trial: What is fentanyl that defence blaming for Floyd’s death?

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2021 07:51 PM IST
  • A critical care doctor contradicted defence claims that George Floyd’s health condition and small amounts of fentanyl in his system caused loss of oxygen.
Dr. Martin Tobin testifies in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis.(AP)
Dr. Martin Tobin testifies in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis.(AP)

Lack of oxygen killed George Floyd, doctor testifies at Chauvin murder trial

Reuters | , Minneapolis
PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2021 10:12 PM IST
The way that Chauvin and other officers pushed Floyd into the street as they arrested him was like putting the left side of his body "in a vice," Dr. Martin Tobin testified.
Hall is seen as a potentially important witness for the defense of former police officer Derek Chauvin, who was seen in a phone video kneeling on the neck of a handcuffed Floyd for more than nine minutes.(Court TV via AP, Pool)
Hall is seen as a potentially important witness for the defense of former police officer Derek Chauvin, who was seen in a phone video kneeling on the neck of a handcuffed Floyd for more than nine minutes.(Court TV via AP, Pool)

Key witness in George Floyd murder trial seeks to avoid testifying

AFP | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON APR 07, 2021 02:58 AM IST
Morries Hall, who was with Floyd in his car shortly before his death, is in custody and appeared by video camera at the hearing after he was subpoenaed to testify.
Last year, the chief released a statement castigating Chauvin, saying: "This was murder — it wasn't a lack of training."(REUTERS)
Last year, the chief released a statement castigating Chauvin, saying: "This was murder — it wasn't a lack of training."(REUTERS)

Minneapolis police chief testifies Chauvin violated policy in Floyd arrest

Reuters | , Minneapolis
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2021 04:22 AM IST
Over 3-1/2 hours of testimony, Arradondo disputed the defense's claim that Chauvin, who has pleaded not guilty to murder and manslaughter charges, was following the training he had received in his 19 years on the force.
Cassandra Quinto-Collins, second from left, holds a photo of her son, Angelo Quinto, while sitting with daughter Bella Collins, left, son Andrei Quinto, center, and husband Robert Collins during an interview in Antioch.(AP)
Cassandra Quinto-Collins, second from left, holds a photo of her son, Angelo Quinto, while sitting with daughter Bella Collins, left, son Andrei Quinto, center, and husband Robert Collins during an interview in Antioch.(AP)

Amid outcry, states push mental health training for police

AP |
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 10:32 PM IST
In response to several high-profile deaths of people with mental health issues in police custody, lawmakers in at least eight states are introducing legislation to change how law enforcement agencies respond to those in crisis.
Courteney Ross answers questions in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse.(AP)
Courteney Ross answers questions in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse.(AP)

'It’s a classic story': George Floyd's girlfriend recounts the couple's drug use

AP |
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 10:29 PM IST
  • Prosecutors put Ross on the stand as part of an effort to humanize Floyd in front of the jury and portray him as more than a crime statistic.
“I believe I witnessed a murder,” said Donald Williams, who was among the onlookers.(Reuters)
“I believe I witnessed a murder,” said Donald Williams, who was among the onlookers.(Reuters)

‘I witnessed a murder’, recalls man at trial over Floyd’s death

Agencies | , Minneapolis
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2021 06:57 AM IST
During the witness testimony, prosecutors played videos of the arrest to the jury taken from multiple angles, including teenager Darnella Frazier’s video that shows Derek Chauvin pressing his knee into the neck of Floyd for about nine minutes.
In this image from the video, witness Donald Williams answers questions as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. (AP)
In this image from the video, witness Donald Williams answers questions as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. (AP)

'I witnessed a murder': Onlooker testifies in trial over George Floyd's death

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2021 09:46 PM IST
Prosecutor Matthew Frank played back Williams’ 911 call, on which he is heard identifying officer Derek Chauvin by his badge number and telling the dispatcher that Chauvin had been keeping his knee on Floyd’s neck despite warnings that Floyd’s life was in danger.
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin sits in front of a picture of George Floyd displayed during Chauvin's trial for second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US.(Reuters)
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin sits in front of a picture of George Floyd displayed during Chauvin's trial for second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US.(Reuters)

Day 1 of Derek Chauvin's trial, police officer accused of killing George Floyd

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2021 03:59 PM IST
  • Protesters gathered outside the courthouse showing the interest that people had in the trial which is being recorded. Ben Crump, a lawyer for Floyd’s family, told supporters on Monday that “the whole world is watching.”
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