police violence in the US
Derek Chauvin, convicted for the murder of George Floyd, sentenced to jail

A local district judge in Minnesota sentenced former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to 22.5 years in jail for the murder of George Floyd in May 2020

Right-wing banker Guillermo Lasso wins Ecuador’s presidency and other stories

Today we look at Ecuador’s presidential election results, protests following the fatal police shooting of a Black man in the US, reports of Israel’s role in the blackout at an Iranian nuclear site, hunger strike by detained Hirak protesters in Algeria, and the ties between Israeli businessman Dan Gertler and the DRC

US House of Representatives passes police reform bill; critics say it does not go far enough

The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act proposes reforms in policing and seeks to put an end to chokeholds and no-knock warrants but activists said similar laws passed in many cities and States had not made much of a difference

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