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Pelosi Asks Black Caucus To Come Up With Police Reforms Following Protests

1 month ago   |   By NPR

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are pushing a wide range of proposals such as banning chokeholds as a response to the protests across the country following the death of George Floyd.
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‘Tired Of Waiting For Justice': Minnesota's People Of Color & Indigenous Caucus To Push For Reform In Wake Of George Floyd's Death

‘Tired Of Waiting For Justice': Minnesota's People Of Color & Indigenous Caucus To Push For Reform In Wake Of George Floyd's Death

1 month ago   |   By CBS

MINNEAPOLIS - In response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, a group of Minnesota lawmakers plans to push for reforms in policing and criminal justice during the up-coming special session.
In a press release Tuesday, the Minnesota Legislature's People of Color and Indigenous Caucus announced it's considering a number of reforms to put before the Legislature later this month.
“George Floyd's death was due to a horrifying lack of humanity, and Minnesotans are far too familiar with the pain and trauma resulting from violence at the hands of law enforcement. This...
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SF Lawmaker: CAREN Act 'Is the CAREN We Need'

SF Lawmaker: CAREN Act 'Is the CAREN We Need'

A San Francisco lawmaker wants to deploy "CAREN" against people making racially motivated calls to 911. Supervisor Shamann Walton introduced the ordinance Wednesday, calling it... Read more ...

Trump's Tulsa Rally 'Likely' Source Of Coronavirus Surge: Health Official

Trump's Tulsa Rally 'Likely' Source Of Coronavirus Surge: Health Official

Tulsa City-County Health Department Director Dr. Bruce Dart said the president's campaign rally last month “likely contributed” to a dramatic surge in new COVID-19 cases. Read more ...

Supreme Court rules against 2 teachers at religious schools

Supreme Court rules against 2 teachers at religious schools

The Supreme Court ruled against two former Catholic school teachers in a 7-2 decision today , saying constitutional language that protects religious freedom barred them from... Read more ...

‘They'll Kill Me': Transcripts Show George Floyd Pleaded For Air More Than...

‘They'll Kill Me': Transcripts Show George Floyd Pleaded For Air More Than 20 Times

"It takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk," Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin told Floyd before he died. Chauvin and three other cops have been fired and charged. Read more ...

Biden, Sanders unity task forces release policy recommendations

Biden, Sanders unity task forces release policy recommendations

Joe Biden's presidential campaign on Wednesday rolled out the policy recommendations reached by its joint task forces with supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders ahead of the... Read more ...

Trump wants to reopen schools. Hint: It's not just about education

Trump wants to reopen schools. Hint: It's not just about education

President Donald Trump's push to reopen America's schools is about more than children's education. It's about the economy. And it's about his reelection. Because for Trump and... Read more ...

Harvard, MIT file suit over Trump administration visa rule for international...

Harvard, MIT file suit over Trump administration visa rule for international students

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed suit Wednesday against DHS and Immigration and Customs Enforcement in an attempt to halt a proposed... Read more ...

Census Bureau Expands Early Door Knocking For Count To 6 More States

Census Bureau Expands Early Door Knocking For Count To 6 More States

Despite the pandemic, Census Bureau officials say they've determined it's safe enough for visits to unresponsive homes in parts of Connecticut, Indiana, Kansas, Pennsylvania... Read more ...

Supreme Court set to decide who can see Trump's tax returns, financial records

Supreme Court set to decide who can see Trump's tax returns, financial records

The Supreme Court is set to unveil its decision on Thursday about whether Congress gets to see President Donald Trump's tax returns and financial records, a ruling that could... Read more ...

Shepard Smith joining CNBC as evening news anchor

Shepard Smith joining CNBC as evening news anchor

Shepard Smith, the former Fox News anchor who left the network abruptly last October, will join CNBC, where he will host an hourlong evening newscast beginning in the... Read more ...