George Floyd protests: Press Freedom Tracker shows attacks on journalists are growing

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Freedom of the press is under attack as journalists covering the George Floyd protests are targeted around the United States. Freedom of the press is under attack. The Committee to Protect Journalists reports there have been at least 125 incidents around the United States of journalists being targeted as they cover protests over the death of an unarmed black man who was pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer. Read Full Story

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George Floyd funeral and memorial services: Here’s what to know

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Memorial services for George Floyd will be held in Minneapolis, North Carolina, and Houston, with a funeral planned for Houston. Three separate memorial services and a funeral service will take place today and in the coming days for George Floyd, the black man whose death in Minneapolis police custody on May 25 touched off a wave of protests around the world. Here’s what to know: Read Full Story

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More technology won’t fix the problems with modern policing

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After a decade of mistakes, police departments need to recognize that more sophisticated surveillance technology will only exacerbate bias and abuse in policing. Video of police in riot gear clashing with unarmed protesters in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has filled social media feeds. Meanwhile, police surveillance of protesters has remained largely out of sight. Read Full Story

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Brands have something to say about racism. Why does it all look the same?

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How a black background with white letters became the new default aesthetic for corporate support as marketing—and why it falls short. It all began on Friday when Nike flipped the script on its iconic tagline with a message directly addressing the protests in the wake of the police murder of George Floyd that inflamed issues of systemic racial inequality and police brutality. Read Full Story

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YouTubers are creating monetized videos about racial justice so you can donate to BLM by streaming

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If you can’t protest and can’t donate, you can still generate funds by watching these videos (and the ads). George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police has sparked action against police brutality around the world, from protest to a flood of donations for bail funds and Black Lives Matter to renewed calls for legislation that would reform police departments. If you aren’t able to donate money but still want to financially support the movement, YouTubers are creating monetized videos that allow you to support BLM just by streaming with your ad blocker off. Read Full Story

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