Feed Posts

Sicknick death ruled ‘natural’ but experts say stress can set off strokes

Sicknick death ruled ‘natural’ but experts say stress can set off strokes

Were the strokes that killed US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick after the January 6 insurrection really natural? Some neurologists don’t think so. Sicknick suffered strokes that killed him, according to the medical examiner’s office. However, the medical examiner, Dr. Francisco Diaz, told the Washington Post, that “all that transpired” on January 6 “played a…MORE

Why it’s rare for police officers to be convicted of murder

Why it’s rare for police officers to be convicted of murder

As a Minnesota jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter charges, law enforcement experts note how rare it is that police officers involved in high-profile, and sometimes deadly, on-duty incidents ever face criminal charges or are convicted. Experts point to several factors, which include laws that protect an officer’s…MORE

Pelosi tweets new response to Chauvin verdict after thanking George Floyd ‘for sacrificing your life for justice’

Pelosi tweets new response to Chauvin verdict after thanking George Floyd ‘for sacrificing your life for justice’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tweeted Tuesday evening clarifying earlier remarks about the murder conviction of Derek Chauvin, writing, “George Floyd should be alive today,” after earlier making comments where she thanked Floyd, who died at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer last year, “for sacrificing your life for justice.” “George Floyd should be alive…MORE

Obamas on Derek Chauvin verdict: ‘We cannot rest’

Obamas on Derek Chauvin verdict: ‘We cannot rest’

Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama praised Tuesday’s guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, but emphasized that more work must be done to achieve justice. “True justice requires that we come to terms with the fact that Black Americans are treated differently, every day,” the Obamas said in a statement.…MORE

Tyrannosaurus rex walked surprisingly slowly, new study finds

Tyrannosaurus rex was a fearsome predator, but it sure wasn’t a particularly fast mover. In fact, most humans could easily keep up with the dinosaur without breaking a sweat. T. rex would have covered just under 3 miles in an hour — a speed similar to that of humans and many other animals — at…MORE

Playlist