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(WASHINGTON) — In an abrupt reversal, Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Wednesday overturned an earlier Pentagon decision to send a couple hundred active-duty soldiers home from the Washington, D.C., region, amid growing tensions with the White House over the military response to the protests. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told The Associated Press that the reversal… Continue reading New top story from Time: Defense Secretary Esper Reverses Pentagon Decision to Remove Active-Duty Soldiers From Washington D.C.
George Floyd’s death brought Wanda Johnson back to a dark place. She was scrolling through Facebook when she came across the footage, now seen around the world, of a white Minneapolis police officer digging his knee into Floyd’s neck on May 25 as the 46-year-old black man begged for his life and gasped for air… Continue reading New top story from Time: These Mothers Who Lost Sons to Police Violence Tell Protesters to ‘Keep Up the Fight’
(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Snapchat will stop “promoting” President Donald Trump on its video messaging service, the latest example of a social media platform adjusting how it treats this U.S. president. Last week, Twitter placed fact-check warnings on two Trump tweets that called mail-in ballots “fraudulent” and predicted problems with the November elections. It demoted and… Continue reading New top story from Time: Snapchat Says It Will Stop ‘Promoting’ President Trump
Hundreds of people are being detained illegally in New York City in violation of their right to an arrangement within 24 hours of their arrest, the Legal Aid Society alleges in a lawsuit filed against the New York Police Department (NYPD) Tuesday night, which demands the detainees’ immediate release. When the suit was first filed… Continue reading New top story from Time: Hundreds of Protesters Being Held Illegally in New York City Jails, Lawsuit Against NYPD Alleges
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison on Wednesday announced the state is bringing charges against the three additional ex-Minneapolis police officers who were on scene during George Floyd’s death. He also announced that the most serious criminal charge against the ex-police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes has been elevated.… Continue reading New top story from Time: After Global Outcry, 3 Ex-Minneapolis Police Officers Are Charged With Aiding and Abetting George Floyd’s Murder