Amanda Renteria oversees the political operation for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign in New York City. Originally from California's Central Valley, Renteria aims to bridge the divide between rural and urban America. As a Mexican-American, she feels a personal responsibility to counter Donald Trump's "demonization" of immigrants.
Hillary Clinton deadpanned her way through Funny or Die's "Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis," which included a joke about emails. Donald Trump stopped in Pittsburgh calling for the implementation of stop and frisk.
Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C. said the caucus was outraged by the "dozens of unlawful police shootings that are taking place" nationwide. They marched to the Department of Justice where they were to deliver a letter to Loretta Lynch, demanding more federal action.
Protesters have taken to the streets of Charlotte following the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott on Tuesday. Officials allege a black officer opened fire on Scott after he emerged from his car with a gun in the University City area. Family members say Scott, a disabled black man, was holding a book.
On September 11, 2015, Connecticut resident Michael Picard was filming a protest near a police DUI checkpoint in West Hartford. Unbeknownst to the troopers who confiscated his camera, it was rolling while they appeared to fabricate criminal charges against him. The ACLU of Connecticut sued the police officers for violating Picard’s rights.