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One Month After George Floyd, NC Lawmakers Restricting Access to Records of Police Custody Deaths

A little more than a month after George Floyd’s death, a NC bill allows officials to keep records of police custody deaths out of the public eye.

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Colorado Is Reopening Investigation Into Horrifying Police Killing of Elijah McClain. Here’s What We Know.

In the video, Elijah McClain can be seen sobbing as he repeatedly tells officers, “I’m just different.” Samara McClain said her brother was a massage therapist who planned to go to college.

Rev. Robert W. Lee, IV, left, the fourth great nephew of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, speaks to protesters at the foot of the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue Thursday, June 4, 2020, in Richmond, Va. Lee supports the removal of the statue, which Gov. Ralph Northam said will be removed “as soon as possible” from Monument Avenue. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
You Need To Know Why Confederate Monuments Were Originally Put Up

The historic mass uprisings throughout Virginia against police brutality and racial injustice might make you think almost everyone supports the removal of the state’s Confederate monuments. But there are still plenty of white people in our state who are comfortable arguing, publicly on Facebook, that Confederate statues in the commonwealth should stay standing. Virginia, once...

FILE - In this June 1, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump departs the White House to visit outside St. John's Church, in Washington. Part of the church was set on fire during protests on Sunday night. Walking behind Trump from left are, Attorney General William Barr, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  Milley says his presence “created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics.” He called it “a mistake” that he has learned from.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
America’s Top Military Official: ‘I Should Not Have Been’ at Trump’s Photo Op

Army Gen. Mark Milley said he was wrong to have accompanied the president on his June 1 walk through Lafayette Square to St. John’s Church, where Trump held a bible aloft in an awkward publicity stunt.

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Trump Tweets Conspiracy Theory About 75-Year-Old Man Assaulted by Police

Hundreds of videos show police escalating violence at protests, yet the president is still trying to blame antifa.

House minority leader Darren Jackson, D-Wake, wears a mask at the legislature in this April 28 file photo. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
N.C. House Dems Say It’s Too Risky To Meet In Person

Several legislative members are asking to allow remote sessions, to avoid spreading COVID-19 at the state legislature.

N.C. Supreme Court issued a major ruling affected the Racial Justice Act Friday. Image via N.C. Judicial Branch
Hope for Death Row Inmates With Court Ruling on N.C.’s Racial Justice Act

A ruling Friday by the N.C. Supreme Court found a repeal of the Racial Justice Act was unconstitutional, paving the way for death row inmates to appeal their sentences.