Germany’s surge in racism reports

Germany's surge in racism reports

BERLIN – Germany’s anti-discrimination agency saw a sharp rise in the number of reports of racism it received in 2019 and the agency’s head urged authorities to fix the institutional failings hindering the fight against it. The numbers, published after a weekend in which tens of thousands of people filled Europe’s streets protesting in support … Read more

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NYPD cop charged with shoving protester freed without bail

NYPD cop charged with shoving protester freed without bail

The NYPD cop charged with shoving a female protester to the pavement at a George Floyd demonstration in Brooklyn. Vincent D’Andraia, dressed in a suit and tie, stuck to monosyllabic answers as he faced charges in Brooklyn Criminal Court including third-degree assault and third-degree menacing. He was released without bail at a Tuesday court appearance … Read more

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NYSE holds nearly nine-minute silence in honor of George Floyd

NYSE holds nearly nine-minute silence in honor of George Floyd

FILE PHOTO: The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is seen in the financial district of lower Manhattan during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, New York, U.S., April 13, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. financial market operators, including the New York Stock Exchange, held a moment of … Read more

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Police chapter president apologizes for soliciting cops accused of brutality 

Police chapter president apologizes for soliciting cops accused of brutality 

A Florida chapter president of the Fraternal Order of Police apologized for encouraging cops involved in violent incidents in Buffalo and Atlanta to join local ranks, according to reports. Lt. Robert Gamin, who heads the Brevard chapter, shared the now-deleted controversial message over the weekend on the organization’s Facebook page, the Orlando Sentinel reported. “Hey … Read more

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U.S. Democrats see police bill vote this month, Hoyer says

U.S. Democrats see police bill vote this month, Hoyer says

U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) wears a face mask as he walks to the House Chamber ahead of a vote on an additional economic stimulus package passed earlier in the week by the U.S. Senate, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner/Files WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Leaders of the U.S. … Read more

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NYPD not considering slashing $1 billion in budget: Ben Tucker

NYPD not considering slashing $1 billion in budget: Ben Tucker

A potential $1 billion in cuts to the NYPD’s budget isn’t on the table within the department, First Deputy Commissioner Benjamin Tucker told the City Council’s Committee on Public Safety on Tuesday. “No, we’re not,” Tucker said with a laugh when asked by committee chair Donovan Richards (D-Queens) whether the department was on board with … Read more

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