After protests near her home, Seattle police chief asks city leaders for intervention
SEATTLE — A debate unfolded online Sunday night over whether protests against police brutality should include visits to public officials’ homes — and whether such a discussion distracts from the fight for Black lives — after Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best implored the City Council to “forcefully call for the end of these tactics.”Best wrote a letter to the council Sunday after protesters showed up outside her Snohomish County home Saturday night, the latest in a series of visits the demonstrations have paid to those who hold public power in Seattle, including City Council members and Mayor J...
The Seattle Times
What to stream: Celebrate Pride Month with these picks
June is Pride Month in the United States, timed to celebrate the birth of the American LGBTQ rights movement, which burst out of the underground on June 28, 1969, during a rebellion at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, where patrons fought back during a police raid. It has been an eventful Pride month already, with Pride celebrations canceled to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and the continued protests of the Black Lives Matter uprising. There have already been many highs and lows: In the same week two black trans women were found murdered, “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling received critic...
Tribune News Service
'Mayhem': 4 police officers shot during long night of violence and destruction in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS — Four police officers were shot in downtown St. Louis early Tuesday, as a day of peaceful protests turned into a violent and destructive night in the city.Early in the day, hundreds of people gathered across the St. Louis region again Monday to protest the Memorial Day death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Floyd was killed when a police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes while Floyd was detained.But tensions rose after the sun fell in downtown St. Louis.Just after midnight, four officers, all men, were shot near 16th and Olive streets. All four are conscious, and their in...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Fight erupts at Michigan Capitol protest over noose display
LANSING, Mich. — Under a stormy sky, the crowd came looking for a fight. The demonstrators, including an armed Pikachu, brought their battle against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to the state Capitol.The combatants even briefly turned on each other as two protesters fought over a doll that dangled from an American flag with a noose around its neck.The rambunctious crowd had descended on the Capitol lawn Thursday to rail against Whitmer’s stay-home order related to the coronavirus.About 300 people attended the rally, which was smaller than an April 30 demonstration, when 700 to 1,000 people, s...
The Detroit News
Civil rights groups seek to block lawsuit and avoid a purge of Pennsylvania voter rolls
PHILADELPHIA — Civil rights groups asked a federal court Monday to let them defend against a lawsuit over voter rolls in the Philadelphia suburbs.The lawsuit was brought two weeks ago by Judicial Watch, a conservative activist group known for its public-records requests and litigation. The group claims Bucks, Chester and Delaware counties have failed to properly remove voters who have become ineligible. It seeks the removal of an unspecified number of voters according to unspecified criteria.“Lawsuits like these are designed to force counties to pull eligible voters off the rolls, and that’s j...
The Philadelphia Inquirer