Brakkton Booker

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De Blasio On Shifting $1 Billion From NYPD: 'We Think It's The Right Thing To Do'

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

The New York City Council passed a new budget overnight. Advocates and the council's speaker say the cuts didn't go far enough, as President Trump says they will "further antagonize" the police.

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Judge Sets $500,000 Bond For Former Officer Who Fatally Shot Rayshard Brooks

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Garrett Rolfe is charged with felony murder in the death of Rayshard Brooks at a Wendy's in Atlanta. A judge agrees the former Atlanta police officer doesn't pose a flight risk.

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NAACP Plans To Move Its Headquarters From Baltimore To Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The NAACP's president called the move an "exceptional opportunity." He said it will allow the organization to "amplify the voices of the Black people as we fight for the crucial policy changes."

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Trump Tops Iran's List Of U.S. Officials Wanted In Killing Of Top General In January

Monday, June 29, 2020

Iran issues arrest warrants for 36 officials, including President Trump, in the Jan. 3 U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Trump faces little threat of being arrested.

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4 Officers In San Jose, Calif., Put On Leave After Racist Social Media Posts Surface

Monday, June 29, 2020

The police department is investigating allegations that surfaced in an anonymous blog post. It details current and retired San Jose officers posting racist messages in a private Facebook group.

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3 Men Indicted In Death Of Ahmaud Arbery, Shot While He Jogged In Georgia

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Gregory and Travis McMichael, a father and son, along with William "Roddie" Bryan, face nine counts, including malice murder, felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment.

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N.Y., N.J., Connecticut Impose Quarantines For Visitors From Coronavirus Hotspots

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Governors of those three states announced a travel advisory requiring travelers from states with high infection rates to quarantine for 14 days. Those states include Texas, Florida and Arizona.

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Unrest In Madison, Wis., Overnight Leaves Statues Toppled, State Senator Injured

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

A Democratic state senator was assaulted after snapping a photo of protests. The unrest was sparked by the arrest of a Black man after he brought a bat and bullhorn into a restaurant.

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Rayshard Brooks' Funeral Held At Church Where Martin Luther King Jr. Preached

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

"Rayshard Brooks is the latest high-profile casualty in the struggle for justice and the battle for the soul of America wasn't just running from the police," the Ebenezer Baptist Church pastor said.

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Mourners Pay Respects To Rayshard Brooks At Martin Luther King Jr.'s Church

Monday, June 22, 2020

Brooks' death on June 12 added to the fury and anger already felt by demonstrators protesting against systemic racism and police brutality in Atlanta and across the nation.

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Theodore Roosevelt Statue To Be Removed From New York Museum Entrance

Monday, June 22, 2020

"It is time to move the Statue and move forward," the 26th U.S. president's great-grandson says. It depicts Roosevelt on horseback with a Native American man and a man of African descent on foot.

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Sheriff's Deputies Shoot And Kill Half Brother Of Man Found Hanging In California

Thursday, June 18, 2020

The family's attorney says the man killed is Robert Fuller's half brother, Terron Jammal Boone. The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department says the man fired several rounds at deputies first.

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Former Atlanta Police Officer Who Shot Rayshard Brooks Charged With Felony Murder

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

A Georgia county prosecutor has charged a white Atlanta police officer who shot a 27-year-old black man in the back last week in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant.

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Judge Denies Request To Force Coronavirus Safety Measures At Trump's Tulsa Rally

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The lawsuit says the rally, which is to take place at a 19,000-seat indoor arena, could act as a superspreader event for the coronavirus.

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Roger Goodell On Colin Kaepernick's Possible Return to NFL: 'I Welcome That'

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The NFL commissioner's comments come in an interview with ESPN. In recent days the commissioner has apologized for the league "not listening to NFL players earlier" on issues of racial injustice.

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Ben Carson On Whether Trump Will Ease Up On NFL Athletes Kneeling: 'He'll Get There'

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The kneeling protests have gained renewed attention and debate since the police killing of George Floyd, which Carson described as a "murder taking place in front of our eyes."

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Hundreds March On Georgia Capitol As Legislature Reconvenes

Monday, June 15, 2020

The NAACP event coincided with lawmakers return after a three-month hiatus due to COVID-19 fears. The march took on added urgency after Rayshard Brooks was killed by police over the weekend.

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NASCAR Team Debuts 'Blue Lives Matter' Car To Show Support For Law Enforcement

Monday, June 15, 2020

The car's driver says it honors first responders. Last week, NASCAR banned the Confederate battle flag from its events. A black driver recently unveiled a Black Lives Matter paint scheme.

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Louisville Hosts Public Viewing For David McAtee As Details Of His Shooting Emerge

Friday, June 12, 2020

David McAtee was killed at his restaurant on June 1 when National Guard and Louisville Metro Police officers were called to disperse a crowd. State officials say a Guardsman fired the fatal shot.

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Trayvon Martin's Mother, Sybrina Fulton, Qualifies To Run For Office In Florida

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Sybrina Fulton announced this week that she has qualified to run for a county commissioner's seat in South Florida. Her 17-year-old son Trayvon Martin was shot dead in 2012.

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