NYPD sees 49 percent spike in officers filing for retirement amid George Floyd unrest

A wave of NYPD officers has filed for retirement in the weeks following George Floyd's death on May 25, refocusing attention on police morale amid widespread protests and calls to defund law enforcement.The NYPD told Fox News on Saturday that 272 officers have filed for retirement between Floyd's death and June 23. That represents a 49 percent increase over the same period in...

Floyd protests renew debate about police use of armored vehicles, other military gear

In cities across the U.S., including Philadelphia, Cincinnati and a New Orleans suburb, military-style vehicles designed for the battlefield were deployed by local police during recent protests over the death of George Floyd.NBC News has found at least 29 instances on social media and in news accounts where military-style vehicles that belong to local police departments have been used to...

Anger after his, Floyd, Robert Fuller deaths

CLOSE Protesters were sent scrambling as police fired tear gas canisters into a crowd of protesters. WochitRayshard Brooks' widow Tomika Miller and other family members will address media on Monday morning, along with family attorneys L. Chris Stewart and Justin Miller.Brooks was fatally shot by police in Atlanta on Friday night outside of a Wendy's after police responded to a call about him...

George Floyd death: Thousands turn out for UK anti-racism protests

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProtesters gathered in Parliament Square in LondonThousands of people have joined anti-racism demonstrations across the UK.The protests, sparked by the death of George Floyd in the US, are being held in cities including London, Manchester, Cardiff, Leicester and Sheffield.In London, protesters knelt for a minute's silence before chanting...

Trump’s ‘this is a great day for Floyd’ remarks slammed: Live | USA News

Protests continue over police brutality as several cities hold memorials to honour George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who was killed by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25.  Twitter has removed President Donald Trump's campaign tribute video to George Floyd on its platform, citing a copyright complaint. Rights groups in the US have sued the Trump administration, claiming...

George Floyd: ‘Pandemic of racism’ led to his death, memorial told

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRev Al Sharpton eulogy: 'Get your knee off our neck'A lawyer for George Floyd has told a memorial service that a "pandemic of racism" led to his death at the hands of US police officers last month.Benjamin Crump vowed "to get justice" for Mr Floyd, who died after an officer knelt on his neck for nine minutes.Hundreds attended the service...

How To Talk To Kids About Racism And The George Floyd Protests

As the protests over the killing of George Floyd continue nationwide, many parents are struggling with how exactly to discuss it all with their kids — particularly their young kids.Parents know it is vital to teach their kids about race, racism and police brutality. But those conversations are hard and the stakes are incredibly high. HuffPost Parents spoke with two experts who provided some...

Liz Peek: George Floyd rioting – Biden doesn’t get it. It’s the safety, stupid

President Trump has promised to quell the violent attack on our country, and said: “Where there is no safety, there is no future.” He is correct.Never before in our country’s history have our elected officials – officials who have taken an oath to uphold our laws and pledged to keep us safe – stood aside and let rioters destroy our communities. It is unconscionable, it is reckless...

George Floyd Protest in Washington, DC

Protesters plan to take to the streets in Washington, DC, on Friday to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. (All photos, credit Matthew Perdie / Breitbart News) The protest coincides with the district’s first day of reopening. The stay-at-home order that had been in effect for nearly two months was lifted Friday. PROTEST FRIDAY MAY 29th 2020! 5:00 pm 14th and U st nw WASHINGTON...