Iran's use of the George Floyd protests to hit back at American exceptionalism could reap dividends.
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.
Policing in America is broken. Is it time to rethink the role of the police?
City and state officials deployed thousands of National Guard troops, enacted strict curfews and shut down mass transit systems to slow protest movements, but demonstrators pushed on in many cities.
A Texas prosecutor said a white cop could face murder charges for apparently mistaking a black man's apartment for her own, and shooting him dead before realising her mistake.
The Missouri city erupted in street demonstrations after a court delivered a not guilty verdict to former St Louis police officer Jason Stockley in the 2011 killing of a black man following a high-speed chase.
The former policeman believed Smith was armed, defense attorneys said, and a gun was found in the car. But prosecutors argued Stockley planted the weapon and that the gun had only Stockley's DNA on it.
Reducing the interactions between police and the public is the best way to reduce the chances police will kill people, and that requires significant investment in healthcare, housing and social welfare
Darren Seals, who organised protests following the fatal police shooting of a black man in Ferguson, was found shot dead in a charred car.
Ferguson swears in first black police chief two years after fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a white police officer.
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