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Live Blog: Three Arrests Made At Downtown Protest Friday

June 28
By KPBS Staff

This is a breaking news blog for all of the latest updates on Black Lives Matter and racial justice.

Protesters in Waukegan, Ill., Call For Federal Probe After Police Kill Black Man

Oct. 23
Brakkton Booker / NPR

Illinois State Police are investigating the police shooting of Marcellis Stinnette in Waukegan, Ill., north of Chicago. At a rally Thursday, protesters say they want police accountability.

A Pastor Rescues A Cemetery For Enslaved People, Then Buries Her Son In It

Oct. 19
Daniella Cheslow / NPR

After her teenaged son drowned, Pastor Michelle Thomas decided to bury him in a old burial ground she had come across earlier while searching for a new site for her church.

Removing Cops From Behavioral Crisis Calls: 'We Need To Change The Model'

Oct. 19
Eric Westervelt / NPR

San Francisco will soon launch the nation's largest experiment that diverts most nonviolent mental health and behavioral crisis calls away from police and to specially trained mobile units.

Black Man Serving Life Sentence For Stealing Hedge Clippers Granted Parole

Oct. 18
Matthew S. Schwartz / NPR

Fair Wayne Bryant had committed four felonies over the two decades leading up to his 1997 theft of hedge clippers. His parole follows a failed bid for the state Supreme Court to review his sentence.

The Consequences Of Dehumanizing Language In Politics

Oct. 18
Lulu Garcia-Navarro / NPR

University of Massachusetts Amherst political scientist Alexander Theodoridis talks about dehumanizing language in politics, what it can lead to and what we can do about it.

Why Do Nonwhite Georgia Voters Have To Wait in Line for Hours? Too Few Polling Places

Oct. 17
Stephen Fowler / NPR

The state's voter rolls have grown by nearly 2 million since the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in 2013, but polling locations have been cut by almost 10%.

Bernard Cohen, Lawyer Who Argued Loving V. Virginia Case, Dies At 86

Oct. 16
Laurel Wamsley / NPR

Cohen was just a few years out of law school when the ACLU asked if he would take on the case of Richard and Mildred Loving — an interracial couple whose marriage was illegal in their home state.

21 Alleged White Supremacists Indicted In Utah On Federal Drug And Firearms Charges

Oct. 16
Scott Neuman / NPR

The indictments of members of at least three separate extremist gangs follows similar charges earlier this week against two dozen alleged white supremacists in Texas, Mississippi and Kentucky.

Judge In George Floyd Case Allows Video Of Prior Arrest To Be Made Public

Oct. 16
Brakkton Booker / NPR

The prosecution had sought a 48-hour seal on court filings, which include a submission from the defense of footage of the 2019 encounter, in hopes of discussing what information to release.

We Asked Americans How They Feel About The U.S. Flag. It Got Interesting.

Oct. 12
Brian Mann / NPR

There is a lot of love for the Stars and Stripes, but some people say the flag's meaning has changed in ways that make them uncomfortable.

Critics Accuse Trump Of Using Race To Divide Americans

Oct. 9
Leila Fadel / NPR

President Trump's alarming rhetoric on race is a feature of his 2020 campaign. His actions have normalized racist fringe ideologies and encouraged extremists, according to critics.

Michigan AG Says White Supremacist Groups Behind Plot To Kidnap Gov. Whitmer

Oct. 8
Vanessa Romo / NPR

"This effort to have a mass uprising nationally is something that we should be very concerned about because, again, it's not just a Michigan problem, this is an American problem," Dana Nessel said.

51 Arrested In Minneapolis Protests Following Ex-Officer Derek Chauvin's Release

Oct. 8
Brakkton Booker / NPR

The former police officer faces charges of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd's killing in May. Demonstrators took to the streets Wednesday after he posted a $1 million bond.

Governor Gavin Newsom and Justice Martin Jenkin...

Governor Newsom Nominates 1st Gay Person To State Supreme Court

Oct. 5
Adam Beam / Associated Press

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has nominated the first openly gay Black man to the state Supreme Court. Newsom nominated Martin Jenkins to the court on Monday.

Megan Thee Stallion Protests Breonna Taylor Ruling On 'SNL'

Oct. 4
LaTesha Harris / NPR

One of the biggest stars in hip-hop used her appearance on Saturday Night Live to call out Kentucky attorney general Daniel Cameron.

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