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Woman Gets 5-Year Term for Police Car Fires in 2020 Protest

SEATTLE (AP) — A woman who torched five Seattle police cars during a tumultuous protest that heralded a summer of unrest after George Floyd’s murder in 2020 was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison. Margaret Channon, 26, of Tacoma, …

South Florida Deputies Told Not to Enforce Anti-Riot Law

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Deputies in a South Florida county are being instructed not to enforce an anti-rioting law signed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis last week, unless it’s absolutely necessary. When it is deemed necessary, the decision must …

Insurer to Pay $8M To Black Man Paralyzed by Iowa Officer

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An insurance company for the City of Cedar Rapids will pay $8 million to a Black motorist who was paralyzed after a white police officer shot him during a 2016 traffic stop, both sides announced …

Portland Leaders Condemn Ongoing Violence by ‘Anarchists’

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Leaders and elected officials in Portland, Oregon, came together Monday to demand an end to violence, criminal destruction and intimidation by “anarchists” as destructive protests continue in the city. For nearly nine months protesters have called …

Floyd Family Agrees to $27 Million Settlement Amidst Ex-Cop’s Trial

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The city of Minneapolis on Friday agreed to pay $27 million to settle a civil lawsuit from George Floyd’s family over the Black man’s death in police custody, as jury selection continued in a former officer’s murder …

Nordstrom Lawsuit Says Civil Unrest Was a Single Event, Only 1 Deductible Owed

Nordstrom Inc. has filed suit against its insurers, seeking a court declaration that they must treat nationwide civil unrest last spring and summer as a single occurrence rather that separate events that would require the department store chain to pay …

Walz’s $518M Bonding Bill Includes Money to Rebuild Cities

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz proposed a $518 million capital investment package Monday that includes $150 million for rebuilding neighborhoods hit by unrest after the death of George Floyd last May and $43 million in security upgrades for the …

Some in the GOP Parrot Far-Right Talk of a Coming Civil War

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — War-like imagery has begun spreading in Republican circles after the attack on the U.S. Capitol by a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters, with some elected officials and party leaders rejecting pleas to tone down rhetoric …

Portland, Oregon Commissioner’s Home Vandalized After Vote

PORTLAND, Ore. — People in Portland threw flares and paint-filled balloons at the house of a city commissioner for Oregon’s largest city after he cast the deciding vote against cutting $18 million from city’s police budget, authorities said. The vandalism …

Time to Riot? Wrong Comment Can Reignite Firestorm, Experts Say

The boarded-up windows in shopping districts throughout the United States represent a reasonable assessment of risk in a nation that has already experienced historic damages from civil unrest and appears poised to erupt into violence again, executives for Verisk’s Property …