Bloomberg: Twitter, Google Back Nigerians Protesting Police Brutality

Bloomberg: Twitter, Google Back Nigerians Protesting Police Brutality. “Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey and Alphabet Inc.’s Google have come out in support of Nigerians protesting a controversial police unit that became infamous for harassing young workers in the country’s burgeoning technology industry.”

Mashable: Amnesty International creates a map of where police brutality occurred during police brutality protests

Mashable: Amnesty International creates a map of where police brutality occurred during police brutality protests. “Released on Tuesday, the map documents 125 separate instances of police violence against protesters occurring between May 26 and June 5. With incidents recorded in 40 states as well as the District of Columbia, Amnesty International claims it is the most comprehensive human rights analysis of police violence against protesters to date.”

MIT Technology Review: How to turn filming the police into the end of police brutality

MIT Technology Review: How to turn filming the police into the end of police brutality. “Once again, footage taken on a smartphone is catalyzing action to end police brutality once and for all. But [Darnella] Frazier’s video also demonstrates the challenge of turning momentum into lasting change. Six years ago, the world watched as Eric Garner uttered the same words—’I can’t breathe’—while NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo strangled him in a chokehold. Four years ago, we watched again as Philando Castile, a 15-minute drive from Minneapolis, bled to death after being shot five times by Officer Jeronimo Yanez at a traffic stop. Both incidents also led to mass protests, and yet we’ve found ourselves here again. So how do we turn all this footage into something more permanent—not just protests and outrage, but concrete policing reform?”

Mercer Island Reporter: Mercer Island teen, who went viral for his COVID-19 dashboard, launches new website

Mercer Island Reporter: Mercer Island teen, who went viral for his COVID-19 dashboard, launches new website . “The site, which [Avi] Schiffmann announced June 2 on Twitter, aggregates and continually updates resources and information relevant to the recent wave of police-brutality protests happening nationally in response to the police killing of George Floyd and other black Americans.”