Alex Nester

Atlanta Mayor to Clear Protests After Death of Eight-Year-Old

'We are doing each other more harm than any police officer on this force,' mayor says

Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D.) called for an end to violent protests—which began after the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others—in a press conference on Sunday after eight-year-old Secoriea Turner was fatally shot Saturday night near the Wendy’s parking lot where Rayshard Brooks was killed by police in June. 

Shootings Spike in NYC Over Violent Fourth of July Weekend

Mayor de Blasio announced $1 billion cut to NYPD budget last week, despite surge in shootings this year

Shootings spiked in New York City over the holiday weekend, with 37 people shot and 9 killed over a 9-hour period on Sunday night. The outbreak of violence contributed to the dramatic rise in shootings the city has seen in 2020.

Virginia History Professor Challenges Claim That Jefferson Designed ‘Serpentine Wall’ to Hide Slaves

UVA changed logo due to 'negative connotation between the serpentine walls and slavery'

UVA serpentine wallsA longtime architectural history professor at the University of Virginia is questioning the idea that the Thomas Jefferson-designed "serpentine wall" surrounding the university's lawn was built to hide slave labor, a claim made by activists who successfully pushed the school to remove a reference to the wall from its official logo.