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George Floyd hologram to appear at sites of former Confederate statues in week-long tour

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A hologram of George Floyd is set to appear at the sites of former Confederate statues across the U.S.

The display, called “A Monumental Change: The George Floyd Hologram Memorial Project,” was shown first July 28 at the Robert E. Lee statue, renamed by Black Lives Matter activists as the Marcus David Peters Circle, in Richmond, Virginia. 

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It will travel to five sites this week in North Carolina, Georgia and more, mirroring the route of the 1961 Freedom Rides. 

That year, civil rights activists sought to end segregated transportation in the South by taking bus rides, leading to bombings and beatings by angry White protesters and arrests by local authorities, according to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford.

The project is a collaboration between the George Floyd Foundation and Change.org. It aims to replace “sites of racist symbols with one of hope and transformation,” organizers said in a statement.

The hologram forms a 3D image of Floyd out of fireflies and his name in graffiti, reflecting the murals painted nationwide and around the world in his memory. 

The George Floyd hologram memorial will travel to five stops throughout the week to temporarily replace former Confederate statues “as a symbolic call to continue the fight for racial justice,” organizers said. (Photo credit: Change.org (http://change.org/))

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Video shows Atlanta man on FB Live During Ware State Prison Riot; claims men were shot

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The Georgia Department of Corrections has released a statement regarding a riot at the Ware State Prison that left inmates and staff members hurt:

“The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) is investigating a disturbance caused by inmates at Ware State Prison in Waycross, Ga., which occurred at approximately 10:45 p.m., August 1. The cause of the disturbance is unknown at this time.

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Two staff members received minor non life-threatening injuries, and three inmates received non life-threatening injuries during the incident. A golf cart was set on fire and several windows were broken, but no major damage to the facility has been reported. Officers deployed non-lethal ammunition, and the incident was brought under control. The facility was locked down at approximately 1:00 a.m., August 2. At no time was public safety at risk.”

It’s said Ware County State Prison is on Lockdown pending investigation. We know how that goes.

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Man who shot and Killed Austin Protestor Garrett Foster is Identified as U.S. Army sergeant Daniel Perry

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AUSTIN, Texas — A lawyer who said he is representing the man who shot Austin protester Garrett Foster July 25 claims the shooter was acting in self-defense. 

Lawyer Clint Broden of the Dallas law firm Broden & Mickelsen identified the shooter as Daniel Perry, an active-duty U.S. Army sergeant who was working as a rideshare driver at the time of the deadly shooting.

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According to Broden, Perry dropped off a rideshare customer near Congress Avenue before turning onto Congress Avenue near Fourth Street. Perry, who said he did not know protests were happening that night, found himself surrounded by a group of protesters. Several of the protesters allegedly beat on Perry’s car. 

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No Charges for Officer in Michael Brown’s Death, Prosecutor Says

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St. Louis County’s prosecutor announced Thursday that he will not charge the former police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, a dramatic decision that could reopen old wounds amid a renewed and intense national conversation about racial injustice and the police treatment of people of color.

Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell’s decision marked the third time prosecutors investigated and opted not to charge Darren Wilson, the white officer who fatally shot Brown, a Black 18-year-old, on Aug. 9, 2014. A St. Louis County grand jury declined to indict Wilson in November 2014, and the U.S. Department of Justice also declined to charge him in March 2015.

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Civil rights leaders and Brown’s parents had hoped that Bell, the county’s first Black prosecutor who took office in January 2019, would see things differently.

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