hapabapa/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (NEW YORK) — The Air Force inspector general is investigating the use of military aircraft to monitor protests across the United States this month in the wake of George Floyd’s death. “Following discussions with the secretary of defense about shared concerns, the secretary of the Air Force is conducting an […]

Ben185/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY, EMILY SHAPIRO and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News (NEW YORK) — An NYPD officer who allegedly violently shoved a protester to the ground has turned himself in Tuesday morning to face criminal charges. The court appearance came before the department announced another officer is facing disciplinary actions for their use of force during […]

Stephen Maturen/Getty ImagesBy STEPHANIE EBBS, ABC NEWS (MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.) — In Yates High School, in Houston, Texas, where George Floyd attended, the vast majority of the students qualify for a free lunch and almost all of them are African American, according to state data published by the Texas Tribune. In Minnesota, where Floyd moved as […]

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagicN.W.A.’s classic 1988 anti-police-brutality anthem “[Eff] tha Police,” Childish Gambino’s “This Is America,” YG’s “FDT” and more protest songs have seen a huge spike in streaming numbers in the last week.  Thousands have sought classic protest songs and music of comfort for inspiration and strength amid protests after the death of George Floyd, a black man who died on Memorial Day after a […]

Twitter/@JaredGoyette(WASHINGTON) — BY: CATHERINE THORBECKE The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota filed a lawsuit on behalf of journalists that it says were attacked by law enforcement while covering the protests over the killing of George Floyd. The suit was filed on behalf of journalist Jared Goyette who was shot in the face with a […]

ABC/Randy HolmesThe billion-dollar music industry is shutting down Tuesday in response to the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and “countless other Black citizens at the hands of police.” Two Atlantic Records executives issued a statement on Instagram to launch #TheShowMustBePaused initiative, after noting “the long-standing racism and inequality that exists from the boardroom to the boulevard.” The statement declares Tuesday, […]

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