10 things you need to know today: January 30, 2023

Thousands protest Tyre Nichols' death, McCarthy and Biden to discuss raising debt limit, and more

People protest Tyre Nichols' killing
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1. Protesters demand police reform after release of Tyre Nichols video

Thousands of people protested in cities across the country over the weekend demanding police reforms after Memphis police released video showing officers beating Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man who later died. A group of protesters in Milwaukee walked through the city, stopping briefly at the Wisconsin city's police department. One of the organizers, Peace Action Wisconsin, said on its website that it was "demanding justice for Nichols and all victims of police violence. We are demanding accountability and transparency from the police." Nichols was pulled over, allegedly for reckless driving, on Jan. 7. The video shows five officers, also Black, pulling him from his car, then beating and kicking him for three minutes after he tried to run away. The officers were fired, and last week they were charged with second-degree murder.

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Harold Maass is a contributing editor at The Week. He has been writing for The Week since the 2001 debut of the U.S. print edition and served as editor of TheWeek.com when it launched in 2008. Harold started his career as a newspaper reporter in South Florida and Haiti. He has previously worked for a variety of news outlets, including The Miami Herald, ABC News and Fox News, and for several years wrote a daily roundup of financial news for The Week and Yahoo Finance.