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Militarisation of US police since 9/11 makes it see protesters as ‘enemy’, writes an officer

A study of police-involved deaths between 2012 and 2018 found that police kill average 2.8 men every day in the US. The risk of death was higher for black men, like George Floyd.
A protester screams in front of a row of police officers during a demonstration against the death of George Floyd at a park near the White House on 1 June, 2020 in Washington, DC. | Photographer: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images | Bloomberg

‘Dear White People,’ ‘This Is America’ see surge in interest as Floyd protests disrupt US

The killing of George Floyd, a black man, by a white policeman has seen Americans turn to books, movies and podcasts that deal with race.
A mural in honour of George Floyd in Minneapolis, USA | @iamJustinBailey | Twitter

‘How’s it going’: Goldman Sachs executive’s email calling for racial equality goes viral

Frederick Baba's email detailing his own experience of harassment & abuse by cops has been shared with nearly all 38,000 employees.
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Lewis Hamilton, CNN anchor Don Lemon call out people for silence on George Floyd killing

F1 racing star Lewis Hamilton & news anchor Don Lemon slam celebrities who care more about their brand & reputation than about human rights.
The murder of George Floyd by the police has led to angry protests in the US (representational image) | Photo: Fibonacci Blue | Wikimedia Commons

Taylor Swift calls out Trump for stoking ‘fires of white supremacy’ over Minneapolis protests

Protests erupted in Minneapolis after police killed a black man. President Trump tweeted 'when the looting starts, the shooting starts'.
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Indians who support Kapil Mishra are saying #BlackLivesMatter. Let that sink in

Even celebrities like Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra love some low-stake social media solidarity. But to do justice to George Floyd, we must fix our own house first.

On Camera

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks at the book release of 'Gandhi Ko Samajhney Ka Yahi Samay' in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Listen to Mohan Bhagwat’s Dussehra speech. You won’t say RSS lacks intellectual bandwidth

Mainstream Indian media used to denigrate and ridicule RSS. But it is now publishing its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statements as front-page news.

Iraq PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi bets big on economic reforms

Kadhimi's govt is pushing a soup-to-nuts overhaul in the next three to five years. The path of least resistance would have been to wait until the general election next summer.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.