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  • Virginia board is set to return names of the Confederate generals Stonewall Jackson, Turner Ashby and Robert E Lee to two schools after they were changed during George Floyd protests

    05/22/2022 6:33:34 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/19/2022 | James Gordon
    Two Virginia schools which had been named after Confederate generals and soldiers and which changed their names in the wake of the 2020 murder of George Floyd, are to revert back to their earlier names.
  • George Floyd’s family says his iconic selfie ‘symbolizes who he was’ — and helped shape the racial-justice narrative

    05/21/2022 8:27:57 AM PDT · by RandFan · 32 replies
    MW ^ | May 21 | Charles Passy
    It’s an image of a man in thoughtful repose, looking down at the camera as he stands in front of a brick wall. In short, a selfie that seems designed not to call too much attention to itself. And yet, it’s the picture that some say may have played an important role in the fight for racial justice. This is, of course, the now iconic photo of George Floyd — arguably the most widely distributed image of the man whose May 25, 2020 murder by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin sparked a wave of protests throughout the country. The...
  • BLM Privilege: Federal Prosecutors Seek Lenient Sentences for Molotov Cocktail Lawyers

    05/14/2022 5:54:37 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 26 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | May 13, 2022 | by Mike LaChance
    The two lawyers accused of throwing a Molotov Cocktail at a police car during the George Floyd riots, pleaded guilty last October and faced up to ten years in prison. Now federal prosecutors in New York are seeking a reduced sentence for the pair for some reason. The New York City Police Benevolent Association released this statement in response: “There is absolutely no justification for lowballing the sentence for an anti-police terrorist attack. It’s bad enough that these dangerous criminals have been allowed to sit at home for the past two years. Handing them a below-guidelines sentence would give a...
  • Three Dallas-Area Cops Indicted Following George Floyd Protest Police Response

    05/07/2022 11:34:56 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/07/2022 | Bob Price
    A grand jury in Dallas County, Texas, indicted three police officers for allegedly assaulting protesters in the wake of the George Floyd murder. The grand jury handed down multiple indictments against two Dallas Police Department officers and an officer from the Garland Police Department, WFAA ABC8 reported. The two Dallas officers were previously charged in February.
  • Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper says Trump wanted to 'shoot' demonstrators protesting George Floyd's death: book

    05/02/2022 11:04:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 107 replies
    Business insider ^ | 05/02/2022 | John L Dorman
    Former President Donald Trump wanted to "shoot" demonstrators protesting the May 2020 police killing of George Floyd, according to a forthcoming book written by former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. In June 2020, Trump became increasingly frustrated with the fury ignited by the death of Floyd while in custody of the Minneapolis police, Esper wrote in the book, "A Sacred Oath: Memoirs of a Secretary of Defense During Extraordinary Times," which is slated for release on May 10.
  • Maine governor thought Trump was having a 'nervous breakdown' during a call on which he complained about George Floyd protests: book

    04/30/2022 4:46:17 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    Business insider ^ | 04/30/2022 | ohn L. Dorman
    In the aftermath of George Floyd's death while in Minneapolis police custody in May 2020, millions of Americans took to the streets to protest the manner in which he was killed while calling for greater attention to criminal justice reform throughout the United States. However, Trump was not keen on the protests surrounding Floyd's death, and in a phone call with governors stressed that they needed to display a show of force against the activism that was increasingly becoming a part of the national conversation, according to a forthcoming book by New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns.
  • Derek Chauvin seeking new trial for George Floyd death

    04/26/2022 7:37:37 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    Fox news ^ | 04/26/2022 | Louis Casiano
    Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted in the death of George Floyd, is seeking a new trial. In an 82-page brief filed Monday, Chauvin's attorney, William Mohrman, argued that it was impossible for his client to get a fair trial in Minneapolis amid the tense climate surrounding the proceedings and the pre-trial publicity. He said the media coverage of the case "glorified Floyd and demonized Chauvin."
  • People who died just like George Floyd but their lives didn't matter

    03/22/2022 1:23:59 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-22-22 | DrJohn
    You all know George Floyd. Floyd was a career criminal who died under the knee of a policeman on May 25, 2020. His COD was listed as “cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck compression.” Although he had a lethal level of fentanyl in his blood when he died it was dismissed as a possible COD, as was his heart disease. One might be tempted to think George Floyd was the only person ever to die under the knee of a policeman (doing what he was trained to do) but one would be wrong. One might think that...
  • 3 ex-cops convicted of rights violations in Floyd killing

    02/24/2022 2:53:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 44 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 24/2/22
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Three former Minneapolis police officers have been convicted of violating George Floyd’s civil rights. Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane were charged with depriving Floyd of his right to medical care when Officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for 9 1/2 minutes as the 46-year-old Black man was handcuffed and facedown on the street on May 25, 2020. Thao and Lane were also charged with failing to intervene to stop Chauvin. The videotaped killing sparked protests in Minneapolis that spread around the globe as part of reckoning over racial injustice....
  • Toxicologist testifies that drugs did not kill George Floyd

    02/09/2022 12:54:00 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 9, 2022 | By STEVE KARNOWSKI
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A toxicologist testified Wednesday at the federal trial of three former officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights that it wasn’t drug use, heart disease nor an agitated state known as “excited delirium” that caused Floyd’s death after officers pinned him to the pavement in May 2020. Dr. Vik Bebarta, an emergency physician and toxicologist and professor at the University of Colorado in suburban Denver, bolstered the prosecution’s contention that Floyd died because of how Officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee down on the Black man’s neck. Bebarta said he concluded that Floyd “died...
  • Lung expert: Floyd died because his breathing was restricted

    02/07/2022 9:55:41 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 80 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 7, 2022 | By STEVE KARNOWSKI and TAMMY WEBBER
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — George Floyd died because his breathing was restricted as he was restrained while handcuffed and facedown, a lung expert testified Monday at the federal trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating Floyd’s civil rights. Dr. David Systrom, a pulmonologist and critical care physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, said Floyd’s upper airway was compressed by Officer Derek Chauvin’s knee, while his position on the hard asphalt with his hands cuffed behind his back did not allow his lungs to expand, cutting off the flow of oxygen. “Oxygen delivered to the...
  • 2020 Video of Joe Biden Saying George Floyd’s Death Accomplished More than MLK’s Goes Viral on MLK Day

    01/17/2022 4:35:20 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/17/2022 | Charlie Spiering
    On the campaign trail in June 2020, President Joe Biden claimed that Martin Luther King Jr.’s death did not make as much of an impact as the death of George Floyd. “Even Dr. King’s assassination did not have the worldwide impact that George Floyd’s death did,” Biden said during a campaign event on June 11, 2020.
  • Texas board withdraws pardon recommendation for George Floyd

    12/23/2021 4:11:50 PM PST · by deport · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 23, 2021 4:47 p.m | PAUL J. WEBER ,
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas board that had unanimously supported a posthumous pardon for George Floyd over a 2004 drug arrest in Houston backpedaled in an announcement Thursday, saying “procedural errors" were found in their recommendation months after leaving the decision to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.In a letter dated Dec. 16 but not released publicly until now, the board told Abbott that it had identified “unexplained departures” from its process of issuing pardons and needed to reconsider more than a third of the 67 clemency recommendations it sent to Abbott this year, including the one for Floyd.
  • George Floyd relative who bragged about possibly doxing Rittenhouse jurors arrested

    12/03/2021 1:10:33 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 23 replies
    NGO Locals ^ | 2 December 2021 | Andy Ngo
    Cortez Rice, a relative of George Floyd who recorded a viral video saying he knew of people with cameras in the courtroom who could dox the jurors in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, has been arrested for reportedly making contact with jurors. He's jailed in Waukesha County, Wis. The far-left on Twitter are trying to fundraise $50,000 for him. The National Lawyers Guild was also contacted for help, according to someone in the comments. The NLG is the legal arm of the violent, militant far-left in the US. They work to represent and bail out far-left extremists.
  • George Floyd’s Nephew Makes Video Threatening Jurors if They Do Not Convict Kyle Rittenhouse

    11/07/2021 4:48:36 PM PST · by AnthonySoprano · 4 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/7/2021 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    George Floyd’s nephew has posted a video threatening jurors if they do not convict Kyle Rittenhouse. The deceased criminal’s nephew, Cortez Rice, claimed that he knows people who have been taking photos of the jurors at the courthouse.
  • Derek Chauvin intends to appeal George Floyd murder conviction

    09/24/2021 6:00:37 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/24/2021 | Kenneth Garger
    Derek Chauvin plans to appeal his conviction and sentence for the murder of George Floyd — arguing the judge abused his discretion in critical points in the case, according to documents filed Thursday. The former Minneapolis police officer said in the court filing that he intends to appeal on 14 grounds. One claim made by Chauvin in the notice to appeal is that Judge Peter Cahill abused his discretion by denying him a request to move the trial out of Hennepin County because of pretrial publicity.
  • Fentanyl: lethal to everyone except for George Floyd

    09/21/2021 8:40:43 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 23 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-20-21 | DrJohn
    Fentanyl is a very powerful synthetic analgesic opioid. The DEA describes it this way: Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 80-100 times stronger than morphine. Pharmaceutical fentanyl was developed for pain management treatment of cancer patients, applied in a patch on the skin. Because of its powerful opioid properties, Fentanyl is also diverted for abuse. Fentanyl is added to heroin to increase its potency, or be disguised as highly potent heroin. Many users believe that they are purchasing heroin and actually don’t know that they are purchasing fentanyl – which often results in overdose deaths. Clandestinely-produced fentanyl is primarily...
  • Photos: Woke No More – Taliban Paint Over The Gorge Floyd Mural In Kabul Days After Taking Control Of The City

    09/08/2021 6:31:14 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 79 replies
    USA Supreme ^ | 09.08.2021 | Bruce Hoenshell
    The State Department on Tuesday expressed concerns over the makeup of the new interim Afghan government announced by the Taliban, including the lack of female leaders and the past actions of some of those appointed to top posts. A State Department spokesperson said in a statement shared with The Hill that although the Taliban “has presented this as a caretaker cabinet,” the U.S. “will judge the Taliban by its actions, not words.” “We have made clear our expectation that the Afghan people deserve an inclusive government,” the spokesperson added. The Taliban are going to transform Afghanistan into a Muslim caliphate...
  • ‘The soul of Kabul’: Taliban paint over murals with victory slogans (Painted over mural of George Floyd)

    09/08/2021 6:13:41 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 29 replies
    https://www.theguardian.com ^ | Tue 7 Sep 2021 | Unknown
    The Taliban have started replacing murals on Kabul’s streets with paintings of their flags and Islamic slogans as the new rulers continued to reimpose their austere vision on Afghanistan.The murals addressed everything from the killing of George Floyd in the US and the drowning of Afghan refugees in Iran, to the signing of the US-Taliban agreement towards peace and murder of a Japanese aid worker.
  • ( Minneapolis ) Woman charged with stabbing 68-year-old outside Regions had similar prior charges

    08/23/2021 10:27:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | August 20, 2021 | Deanna Weniger
    The woman involved in an alleged stabbing outside Regions Hospital on Tuesday had been arrested and charged two weeks earlier for stabbing a man in Minneapolis. Jewlese Maxine Floyd, 20, of Minneapolis was charged Thursday with one count of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of assault causing substantial bodily harm. Floyd, who was charged Aug. 6 with second-degree assault for the Minneapolis incident, had been released on bail with her next court date set for Sept. 1. According to the criminal complaint, on Tuesday afternoon she was seen at Regions Hospital in St. Paul speaking incoherently and...