Violence

FILE - Friends of Wesley Green light candles at a sidewalk memorial for him, July 28, 2020 in the Ditmas Park neighborhood of New York. Green, 32, was shot and killed near his home the day before. Police recorded 280 killings through Aug. 23. By comparison there were nearly 2,300 murders in New York City in 1990 and in 2000 the number was 673. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
August 28, 2020 - 12:58 pm
At almost every turn at the Republican National Convention, speakers from the president on down portrayed American cities like Portland, Oregon, New York and Chicago as lawless Democratic wastelands that have been overrun with violence, looting and destruction that is forcing residents to flee for...
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FILE - In this June 24, 2020, file photo, Antonio Mingo, right, holds his fists in the air as demonstrators protest in front of a police line on a section of 16th Street that's been renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza, in Washington. Black Lives Matter activists are holding a virtual Black National Convention Friday, Aug. 28, to adopt a political agenda calling for slavery reparations, universal basic income, environmental justice and legislation that entirely re-imagines criminal justice reforms. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
August 27, 2020 - 2:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Black Lives Matter activists are holding their first Black National Convention Friday, a virtual event that will adopt a political agenda calling for slavery reparations, universal basic income, environmental justice and legislation that entirely re-imagines criminal justice reform...
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Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 27, 2020 - 1:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden and Kamala Harris stepped up their criticism of President Donald Trump on Thursday, saying he’s rooting for violence amid unrest in Wisconsin and blasting him for a lack of leadership on the coronavirus pandemic, hours before Trump’s planned address on the final night of...
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White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, left, and Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff Marc Short speak before an event with President Donald Trump to sign executive orders on lowering drug prices, in the South Court Auditorium in the White House complex, Friday, July 24, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 27, 2020 - 10:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff said Thursday that NBA protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, are “absurd and silly.” “If they want to protest, I don’t think we care,” Marc Short told CNN's “New Day.” His comments came the day after the...
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Vice President Mike Pence speaks on the third day of the Republican National Convention at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 26, 2020 - 8:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is denouncing violence in American streets but not acknowledging the Black people who have been injured or killed by law enforcement. In his speech to the Republican National Convention of Wednesday, Pence brought up the violence that erupted in Kenosha,...
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Graffiti is sprayed on a damaged door at City Hall in Portland Ore., on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. Officials say protesters in Portland smashed windows at City Hall in a demonstration that started Tuesday night and stretched into Wednesday morning. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP)
August 26, 2020 - 7:02 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The FBI chief in Portland, Oregon, said Wednesday he is shifting the agency's resources to focus more heavily on crimes committed during nightly racial injustice protests in the city that often end in vandalism, clashes with police and dozens of arrests. Special Agent in...
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FILE - In this June 18, 2019 file photo Dravon Ames, holding microphone, speaks to Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams and Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, as his fiancee, Iesha Harper, right, holds 1-year-old daughter London, at a community meeting, in Phoenix. The Phoenix City Council will vote Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020 on a settlement for the Black couple who had police officers point guns at them in front of their children last year after their young daughter took a doll from a store without their knowledge. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
August 26, 2020 - 5:49 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix City Council agreed Wednesday to pay a settlement to a Black couple who had police officers point guns at them in front of their children last year after their young daughter took a doll from a store without their knowledge. Iesha Harper said at a news conference that she...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2020, file photo the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Ind., is shown. The killing of an inmate who was beaten to death at a federal lockup in Indiana is under investigation by the FBI, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, about an attack that revives questions about safety in the beleaguered federal prison system.(AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
August 25, 2020 - 11:01 am
The killing of an inmate who was beaten to death at a federal lockup in Indiana is under investigation by the FBI, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press about an attack that revives questions about safety in the beleaguered federal prison system. An autopsy determined the May...
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Owner Ali Nervis displays books on race relations at his bookstore Friday, Aug. 21, 2020 in Phoenix. Black-owned bookstores across the U.S. have seen increased sales following the police killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, and store owners are now asking people who have read about Black history and culture to take action against the systems that have enabled racism. (AP Photo/Matt York)
August 23, 2020 - 8:56 am
PHOENIX (AP) — A renewed focus on social justice in the wake of police killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd has seen sales soar at Black-owned bookstores around the country as customers seek out knowledge from their own communities. The stores have always served as a community space for...
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August 23, 2020 - 8:13 am
In the year since Elijah McClain died after being stopped by police in suburban Denver on his way home from a store, the number of people calling for justice to be done in his case has grown to millions of people around the world. Like his family and activists who have been protesting over the...
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