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Black Lives Matter: Ex-cop Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years in jail for George Floyd’s murder

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been awarded a 22 and a half year jail sentence for the murder of George Floyd. The prosecutors had demanded a 30-year sentence for the 45-year-old former cop. Chauvin may get parole after serving two-thirds of the jail term for good behaviour. Notably, Chauvin had pressed his knee...

In anti-racism protest, Columbus statue in Boston beheaded

A statue of Christopher Columbus in Boston was beheaded as anti-racism protests rage across the US with calls to remove sculptures commemorating colonizers and slavers. An international news agency reported that a Columbus statue was also vandalized at Miami, and another was dragged into a lake in Richmond, Virginia earlier this week. There is a...

Merriam-Webster dictionary agrees to update definition of racism after letter by American girl

The officials at Merriam-Webster dictionary have decided to update the entry of the word ‘racism’ after a Drake University graduate Kennedy Mitchum wrote to them that it did not accurately depict the current happenings in the world and was outdated. News reports said that Mitchum, who is a person of colour, and belongs to Missouri,...

Gone With The Wind removed from HBO Max streaming platform over racist portrayal

Oscar-winning US Civil War movie Gone With The Wind was removed from the HBO Max streaming platform on Tuesday following the mass protests against racism and police brutality in the US. Media reports said that the movie released in 1939 shows contented slaves and heroic slaveholders which was not the norm then. “Gone With The...

George Floyd had coronavirus, claims autopsy report

A full autopsy of George Floyd, the handcuffed black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police, was released Wednesday and provides several clinical details, including that Floyd had previously tested positive for COVID-19. The 20-page report released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office came with the family’s permission and after the...

“If you don’t have something constructive to say, keep your mouth shut”, Houston police chief tells Donald Trump

In a clip of an interview that has since been widely shared on social media, the city of Houston’s police chief criticised US President Donald Trump for his handling of the ongoing protests over the killing of George Floyd and advised him to “keep his mouth shut”. In an interview with CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour,...

African-American George Floyd died of “neck compression”: Autopsy report

An official autopsy released Monday ruled that George Floyd, the African-American man whose death at police hands set off unrest across the United States, died in a homicide involving “neck compression”. George, 46, died of “cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck compression,” and the manner of death was...

In some cities of US, cops join protestors marching against police brutality

US Media reported about how several law enforcement agencies in the country showed solidarity with protesters as they marched against the police brutality in connection with the death of George Floyd’s death. This is the fifth day of nation-wide protests. Some police officers joined with the protesters to express their solidarity against police brutality and...

Curfew in major US cities as clashes with police escalate amid anti-racism protests

Curfews were imposed in major US cities as clashes over police brutality escalated across America with demonstrators ignoring warnings from President Donald Trump that his government would stop the violent protests. Minneapolis, the epicentre of the unrest, was gripped by fifth consecutive night of violence on Saturday with police in riot gear firing tear gas...