NEW YORK — New York City’s police department has agreed to adopt new policies intended to safeguard the rights of protesters as part of a legal settlement stemming from its response to the Black Lives Matter demonstrations in 2020. The 44-page agreement, filed Tuesday in Manhattan federal court, requires the nation’s largest police department to […]
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge Thursday temporarily blocked a new Mississippi law that requires permission from state police for protests or other gatherings near state government buildings in the capital city of Jackson. U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate said the law is vague and could have a chilling effect on First Amendment rights, […]
Last October, a group of law students walked into the Manhattan office of Paul, Weiss, a large law firm, with a simple demand—that it drop ExxonMobil, one of the world’s largest emitters of carbon, as a client. Organizers of the #DropExxon campaign presented a petition signed by hundreds of law students vowing never to […]
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Two officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday while demonstrators were gathered across the street — an attack the county police chief described as “an ambush” that could easily have killed both men. The shots were fired just as a small crowd of protesters began to […]
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters angered by the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by police faced off with officers in south St. Louis for a second night as accusations of racial profiling prompted calls for a federal investigation ahead of a weekend of planned rallies and civil disobedience. State and city leaders have urged […]
CHARLOTTE (AP) — Duke Energy’s chief executive on Thursday touted the company’s accomplishments over the past year, but some shareholders focused on a massive coal ash spill that coated 70-miles of a North Carolina River in toxic sludge. Outside Duke’s headquarters, where investors gathered for the annual shareholders meeting, about 200 protesters criticized the spill, [&hellip[...]
Durham's police chief is defending his agency's use of riot gear and tear gas to disperse a march protesting the recent death of a handcuffed teen in the back of a patrol car.
A judge has dismissed one of the three charges against North Carolina NAACP President William Barber and 11 others facing trial for protesting at the state legislature.
Teachers and principals in New Hanover County schools are being told they cannot wear "Red for Ed" t-shirts as a protest against actions earlier this year by the North Carolina General Assembly.
Dozens of environmental activists blocked a chemical plant July 8 to protest against the company's sale of products used in the natural gas drilling process called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
The North Carolina chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People announced May 3 that it's planning another round of protests at the General Assembly following the arrest of 17 activists.
If my walk up and down Tryon Street is any indication, the campaigns may run into trouble if they think they can swing entire houses of worship on a single issue.
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