Obama planned to meet with Alton Sterling’s relatives at the airport in Baton Rouge before returning to Washington on Tuesday afternoon. Obama is in Louisiana to tour flood damage and meet with affected residents and local officials.
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The death of the former footballer Dalian Atkinson after being Tasered by the police in Telford has prompted renewed concern about police use of the weapon. There have been at least 17 deaths linked to the use of Tasers since 2003.
More than 500 people rallied in Canada’s capital to protest the death of a mentally ill black man following an arrest. Protesters were marching against what they see as race-based police brutality.
Prosecutors dropped all charges Wednesday against three Baltimore police officers accused in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, bringing to an end one of the highest-profile criminal cases in the city’s history with zero convictions.
Germany will finally apologize for its other genocide. In a landmark admission of historical guilt, chancellor Angela Merkel said her country will formally recognize and apologize for the systematic murder of Namibia’s Herero people.
As a crowd of about 40 protesters chanted and demanded answers from North Miami police after an officer shot Charles Kinsey, they were pushed out of the police HQ and addressed by police a spokeswoman.
The names and faces are different; the cities and departments involved, too. Ultimately, though, the videos all depict the same thing: death of black people at the hands of law enforcement.
An initiative that would repeal the death penalty and replace it with life imprisonment without possibility of parole has qualified for the November ballot, Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced.