Philadelphia Will Pay $9M to Settle George Floyd Protesters’ Suit Over Brutality

The city of Philadelphia announced on Monday that it will be paying out nearly $10 million to protesters and a community fund to settle a lawsuit brought by demonstrators who were brutalized by police as they rose up in opposition to that same violence in the summer of 2020. Philadelphia has agreed to pay $9.25 million to the roughly 350 protesters who brought suits against the city. Source Source / Read More: Philadelphia Will Pay $9M to Settle George Floyd Protesters’ Suit Over Brutality

As Mourners Gather for Tyre Nichols’s Funeral, Calls Grow for Abolition

Mourners gathered in Memphis, Tennessee, Wednesday for the funeral of Tyre Nichols, who died on January 10, three days after being severely beaten by five police officers following a traffic stop near his home. The funeral will be held at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church. Expected attendees include Vice President Kamala Harris and relatives of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor… Source Source / Read More: As Mourners Gather for Tyre Nichols’s Funeral, Calls Grow for Abolition

We Must Refuse “Normal Life” After Police Violence Like Killing of Tyre Nichols

My stomach turned when I first watched the video of Memphis police officers yanking Tyre Nichols out of his car to Tase and pursue him, and then beat him. I felt my heart wrench while watching the police officers prop a beaten and handcuffed Nichols against a patrol car only to hear one officer yell, “Bruh, sit up!” after Nichols fell over, as if he were in any condition to comply. Source Source / Read More: We Must Refuse “Normal Life” After Police Violence Like Killing of Tyre Nichols

Protesters in Ohio Are Met With Riot Police Following Killing of Jayland Walker

Hundreds of people in Akron, Ohio gathered outside the police department’s headquarters and marched through the city late Sunday, demanding justice for Jayland Walker after police footage was released showing that the 25-year-old Black man had been fatally shot from behind at least 60 times by officers as he tried to flee from a traffic stop on June 27. Demonstrators chanted Walker’s name and “No justice, no peace!” outside the police department and the Harold K. Stubbs Justice Center, where they were confronted by officers in riot gear as the protest continued into the evening. Scene outside of Buchtel High.…

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