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Rockford Black Lives Matter case moves to federal appeals court

A lawsuit over a lack of bond hearings for Black Lives Matter protestors will be heard this week by the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court...

Pain of police killings ripples outward to traumatize Black people and communities across US

By Denise A. Herd, University of California, Berkeley It’s been one year since George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis police officer set off the largest...

Trump threatens to use military against protests, uses force to get photo op

WASHINGTON — Trump declared himself the “the president of law and order” and threatened to use the military to put down protests in cities across the country on Monday in the Rose Garden. The Associated Press reported that as he made those comments, a series of military vehicles rolled out front on Pennsylvania Avenue and military police and law enforcement clashed with protesters at Lafayette Park. The protesters were cleared so he could do a photo op at St. John’s Episcopal Church across the street. “We have the greatest country in the world,” Trump declared. “We’re going to keep it safe.”

National Guard called out for Chicago, protests across the state

CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced on Sunday that he was sending 375 Illinois National Guard troops to Chicago at the request of the mayor.

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