Friday, 3rd February 2023
<To guardian.ng
Search

Turning point? Policing, justice and the George Floyd murder trial

By France24
24 April 2021   |   9:45 am
Guilty on all three counts. It took but ten hours for the jury to make Derek Chauvin the state of Minnesota's first ever white policeman convicted of murder. We ask if the outrage sparked by last May's killing of George Floyd marks a turning point for the United States and a criminal justice system that's violent, harsh and where many of the country's 18,000 law enforcement bodies wield outsized power.

Related

15 Mar 2022
A Nigerian group of all-female lawyers is at the fore front of rendering probono legal service to indigent inmates in prison.The lawyers have an App called “Lawyers NowNow” where Nigerians across the 36 state who fall victim of police brutality, extortion, harassment, and arbitrary arrest can access the service of a probono lawyer within a minute
27 Mar 2022
Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate began her activism back in 2019 by staging a solo climate protest at the gates of the Ugandan parliament, before going on to co-found both the Rise Up Movement and Fridays for Future Uganda. She is currently in Paris as part of a delegation of Ugandan and Tanzanian activists who are fighting to drum up opposition to a huge oil pipeline under construction in East Africa. She joined us for Perspective to tell us more about her activism, her hopes for her meeting with Pope Francis and how she feels about being dubbed the African Greta Thunberg.
28 Mar 2022
Coordinated global demonstrations drew thousands of mostly young people calling for climate leadership under the motto "People not Profit." In Germany, the war in Ukraine and bans on Russian fossil fuels were in focus.
6 Apr 2022
Delivering a chilling account of atrocities allegedly committed by Russian troops over the past six weeks in Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky has urged the UN Security Council to hold Moscow accountable for its crimes. But what does the path to a possible war crimes trial look like?
10 Apr 2022
More evidence is emerging of what happened when towns around Kyiv were under Russian occupation after heavy bombardment. Ukraine's president is warning that there are more shocking revelations to come. The Ukrainian president is warning that the deaths in Bucha could be only the beginning and says he has intelligence that even more civilians have been killed in places like nearby Borodyanka.
15 Apr 2022
A Franco-American journalist and filmmaker has told FRANCE 24 of the campaign launched to try to save the life of a Hispanic mother on death row in Texas. Melissa Lucio, 53, is due to be executed later this month after being found guilty of killing her 2-year-old daughter in 2007.
18 May 2022
Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Wednesday.
7 Jun 2022
From Kyiv to The Hague to national jurisdictions: Legal cooperation across courts and borders aims to put Kremlin decision-makers in the dock to face charges of war crimes and other aggressions committed in Ukraine.
11 Jun 2022
Marco Buschmann told DW that Germany is collecting evidence against Putin and others for war crimes prosecutions. He said a structural investigation has been opened to collect evidence in Russia's war of aggression.
21 Jun 2022
Nigerians for years have resorted to taking the law into their hands, and often, victims are later found innocent. A combination of rising crime rate, lack of confidence in the security and justice system, and bad value system are some of the reasons mob action have continued in Nigeria. GuardianTV went to the street of Lagos to hear the people’s opinions regarding jungle justice and how it can be stopped.
4 Jul 2022
Is there a shift in how the US justice system deals with police shootings?
16 Jul 2022
Sometimes the best way to send a powerful message is through music, and many in Mali are aware of that. The West African country is home to the Desert Blues, a style of music pioneered by Grammy winner Ali Farka Toure. Now his son is making his own headlines.