New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joined Reverend Al Sharpton and others on Thursday in painting the words "Black Lives Matter" on Fifth Avenue - and right outside of Trump Tower. Lisa Bernhard has more.
Former President Barack Obama has brought "solace" to George Floyd's family. Obama and Floyd's family had an emotional 25-minute phone call recently, reports Business Insider. Al Sharpton spoke with the New York Times, revealing some of the finer details. "I want you to have hope. I want you to know that Michelle and I will do anything you want me to do." Obama The call shows how powerful Obama's role remains in American public life.
Most Americans, including a majority of President Donald Trump’s Republican Party, support sweeping law enforcement reforms such as a ban on chokeholds and racial profiling after the latest death of an African American while in police custody, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Thursday. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
Microsoft said Thursday it would not sell its facial-recognition technology to police departments. That is, until there is a just federal law, based in human rights, regulating the technology. Reuters reports George Floyd's murder has triggered alarm that facial recognition would be used unfairly against protesters.
Since George Floyd’s death on May 25, people have gathered to protest, in groups large and small, against police brutality. To disperse crowds of protesters, law enforcement has frequently sprayed tear gas. Its micro-pulverized dust lodges both in the body and in clothing. According to Allure, the CDC says anyone sprayed with tear gas, even lightly, should shower and shampoo as soon as possible. If clothing needs to be lifted over the head to remove, it should be cut away.