Judge Sentences Cop Who Killed Daunte Wright to 2 Years
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former suburban Minneapolis police officer who said she confused her handgun for her Taser when she fatally shot Daunte Wright was sentenced Friday to two years in prison, a penalty below state guidelines after the judge found mitigating factors warranted a lesser sentence.
Wisconsin YMCA Nearly Bars 12-Year-Old Girl From Swim Competition Over Black Lives Matter Swimsuit
The Duluth Area Family YMCA stated that a volunteer official “inappropriately barred” the young athlete over claims that the swimsuit “went against USA Swimming’s policy of no political language.”
“Rust” Death Sparks New Mexico Gun Safety Bill for Actors
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Republican New Mexico legislator wants movie actors and other film-set professionals to undergo state-sponsored gun-safety training after a cinematographer was fatally shot last year by Alec Baldwin with a weapon he says he thought was not loaded with live ammunition.
Ahmaud Arbery’s Parents Object to DOJ’s Hate Crime Plea Deal
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The son and father convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery have reached a plea agreement that could avoid their trial on federal hate crime charges. Arbery’s parents denounced the deal and called on the judge to reject it.
The World Remembers Holocaust As Antisemitism Rises in Pandemic
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Survivors recalled their agony to a world they fear is forgetting, Israel's parliamentary speaker wept in the German parliament and politicians warned of a resurgence of antisemitism on Thursday's International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
France Bans Gay “Conversion Therapy” With New Law
PARIS (AP) — France has a new law that bans so-called conversion therapies and authorizes jail time and fines for practitioners who use the scientifically discredited practice to attempt to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBTQ people.
Chauvin Called "All of the Shots" in Floyd Killing, Defense Says
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors in the trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights accused the men Monday of standing by as fellow Officer Derek Chauvin “slowly killed George Floyd right in front of them.”