An ex-police officer in Minneapolis is detained over the death of unarmed black man George Floyd.
Former President Barack Obama put out a statement on George Floyd, a black man who died after being pinned down by police in Minneapolis. "This shouldn't be 'normal' in 2020 America," he wrote. Obama said this in reference to the point that many people in America would like life to go back to "normal" in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
Twitter's decision to step in, at a time of racially charged civil unrest in cities across the United States, escalates a feud between Trump and tech companies. It came just hours after Trump signed an executive order threatening Silicon Valley social media firms with new regulations over free speech. "...These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won't let that happen.
Trump's coronavirus post card, mailed to every American home, drew fire from critics who noted it prominently featured his name in an election year.
Analysis: African Americans face harmful mental health effects every time high-profile incidents of racism and police brutality go viral.