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Jury Awards $14M to George Floyd Protesters in Denver

DENVER (AP) _ Jurors on Friday found police used excessive force against protesters, violating their constitutional rights, during demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd two years ago, ordering the city to pay a total of $14 million in damages …

Munitions Being Detonated as Evidence in Pipeline Lawsuit

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Munitions were expected to be detonated Monday as attorneys attempt to gather evidence in a federal lawsuit by a Dakota Access pipeline protester who was injured in a skirmish with law enforcement officers during the height …

Portland Chief: Violent Protests Come ‘at Increased Cost’

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland’s police chief has denounced protesters who broke windows and set a fire to a business in the upscale apartment building where Mayor Ted Wheeler lives, labeling the events an escalation in the street violence that Oregon’s …

Riot-Gear Spending Soars 114% in Trump’s Police-Power Surge

Federal agencies are bolstering arsenals of tear gas, sponge-tipped bullets and other crowd-control gear after President Donald Trump ordered U.S. agents to assume new policing powers in cities to quell protests that he said threatened government monuments, statues and property. …

Lack of Study and Oversight Raises Concerns About Tear Gas

SALEM, Ore. — On June 2, Justin LaFrancois attended a protest against police violence and racism in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, where he planned to livestream the event for his alternative newspaper’s website. Shortly into the march, police, who reported …

Portland’s Mayor Tear-Gassed By Federal Agents as Protest Rages

PORTLAND, Ore. — The mayor of Portland, Oregon, was tear-gassed by U.S. government agents late Wednesday as he stood at a fence erected to protect a federal courthouse during another night of protests against the presence of the agents sent …

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 …

Fires Set, Fences Moved: Police Call Portland Protest a Riot

PORTLAND, Ore. — Protesters broke into a building, set it on fire and started dumpster fires late Saturday night in Oregon’s largest city, police said, as demonstrations that have been taking place since the death of George Floyd intensified for …

US Cities Erupt in More Violence Amid Threats From Trump

WASHINGTON — American cities erupted in violence and destruction in a seventh straight night of unrest, with several police officers shot or run over, amid boasts and threats from President Donald Trump to send in troops to “dominate the streets.” …

Miss. Judge: Tear Gas Maker Owes $1.1 Million

A judge has ruled that the maker of tear gas used in a 2006 Jackson police raid must pay $1.1 million to five children of a woman who died after inhaling the fumes. Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd ruled …