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The charges against 4 officers involved in George Floyd’s death, explained

The charges against 4 officers involved in George Floyd’s death, explained

Now that prosecutors have charged all four officers involved in the arrest that ended in George Floyd’s death, their real work begins: proving them. The charges against Derek Chauvin, the former officer who kept his knee on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes, were expanded this week to include the more serious one of second-degree…MORE

Inmate in federal custody dies after incident involving pepper spray

Inmate in federal custody dies after incident involving pepper spray

A 35-year-old black man in federal prison in New York City died after he became “disruptive” and guards used pepper spray, the Justice Department said. Jamel Floyd, who had been at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn since October 2019, was barricaded inside his cell and was “breaking the cell door window with a metal…MORE

New Jersey is the first state to add climate change to its K-12 education standards

New Jersey students will start learning about climate change in kindergarten and keep studying the crisis through graduation under the state’s new education standards. The State Board of Education adopted the new guidelines on Wednesday —which outline what will be taught to New Jersey’s 1.4 million students. It’s the first state to include climate change…MORE

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