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US protests: Attorney General William Barr defends aggressive federal response

Massive protests have sparked unrest across the nation following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, and calls for police reform are growing louder.
The hearing comes during a tumultuous stretch in which Barr has taken actions cheered by President Donald Trump but condemned by Democrats and other critics.(Twitter/justicedept)
The hearing comes during a tumultuous stretch in which Barr has taken actions cheered by President Donald Trump but condemned by Democrats and other critics.(Twitter/justicedept)
Updated on Jul 29, 2020 04:37 AM IST
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ByAssociated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar

Injuries at US protests draw scrutiny to use of police weaponry

Scenes of US police officers in riot gear clashing with protesters at Lafayette Park across from the White House and in other cities are now familiar.
Police critics are charging that the weaponry often escalates tensions and hurts innocent people.(Bloomberg)
Police critics are charging that the weaponry often escalates tensions and hurts innocent people.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Jun 22, 2020 07:39 AM IST
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New York | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Atlanta prosecutors hope to persuade jury to second-guess officer who shot Brooks

On Wednesday, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard brought 11 charges against Rolfe, with the most serious being felony murder which carries the death penalty.
Video of the shooting that went viral will likely help the prosecution, and Howard noted that US, Rolfe’s partner, agreed to become the rare police officer who will testify against a colleague.(Reuters)
Video of the shooting that went viral will likely help the prosecution, and Howard noted that US, Rolfe’s partner, agreed to become the rare police officer who will testify against a colleague.(Reuters)
Updated on Jun 18, 2020 11:35 AM IST
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ByReuters | Posted by: Shivani Kumar

‘A great day for George Floyd,’ says Trump as he hails strong jobs report for US

Trump’s comments about Floyd came as he shifted from discussing a drop in the unemployment rate to say everyone deserved “equal treatment in every encounter with law enforcement, regardless of race, color, gender or creed.”
President Donald Trump on Friday declared it was “a great day” for George Floyd as he discussed a strong jobs report for the country.
President Donald Trump on Friday declared it was “a great day” for George Floyd as he discussed a strong jobs report for the country.
Updated on Jun 06, 2020 06:58 AM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Floyd protests: Indian-American hailed as hero after he opens his home for over 70 protesters

Rahul Dubey, who lives in Washington DC, accommodated the large number of people in his house with some adjusting on the couch, some finding space in the rooms, while some were gratified to get rest even on the ledges of the bathtub.
The day after the Monday’s protests, Dubey appeared in major news media outlets and was hailed as a saviour as those who took shelter in his house started tweeting about it.(Twitter/@Aj_ybs)
The day after the Monday’s protests, Dubey appeared in major news media outlets and was hailed as a saviour as those who took shelter in his house started tweeting about it.(Twitter/@Aj_ybs)
Updated on Jun 04, 2020 12:01 PM IST
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Washington, United States | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar

Hundreds of Facebook employees walk out over Zuckerberg’s inaction on Trump’s posts

It was a rare case of staff publicly taking their CEO to task, with one employee tweeting that thousands participated.
All seven engineers on the team maintaining the React code library which supports Facebook’s apps were also among the employees who staged the virtual walk out.(Reuters)
All seven engineers on the team maintaining the React code library which supports Facebook’s apps were also among the employees who staged the virtual walk out.(Reuters)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 06:46 AM IST
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ByReuters | Posted by: Shivai Kumar

We all have a role to play, says Indra Nooyi as protests sweep US

Considered to be the worst-ever civil unrest in the US in decades, violent protests have engulfed at least 140 cities across the country in the days following the death of George Floyd, the 46-year-old African-American man.
Nooyi cautioned that the road ahead will “undoubtedly be challenging”, and the scale of the work that needs to be accomplished is staggering.(Bloomberg)
Nooyi cautioned that the road ahead will “undoubtedly be challenging”, and the scale of the work that needs to be accomplished is staggering.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 06:20 AM IST
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Washington, United States | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar

Trump took shelter in White House bunker as protests raged

Parts of United States are reeling under massive protests triggered by the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after he was pinned at the neck by a white Minneapolis police officer.
The protests sparked one of the highest alerts on the White House complex since the September 11 attacks in 2001 .(Reuters)
The protests sparked one of the highest alerts on the White House complex since the September 11 attacks in 2001 .(Reuters)
Updated on Jun 01, 2020 08:27 AM IST
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Washington, United States | ByAssociated Press | Posted by: Shivani Kumar

Protests heat up across US over Flyod’s death, governors call in National Guard

The demonstrations began in Minneapolis following Monday’s death of George Floyd after a police officer pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes.
Hundreds of people were arrested Friday, and police used batons, rubber bullets and pepper spray to push back crowds in some cities.(AP)
Hundreds of people were arrested Friday, and police used batons, rubber bullets and pepper spray to push back crowds in some cities.(AP)
Updated on May 31, 2020 08:20 AM IST
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Minneapolis, United States | ByAssociated Press | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
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