Governor Andrew Cuomo of the US state signs law that will ban police chokeholds, prohibit false race-based 911 calls, and set up a special prosecutor's office to probe deaths during police encounters.
DuVernay's election comes well after the #OscarsSoWhite movement was launched in January 2015 in response to the Academy picking an all-white slate of nominees — the same year "Selma" was in contention.
The legislation seeks to limit legal protections for police and create a national database of excessive-force incidents, among other changes. Whether Republican-controlled Senate will clear the bill is still unclear.
A white Minneapolis policeman killing George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for some eight minutes as the black man said he couldn't breathe has exposed once again the strained race relations between black communities and police.
Black lives, whether under the knee of a killer cop or at the mercy of a racist health system, are under attack.
Floyd family attorney Ben Crump called for the third-degree murder charge against Officer Derek Chauvin to be upgraded to first-degree murder and for three other officers to be charged.
Policing in America is broken. Is it time to rethink the role of the police?
The arrest and charges of third-degree murder filed against Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin apparently have not tamped down the anger over George Floyd's violent arrest and death caught on a video that went viral.
Protesters were planning to take to the streets again in the northern US city over the death in custody of 46-year-old restaurant worker George Floyd, seen as the latest in a series of unjustified police killings of black civilians.
The death of an African-American man in police custody sparked heated protests across the US and a discussion about bias in police treatment towards protestors.
Many in the black community are now asking whether it's time to take a more powerful stand against the epidemic of institutional racism in US society.
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