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...

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...

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...

George Clooney FaceTimes into annual Casamigos Tequila retreat

George Clooney missed the annual Casamigos retreat — but called in via FaceTime to wish the staff happy holidays. The Oscar winner — who founded the tequila brand with Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman in 2013, before the trio sold it to Diageo for nearly a billion dollars in 2017 — skipped the company getaway in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, to shoot “Good Morning, Midnight.” He’s directing...

Universal Product Code inventor George Laurer dies at age 94

WENDELL, N.C. -- George J. Laurer, whose invention of the Universal Product Code at IBM transformed retail and other industries around the world, has died. He was 94. A funeral was held on Monday for Laurer, who died Thursday at his home in Wendell, North Carolina, a suburb of Raleigh. Sean Bannon with Strickland Funeral Home in Wendell said he had no information on Laurer's cause of death....

Appreciation: A towering figure, George Springate truly was unique

George Springate sits on the stairs of his childhood home in Montreal's Pointe-St-Charles district in 1981. John Mahoney / Montreal Gazette It is always hard to part with good friends, and at my stage in life, these departures are happening all the more frequently. The passing of George Springate last week saddened me very specially.We often hear that each one of us is unique — but if I can be...

George Springate, man of many careers, dies at 81

George Springate, who taught law at McGill University and ended his career as a federal citizenship judge, is seen in September 2011. Graham Hughes / Montreal Gazette George Springate, an Order of Canada recipient who held a variety of dream jobs during his lifetime, has died.He was 81.Springate’s multi-faceted career included stints as a police officer and kicker with the Montreal Alouettes....