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# black lives matter

This year
Six former Mississippi officers plead guilty to torturing two black men in racist assault
Prosecutors say some of the officers nicknamed themselves the “Goon Squad” because of their willingness to use excessive force and cover it up.
Adidas drops opposition to three-stripe Black Lives Matter trademark
It initially complained the Black Lives Matter design was too similar to its own.
Kentucky police slammed as racist by probe into 2020 killing of Breonna Taylor
The investigation followed a botched raid that killed the 26-year-old medical technician and fuelled nationwide protests.
Last year
Four US police officers charged over death of Breonna Taylor
Ms Taylor was killed during a botched raid on her home two years ago.
Donald Trump floated idea of shooting protesters in legs, ex-defence secretary says
“Can’t you just shoot them? Just shoot them in the legs or something?” Trump is quoted as saying.
All time
Four face trial over toppling of Bristol statue of slave trader Edward Colston
Rhian Graham, 29, Milo Ponsford, 25, Jake Skuse, 36, and Sage Willoughby, 21, will go on trial at Bristol Crown Court accused of criminal damage
Thousands queue to get Banksy t-shirts designed in aid of four defendants
Shops in Bristol were selling shirts for £25 plus VAT in aid of four people facing trial over criminal damage to the Edward Colston statue.
National Museum of Ireland cites Black Lives Matter and says it wants to be 'more inclusive'
The NMI is made up of four museum sites, three in Dublin and one in Castlebar.
Probe says Washington DC protest was not broken up because of Trump photo-op
Park Police officials had already planned to clear the area for fencing installation, the investigation found.
Black Lives Matter activist in critical condition after party shooting
Police said there is no evidence to suggest young mother Sasha Johnson was the intended target.
Golden Globes group ousts senior member over BLM email
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association board, which hands out the Golden Globe awards, says Phil Berk has been removed from the group.
'Black lives do, in fact, matter': US newspapers react to George Floyd verdict
Derek Chauvin was found guilty of Floyd’s murder yesterday.
Judge refuses to sequester George Floyd trial jury after new unrest
Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill said he expected closing arguments to begin next week.
Larry Donnelly: The jurors in the Chauvin trial carry the weight of America's past and present
The Boston attorney takes a look at the trial of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd.
Trial under way for ex-policeman accused over death of George Floyd
Derek Chauvin, a veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department, faces murder and manslaughter charges.
Minneapolis to pay $27 million to settle lawsuit from family of George Floyd
Floyd’s death last year sparked protests in Minneapolis and elsewhere around the world.
'Taking the knee is degrading... It's not enough for me' - Zaha
The Crystal Palace forward says more efforts are needed to combat racism.
Cork Lord Mayor 'very much regrets' all lives matter remark during Frederick Douglass commemoration
Joe Kavanagh said he “100% supports” the Black Lives Matter movement.
Players free to decide whether to take knee, says Scottish Rugby, after backlash
Murrayfield chiefs have reiterated their backing for equality.
Four charged with damaging slave trader Edward Colston statue ask for case to be held at crown court
The bronze memorial was dumped into Bristol Harbour before being retrieved by the council.
Proud Boys leader arrested over burning of church banner ahead of Washington protests
Henry ‘Enrique’ Tarrio was taken into custody after a warrant was issued for his arrest for destruction of property, police said.
Tweet that announced death of Chadwick Boseman is most shared of 2020
The tweet that paid tribute to Boseman as “a true fighter” gathered the most ‘likes’ of all time.
Millwall players want to 'enact change' instead of taking the knee
The two teams were booed for making the gesture ahead of their Championship match.
Kylian Mbappe condemns police violence
French athletes have in the past generally been reluctant to take overtly political stances.
Opinion: We at Irish universities owe it to our students to address our imperial legacies
Trinity professor Ciaran O’Neill says it’s time for Irish universities to address their own dark imperial past as students now seek real change.
St Louis couple indicted for waving guns at Black Lives Matter protesters
The McCloskeys also were featured speakers on the first night of the Republican National Convention.
Protesters march for fourth straight night in Louisville against Breonna Taylor death
Taylor, a black woman who was an emergency medical worker, was shot multiple times by white officers.
Breonna Taylor’s family condemn prosecutor for failing to charge officers
Taylor, a black woman who was an emergency medical worker, was shot multiple times by white officers.
Dublin City Council confirms Shelbourne hotel statues to be reinstated
Historian Kyle Leyden has argued that there are “definite issues” with the statues – even if they are not depicting slaves.
'The taking of the knee is now not dissimilar to a fancy hashtag or a nice pin badge,' says Ferdinand
Les Ferdinand feels the gesture’s ‘message has been lost’.
Louisville mayor says €10 million settlement agreed with family of Breonna Taylor
Greg Fishcer also said that police reforms will be introduced as part of the agreement.
Government urged to drop novels with 'racial slurs' from Junior Cert syllabus in response to Black Lives Matter protests
Parents, pupils and teachers have called for an update the school curriculum.
Premier League players to switch Black Lives Matter to No Room For Racism slogan
The league will promot its own anti-discrimination campaign instead.
New York grand jury to investigate 'spit hood' death in Rochester
Daniel Prude died after being hooded and held down by Rochester police earlier this year.
'The words will be sung': BBC backs down in row over Rule Britannia slavery lyrics
The song features the lyrics: “Britons never, never, never shall be slaves.”
Trump refuses to condemn killing of two protesters by 17-year-old in Kenosha
Three people were shot during the protest over the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
Lady Gaga wins big at socially-distanced and socially-aware VMAs
The awards were dedicated to Chadwick Boseman.
Handcuffs attaching paralysed police shooting victim Jacob Blake to his hospital bed removed
Jacob Blake cannot move from the waist down after being shot seven times in the back.
Mets and Marlins stage walk-off after 42 seconds of silence
The teams made a strong statement on the eve of MLB’s Jackie Robinson Day.
NBA postpones another round of games, eyes Friday restart
Donald Trump, meanwhile, says he doesn’t know much about the protest and criticised the league’s TV ratings.