A majority of Americans, white and black, believe that more needs to be done to fight racism in the United States, following a year of protests over the treatment of minorities by police, according to a Pew Research Center survey released on Wednesday. The survey, which had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points among the total sample of 2,002 adults, was based on telephone interviews with respondents living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky commission will not remove a statue of Jefferson Davis from the state Capitol, saying the likeness of the Confederate president juxtaposes nicely with an imposing statue of fellow Kentucky native Abraham Lincoln as a testimony to the state's divisive history during and after the Civil War.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jurors viewed dashboard camera footage and heard the sounds of a white Charlotte police officer shooting an unarmed black man who had been looking for help after a car crash, as the film was shown publically on Wednesday for the first time at the officer's voluntary manslaughter trial.
DETROIT (AP) — A judge told a 19-year-old from Indiana that he would consider a request for a new sentence, months after ordering the teen to register as a sex offender in both states and refrain from having a computer or smartphone because he had consensual sex with a 14-year-old Michigan girl he met online who said she was 17.