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Mauna Kea Protests Police Presence Backed by Appeals Court

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii appellate court has ruled that Hawaii County’s police chief was within his authority when he requested help from police in other counties during the 2019 protests over the Thirty Meter Telescope. The state Intermediate …

Study: Less-Lethal Munitions not Advised for Crowd Control

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Researchers studying injuries sustained by protesters and bystanders in the Twin Cities following the killing of George Floyd say “less-lethal” projectile weapons like rubber bullets are not appropriate for crowd control. University of Minnesota researchers …

Woman Known for Giving Food to Protesters Loses Home in Fire

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Chaunda Lee walked through her Louisville home Sunday afternoon for the first time since Christmas Day, when a fire destroyed nearly everything inside. Stepping over broken glass and ashes littered across her porch, Lee carried with …

Tear Gas Device for Home Use Is Selling Fast

A supplier of tear gas to the police and the military is experiencing a surge in demand for a launcher it makes for home use as consumers anxious about civil unrest arm themselves for self defense. Byrna Technologies Inc.’s Byrna …

Police Arrest Man in Arson of Historic Nashville Courthouse

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A man who set fire to a historic courthouse in Tennessee during weekend protests has been arrested, police said. Wesley Somers, 25, is charged with felony arson, vandalism and disorderly conduct. He is accused of setting fire …