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PNS Daily Newscast - June 1, 2020 


Protests over Floyd killing go global while U.S. demonstrations focus on a number of recent victim's of alleged lethal police misconduct.

2020Talks - June 1, 2020 


Protests continued over the police killing of George Floyd over the weekend, with police using excessive force against demonstrators. Former VP Joe Biden urged against violence.

Public News Service - VA: Criminal Justice

PETERSBURG, Va. - Church leaders and civil rights groups rallied on Saturday in Petersburg, asking Gov. Tim Kaine to restore the rights of felons before he leaves office in January. Pamela Nicholas became a felon after incurring three misdemeanors for shoplifting. Nicholas acknowledges that some w

RICHMOND, Va. - Abused and battered women from other nations will find less resistance on the path toward starting their lives over by coming to the United States. A recent court case shows the Obama administration is reversing Bush-era positions that had made it nearly impossible for abused women t

RICHMOND, Va. - The economic crisis has put financial strains on many families, and that can lead to a form of domestic abuse that's fiscal, not physical. While 76 percent of Americans believe the bad economy is making it more difficult for victims of domestic violence, a new national poll shows a

Marion, VA - A six-year increase in legal aid for victims of domestic abuse in Southwest Virginia has been a success. The Southwest Legal Aid Society (SVLAS) greatly increased its outreach over that period, and the result has been a dramatic 35-percent decline in the number of requested protective o

Richmond – An extra fifteen bucks to make that special day official could help ensure the safety of Virginia's future. That's the idea behind a proposed $45-increase to the marriage license fee. Arlene Vassell-Richards is the hotline manager and child and youth advocacy coordinator for the

"Please Don't Shoot" - that's the message from activists gathering in downtown Oakland and in cities across the country to protest the shooting death of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) passenger. The rally at Oakland City Hall today is part of a national day of non-violent protests over the New Year

Richmond, VA - Virginians will band together on Thursday to fight hate crime, prejudice, and even murder during the ninth annual "Transgender Day of Remembrance." The event follows nationwide action condemning California's ban on gay marriage, known as Proposition 8. Quillin Drew, anti-violence pr

Richmond, VA - Hundreds of inmates in Virginia jails are subjected to sexual assault by guards every year. Patrick Owen Gee, a Fluvanna County corrections supervisor, was indicted last week on 30 counts of "carnal knowledge of an inmate," and women prisoners at the Pocahontas Correctional Unit in Ch

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