Protests over George Floyd’s death continued for a fifth night Saturday with escalating violence and multiple instances of fires in several major cities. Curfews have been enacted in at least 25 cities, including Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Los Angeles.
(CNN) — Colin Kaepernick has long spoken out about police brutality, so his new venture should come as no surprise. Kaepernick, along with his nonprofit Know Your Rights Camp, has started a Legal Defense Initiative to support protesters in Minneapolis who may need legal resources. “In solidarity w/ our brothers & sisters in Minneapolis, KYRC + @kaepernick7 established our Legal Defense Initiative to support Freedom Fighters on the ground,” the nonprofit wrote on Twitter. Kaepernick also promoted the fund on Instagram, writing that we must protect our “Freedom Fighters.” “In fighting for liberation there’s always retaliation,” he said. The initiative would provide those in need with “top defense lawyers” in the Minneapolis area, the website states. Kaepernick has been involved in protests against systemic racial injustice for years, most famously when he would kneel before NFL games while the National Anthem would play to protest police brutality. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback was among sporting figures who paid tribute to George Floyd and spoke out against his death. However, Kaepernick has been without a football team since 2017, when he became a free agent. No team has offered him a…
As protests in Los Angeles become violent, Mayor Eric Garcetti calls in National Guard to help contain the chaos.
During a demonstration on Saturday in Visalia over the death of George Floyd, an incident was caught on camera that appeared to show a protestor being hit by a Jeep with multiple people in it.
For the third night in a row, protesters are coursing through the streets of New York City, with over 100 arrests, injuries to police officers and attacks on police vehicles, echoes of the violence that convulsed Brooklyn the night before.
ABC7 reporter Carlos Granda choked on tear gas as he reported live on the rioting and looting in Beverly Hills.
Los Angeles protests in Fairfax District and downtown LA turn violent as protesters loot – WATCH LIVE
Thousands of protesters on Saturday marched through the streets of the Fairfax District and Downtown Los Angeles, expressing outrage over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and prompting a massive response from LAPD.
Hundreds of people continue to protest in Sacramento against the police custody death of George Floyd on Saturday.
Protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody have erupted in other cities across the United States.
Crews are battling a grass fire in Sacramento on Saturday.
Traffic is snarled Saturday on Interstate 5 due a jackknifed big rig, according to Caltrans.
President Donald Trump is looking to bring Russia back to the G-7.
WOODLAND (CBS13) – A 14-year-old in Woodland battling a brain tumor got a special flyover Saturday and a tropical wish granted. Devon Bell made a wish to visit a tropical destination after his battle. The community came together today with Flyers Energy and the Make-A-Wish Foundation to let him know his wish was granted with a drive-by parade. Flyers Energy put together a parade to reveal to Devon that his wish to travel with his family to a tropical destination is being granted. Due to travel restrictions, the trip has not been finalized. But Devon now has something to look forward to.
CERES (CBS13) – One driver is dead and another in the hospital after an early morning car crash on Sunday, according to the Ceres Police Department. The crash happened at around 6:45 a.m. in the area of Hatch Road and Central Avenue. A woman, 65, from Turlock was driving eastbound on Hatch Road approaching Central Avenue and collided with another driver, Raul Soto Hernandez, 53, of Modesto, making a left turn from Central Avenue, police said. The Turlock woman suffered fatal injuries and Hernandez was being treated at the hospital for his injuries. The cause of the collision remains under investigation but authorities said drugs and alcohol were not factors in the crash.
SOUTH SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A grass fire along Highway 99 in South Sacramento is causing major traffic congestion in both directions. Caltrans said shortly before 5 p.m. on Saturday that smoke from the fire is causing low visibility on the highway near Fruitridge Road. Northbound traffic on the highway is being temporarily held. #TrafficAlert update: Traffic on NB Highway 99 near Fruitridge Rd in Sacramento will be temporarily held due to vegetation fire. @CHPSouthSac @CHP_Valley1 pic.twitter.com/SERfQM6Y1j — Caltrans District 3 (@CaltransDist3) May 31, 2020 Some lanes are blocked and fire crews are working along the highway. Alternate routes are advised. More updates to follow.
SOUTH SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A jackknifed big rig is causing major traffic delays on Interstate 5 in South Sacramento, Caltrans said. The semi-truck is blocking both lanes of northbound I-5 near Twin Cities Road. Caltrans tweeted out the incident at around 4 p.m. and advises using Highway 99 to avoid congestion. #TrafficAlert Jackknifed big rig blocking both lanes of northbound Interstate 5 near Twin Cities Rd in south Sacramento. Use Highway 99 to avoid congestion. No ETO @CHPSouthSac @CaltransDist10 pic.twitter.com/VxJkh6jimb — Caltrans District 3 (@CaltransDist3) May 30, 2020 There is no estimated time of reopening for the roadways. More updates to come.