Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced Wednesday that he is upgrading the charges against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to second-degree murder in George Floyd’s killing and will also be charging the other three former officers involved in the incident. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin had initially been charged with third-degree murder. A [...]

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The world has seen shocking videos of U.S, police officers, and private citizens perpetrating crimes against African Americans. Relentlessly, the socio-legal system brings about the death, imprisonment, torture, and degradation of African American men, women, boys, girls, households, and communities. The four-hundred years of atrocities comprised of slavery, separation of families, non-citizenship, segregation, and lynching [...]

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In early May the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that the Wisconsin Governor’s extension of the state’s stay-at-home order was an unlawful overstep of his authority. The Republican legislature had filed suit because they believed that extending the stay-at-home order would hurt many of the businesses in the state. At the same time, across the country, white Americans [...]

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US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Wednesday that he does not support the use of active-duty military troops against protesters. This statement comes as the US enters its eighth day of mass protests in cities across the country and is a direct contradiction to President Donald Trump’s earlier statements throughout the week. Esper said [...]

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The US Supreme Court denied certiorari in HSBC Holdings v. Irving H. Picard on Monday, a case concerning whether the liquidation trustee of Bernie Madoff’s estate can seize overseas funds. Madoff was convicted in 2009 of defrauding investors through a Ponzi scheme. Last year the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit allowed the [...]

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In an op-ed for the South China Morning Post on Wednesday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to change the UK’s immigration rules to allow almost 3 million Hong Kong residents to seek refuge in the UK if China implements its new national security law. Approximately 350,000 Hong Kong residents currently have British National Overseas [...]

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The Conference on Civil and Human Rights sent a letter to US congressional leaders on Monday, urging them to “take swift and decisive legislative action” in response to a series of recent police killings of African Americans. The letter was signed by 438 organizations, including the NAACP and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma ruled Monday that Greater Wynnewood Animal Park be given to Big Cat Rescue, owned by Carole Baskin.  Joseph Maldonado-Passage, better known as Joe Exotic, formerly owned the animal park before fraudulently transferring title to his mother and Greater Wynnewood Development Group, LLC [...]

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US human rights activist and former political prisoner Mohamed Soltan sued former Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem Abdel Aziz el–Beblawi Monday for conspiring with government officials to arrest, torture and assassinate him for his high–profile activism during Egypt’s 2013 Revolution. Soltan filed the complaint in the US District Court for the District of Columbia under the [...]

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