Activists Call On President Biden For Police Reform
Minneapolis activists say the local response has been too slow and they want swift change from President Biden.
While Minneapolis activists are relieved following Derek Chauvin's verdict, they are continuing their call for police reform.
They said the local response has bceen too slow and are calling on the president for swift change.
Nekima Levy Armstrong with Racial Justice Network said, "We do not feel safe. We know that at any moment police officers can kill yet another Black body and get away with it in spite of what we heard during the Derek Chauvin trial, this is not just about one bad apple. This is about a rotten system."
Ex-Cop J. Alexander Kueng Pleads Guilty In George Floyd Killing
J. Alexander Kueng is the second officer to plead guilty to the state charge, following Thomas Lane, who pleaded guilty earlier this year.By Hennepin County Sheriff's Office / AP
George Floyd's Family Issues Cease-And-Desist Letter To Kanye West
In a podcast interview, West claimed Floyd died of a fentanyl overdose, not neck compression by an officer as the medical examiner ruled.By Mark J. Terrill / AP
Brianna Grier Funeral Raises Calls For Mental Health Response Teams
Brianna Grier died after sustaining injuries in police custody. Funeral attendees called for mental health support and justice in the investigation.By Brynn Anderson / AP
There Are Still Detained Americans In Russia After Griner's Release
Anne Fogel’s brother Marc and another American Paul Whelan weren’t part of the exchange — a huge blow to their families.By Anne Fogel / Newsy
Another American, Marc Fogel, Is Detained In Russia Over Marijuana
Newsy's Maritsa Georgiou talks with the family of a Russian prisoner who they want designated as "wrongfully detained" by the Biden administration.By Anne Fogel
Vladimir Putin Says Ukraine Fight Is Taking Longer Than Expected
Russian President Vladimir Putin reiterated his claim that he had to send troops into Ukraine nine months ago.By Kremlin / AP