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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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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Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced Tuesday that the Minnesota Department of Human Rights has filed a civil rights charge against the Minneapolis Police Department. The investigation will explore the “department’s policies, procedures, and practices over the past 10 years to determine if they engaged in systemic discriminatory practices.” The investigation comes eight days after the [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Nasrallah v. Barr that courts can review an immigrant’s factual challenge to a denial of their application to stay deportation under the Convention Against Torture (CAT). Under US immigration law, “noncitizens who commit certain crimes are removable from the United States.” However, during these removal proceedings, a “noncitizen [...]

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Brazil’s Supreme Court on Tuesday approved an investigation into accusations that President Jair Bolsonaro sought to interfere with police investigations for political gain. Brazilian Attorney General José Levi do Amaral requested the investigation on Monday after the Brazilian Justice Minister Sérgio Moro publicly accused the president last Friday of improper conduct in the appointment of [...]

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