Prosecutors in the upcoming trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd want to introduce evidence of a 2017 arrest in which they say the officer held his knee on the back of a 14-year-old boy and ignored his pleas that he couldn’t breathe.
Oregon and Portland leaders kicked off a milestone weekend with a plea for protesters in town: Stop the violence. Once demonstrations got under way, police marked the city's 100th consecutive day of racial justice protests the way they marked many of the 99 days before it: with a riot declaration, impact weapons, bull rushes and lots of tear gas.
As demonstrations in Portland against police brutality and systemic racism approach their 100th consecutive day Saturday, local and state leaders are preparing for potential violence that could take place over the coming weekend.
While demonstrations against racism and police violence have continued in downtown Portland for more than two months there are a variety of other groups coming out to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement.