July 21, 2024

Memphis Protesters Block Highway After Tyre Nichols’ Death Footage Released

Protesters in Memphis have blocked off highways in the aftermath of video footage being released from the traffic stop that ultimately led to the death of 29-year-old Memphis resident Tyre Nichols. Nichols, a 29-year-old black man, died on January 10, three days after Memphis police officers stopped him for “reckless driving.” In an initial statement

Tyre Nichols’ Parents Call for ‘Peaceful Protests’ After Video Footage Release

The parents of Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old black man who died three days after police conducted a traffic stop, urged protesters to remain peaceful amid the release of body cam footage of the encounter that allegedly led to Nichols’ death. Nichols died on January 10, three days after Memphis police officers stopped him for “reckless

Van Jones on Tyre Nichols Video: Brutal, Inhumane, ‘A Dog Being Beaten’ Would’ve Got More Help

CNN contributor Van Jones said Friday on “Anderson Cooper 360” that “a dog being beaten” would’ve gotten more help while reacting to the video released by the Memphis Police Department showing the beating of Tyre Nichols. Jones said, “Brutal, inhumane, unacceptable, unjustifiable. I mean, he’s just now getting attention. A dog being beaten would have been helped

Protests Erupt Nationwide After Release of Tyre Nichols’ Footage

Protests have begun across the country after Memphis officials released the video footage of the traffic stop that resulted in the death of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols. Nichols, a 29-year-old black man, died on January 10, three days after Memphis police officers stopped him for “reckless driving.” In an initial statement, the Memphis Police Department said

Al Sharpton Blasts ‘Insulting’ Cops at Tyre Nichols’ Funeral

During a Wednesday afternoon funeral for Tyre Nichols, who was beaten to death by Memphis police officers, heavy-hitting speakers blasted the cops involved, members of Congress, and the country’s failure—once again—to protect Black lives from death at the hands of police.In a brief but moving address, Nichols’ mother RowVaughn Wells echoed the numerous calls—including from

Tyre Nichols’ Family Accepts Invite to State of the Union Address

The family of Tyre Nichols are set to attend next month’s State of the Union address after an invitation was extended to them by the Congressional Black Caucus. The caucus’s executive director, Vincent Evans, tweeted Sunday that Nichols’ parents had accepted the invitation extended by its chairman, Rep. Steven Horsford (D-NV).In a Sunday appearance on

Memphis PD Disbands Unit After Tyre Nichols Murder as Obamas Slam Cops for the ‘Unjustified’ Assault

Memphis PD Disbands Unit After Tyre Nichols Murder as Obamas Slam Cops for the ‘Unjustified’ AssaultIn a dual statement, Barack and Michelle Obama said the murder is the “latest, painful reminder” of America’s flawed policing.Updated Jan. 29, 2023 3:52AM ET / Published Jan. 28, 2023 3:26PM ET Adrian Sainz/AP/ShutterstockThe Memphis Police Department has deactivated the SCORPION unit following the release of brutal

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