In a memo, Defense Secretary Mark Esper banned the Confederate battle flag at U.S. military installations. “The flags we fly," he wrote, "must accord with the military imperatives of good order and discipline, treating all our people with dignity and respect, and rejecting divisive symbols.”
Governor Tim Walz is asking state legislators to let the attorney general oversee investigations of officer-involved deaths, improve police oversight and disciplinary procedures, and fund community groups to improve public safety.
In just two weeks, voters' support for the movement rose faster than in the preceding two years. Read the story in the New York Times.
Camden, New Jersey, disbanded its corrupt police force in 2012. The aims were to reduce crime and help residents feel safer. It worked. Read the story on CNN.
Legislators in Mississippi voted overwhelmingly on June 28 to "retire" the state flag. Read the story at the Meridian Star in East Mississippi.