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A Rose That Grew From Concrete: Protesters Leave Flowers to Commemorate Those Who’ve Died at the Hands of Police

Memorial at the steps of Los Angeles’ Hall of Justice Fernanda Echavarri / Mother Jones For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.Thousands of flowers covered the sidewalk outside Los Angeles’ Hall of Justice on Friday to represent the lives lost at the hands of law enforcement. The vigil,…

“I Refuse to Transport Radical Youth to Jail”: More and More City Bus Drivers Are Done Helping Cops.

An arrested protestor looks out of a bus at a Brooklyn protest against the police killing of George Floyd on May 29, 2020. (Joel Marklund/Bildbyran via ZUMA) For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.Bus drivers around the country are refusing police demands to cart detained protestors to jail—and…

Chicago PD Made Bus Drivers Ferry Them to Protests. One Driver Is Suing His Bosses to Fight It.

Amid protests over the Minneapolis Police Department’s killing of George Floyd, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus driver Erek Slater, a 14-year veteran of the city’s transit system, is filing a federal lawsuit against his employer—for allegedly cracking down on a rank-and-file effort to resist driving Chicago police. Days of rallies and sit-ins across the city…

The State vs. Thomas Lane

For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.All four of the police officers involved in the death of George Floyd have been arrested and are being held on bail. But will the charges against them stick? It’s notoriously hard to convict cops, and when officers are charged but not…