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Riots rage across US over Floyd murder

ATLANTA: Massive protests and riots have occurred in many United States cities on Friday night, four days after the alleged murder of black felon George Floyd caught media attention throughout the US. The center of the protests was caught live in this city as hundreds of rioters, mostly blacks, threw stones and molotov bombs and […].....»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netMay 30th, 2020

Racism around the world

When I first saw the brutal murder of the African American George Floyd by Minneapolis policemen, my initial reaction was that this was another tragic event in the United States......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 14th, 2020

$1-M bail for Floyd’s murder

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (AFP) — A Minneapolis judge set a $1 million bail for police officer Derek Chauvin Monday as he made his first court appearance charged with the murder of George Floyd, the 46-year-old African-American man whose death sparked nationwide protests. Chauvin, who was filmed on 25 May pressing his knee on handcuffed Floyd’s neck […] The post $1-M bail for Floyd’s murder appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 9th, 2020

Gregg Popovich: “Embarrassed as a white person”

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said he’s “embarrassed as a white person” that George Floyd could die in such a “nonchalant” manner. The 71-year-old Popovich addressed Floyd’s death in a video released Saturday by the Spurs as part of the team's #SpursVoices social media series. Floyd was in handcuffs when a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into his neck as he pleaded that he couldn’t breathe. Derek Chauvin is charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. “In a strange, counterintuitive sort of way, the best teaching moment of this recent tragedy, I think, was the look on the officer’s face,” Popovich said. “For white people to see how nonchalant, how casual, just how everyday-going-about-his job, so much so that he could just put his left hand in his pocket, wriggle his knee around a little bit to teach this person some sort of a lesson -- and that it was his right and his duty to do it, in his mind. ... “I think I’m just embarrassed as a white person to know that that can happen. To actually watch a lynching. We’ve all seen books, and you look in the books and you see black people hanging off of trees. ... But we just saw it again. I never thought I’d see that, with my own eyes, in real time. “It’s like the neighborhood where you know there’s a dangerous corner, and you know that something’s going to happen someday, and nobody does anything. And then a young kid gets killed and a stop sign goes up. Well, without getting too political, we’ve got a lot of stop signs that need to go up -- quickly -- because our country is in trouble. And the basic reason is race.” Popovich said white people must help lead the charge for change. “We have to do it. Black people have been shouldering this burden for 400 years,” Popovich said. “The only reason this nation has made the progress it has is because of the persistence, patience and effort of black people. The history of our nation from the very beginning in many ways was a lie, and we continue to this day, mostly black and brown people, to try to make that lie a truth so that it is no longer a lie. And those rights and privileges are enjoyed by people of color, just like we enjoy them. So it’s got to be us, in my opinion, that speak truth to power, and call it out, no matter what the consequences. We have to speak. We have to not let anything go.” Popovich has led the Spurs to five NBA titles and is a three-time coach of the year. He's set to coach the United States in the Tokyo Olympics.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 7th, 2020

Hamilton overcome anger, sadness over racial injustice

London--Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton said he is "completely overcome with rage" about racial injustice in the wake of the death of George Floyd......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 4th, 2020

Tiger urges calm over ‘shocking’ Floyd death

  Golf superstar Tiger Woods called George Floyd’s death a “shocking tragedy” but said violent protests were not the answer as unrest flared across the United States on Monday. Woods said he had the “utmost respect” for police and likened the situation to the Los Angeles riots of 1992, after four police were acquitted over […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2020

Column: A quiet, measured response from golf on civil unrest

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer Golf has never been known to move quickly. Harold Varner III illustrated as much with thoughtful observations he posted on social media after civil unrest in America over the weekend reached levels not seen in more than 50 years. “I’ve received more messages than ever before, mostly from people who wanted me to speak up immediately because of who I am. I AM BLACK,” his post began. “But it’s not helpful to anyone when impulsive, passionate reaction takes precedence over clear-minded thought.” What followed from Varner, one of three PGA Tour members of black heritage, was just that. He referred to the “senseless killing” of George Floyd, the handcuffed black man who died last week when a white police officer in Minneapolis put a knee to the back of his neck until he stopped breathing. “To me, it was evil incarnate,” Varner said. “There are objective truths in life. I think that’s one of them,” he wrote in his Monday post. Varner also cautioned against single-minded thoughts, that one can be against police killing a man while saying that burning businesses and police stations is wrong. “We can go beyond the trap of one-dimensional thinking. Once we do, our eyes will see the righteous, our hearts will feel the love, and we’ll have done more to honor all those subjected to evil and its vile nature,” he concluded. The more prominent voice is Tiger Woods, whose profile worldwide is so great that he chose early in his career not to get too opinionated on social issues. One example was two years ago at Riviera, during Black History Month, when he was asked during a news conference what concerned him about the plight of black Americans. Woods was smart in his delivery, short on substance, when he said African Americans have had their share of struggles, it has gotten better and there’s room for improvement. Accurate and safe. His tweet Monday night arrived shortly before 10 p.m. in Florida. It began with his heart going out to Floyd, his loved ones and “all of us who are hurting right now.” And while he said he has “the utmost respect” for law enforcement and the training involved to know how, when and where to use force, “This shocking tragedy clearly crossed that line.” Woods referenced the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles in 1992 — he was a teenager growing up in neighboring Orange County — and said “education is the best path forward.” “We can make our points without burning the very neighborhoods we live in,” he said. “I hope that through constructive, honest conversations we can build a safer, unified society.” Whether he said a little or a lot, Woods said something. That was important. Voices need to be heard, especially relevant ones. Golf doesn’t have many of those. It has a shabby history of inclusion, particularly when it comes to blacks, starting with the PGA of America taking until 1961 to drop its “Caucasian-only clause.” The PGA Tour now attracts the best from every corner of the globe. It can be an expensive game, yet not even the privileged are assured of making it. Woods said in a 2009 interview on being the only black on tour, "It’s only going to become more difficult for African Americans now, because golf has opened up around the world.” And so where does golf fit in the discussion of equality and justice? The PGA Tour is the only major sports league that did not issue a public statement or reference the views of its players on the homepage of its website. Would anyone have taken it seriously given the composition and color of the tour's membership? Did it need to carve out a spot on the dais that already was crowded with voices from other sports that are far more germane to the issues? Commissioner Jay Monahan was searching for answers over the weekend and ultimately chose to keep his thoughts within the tour, sending a letter Monday to his staff and then sharing it with the players. “The hardships and injustices that have and continue to impact the African-American community are painful to watch and difficult to comprehend,” Monahan wrote. “And as a citizen of this country and a leader of this organization, I must admit that I’m struggling with what my role should be. But I am determined to help and make a difference.” Monahan said he had several “meaningful and emotional” conversations with colleagues and friends in the black community, “who — once again — showed me that sometimes listening and making a commitment to understand are the only things you can offer, and that’s OK.” “What I was left with was this,” he wrote. “Make no mistake about it — someone you know and care about is hurting right now, even if they haven’t told you that directly. ... And if anyone at the tour is hurting, we should all hurt.” He also included a link from the Refinery29 website on the unseen pain blacks endure. “Too often we just move on when we are not directly influenced by the news of the day," he wrote. “Yes, we have all been impacted by the global pandemic, but we should also be painfully aware and impacted by the dividing lines in our country. “We might not know exactly what to do right now, but we shouldn’t be deterred.” The PGA Tour resumes next week at Colonial, back to its familiar world with little controversy and ample privilege. No other sport does charity as well as golf. This issue requires more than that. If the best it can do is listen and commit to understand, that's OK......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2020

PBA players join protest to condemn George Floyd s death

More PBA players are joining the fight agianst racism and police brutality. A group of PBA players, mostly with African-American lineage, came together to deliver a powerful message in the aftermath of George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police. The message is simple: "Could've been me."         View this post on Instagram                   ????????????????????? A post shared by Harvey Carey II (@manilablk4) on Jun 1, 2020 at 6:29am PDT         View this post on Instagram                   ??????????????????????????????????? A post shared by Chris Ross (@chrismross6) on Jun 1, 2020 at 5:21am PDT         View this post on Instagram                   Could’ve been me... 8:46 #justiceforgeorgefloyd A post shared by Moala Tautuaa (@tautuaa33) on Jun 1, 2020 at 5:23am PDT         View this post on Instagram                   #justiceforgeorgefloyd A post shared by Gabe Norwood (@gnorwood5) on Jun 1, 2020 at 5:22am PDT         View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Cjay Perez (@cjayp7) on Jun 1, 2020 at 5:09am PDT Floyd's death is only the latest in the injustices experienced by persons of color in the US and his murder has sparked protests nationwide. PBA players like Chris Ross, Harvey Carey, Kelly Williams, Marcio Lassiter, Joe Devance, Mo Tautuaa, Gabe Norwood, Chris Newsome, CJ Perez, Kelly Nabong, and Trevis Jackson are one with the call for justice even if they're all the way across the world. The players were in a silent protest and were kneeling for over eight minutes. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pinned Floyd down by the neck with his knee for eight minutes and 46 seconds, resulting in the latter's death.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2020

Michael Jordan: 'Truly pained and plain angry”

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan is “deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry.” With protesters taking to the streets across the United States again Sunday, Jordan released a statement on George Floyd and the killings of black people at the hands of police. “I am deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry,” the former NBA star and current Charlotte Hornets owner said in the statement posted on the Jordan brand’s social media accounts and the team's Twitter account. “I see and feel everyone’s pain, outrage and frustration. I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country. We have had enough. “I don’t have the answers, but our collective voices show strength and the inability to be divided by others. We must listen to each other, show compassion and empathy and never turn our backs on senseless brutality. We need to continue peaceful expressions against injustice and demand accountability. Our unified voice needs to put pressure on our leaders to change our laws, or else we need to use our vote to create systemic change. Every one of us needs to be part of the solution, and we must work together to ensure justice for all. “My heart goes out to the family of George Floyd and to the countless others whose lives have been brutally and senselessly taken through acts of racism and injustice.” Floyd was in handcuffs a week ago when a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into his neck as he pleaded that he couldn’t breathe. Derek Chauvin was charged Friday with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 1st, 2020

Jordan breaks silence on George Floyd s death, Clarkson joins protests

Jordan Clarkson is not taking the latest act of racism and police brutality in the US sitting down. The Fil-Am combo guard of the Utah Jazz joined a protest in Los Angeles for the murder of George Floyd. Floyd was an unarmed African-American killed at the hands of Minneapolis police. His death has once again sparked the issue of racism and police brutality in the United States, causing protests all over the country. Clarkson was part of what he said was a peaceful protest in his area. "The time for change has been passed due. Don't forget the message because of the tone that it is projected in," he wrote on his Twitter account. i witnessed a peaceful protest, alot of emotion and unity, the time for change has been passed due..dont forget the message because of the tone that it is projected in!! pic.twitter.com/a0SkOgiT5F — Jordan Clarkson (@JordanClarksons) May 31, 2020 Clarkson is just one of many NBA players voicing their disapproval of the injustice happening in the US. Celtics guard Jaylen Brown drove 15 hours from Boston to Atlanta to lead another protest. “Remember why we’re here!” Protest turns into March lead by @FCHWPO who drove 15 hours from Boston just to be here for a peaceful protest in his hometown #11Alive #bostonceltics pic.twitter.com/uhow5F2Lon — Hope Ford (@hope_iam) May 30, 2020 Several NBA stars like LeBron James and Steph Curry are also using their respective platforms heard. Even Michael Jordan has finally broken his silence on the matter. "I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country. We have had enough," Jordan said in a statetment.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 1st, 2020

POTUS’ ‘violent’ tweet hidden

Donald Trump may be the President of the United States (POTUS) but that doesn’t make him immune from censure by social media platform owners. This week, Twitter hid one of two recent tweets of Tump on the killing of George Floyd while in police custody, an event that has touched off riots and looting in […] The post POTUS’ ‘violent’ tweet hidden appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 31st, 2020

US cop charged with murder over unarmed black man’s death

The Minneapolis police officer accused of killing a handcuffed African American man was charged with murder Friday as authorities declared a curfew after three nights of violent protests left parts of the city in flames. Derek Chauvin, the white officer filmed kneeling on the neck of a handcuffed George Floyd for nearly nine minutes, was […] The post US cop charged with murder over unarmed black man’s death appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 30th, 2020

SC upholds conviction of Jason Ivler for murder

The Supreme Court has sustained the conviction of Jason Ivler for the killing of the son of former Malacañang official in a road rage incident in Quezon City in 2009......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 13th, 2019

Man kills ex-girlfriend, stabs self

A man is facing a charge of murder for stabbing dead his former girlfriend in a jealous rage in Valenzuela City last week......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 29th, 2019

Manila court convicts Quiapo road rage driver of murder

MANILA, Philippines – The Manila Regional Trial Court convicted army reservist Vhon Martin Tanto of murder for the death of bicycle rider Mark Vincent Garalde over a case of road rage in Quiapo in 2016. Justice Undersecretary Markk Perete said on Monday, August 5, that Branch 16 Judge Buenaventura Albert Tenorio found Tanto ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 5th, 2019

Army reservist found guilty in road rage murder

Army reservist found guilty in road rage murder.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsAug 5th, 2019

Road rage killer Rolito Go freed

The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the release from jail of Rolito T. Go, a construction magnate who was convicted of murder in 1993 for the killing of De La Salle University student Eldon Maguan in a road rage incident in San Juan City in 1991......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 17th, 2016

Murder vs Tanto inihain

PINAKAKASUHAN ng murder ng DoJ ang road rage suspect na si Vhon Martin Tanto. Sa walong pahinang resolusyon na pirmado nina Prosecutor General Claro Arellano at Senior Deputy State Prosecutor Theodore Villanueva, kasong murder at serious physical injury a.....»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsSep 7th, 2016

DOJ indicts Quiapo road rage suspect for murder

DOJ indicts Quiapo road rage suspect for murder.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 6th, 2016

DOJ indicts Quiapo road rage suspect for murder - Rappler

DOJ indicts Quiapo road rage suspect for murder - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 6th, 2016

Road rage suspect’s lawyer suspended

Road rage suspect Vhonn Martin Tanto will have to find another lawyer to defend him from murder and frustrated murder charges filed against him before the Department of Justice (DoJ)......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 10th, 2016