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Federal officers stockpiled semiautomatic rifles and tried to obtain a controversial ‘heat ray’ ahead of tear-gassing protesters for Trump’s photo op, a whistleblower says

Federal law-enforcement officers stocked up on semiautomatic rifles hours before forcefully clearing protesters from Lafayette Square in Washington, DC, according to whistleblower testimony obtained by The Washington Post. Officers also unsuccessfully sought to obtain a controversial “heat ray” that can cause second-degree burns, according to the testimony, which was submitted […]
Federal officers stockpiled semiautomatic rifles and tried to obtain a controversial ‘heat ray’ ahead of tear-gassing protesters for Trump’s photo op, a whistleblower says
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WNBA players joined together for a candlelight vigil after cancelled games, and commissioner Cathy Engelbert said the league would ‘support you in every way we can’

WNBA players are striking to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man whom Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officers shot seven times in the back Sunday. After players announced their decision with a powerful display of unity on national television, they gathered for a candlelight vigil inside the WNBA […]
WNBA players joined together for a candlelight vigil after cancelled games, and commissioner Cathy Engelbert said the league would ‘support you in every way we can’
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WNBA players have forced the league to postpone Wednesday night’s games: ‘We stand in solidarity with our brothers in the NBA’ against police brutality

WNBA games scheduled for Wednesday night have been postponed. Players on the Washington Mystics could not bring themselves to play, and the other five teams scheduled to compete on Wednesday followed suit. “We stand in solidarity with our brothers in the NBA,” WNBPA Secretary and Atlanta Dream player Elizabeth Williams […]
WNBA players have forced the league to postpone Wednesday night’s games: ‘We stand in solidarity with our brothers in the NBA’ against police brutality
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We studied more than 15,000 protests across the US and found that police were much more likely to respond aggressively to protests led by Black Americans

There’s an inequality gap when it comes to Black and white protesters. In an analysis of more than 15,000 protests dating back to the 1960s, we found that protests involving African Americans were much more like to receive forceful attention from police. Christian Davenport is a Professor of Political Science […]
We studied more than 15,000 protests across the US and found that police were much more likely to respond aggressively to protests led by Black Americans