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As tensions rise, police push back, sometimes literally, on protests

As tensions rise, police push back, sometimes literally, on protests

6/3/2020 9:45:00 PM

As tensions rise, police push back, sometimes literally, on protests

Multiple officers across the country have been disciplined for misconduct in responding to the George Floyd protests, with many more investigations pending after viral videos and complaints.

had been fired and charged with aggravated assault. Four more were also charged and disciplined.Police detain protesters for being in the street during a demonstration over the Minneapolis death of George Floyd while in police custody on May 30, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)

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"As we watch the video today, it became abundantly clear immediately with the young woman that this force was excessive," Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said."It also became abundantly clear that the officer who tased the young man needed to be terminated as well."

, Bottoms said seeing the attack “was like watching my children being attacked.” Multiple videosshowed two New York Police Department vehicles driving into a crowd of protesterson Saturday night. Mayor Bill de Blasio dismissed the incident, earning criticism from across the city, including from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

“Your comments tonight were unacceptable,” wrote the freshman Democratic congresswoman. “As mayor, this police department is under your leadership. This moment demands leadership & accountability from each of us. Defending and making excuses for NYPD running SUVs into crowds was wrong. Make it right. De-escalate. Running SUVs in crowds of people should never, ever be normalized. No matter who does it, no matter why.”

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Tensions rise in U.S. cities after police shot; Trump pushes crackdownPresident Donald Trump on Tuesday taunted state governors for not embracing his proposal to send in the U.S. military to quell unrest, hours after five officers were shot and wounded in an escalation of tensions between law enforcement and crowds protesting the killing of a black man in police custody. Almost 30 to 40 percent of Americans are not working and don't have much to do post Covid-19. Protesting isn’t my thing, but after watching BunkerDon gassing of citizens. I would totally march on with them

Kevin Hart Pleas for the Media to Focus on Social Injustice'We're not talking about why we're witnessing what we're witnessing... The reason is that another black man died at the hands of a police officer.' For me most of the racism I see is mostly 'media driven' because I don't allow it to take place around me, and we need to ALL remember that the only way you 'see' color is if you are 'looking' for color. My brain and my eyes are not programmed like that so I only see - 'people'. Yawn* Are we tired of blacksplaining yet? You bet!

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Live Updates on George Floyd Protests: Trump Vows to Deploy Military If Violence ContinuesThe president spoke from a White House beset by protesters, and then briefly visited a nearby church after riot police used tear gas to push back a crowd of demonstrators. President Trump can mobilize all the armies of the world, but he will not be able to suppress voices calling for social justice and reject racism Trump_will_not_strangle_us_again So literally, beatings will continue until morale improves. Fuck. that. shit.

German football body may punish players for Floyd protestThe top German football body is reviewing gestures by several football players to express their backing for protests in the US over the police killing of George Floyd, an African-American. Whoever speaks the truth or tries to speak or tries to raise voice for the victimhood is called a rebellion.

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