“Directly at us”: Louisville law enforcement shoots reporters with pepper bullets
On Friday night video footage captured a law enforcement officer shooting journalists covering the George Floyd protests in Louisville, Kentucky, with what appear to be pepper balls — continuing a disturbing trend of unwarranted assaults on press covering the uprisings. On Friday night, WAVE 3’s Kaitlin Rust was live on television reporting on the unrest…
Why 4 justices on the Supreme Court voted to reopen churches in the pandemic
Late Friday night, the Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 decision establishing that states still have some power to regulate how many people are allowed to gather in churches during a deadly pandemic. The case, South Bay United Pentecostal Church v. Newsom, began on May 11, when a California church sought a lower court order…
What we know about the nationwide protests over George Floyd’s death
Protests over the police killing of George Floyd, and the larger problem of racial prejudice in American criminal justice, spread across the country on Friday night and into the weekend. Demonstrators turned out in Minneapolis and in Atlanta. They rallied in Los Angeles and New York City and in Louisville, Kentucky, where 26-year-old Breonna Taylor,…
Violent protests are not the story. Police violence is.
The protests over George Floyd’s killing by a white police officer have spread from Minneapolis across the country, revealing the pent-up anger over institutional racism nationwide. In a way, this is not anything new. For all of America’s history, black people have been subjected to violence at the hands of the state, or agents of…
The Traumatized 17-Year-Old Who Filmed George Floyd’s Killing Is Already Being Harassed
“I posted the video last night and it just went viral,” she said through sobs, adding, “Everybody’s asking me how do I feel? I don’t know how to feel, ‘cause it’s so sad, bro. This man was literally right here at 8:00 pm yesterday. I was walking my cousin to the store, and I just…