James Battaglini

A sign posted at the entrance of George Floyd Square.
Crime Escalates Around George Floyd Square ‘Autonomous Zone’ as Derek Chauvin Trial Begins
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.— A two-block radius known as the “George Floyd Square” surrounding the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis has been barricaded since shortly after the May 25, 2020 death of George Floyd.   ...
Fencing surrounds the trial venue, Hennepin County Government Center, in preparation of the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd
Derek Chauvin Trial Begins as Minneapolis Braces for Potential Civil Unrest, Rioting
Minnesota state and local law enforcement officials began preparing efforts to mitigate the impact of potential civil unrest during the upcoming and highly-charged Derek Chauvin trial last July under a plan dubbed Operation Safety Net. ...
US Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping toast during a State Luncheon for China hosted by US Secretary of State John Kerry on September 25, 2015 at the Department of State in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/PAUL J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP via Getty Images)
Joe Biden and Xi Jinping Talk US-China Relations in Phone Conversation
President Joe Biden spoke with President Xi Jinping on Feb.10, issuing greetings and well wishes for the Chinese Lunar New Year. The conversation lasted two hours and touched on areas of disagreement such as Hong...
President Biden has warned communist China that it should expect “extreme competition” from the United States.
China Should Expect ‘Extreme Competition’: Biden
President Biden has warned Communist China that it should expect “extreme competition” from the United States. But he also says that he does not want to forge a conflict-oriented relationship with Beijing. In an interview...
Hundreds of Lawmakers Call Out China for Persecution of Falun Gong
Over 900 lawmakers from 35 countries issued a joint statement condemning the persecution of Falun Gong on Dec. 10, International Human Rights Day. According to the statement: “The persecution of Falun Gong in China has...