Wisden Cricket Monthly

Sohail Speaks Yasir's Blog Fazeer's Focus

User Tag List

Page 6 of 6 FirstFirst ... 456
Results 401 to 448 of 448
  1. #401
    Debut
    Oct 2004
    Runs
    130,070
    Mentioned
    2524 Post(s)
    Tagged
    21 Thread(s)
    Attorney General denies Lafayette Square was cleared for Trump photo shoot

    US Attorney General William Barr has defended the clearing of mostly peaceful protesters from Lafayette Square on Monday, denying it was done for President Donald Trump to have a photo shoot in front of a local church.

    Barr, in an interview on CBS's "Face the Nation" programme, insisted that, despite contradictory reports from many of those present, that protesters were "rowdy and non-compliant" and some had thrown projectiles, justifying the aggressive response.

    He said the clearing was meant to increase the perimeter around the White House and was unrelated to Trump’s photo session.

    ==

    Trump wanted to deploy 10,000 troops in Washington, DC, official says

    US President Donald Trump told his advisors at one point this past week he wanted 10,000 troops to deploy to the Washington, DC area to halt civil unrest over the killing of a black man by Minneapolis police,a senior US official told Reuters news agency.

    The account of Trump's demand during a heated Oval Office conversation on Monday shows how close the president may have come to fulfilling his threat to deploy active duty troops, despite opposition from Pentagon leadership.

    At the meeting, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, and Attorney General William Barr recommended against such a deployment, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. The meeting was "contentious," the official added.


    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter

  2. #402
    Debut
    Oct 2004
    Runs
    130,070
    Mentioned
    2524 Post(s)
    Tagged
    21 Thread(s)
    Romney becomes first known Republican senator to march in protest

    Mitt Romney marched in a protest against police mistreatment of minorities in the nation's capital, making him the first known Republican senator to do so.

    Romney, who represents Utah, posted a tweet showing him wearing a mask as he walked with Black Lives Matter protesters in Washington. Above the photo he wrote: Black Lives Matter.

    Romney, who was walking with a Christian group, told NBC News that he needed to be there.

    "We need a voice against racism, we need many voices against racism and against brutality," he said.

    On Saturday, Romney tweeted a photo of his father, George, who was the governor of Michigan from 1963 to 1969, marching with civil rights protesters in the 1960s in a Detroit suburb.

    Above the photo, Mitt Romney wrote: "This is my father, George Romney, participating in a Civil Rights march in the Detroit suburbs during the late 1960s — "Force alone will not eliminate riots," he said. "We must eliminate the problems from which they stem."


    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter

  3. #403
    Debut
    Apr 2013
    Venue
    Karachi
    Runs
    42,069
    Mentioned
    2188 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    Allan Saint-Maximin: 'George Floyd death does not have to happen again'

    Newcastle winger Allan Saint-Maximin says the issues and emotions raised by the death of George Floyd are ones that "touch everyone".

    Protests have been held across the globe after Floyd, an unarmed black man, died after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes on 25 May.

    "It's a really difficult time because I know these things can happen to a lot of people," Saint-Maximin told BBC Radio 5 Live.

    "If this happened to your mother or your sister or your father, you can feel like you want to die, you don't want to go to work, you don't want to do anything so people have to take this seriously and know that this does not have to happen again."

    The 23-year-old spoke about the subject as part of a wide-ranging interview, during which he also discussed his childhood, his desire to be selfless both on and off the pitch and how his dog has been helping him stay sharp during lockdown.

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/52941511


    Follow PakPassion on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

  4. #404
    Debut
    Oct 2004
    Runs
    130,070
    Mentioned
    2524 Post(s)
    Tagged
    21 Thread(s)
    Name:  c43cedf2e4b443b2b9f9bb2f4a365985_18.jpg
Views: 198
Size:  452.6 KB

    US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi leads silence for George Floyd

    Members of the US Congress went down on one knee in Emancipation Hall in the US Capitol building, in silence for eight minutes 46 seconds - the length of time that George Floyd spent pinned down by three police officers on a Minneapolis street corner. He was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

    Floyd's death has sparked worldwide protests that call for an end to police brutality and what many protestors call systemic racism in US police forces.

    Demonstrators have been calling for the defunding or dismantling of police forces and a shifting of their budgets to community, education or other programmes.


    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter

  5. #405
    Debut
    Oct 2004
    Runs
    130,070
    Mentioned
    2524 Post(s)
    Tagged
    21 Thread(s)
    The editorial page head of the New York Times has resigned after his decision to publish an op-ed - by a US senator who called for military force against anti-racism protesters - drew online fury and criticism from many of the paper's staffers.

    James Bennet, the editorial page editor since May 2016, faced intense backlash after initially defending the column headlined Send in The Military by Republican US Senator Tom Cotton.

    The hardline op-ed - which Bennet initially defended as an example of the newspaper's commitment to ideological diversity - was met with both internal and external outrage.

    Cotton's essay encouraged an "overwhelming show of force to disperse, detain and ultimately deter lawbreakers" as anti-racism protests rage across the United States over the police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, on May 25.

    Some 800 Times staffers signed a petition in protest, as many of the paper's employees tweeted: "Running this puts Black @NYTimes staff in danger."

    The company's publisher, AG Sulzberger, also initially defended the decision to issue the column but later said the essay fell short of NYT standards.

    Bennet also admitted he had not read the column before its publication.

    On Sunday, Sulzberger dubbed Bennet "a journalist of enormous talent and integrity" in an NYT statement announcing the resignation.

    The statement did not mention the op-ed controversy, but the paper quoted Sulzberger as saying in a note to staff: "Last week we saw a significant breakdown in our editing processes, not the first we've experienced in recent years."

    "James and I agreed that it would take a new team to lead the department through a period of considerable change."

    The paper named Katie Kingsbury, a Times staffer since 2017, the acting editorial page editor through the November election.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/...101654356.html


    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter

  6. #406
    Debut
    Sep 2018
    Runs
    4,555
    Mentioned
    389 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    A leader of the Virginia KKK has been arrested for driving into a group of demonstrators yesterday, who were protesting the killing of George Floyd in police custody.

    Harry Rogers appeared in court in Henrico county this morning and was charged with attempted malicious wounding, felony vandalism, and assault and battery. No one was seriously injured in the attack.

    “The accused, by his own admission and by a cursory glance at social media, is an admitted leader of the Ku Klux Klan and a propagandist for Confederate ideology,” Henrico county commonwealth’s attorney Shannon Taylor said in a statement.

    Taylor said her office was investigating whether hate crime charges “are appropriate” in the case.

    “While I am grateful that the victim’s injuries do not appear to be serious, an attack on peaceful protesters is heinous and despicable and we will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law,” Taylor said.

  7. #407
    Debut
    Oct 2004
    Runs
    130,070
    Mentioned
    2524 Post(s)
    Tagged
    21 Thread(s)
    The man accused of murdering African American George Floyd, whose death sparked global protests, is to appear in court for the first time.

    Derek Chauvin, a white policeman, knelt on Mr Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes while he was being arrested in Minneapolis on 25 May.

    Mr Chauvin, who has since been sacked, will face a judge in Minnesota remotely on murder and manslaughter charges.

    Three other officers were also fired and charged with aiding and abetting.

    New charges brought over George Floyd's death
    Mourners in Houston, Texas, where Mr Floyd lived before moving to Minneapolis, have been viewing his body, publicly on display for six hours at The Fountain of Praise church.

    On Tuesday, a private funeral service will be held in Houston. Memorial services have already been held in Minneapolis and North Carolina, where Mr Floyd was born.

    It is believed a family member escorted Mr Floyd's body on a flight to Texas late on Saturday.

    Democratic US presidential candidate Joe Biden is expected to visit Mr Floyd's relatives in Houston to offer his sympathies. Aides to the former vice-president said he would also record a video message for Tuesday's service.

    What are the accusations against Chauvin?

    He faces three separate charges: unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, for which the maximum penalties are prison terms of 40, 25 and 10 years respectively.

    Further charges could be brought but it appears unlikely he will be accused of first-degree murder as prosecutors would have to prove premeditation, intent and motive, the Associated Press reports.

    By bringing multiple charges, prosecutors give jurors a choice and increase the chances of a conviction.

    Minneapolis city council has voted to ban chokeholds and neck restraints by police officers, and Democrats in Congress are expected to present sweeping legislation on police reform.

    In France, which saw Black Lives Matter protests over the weekend, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner announced that police would no longer be allowed to use chokeholds to arrest people.

    It is part of a policy of zero tolerance of racism within the French police. France's police watchdog has revealed that there were 1,500 complaints against officers last year, half of them for alleged assaults.

    Masked and gloved mourners have been filing past Mr Floyd's coffin in line with coronavirus social distancing requirements, with only 15 guests allowed in the church at a time.

    Anti-racism protests started by Mr Floyd's death are now entering their third week in the US. Huge rallies have been held in several cities, including Washington DC, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

    With the rallying cries "Black Lives matter" and "No Justice, No Peace", the demonstrations are among the largest US protests against racism since the 1960s. Saturday's gatherings included a protest in the Texas town of Vidor, once infamous as a stronghold of the Ku Klux Klan white supremacist group.

    Episodes of looting and violence have, however, been reported among the peaceful rallies, and President Donald Trump threatened to call up troops to quash the protests.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52961599


    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter

  8. #408
    Debut
    Oct 2004
    Runs
    130,070
    Mentioned
    2524 Post(s)
    Tagged
    21 Thread(s)
    Mourners in Houston pay their respects to Floyd

    Mourners are paying their respects to George Floyd, whose body is on view in an open casket at a church in his hometown of Houston - a six-hour viewing will be held.

    Many paused briefly to view Floyd’s body. Some made the sign of the cross as they observed. Several hundred people stood in line to enter the church before the start of the visitation, and all wore masks. Some people held umbrellas for shade as the sun beat down and temperatures rose about 32 degrees Celsius (90 Farenheit).

    Those passing through the church were required to leave 6 feet between others in observe of social distancing guidelines to stop the spread of the coronavirus.


    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter

  9. #409
    Debut
    Sep 2018
    Runs
    4,555
    Mentioned
    389 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    Judge sets $1-$1.25 million bail for Derek Chauvin

    A judge has set a $1-$1.25 million bail for Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who has been charged with second-degree murder in connection to the killing of George Floyd.

    Chauvin virtually appeared in court today to face charges of murder and manslaughter after he was filmed keeping his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes.

    Judge Jeannice Reding granted the prosecutors’ motion to set unconditional bail at $1.25 million, or $1 million with conditions, which included being law-abiding, making future court appearances and surrendering firearms.

  10. #410
    Debut
    Oct 2004
    Runs
    130,070
    Mentioned
    2524 Post(s)
    Tagged
    21 Thread(s)
    US Democrats in Congress have proposed sweeping legislation to reform American police, following weeks of protests against police brutality and racism.

    The bill would make it easier to prosecute police for misconduct, ban chokeholds, and addresses racism.

    It comes as Minneapolis lawmakers vowed to disband the city's police force.

    The death of George Floyd at the hands of a white officer there sparked national pressure for change.

    However, it was unclear whether Republicans, who control the US Senate, would support the proposed Justice in Policing Act of 2020.

    US President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter that "the Radical Left Democrats want to Defund and Abandon our Police. Sorry, I want LAW & ORDER!"

    Mr Floyd's brother is expected to testify to the House of Representatives later this week in a hearing on police reform.

    What does the bill say?

    The Justice in Policing Act of 2020 was introduced on Monday by top Democratic lawmakers House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, black senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker and members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

    As she unveiled the bill, Mrs Pelosi read the names of black men and women who have died at the hands of police in recent years.

    The bill forces federal police to use body and dashboard cameras, ban chokeholds, eliminate unannounced police raids known as "no-knock warrants", make it easier to hold police liable for civil rights violations and calls for federal funds to be withheld from local police forces who do not make similar reforms.

    "The martyrdom of George Floyd gave the American experience a moment of national anguish, as we grieve for the black Americans killed by police brutality," Mrs Pelosi said.

    "Today, this movement of national anguish is being transformed into a movement of national action".

    The bill makes lynching a federal crime, limits the sale of military weapons to the police and gives the Department of Justice the authority to investigate state and local police for evidence of department-wide bias or misconduct.

    It would also create a "national police misconduct registry" - a database of complaints against police.

    Some Republican leaders have said they would consider the possibility of writing their own bill, with a hearing scheduled in the Senate Judiciary committee next week.

    However, members of President Trump's party have been largely reticent on signalling support for legislation.

    In a break with his party, Republican Senator Mitt Romney on Sunday tweeted pictures of himself marching towards the White House with Christian protesters, with the caption "Black Lives Matter."

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52969375


    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter

  11. #411
    Debut
    Oct 2004
    Runs
    130,070
    Mentioned
    2524 Post(s)
    Tagged
    21 Thread(s)
    When George Floyd left Houston it was in search of a fresh start in life.

    He returned to Texas in death, his name now the focus of a nationwide, a worldwide, call to action.

    George Floyd's funeral at The Fountain of Praise Church will be attended, alongside his family and friends, by political, religious and civil rights leaders.

    His death on a Minneapolis street two weeks ago, so public and so brutal, has sparked protests, marches and rallies. Millions are demanding America finally and properly address the age-old problem of inequality in the treatment of the African-American community.

    On Monday, thousands queued in the heat and humidity of Houston to pay their respects at the final public memorial. In groups of 500, they filed past his open gold-coloured coffin.

    "Change has come," said Jesse Holmes. What Martin Luther King had long sought, he said, George Floyd had delivered. "The world will never be the same. We're thankful. He sacrificed for the world."

    At the same time, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was meeting George Floyd's family. His compassion, the family's lawyer said, "meant the world to them".

    The former vice-president has recorded a video message to be played at today's funeral service.

    The reckoning in America following George Floyd's death has forced the issue on to the agenda of the nation's politicians. Mr Biden has described Donald Trump's response as "despicable", Mr Trump has retreated to a message of "law and order".

    In Washington DC, Democrats on Capitol Hill knelt for 8 minutes and 46 seconds - the length of time Mr Floyd spent with a police officer's knee on his neck - to honour him and the campaign his death has reignited. The party also unveiled proposals to overhaul police procedures.

    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi called for "transformative structural change".

    But across America there is a real determination to keep the pressure on those politicians, many of whom have been in office for decades, to demonstrate that serious change will take place this time.

    Anger and outrage at deaths in the past has too often faded with little material change.

    In Houston, as in his birthplace in North Carolina at the weekend, the memorials for George Floyd represent a sense of personal loss.

    A highly-talented basketball and football player, known to friends and family by his middle name Perry, he was also a familiar figure on the city's hip hop scene. He moved to Minneapolis six years ago but two of his children still live in Texas.

    There is a new mural in his memory near his old home in Houston's Third Ward.

    "It is a watershed moment for the American people," said Houston's police chief Art Acevedo.

    Following his funeral service, George Floyd will be laid to rest at a cemetery in the suburb of Pearland.

    He will be buried next to his mother, the end of a life story that could reverberate for generations, in a legacy of real and lasting change.

    https://news.sky.com/story/george-fl...world-12003217


    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter

  12. #412
    Debut
    Apr 2013
    Venue
    Karachi
    Runs
    42,069
    Mentioned
    2188 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)


    Follow PakPassion on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

  13. #413
    Debut
    Oct 2004
    Runs
    130,070
    Mentioned
    2524 Post(s)
    Tagged
    21 Thread(s)
    The funeral is under way in Houston, Texas, for African American George Floyd whose shocking death in police custody caused global outrage.

    His coffin will be taken from a church where it was on public display on Monday, to be buried beside his mother.

    Mr Floyd died in Minneapolis last month as a white police officer held a knee on his neck for nearly nine minutes, his final moments filmed on phones.

    Four police officers involved have been sacked and charged over his death.

    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden visited the dead man's family to offer his sympathies on Monday.

    Mr Floyd's death was "one of the great inflection points in American history", Mr Biden later told CBS news.

    Mr Biden has sharply criticised President Donald Trump, who is standing for re-election as the Republican candidate on 3 November, accusing him at the weekend of making "despicable" speculative remarks about Mr Floyd.

    The Democratic politician was himself recently accused of taking black American votes for granted when he said African Americans "ain't black" if they even considered voting for Mr Trump.

    What are the funeral plans?

    A service is being held at the Fountain of Praise church, attended by some 500 guests including politicians and celebrities, CBS News reports.

    Minnesota Governor Tim Walz called on people to honour the funeral by observing silence for eight minutes and 46 seconds, the time Mr Floyd was pinned to the ground before he died.

    The coffin will then be taken to a cemetery in Pearland, south of Houston. For the last mile of the procession it will be conveyed in a horse-drawn carriage.

    Barriers have been erected along the route to allow members of the public to pay their respects safely as the procession passes.

    Mr Floyd will be buried in a private ceremony.

    His body was on display at the church for six hours on Monday.
    Memorial services were also held in Minneapolis and North Carolina, where Mr Floyd was born.

    What did Biden say about Floyd's family?

    "They're an incredible family, his little daughter was there, the one who said 'daddy's going to change the world', and I think her daddy is going to change the world," Mr Biden told CBS anchor Norah O'Donnell.

    "I think what happened here is one of the great inflection points in American history, for real, in terms of civil liberties, civil rights and just treating people with dignity."

    Floyd family spokesman Benjamin Crump, who tweeted a photo of the meeting said Mr Floyd's relatives welcomed Mr Biden's comments.

    "That compassion meant the world to this grieving family," he added.

    Aides to the former vice-president said he would also record a video message for Tuesday's service.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52978803


    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter

  14. #414
    Debut
    Oct 2004
    Runs
    130,070
    Mentioned
    2524 Post(s)
    Tagged
    21 Thread(s)
    Pentagon officials open to 'starting a discussion' about renaming Army bases named for Confederate icons

    Officials at the United States Pentagon said on Tuesday signaled that they were open to starting a discussion about changing the names of 10 military bases named for Confederate generals from the US civil war era.

    According to Stars and Stripes, both Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy want to have a "bipartisan discussion" about the topic.

    The turnabout would mark a substantial change in the Army’s position on the naming of the 10 Army posts - Fort Lee, Fort Hood, Fort Benning, Fort Gordon, Fort Bragg, Fort Polk, Fort Pickett, Fort A.P. Hill, Fort Rucker and Camp Beauregard.

    All the bases in question are located in Southern states and most were named during the south’s Jim Crow era in the 1910s and 1940s.

    In a statement issued by votevets.org, a former commanding general at Fort Benning in Georgia, retired Major General Paul D. Eaton, said he cannot fathom how Black soldiers must feel serving on bases named for a "traitor to the United States, a racist and an incompetent warfighter". He likened it to Jewish soldiers serving at bases named for Nazi leaders.

    "If the Army is going to be true to the idea that it judges its people by their skills and qualifications, and not their race, having bases named after those who believed otherwise is incompatible with the Army itself," Eaton said. "The Secretary of the Army should order these bases renamed, today. This does not take an act of Congress. This does not require a conversation. It requires courage and action now."


    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter

  15. #415
    Debut
    Oct 2004
    Runs
    130,070
    Mentioned
    2524 Post(s)
    Tagged
    21 Thread(s)
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo 'disgusted' by Trump tweet about Buffalo protester

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday he was "disgusted" by President Donald Trump's claim that a 75-year-old man seen in video being pushed by a Buffalo police officer during a protest "fell harder than (he) was pushed".

    "President Trump did a tweet today that surprises me even after all the tweets he has done," Cuomo said at his daily news briefing.

    "You read his tweets, you get to a point where you say, 'Well, nothing could surprise me - I've seen it all,'" Cuomo added. "And then you get surprised again. You get shocked again. You get disgusted again."

    Trump suggested that the protestor, Martin Gugino, had staged his fall at the hands of an officer during a protest last Thursday, and that he could be "an ANTIFA provocateur" who appeared to be trying to electronically black out police communications.

    Two Buffalo officers were arraigned on assault charges on Saturday over the incident, which left Gugino hospitalized.


    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter

  16. #416
    Debut
    Oct 2004
    Runs
    130,070
    Mentioned
    2524 Post(s)
    Tagged
    21 Thread(s)
    George Floyd's niece has asked "when has America ever been great?" at his funeral.

    Brooke Williams spoke passionately about the injustice she said her uncle received when he was killed on 25 May after police officer Derek Chauvin placed his knee on the 46-year-old's neck for nearly nine minutes in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    Her question echoed Donald Trump's presidential campaign slogan - make America great again - although she did not name the president.

    At the funeral in Houston, Texas, Ms Williams, referencing her uncle's final words, said: "I can breathe and as long as I can breathe justice will be served.

    "He always moved people with his words. The officer showed no remorse for watching my uncle's soul leave his body.

    "He begged and pleaded for you to just get up.

    "Why must this system be corrupt and broken? Laws were put in place for the African American system to fail. These laws need to be changed. No more hate crimes, please.

    "Someone said make America great again. When has America ever been great?"

    Speaking at the private funeral that was broadcast live, she called Mr Floyd's death "not just a murder, this is a hate crime".

    Joe Biden speaks at George Floyd's funeral

    Biden: 'Now is the time to listen and heal'
    "America, it is time for a change, even if it begins with protests, no justice no peace," Ms Williams added.

    "My brother and mum tells me this all the time - God says high, he lives low. Thank you Houston, he's always loving the hometown."

    Ms Williams spoke after Mr Floyd's brother broke down in tears remembering his brother, and after others spoke about their time at school with him in Houston, most memorably for his basketball skills.

    While Mr Floyd died in Minneapolis, he only lived there for a few years and grew up in Houston where he will be laid to rest next to his mother's grave.

    Earlier in the funeral Democratic US presidential nominee Joe Biden also spoke to Mr Floyd's family and friends via a recorded message.

    Mr Biden, who had a meeting with the family on Monday night, told mourners: "Now is the time for racial justice.

    "That's the answer we must give to our children when they ask why.

    "Because when there's justice for George Floyd we will truly be on the way to racial justice for America.

    "And then, as you said Gianna, your daddy will have changed the world."


    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter

  17. #417
    Debut
    Oct 2004
    Runs
    130,070
    Mentioned
    2524 Post(s)
    Tagged
    21 Thread(s)
    The funeral of George Floyd, an African American whose death in police custody spawned global outrage, has heard impassioned pleas for racial justice.

    Speakers in the church in Houston, Texas, lined up to remember a man whose "crime was that he was born black".

    Mr Floyd died in Minneapolis last month as a white police officer held a knee on his neck for nearly nine minutes, his final moments filmed on phones.

    Four police officers involved have been sacked and charged over his death.

    His coffin was taken from the church driven in a motorcade to the Houston Memorial Gardens where he was to be buried beside his mother.

    One of Mr Floyd's nieces, Brooke Williams, called for a change in laws which, she argued, were designed to disadvantage black people.

    "Why must this system be corrupt and broken?" she asked. "Laws were already put in place for the African-American system to fail. And these laws need to be changed. No more hate crimes, please! Someone said 'Make America Great Again', but when has America ever been great?"

    Republican President Donald Trump's Democratic opponent in the November presidential election, Joe Biden, addressed the service in a video message, saying: "When there is justice for George Floyd, we will truly be on our way to racial justice in America."

    Mr Biden has sharply criticised Mr Trump, accusing him at the weekend of making "despicable" speculative remarks about Mr Floyd.

    But the Democratic politician was himself recently accused of taking black American votes for granted when he said African Americans "ain't black" if they even considered voting for Mr Trump.

    What was said at the funeral?
    The service was held at the Fountain of Praise church, attended by some 500 guests including politicians and celebrities.

    "George Floyd was not expendable - this is why we're here," said Al Green, the local Democratic congressman. "His crime was that he was born black."

    Veteran civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton told the service: "All over the world I see grandchildren of slave masters tearing down slave masters' statues."

    Talking about Mr Floyd's difficult life, he said: "God took the rejected stone and made him the cornerstone of a movement that's gonna change the whole wide world."

    In Minnesota, Governor Tim Walz called on people to honour the funeral by observing silence for eight minutes and 46 seconds, the time Mr Floyd was pinned to the ground before he died.

    Mr Floyd's coffin was taken to a cemetery in Pearland, south of Houston, for a private burial ceremony. For the last mile of the procession it was conveyed in a horse-drawn carriage.

    Barriers were erected along the route to allow members of the public to pay their respects safely as the procession passed.

    His body was on display at the church for six hours on Monday.

    Memorial services were also held in Minneapolis and North Carolina, where Mr Floyd was born.

    What did Biden say about Floyd's family?

    After visiting the family on Monday, the Democratic candidate told CBS: "His little daughter was there, the one who said 'daddy's going to change the world', and I think her daddy is going to change the world."

    "I think what happened here is one of the great inflection points in American history, for real, in terms of civil liberties, civil rights and just treating people with dignity."

    Floyd family spokesman Benjamin Crump, who tweeted a photo of the meeting, said Mr Floyd's relatives welcomed Mr Biden's comments.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52978803


    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter

  18. #418
    Debut
    Oct 2004
    Runs
    130,070
    Mentioned
    2524 Post(s)
    Tagged
    21 Thread(s)
    George Floyd has been buried in Houston, where he was born, two weeks after his death in Minneapolis police custody sparked worldwide protests.

    Floyd's death, after an officer who has now been charged with second-degree murder knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, has triggered a US-wide debate on the future of law enforcement.
    Last edited by MenInG; 10th June 2020 at 13:24.


    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter

  19. #419
    Debut
    Mar 2015
    Runs
    1,845
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    DC National Guards test positive for Covid after protests

    Several members of the Washington, DC National Guard have tested positive for Covid-19 after being deployed to the Black Lives Matter protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, the military says.

    The National Guard says it will not disclose the number of guardsmen infected due to "operational security".

    The members were among the 1,300 troops sent to the US capital during mass demonstrations that began last weekend. They were joined by almost 4,000 additional National Guard troops from other states.

    Meanwhile members of the White House coronavirus task force say they fear a spike in cases linked to nationwide civil unrest triggered by Floyd's death. Dr Deborah Birx advised state governors to ensure Covid tests are available in urban areas after 70 testing sites were destroyed in protests, US media report.


    Arsenal all the way!! (and Pakistan, of course!)

  20. #420
    Debut
    Oct 2004
    Runs
    130,070
    Mentioned
    2524 Post(s)
    Tagged
    21 Thread(s)
    White House defends Trump's conspiracy theory tweet on Buffalo protester

    The White House on Wednesday defended President Donald Trump's promotion of an unsubstantiated conspiracy theory about a 75-year-old protester injured by police in Buffalo, saying it was Trump's "prerogative" to raise questions about the incident.

    The protester, Martin Gugino, was shoved by police and critically injured when he approached them during a march against racism and police brutality in an incident that was captured on video and led to criminal charges against the officers involved.

    Trump, offering no evidence, tweeted on Tuesday that Gugino's fall could be a "set up" with ties to the anti-fascist movement antifa.

    "The president was just raising some questions, some legitimate ones, about that particular interaction. And it's his prerogative to do so," White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany told Fox News on Wednesday.

    A lawyer for Gugino called Trump's statement "dark, dangerous, and untrue," according to media reports. Gugino told USA TODAY he had "no comment other than Black Lives Matter" and that he has been released from intensive care and "should recover eventually."

    Buffalo Police Officers Aaron Torgalski, 39, and Robert McCabe, 32, face felony assault charges over the incident.


    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter

  21. #421
    Debut
    Oct 2004
    Runs
    130,070
    Mentioned
    2524 Post(s)
    Tagged
    21 Thread(s)
    Basketball team the Knicks issues statement on George Floyd's death

    The New York Knicks and James Dolan, the executive chairman of the team's parent company, The Madison Square Garden Company issued a statement about the death of George Floyd after coming under fire for their delayed response to the incident.

    While most NBA organizations were quick to issue public responses, the American professional basketball team based in the New York City borough of Manhattan, only issued a statement 15 days after Floyd's death.

    Posting a statement on its social media accounts, the Knicks said: "Every one of us has a role to play in creating a more just and equal society, where there is no racism, bigotry, violence or hate. We stand with all who act for positive change."


    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter

  22. #422
    Debut
    Oct 2004
    Runs
    130,070
    Mentioned
    2524 Post(s)
    Tagged
    21 Thread(s)
    One of four Minneapolis police charged over Floyd's death freed on bail

    One of the four former Minneapolis police officers who were charged over the death of George Floyd has been released on bail.

    The former police officer released, Thomas Lane, 37, had been held on $750,000 bail and was freed from Hennepin County jail, sheriff's office records showed.

    He was one of three officers charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the 46-year-old Floyd's death on May 25.


    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter

  23. #423
    Debut
    Sep 2018
    Runs
    4,555
    Mentioned
    389 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    George Floyd's brother decries 'a modern-day lynching' in testimony to U.S. Congress

    George Floyd’s younger brother took his grief to the U.S. Congress on Wednesday with an impassioned plea that lawmakers not let his brother’s death be in vain, lamenting that he “didn’t deserve to die over $20” in a what he called a lynching.

    The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee held the first congressional hearing to examine racial injustice and police brutality following George Floyd’s May 25 death after a Minneapolis policeman knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes. His death prompted a wave of protests in U.S. cities and abroad.

    “They lynched my brother. That was a modern-day lynching in broad daylight,” Philonise Floyd, 42, of Missouri City, Texas, near Houston, told the committee, his voice breaking with emotion.

    “His life mattered. All our lives matter. Black lives matter,” he added, wiping away tears.

    The Democratic-led House is moving forward with sweeping reform legislation that could come to a vote by July 4, while Senate Republicans are crafting a rival plan.

    George Floyd, a 46-year-old Houston native who had worked security at nightclubs, was unarmed when taken into custody outside a market where an employee had reported that a man matching his description tried to pay for cigarettes with a counterfeit bill.

    “George wasn’t hurting anyone that day. He didn’t deserve to die over $20. I’m asking you, is that what a black man’s worth? $20? This is 2020. Enough is enough,” his brother said. “It is on you to make sure his death is not in vain.”

    He buried his brother on Tuesday and described how they had not been able to say goodbye.

    “I’m here to ask you to make it stop. Stop the pain,” Philonise Floyd testified. “George called for help and he was ignored. Please listen to the call I’m making to you now, to the calls of our family and the calls ringing on the streets of all the world.”

    It is unclear whether Democrats and Republicans will be able to overcome partisan differences to pass legislation that President Donald Trump would be willing to sign.

    Several Republicans pledged cooperation and voiced support for a pivotal provision that would scale back so-called qualified immunity protections that shield police from lawsuits by people suing for damages.

    White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany, who said the Republican president may take policy action on race and policing through an executive order, called reduced qualified immunity a “non-starter.” McEnany said Trump’s administration has nearly finalized plans to address police brutality that could be made public within days.

    Police officer Derek Chauvin was fired after the incident and charged with second- and third-degree murder and manslaughter. George Floyd and Chauvin worked as security personnel at the same nightclub.

    Philonise Floyd said Chauvin knew his brother and killed him with premeditation “just because he didn’t like him,” adding that “it has to have something to do with racism.”

    The emotionally charged hearing had lawmakers and witnesses including several civil rights advocates expressing sorrow over Floyd's death, the latest in a series of killings of African-Americans by police that have sparked anger on America's streets and fresh calls for reforms here

    POLITICAL DIVIDE
    The hearing highlighted divisions in Congress and the country between those who want broad changes to policing practices and those who defend the work of law enforcement and blame any problems on, as Republican Representative Mike Johnson put it, a “few bad apples.”

    “The vast, vast majority of law enforcement officers are responsible, hard-working, heroic first responders,” added Representative Jim Jordan, the committee’s top Republican.

    “While we hold up human rights in the world, we obviously have to hold them up in our country,” said Representative Karen Bass, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, which crafted the legislation.

    Angela Underwood Jacobs, a Republican witness whose police officer brother was slain during violent protests this month, urged lawmakers to promote a just society by investing in education, housing and job creation.

    The Democratic legislation would ban police chokeholds and no-knock warrants, restrict the use of legal force, require police body cameras, make lynching a federal hate crime and take other steps to rein in misconduct.

    https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-mi...KBN23H2PX?il=0

  24. #424
    Debut
    Oct 2004
    Runs
    130,070
    Mentioned
    2524 Post(s)
    Tagged
    21 Thread(s)
    Seattle's mayor has told US President Donald Trump to "go back to your bunker", escalating a spat after the president threatened to intervene over a police-free autonomous zone protesters have set up in the western United States city.

    The reference to a "bunker" was a nod to reports Trump was rushed by Secret Service agents to a secure area in the White House as demonstrations against racism and police brutality sparked by the death of George Floyd reached the president's residence.

    Trump sparked the spat when he threatened to intervene in the neighbourhood in Seattle dubbed "Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone", or CHAZ, which was agreed upon by demonstrators and the city's police department.

    "Take back your city NOW. If you don't do it, I will," Trump warned mayor Jenny Durkan and Washington state governor Jay Inslee - both Democrats - in a tweet late on Wednesday, calling the protesters "domestic terrorists" who have taken over Seattle.

    "This is not a game. These ugly Anarchists must be stooped (sic) IMMEDIATELY. MOVE FAST," he said in another tweet.

    Mayor Jenny Durkan replied on Thursday, urging Trump to "make us all safe. Go back to your bunker", with Inslee joining in the Twitter mockery of Trump.

    "A man who is totally incapable of governing should stay out of Washington state's business. 'Stoop' tweeting," Inslee wrote.

    Protests have taken place across the country following the death of Floyd, an unarmed Black man killed in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25.

    Officials in Seattle have denied reports that left-wing activists are behind the setting up of the autonomous zone.
    'Peaceful as hell'

    In the CHAZ area on Thursday, there were tents with supplies for volunteer medics as well as food donated by local restaurants, along with fruit, snacks and water bottles.

    At one point a crowd locked arms and prevented two police officers from reaching a boarded-up police station in the area. The officers failed to break in when they tried to enter through a different road.

    "The scene here is peaceful as hell," said a demonstrator who identified herself as Jahtia B.

    "This is our city. I was born and raised in this city. Let's give it to the people, the people who live in Seattle and have been thriving here," she told AFP news agency.

    An African American demonstrator, Rich Brown, said he was scared on Sunday when police used tear gas and flash-bang grenades in an attempt to clear the area.

    "Today I feel supported, welcomed," he said. "We're able to speak, it's what we've been wanting to do this whole time, without intimidation, without fear."

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/...062032717.html


    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter

  25. #425
    Debut
    Oct 2004
    Runs
    130,070
    Mentioned
    2524 Post(s)
    Tagged
    21 Thread(s)
    NASCAR's only current African-American driver, Bubba Wallace, says the confederate flag is a 'symbol of hate' and has backed the decision to ban it from all events.


    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter

  26. #426
    Debut
    Oct 2004
    Runs
    130,070
    Mentioned
    2524 Post(s)
    Tagged
    21 Thread(s)
    US President Donald Trump has said the controversial chokehold method for restraining some suspects should "generally speaking" be ended.

    Some US police forces have moved to ban chokeholds since the outbreak of anti-racism protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, an African American.

    Mr Floyd died after a white officer knelt on his neck for nine minutes.

    Mr Trump said it would be a "very good thing" to ban chokeholds but they may still be needed in some situations.

    The president's comments come with Democrats and Republicans in the US Congress trying to hammer out the details of a police reform bill - the proposed Justice in Policing Act of 2020.

    Mr Trump told Fox News that the concept of stopping police forces using chokeholds sounded "so innocent, so perfect".

    But he continued: "If a police officer is in a bad scuffle and he's got somebody... you have to be careful.

    "With that being said, it would be, I think, a very good thing that generally speaking it should be ended," he said, adding that he might make "very strong recommendations" to local authorities.

    The police officer who knelt on Mr Floyd's neck has been sacked and charged with second-degree murder.

    Mr Trump - who has faced criticism for his responses to the outbreak of the protests against racism and police brutality - said he wanted to "see really compassionate but strong law enforcement", adding "toughness is sometimes the most compassionate".

    Challenged by interviewer Harris Faulkner to explain his tweet last month that "when the looting starts, the shooting starts", which was censored by Twitter for glorifying violence, the president said: "When the looting starts, it oftentimes means there's going to be... sure, there's going to be death, there's going to be killing. And, it's a bad thing."

    The Justice in Policing Act was proposed by the opposition Democrats who control the House of Representatives but in order to pass it must win the support of Mr Trump's Republicans who control the Senate.

    There is potential for the two parties to reach agreement on banning chokeholds and no-knock warrants, like the one in the Breonna Taylor shooting.

    Meanwhile, the city council in Minneapolis, where Mr Floyd died, passed a resolution on Friday to replace its police department with a community-led public safety system.

    It comes days after the council voted to disband the police department.

    According to the resolution, the city council will begin a year-long process of engaging "with every willing community member in Minneapolis" to come up with a new public safety model.

    In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered police departments to undertake major reforms, in response to the demonstrations.

    Mr Cuomo said he would stop financing local authorities that failed to adopt reforms addressing excess use of force and bias in their police departments by next April.

    He said he would sign an executive order for municipalities to "reinvent and modernize" their police departments to battle racism. Police disciplinary records would be publicly released and chokeholds would become a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

    "That should be done in every police agency in this country," Mr Cuomo was quoted as saying by Reuters news agency.
    Sitting alongside the governor at the news conference were Gwen Carr and Valerie Bell, the mothers of Eric Garner and Sean Bell, two unarmed black men who died in incidents with police.

    Mr Garner died when a white police officer used a chokehold on him while making an arrest in 2014.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-ca...al.link1_.auin


    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter

  27. #427
    Debut
    Oct 2004
    Runs
    130,070
    Mentioned
    2524 Post(s)
    Tagged
    21 Thread(s)
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law on Friday a sweeping package of police accountability measures, including one allowing the release of officers' long-withheld disciplinary records, that received new backing following protests over George Floyd's killing.

    The measures were approved earlier this week by the state's Democratic-led legislature. Some of the bills had been proposed in years past and failed to win approval, but lawmakers moved with new urgency in the wake of massive, nationwide demonstrations over Floyd's death at the hands of police in Minneapolis.

    "Police reform is long overdue, and Mr. Floyd's murder is only the most recent murder," Cuomo, a Democrat, said.

    Cuomo was joined at the signing ceremony by the Reverend Al Sharpton, Valerie Bell, the mother of Sean Bell, who was killed by an officer in 2006, and Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, who was killed by police in New York in 2014.

    "It was a long time coming, but it came," Carr said.

    The laws will ban police chokeholds, make it easier to sue people who call police on others without good reason, and set up a special prosecutor's office to investigate the deaths of people during and following encounters with police officers.

    "These bills mean some substantive change, so that we won't be sitting here going over this after the next funeral and after the next situation," Sharpton said.

    Some bills, including body camera legislation, drew support from Republicans, who opposed legislation that repealed a state law long used to block the release of police disciplinary records over concerns about officers' privacy.

    Eliminating the law, known as Section 50-a, would make complaints against officers, as well as transcripts and final dispositions of disciplinary proceedings, public for the first time in decades.

    New York Police Department spokesperson Sgt Jessica McRorie said the department "will review the final version of the legislation and utilise it in a manner that ensures greater transparency and fairness".

    The state's approximately 500 police departments will all have to come up with plans to address everything from use of force to implicit bias awareness training by next April under an executive order that Cuomo said he will issue Friday.

    The governor said New York is the first to come up with such a plan and warned that police departments that fail to do so will not receive state aid.

    Patrick Lynch, president of the Police Benevolent Association, New York City's largest police union, said in a news release that Cuomo and the legislative leaders "have no business celebrating today".

    Lynch said police officers spend their days addressing the "failures" of elected officials. "Now, we won't even be able to do that," he said. "We will be permanently frozen, stripped of all resources and unable to do the job."

    Cuomo has 10 days to act on other bills passed by state lawmakers this week, including legislation prohibiting police from using racial profiling and another bill ensuring that individuals under arrest or in police custody receive attention for medical and mental health needs.

    Lawmakers also passed a bill to require New York to collect and report the race and other demographic details of individuals who are charged. The legislation says police departments must "promptly report" to the state the death of any people who die in police custody and in an attempt to establish custody, and provide a demographic breakdown.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/...223544721.html


    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter

  28. #428
    Debut
    Sep 2018
    Runs
    4,555
    Mentioned
    389 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    Atlanta police chief resigns less than 24 hours after Rayshard Brooks shot dead

    The chief of Atlanta’s police department has stepped down less than 24 hours after a black man was killed in a late-night struggle with officers after he failed a field sobriety test and resisted arrest.

    Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said during a news conference on Saturday afternoon that she had accepted the resignation of police chief Erika Shields.

    “I do not believe that this was a justified use of deadly force and have called for the immediate termination of the officer,” Bottoms said. “What has become abundantly over the last couple of weeks in Atlanta is that while we have a police force full of men and women who work alongside our communities with honor, respect and dignity, there has a been a disconnect with what our expectations are and should be as it relates to interactions with our officers and the communities in which they are entrusted to protect.”

    Police were called to the restaurant on a complaint that a man was sleeping in a car blocking the drive-thru lane as customers waited in line, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said. The agency identified the man who was fatally shot as 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks.

    A crowd of demonstrators gathered Saturday outside the restaurant where Brooks was shot. Gerald Griggs, an attorney and a vice president of Atlanta’s NAACP chapter, estimated there were 150 people protesting at the scene as he walked with them Saturday afternoon.

    “The people are upset,” Griggs said. “They want to know why their dear brother Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed when he was merely asleep on the passenger side and not doing anything.”

  29. #429
    Debut
    Jun 2017
    Runs
    4,126
    Mentioned
    74 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by The Viper View Post
    Atlanta police chief resigns less than 24 hours after Rayshard Brooks shot dead

    The chief of Atlanta’s police department has stepped down less than 24 hours after a black man was killed in a late-night struggle with officers after he failed a field sobriety test and resisted arrest.

    Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said during a news conference on Saturday afternoon that she had accepted the resignation of police chief Erika Shields.

    “I do not believe that this was a justified use of deadly force and have called for the immediate termination of the officer,” Bottoms said. “What has become abundantly over the last couple of weeks in Atlanta is that while we have a police force full of men and women who work alongside our communities with honor, respect and dignity, there has a been a disconnect with what our expectations are and should be as it relates to interactions with our officers and the communities in which they are entrusted to protect.”

    Police were called to the restaurant on a complaint that a man was sleeping in a car blocking the drive-thru lane as customers waited in line, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said. The agency identified the man who was fatally shot as 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks.

    A crowd of demonstrators gathered Saturday outside the restaurant where Brooks was shot. Gerald Griggs, an attorney and a vice president of Atlanta’s NAACP chapter, estimated there were 150 people protesting at the scene as he walked with them Saturday afternoon.

    “The people are upset,” Griggs said. “They want to know why their dear brother Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed when he was merely asleep on the passenger side and not doing anything.”
    Well, he wasn't quite asleep.



    Both sides aren't being honest.

  30. #430
    Debut
    Jun 2019
    Runs
    774
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Sirris View Post
    Well, he wasn't quite asleep.



    Both sides aren't being honest.
    The story of what happen is already out.


    Officers from the Atlanta Police Department first responded to the fast food restaurant off University Avenue around 10:33 p.m. Friday night. The GBI says officers received a complaint about a man sleeping in a car in the drive-thru and cars having to drive around him.


    Officers performed a field sobriety test on Brooks. The GBI says he failed the test and officers started to place him into custody. He resisted and a struggle happened over a Taser, according to witness reports.


    “During the arrest, the male subject resisted and a struggle ensued. The officer deployed a Taser. Witnesses report that during the struggle the male subject grabbed and was in possession of the Taser,” the GBI said. “It has also been reported that the male subject was shot by an officer in the struggle over the Taser.”


    GBI Director Vic Reynolds said in a news conference Saturday afternoon that video corroborated the fact that Brooks grabbed an officer’s Taser, ran a few feet away and then pointed it at officers before he was shot.

    “He’s fleeing from an Atlanta police officer, and as he’s fleeing he turns back over his shoulder with what appears to the naked eye to be this Taser,” Reynolds.

    The GBI released surveillance videos showing the shooting Saturday night. You can watch the full video.


    https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/man...MBKXBPA34ETUE/

  31. #431
    Debut
    Mar 2016
    Venue
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Runs
    8,054
    Mentioned
    378 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sad incident.

    However, the victim pointed a taser at police. That was not very bright.

    Both cop and victim were equally stupid.


    Bangladeshi Fan

  32. #432
    Debut
    Jun 2019
    Runs
    774
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by sweep_shot View Post
    Sad incident.

    However, the victim pointed a taser at police. That was not very bright.

    Both cop and victim were equally stupid.
    He was not very bright, however I do not feel he should have been killed over this as tasers are not considered lethal weapons. This happen in a bad time when there were already protests going on around the country. It was certainly not needed.

  33. #433
    Debut
    Mar 2016
    Venue
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Runs
    8,054
    Mentioned
    378 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Shazzam View Post
    He was not very bright, however I do not feel he should have been killed over this as tasers are not considered lethal weapons. This happen in a bad time when there were already protests going on around the country. It was certainly not needed.
    Yeah. That's why I also called the cop's action stupid.

    People need to show common sense and cops also need to come up with better tactics.


    Bangladeshi Fan

  34. #434
    Debut
    Jun 2019
    Runs
    774
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by sweep_shot View Post
    Yeah. That's why I also called the cop's action stupid.

    People need to show common sense and cops also need to come up with better tactics.
    Agreed, Police need better training. It seems they struggle with people who are clearly not there mentally. In those situations they need better tactics in handling it.

  35. #435
    Debut
    Oct 2004
    Runs
    130,070
    Mentioned
    2524 Post(s)
    Tagged
    21 Thread(s)
    Fox News apologises for running digitally altered images in Seattle protest coverage

    Fox News has apologised for running digitally altered and misleading photos on stories about Seattle's Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ).

    The zone had been taken over by protesters after Seattle police abandoned the East Precinct. Fox News website ran a photo of a man standing with an assault rifle in front of a smashed retail storefront, but the image was actually a mash-up of photos taken by different photographers from different days.

    On Saturday, Fox issued an apology in an editor's note on its website, sayings its home-page photos "did not clearly delineate" the splicing together of multiple images from different locations. "Fox News regrets these errors," the note stated.


    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter

  36. #436
    Debut
    Sep 2018
    Runs
    4,555
    Mentioned
    389 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    At least seven Minneapolis police officers have quit and another seven are in the process of resigning, citing a lack of support from department and city leaders as protests over George Floyd’s death escalated.

    Current and former officers told The Minneapolis Star Tribune that officers are upset with Mayor Jacob Frey’s decision to abandon the Third Precinct station during the protests.

    Demonstrators set the building on fire after officers left. Protesters also have hurled bricks and insults at officers, numerous officers and protesters have been injured and the state has launched a civil rights investigation into the department.

  37. #437
    Debut
    Mar 2016
    Venue
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Runs
    8,054
    Mentioned
    378 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)


    I found this video quite interesting. It seems like some blacks are speaking against the riots.


    Bangladeshi Fan

  38. #438
    Debut
    Oct 2004
    Runs
    130,070
    Mentioned
    2524 Post(s)
    Tagged
    21 Thread(s)
    A police dispatcher who was watching George Floyd's arrest in real time became so alarmed that she called a supervisor, according to a recording of the call.

    The unnamed female dispatcher is heard saying: "I don't know, you can call me a snitch if you want to, but we have the cameras up for [squad] 320's call, and… I don't know if they had to use force or not, but they got something out of the back of the squad, and all of them sat on this man."

    She was in a 911 call centre at the time and was watching the video from there, a city spokesperson said.

    The dispatcher continued: "So, I don't know if [the squad] needed you or not, but they haven't said anything to me."

    "Yeah," the supervisor responded, "they haven't said anything. Unless it's a just takedown which doesn't count, but I'll find out."

    The dispatcher then said: "No problem. We don't get to ever see it. So when we see it, we're just like 'Whoa, uh, well.'

    "It's a little different. Ok thank you."

    The police department's use of force policy states that supervisors must be notified if police officers use force that involves an injury or alleged injury - unless the use of force is a take-down technique.

    According to the policy, the officer must stay at the scene and tell a supervisor about the force that was used so that a review can be conducted.

    The recording was released by Minneapolis officials as protests continue over the killing of George Floyd on 25 May.

    Mr Floyd, an unarmed black man, was pinned down by police officers for nearly nine minutes, despite saying he couldn't breathe.

    The city has also released transcripts of two 911 calls from people who witnessed Mr Floyd's death.

    One caller said: "Hello, I am on the block of 38th and Chicago and I literally watched police officers not take a pulse and not do anything to save a man, and I am a first responder myself.

    "I just happened to be on a walk so, this dude, this, they f*****g killed him."

    The other caller said an officer "pretty much just killed this guy that wasn't resisting arrest. He had his knee on the dude's neck the whole time."

    They added: "I don't even know if he dead for sure but dude was not responsive when the ambulance came and got him, and the officer that was just out here left, the one that actually just murdered the kid in front of everybody."

    Former officer Derek Chauvin, who was filmed with his knee on Mr Floyd's neck, has been charged with second-degree murder.

    Three other officers who were at the scene have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and manslaughter.

    Audio has also been released of a 911 call made shortly before 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks was killed by police in Atlanta, Georgia on 12 June.

    The 911 operator had asked the caller "Is he black?", referring to Mr Brooks, to which the caller replied "He black".

    Mr Brooks was shot dead by an officer after he took a Taser, ran a short distance through a car park and pointed it towards the officer

    https://news.sky.com/story/george-fl...visor-12007634


    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter

  39. #439
    Debut
    Oct 2004
    Runs
    130,070
    Mentioned
    2524 Post(s)
    Tagged
    21 Thread(s)
    Narrated by Idris Elba



    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter

  40. #440
    Debut
    Sep 2018
    Runs
    4,555
    Mentioned
    389 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an Executive Order aimed at reforming policing following the killing of George Floyd, with the order demanding police officers undergo training to improve treatment of African Americans


  41. #441
    Debut
    Mar 2015
    Runs
    1,845
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    US Air Force sergeant charged in Boogaloo Bois murder

    A US Air Force sergeant with links to the far-right Boogaloo Bois movement has been charged with the murder of a federal security officer in California, the FBI says.

    Steven Carrillo is accused of killing David Patrick Underwood outside the courthouse in Oakland during Black Lives Matter protests last month.

    He was already charged with the murder of another officer eight days later.

    Damon Gutzwiller was killed in an ambush near Santa Cruz on 6 June.

    Mr Carrillo, who is stationed at Travis air force base, was arrested during a subsequent confrontation.

    He appears to have used his own blood to write various phrases on the bonnet of a car he stole, the FBI said, including "boog" and "stop the duopoly".

    "Boogaloo" is a term used by extremists to reference a violent uprising or impending civil war in the US, the FBI said.

    Adherents of the loose grouping known as Boogaloo Bois, which some liken to a militia, are anti-government and often carry assault weapons.

    The Oakland victim, Mr Underwood, was killed in a drive-by shooting from a white van overnight on 29 May. There were large protests taking place in nearby streets over the death in police custody of George Floyd.

    A colleague was also shot in the attack, and the accused is charged with his attempted murder.

    A second man, Robert Alvin Justus, has confessed to driving the van, the FBI said, and has been charged with aiding and abetting the alleged murder.

    In a comment on Facebook, Mr Carillo said the Black Lives Matter protests in downtown Oakland were a good opportunity. "Use their anger to fuel our fire. Think outside the box. We have mobs of angry people to use to our advantage," he allegedly wrote.

    Announcing the charges at the same Oakland federal building where Mr Underwood worked, US Attorney David Anderson said many people would miss hearing the sound of his voice and laughter.

    "Pat Underwood wore his uniform because it signified his authority to protect the courthouse where we are gathered here today," the attorney said. "This courthouse exists to administer justice, to uphold the rule of law, and to protect the freedoms that we all cherish."

    A second deputy was injured in the attack in Santa Cruz county in which Sgt Gutzwiller lost his life.

    The sheriff's office is holding a memorial event for Sgt Gutzwiller on Wednesday which will be broadcast online.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53076159


    Arsenal all the way!! (and Pakistan, of course!)

  42. #442
    Debut
    Oct 2004
    Runs
    130,070
    Mentioned
    2524 Post(s)
    Tagged
    21 Thread(s)
    The brother of George Floyd, whose death last month triggered mass anti-racism protests, has asked the UN to investigate the killing of black people at the hands of US police.

    Philonise Floyd told the UN Human Rights Council the whole world saw how his brother was tortured and killed.

    He said this proved that black lives did not matter in the US.

    UN Human Rights chief Michelle Bachelet criticised the "gratuitous brutality" of Mr Floyd's death.

    She said the protests were the "culmination of many generations of pain".

    Ms Bachelet, a former president of Chile, also urged countries to confront the legacy of slavery and colonialism, and to make reparations.

    Mr Floyd died after a white police officer in Minneapolis knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes. The killing spurred global protests led by the Black Lives Matter movement.

    'Tortured and murdered'
    George Floyd's brother called on UN officials to set up an independent commission to investigate the deaths of African Americans in US police custody, as well as violence against peaceful protesters.

    He was speaking by video link at a debate convened by African countries at the human rights council's headquarters in Geneva.

    "The way you saw my brother tortured and murdered on camera is the way black people are treated by police in America," he said.

    "You in the United Nations are your brothers' and sisters' keepers in America, and you have the power to help us get justice for my brother George Floyd.

    "I am asking you to help him. I am asking you to help me. I am asking you to help us black people in America."
    He also denounced police treatment of people involved in the protests which swept the US in the weeks after his brother's death.

    "When people dared to raise their voice and protest for my brother they were tear-gassed, run over with police vehicles," he said.

    The BBC's Imogen Foulkes in Geneva says it is unclear whether the demand for an official investigation will get enough support to be approved.

    The Trump administration pulled the US out of the council two years ago and does not attend its meetings, but our correspondent says some countries are understood to be reluctant to back an inquiry which so clearly singles out the US.



    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53082912


    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter

  43. #443
    Debut
    Mar 2015
    Runs
    1,845
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Alicia Keys, LL Cool J and the new wave of protest songs

    The death of George Floyd has prompted one of the biggest movements against racism since the civil rights era.

    Protests were held globally after video footage from Minneapolis showed a white police officer kneeling on Mr Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes.

    The 46-year-old could be heard repeatedly telling the officer, "I can't breathe".

    Around the world, music became a crucial way for people to express their grief and anger.

    Bob Marley's Get Up, Stand Up and Bill Withers' Lean On Me soundtracked several protests, while streaming figures for songs that call out police violence soared: from Childish Gambino's This Is America and Kendrick Lamar's Alright to NWA's visceral hip-hop track [Expletive] Tha Police.

    The latter was also used by hackers to disrupt police scanners in Chicago during the protests.

    In a more unifying moment, protestors in Atlanta encouraged the National Guard to join them in performing the Macarena.

    As the Black Lives Matter movement continues, the record industry has been paused to examine its own history of racial exclusion, and the inequity between black artists and the mainly white executives who profit from their work.

    Meanwhile, artists have channelled their frustration and anger into a new wave of protest songs, directly inspired by Mr Floyd's death and its aftermath.

    Here are some of the most striking examples - but please be aware that many of these songs contain explicit language: https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-53105702


    Arsenal all the way!! (and Pakistan, of course!)

  44. #444
    Debut
    Mar 2015
    Runs
    1,845
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    US House passes 'George Floyd' police reform bill

    The US House of Representatives has passed a sweeping police reform bill that currently has little prospect of becoming law amid partisan gridlock.

    The Democratic-controlled chamber voted 236-181 for the measure mainly along party lines on Thursday night.

    The legislation is named after George Floyd, the unarmed black man whose death in police custody last month ignited worldwide protests.

    But US President Donald Trump has threatened to veto the measure.

    And his fellow Republicans in the Senate are proposing their own, less far-reaching bill.


    What's in the Democratic House bill?

    The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act was passed exactly a month after the Minneapolis, Minnesota, man's death - at warp speed for a usually deliberative and ponderous legislative body.

    The Democratic bill would hold police officers personally liable for damages in lawsuits, ban no-knock warrants often used by police in drug raids, and halt the flow of military surplus equipment to police departments.

    Three Republicans crossed party lines to vote in favour.

    But Senate Republicans have refused to take up the House version, arguing it is an overreach that would undermine law enforcement.

    Is there scope for compromise?

    Both the Republican and Democratic proposals would curtail police chokeholds, introduce new training procedures, seek to expand the use of body cameras and create a national registry for officers accused of misconduct.

    However, Democrats say the Republican bill will not protect black Americans, arguing that it relies on data collection and financial incentives for state and local police departments to adopt reforms on their own.

    On Wednesday, Senate Democrats denied Republicans the votes needed to open floor debate on their legislation.

    President Trump said: "If nothing happens with it, it's one of those things. We have different philosophies."

    Neither bill would defund the police, and divert that spending to other community services, as called for by Black Lives Matter activists.

    What are Democrats and Republicans saying?

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gathered with members of the Congressional Black Caucus on the Capitol steps on Thursday and said: "Exactly one month ago, George Floyd spoke his final words - 'I can't breathe' - and changed the course of history."

    Hakeem Jeffries, a New York Democrat, said: "Here in America, every black mother and every black father has to have the talk with their child about what to do when approached by police.

    But Debbie Lesko, an Arizona Republican, said: "All lives matter."

    And Glenn Grothman, a Wisconsin Republican, was quoted by the Washington Post as saying of Democrats: "They don't want to talk about it when white people are killed."

    Tim Scott, the Senate's only Black Republican and author of the chamber's failed police reform bill, accused Democrats of playing "pure race politics" ahead of November's general election.

    "There will be blood on the Democrats' hands," Mr Scott of South Carolina told Fox News, if more black Americans died because of congressional inaction.

    Earlier this week, Mrs Pelosi infuriated Republicans by accusing them of "trying to get away with murder, actually. The murder of George Floyd."

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53188189


    Arsenal all the way!! (and Pakistan, of course!)

  45. #445
    Debut
    Oct 2004
    Runs
    130,070
    Mentioned
    2524 Post(s)
    Tagged
    21 Thread(s)
    Authorities were investigating a fatal shooting on Saturday night at a park in the US state of Kentucky, where anti-racism demonstrators had gathered to protest against the death of a Black woman, Breonna Taylor.

    Reports that shots were fired at Jefferson Square Park came in around 9pm, Louisville Metro police said in a statement, followed by calls that the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department was performing life-saving measures on a male who died at the scene.

    Shortly after, police were told of a shooting victim across the street at the Hall of Justice. That person was hospitalised with non-life-threatening injuries.

    Video posted on social media appeared to show a man opening fire into the park as people scrambled for cover. The footage later showed at least one person bleeding profusely on the ground.

    Officers cleared the park and police "are trying to gather as much information as possible in order to identify all who were involved in the incident," the statement said.

    No information about arrests, possible suspects and the victims' identities and ages was immediately released. Officials did not immediately release additional information.

    "I am deeply saddened by the violence that erupted in Jefferson Square Park tonight, where those who have been voicing their concerns have been gathered," Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said in a statement.

    "It is a tragedy that this area of peaceful protest is now a crime scene."

    The park has for weeks been the epicentre for anti-racism Black Lives Matter protests in the city after the police killings of Taylor and George Floyd.

    The Saturday night shooting was at least the second during nearly a month of protests in Louisville over Taylor's death.

    Seven people were wounded on May 28 when gunfire erupted near City Hall, prompting a statement from Taylor's mother asking people to demand justice "without hurting each other".

    Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, was killed in her Louisville home in March by police who were serving a no-knock warrant. Protesters have been calling for the officers involved in her death to be charged. One of the officers was recently fired.

    Kenneth Walker, Taylor's boyfriend, was originally charged with attempted murder after he fired a shot at one of the officers who came into the home. Walker has said he thought he was defending himself from an intruder.

    The no-knock search warrant that allows police to enter without first announcing their presence was recently banned by Louisville's Metro Council.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/...044603563.html


    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter

  46. #446
    Debut
    Mar 2015
    Runs
    1,845
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Two teenagers shot in Seattle's Chop autonomous zone

    A teenager has been killed and another critically wounded in a shooting in Seattle's autonomous zone.

    One teenager, 16, was fatally shot and died after being taken to hospital. The other victim, 14, is in intensive care.

    The zone, initially known as Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (Chaz) and now called Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (Chop), was set up amid protests over the killing of George Floyd.

    As it is part of a protest against police brutality, it is self-policing.

    In a statement, Seattle hospital Harborview Medical Center said one of the boys was brought in by a private vehicle at 03:15 local time, while the other was driven in by the Fire Department's medical team at 03:30 on Monday.

    "The male shooting victim who arrived to Harborview... at 03:30 from the Chop area on Capitol Hill in Seattle has unfortunately died," the statement added.

    Although the site was initially occupied by hundreds of peaceful protesters, this is the fourth shooting within the boundaries of Chop in the last 10 days.

    In the first shooting, which happened in the early hours of 20 June, a 19-year-old man called Horace Lorenzo Anderson was killed and a 33-year-old man was injured.

    A second shooting the next day left a 17-year-old boy injured, and another person was wounded in a third shooting two days later.

    After the latest violence city officials have said they are considering dismantling Chop, and reopening a police station in the area that was abandoned by officers when the zone was first set up.

    Chief Carmen Best, from the Seattle Police Department, said they had found a white Jeep "riddled with bullet holes" near one of the concrete barriers to Chop.

    She also accused protesters and residents of "not being cooperative with our requests for help", and said the zone was now "not safe for anybody".

    Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, a Democrat who served as US attorney under former President Barack Obama, has also been facing calls to resign from people on both sides of the political divide over her handling of protests in the city and Chop.

    Last week, she said she would work with protesters to bring an end to the protest zone. However, the barricades are still up.

    Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53224445


    Arsenal all the way!! (and Pakistan, of course!)

  47. #447
    Debut
    Mar 2015
    Runs
    1,845
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Elijah McClain: Denver officers fired for pictures mocking man's death

    Three US police officers in Colorado have been sacked after they shared photos re-enacting a chokehold used on a black man who later died.

    Elijah McClain, 23, died in August last year after being stopped by police.

    Another officer resigned over the matter. A local police chief called the images "beyond comprehension".

    Mr McClain's case attracted renewed focus in the wake of the death of George Floyd, another unarmed African-American who died in police custody.

    The officers who were fired were named as Jason Rosenblatt, Erica Marrero and Kyle Dittrich. The fourth, Jaron Jones, resigned on Tuesday.

    Vanessa Wilson, the acting police chief in the Denver suburb of Aurora, where the incident took place, called the images a crime against humanity and decency.

    "We are ashamed, we are sickened, and we are angry about what I have to share," she told a news conference.

    "While the allegations of this internal affairs case are not criminal, they are a crime against humanity and decency. To even think about doing such a thing is beyond comprehension and it is reprehensible."

    One of the pictures shows former officers Dittrich and Jones imitating a neck hold, while Marrero smiles to their left.

    Jason Rosenblatt was sent the photos by text and responded "ha ha".

    Chief Wilson said she held off releasing the photos until she could share them with Mr McClain's family. Their lawyer called the images "appalling".


    What happened to Elijah McClain?

    Mr McClain was walking in Aurora on 24 August last year when he was stopped by three police officers.

    A district attorney report later said there had been an emergency call about a "suspicious person" matching his description.

    There was a struggle after Mr McClain resisted contact with the officers, who wanted to search him to see if he was armed, the report says. On body cam footage Mr McClain can be heard saying, "I'm an introvert, please respect my boundaries that I am speaking."

    One of the officers then says "he is going for your gun", and they wrestle him to the ground and put him in a chokehold.

    The report says Mr McClain lost consciousness, was released from the chokehold, and began to struggle again.

    The officers called for assistance, with fire fighters and an ambulance responding. A medic injected Mr McClain with ketamine to sedate him.

    Mr McClain was then put in "soft restraints" on a stretcher and put inside the ambulance. The medic who had administered the drug then noticed that Mr McClain's chest "was not rising on its own, and he did not have a pulse". He was declared brain dead on 27 August.



    Mr McClain's family allege that the officers used excessive force for about 15 minutes as Mr McClain vomited, begged for them to stop and repeatedly told them he could not breathe. The officers also threatened to set a police dog on him, the family said.

    An coroner's autopsy found the cause of death to be undetermined.

    Colorado Governor Jared Polis has appointed a special prosecutor to review the case. Earlier this month, Aurora police banned the chokehold used on Mr McClain. New rules also say officers must intervene if they see a colleague using excessive force.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53287892


    Arsenal all the way!! (and Pakistan, of course!)

  48. #448
    Debut
    Mar 2015
    Runs
    1,845
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Seattle protest: Two women seriously injured by car

    Two women have been seriously hurt after a car careered into a small group of protesters on a closed highway in Seattle, officials say.

    The car "drove through the closure and struck multiple pedestrians", a Washington State Patrol tweet said.

    One of the women reportedly has life-threatening injuries and a suspect has been arrested.

    There has been unrest in Seattle since African American George Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis in May.

    Protests have been widespread across the US under the Black Lives Matter movement.

    The incident with the vehicle occurred in the early hours of Saturday at a southbound section of Interstate-5 that had been shut ahead of a women's march.

    Part of the protest had been live-streamed on social media under the headline "Black Femme March takes I-5".

    Footage posted on Twitter showed a white car speeding along the highway, before swerving to avoid two stationary vehicles positioned as a roadblock, then hitting the two people.

    Associated Press quoted Washington State Patrol Captain Ron Mead as saying a 24-year-old woman from Seattle had suffered life-threatening injuries and a 32-year-old woman from Bellingham had serious injuries.

    He said the driver was a 27-year-old man from Seattle and it was unknown if it was a targeted attack.

    The injured protesters were taken to Harborview Medical Center, the Seattle Fire Department said.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53291289


    Arsenal all the way!! (and Pakistan, of course!)


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •