Officers and the National Guard were called to Dino's Food Mart on South 26th Street at around 12 a.m. to help clear a large crowd that had gathered in the parking lot. The officers were met with gunfire, Conrad said, and both the LMPD officers and National Guard troops fired back at the crowd. One man was pronounced dead at the scene. read more
Shammara Lawrence: I first learned about the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre on Tumblr, sometime during high school, while aimlessly scrolling down my feed. I saw jarring photos of houses engulfed in flames. Despite having taken AP U.S. history in high school, no teacher had taught my classes anything about the destruction of Black Wall Street. read more
Article 33: Individual responsibility, collective penalties, pillage and reprisals. No protected person may be punished for any offense he or she has not personally committed. ... Reprisals against protected persons and their property is prohibited." Under the 1949 Geneva Conventions, collective punishment is a war crime.
The video is some of the most tangible evidence to support the mayor's assertion that unsavory characters were using George Floyd's death to stoke unrest in the city.
These data are shown to compare the relative contributions of each over time. Stay safe everyone.