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  • With Biden's Backing, House Passes Policing Bill Named for George Floyd

    03/04/2021 2:00:40 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 3/03/21 | Will Weissert, Padmananda Rama
    Cheered on by President Joe Biden, House Democrats hustled Wednesday to pass the most ambitious effort in decades to overhaul policing nationwide, able to avoid clashing with moderates in their own party who are wary of reigniting a debate they say hurt them during last fall's election. **SNIP** “We played too much defense on ‘defund the police,’” Perez said. Moderate Democrats said the charge helped drive Democratic defeats in swing districts around the country. “No one ran on ‘defund the police,’ but all you have to do is make that a political weapon,” said Rep. Henry Cuellar, a moderate Texas...
  • Community group joins Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition to discuss Floyd trial

    02/23/2021 5:03:13 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies ^ | 2/23/2021 | Eric Chaloux
    The Minnesota Rapid Response Coalition planned to join Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow PUSH Coalition in a virtual meeting Tuesday evening to discuss the upcoming trial of Derek Chauvin charged in George Floyd’s death. “I have to be frank: It’s been traumatic, you know. It’s been an experience that no one should have ever had to endure. It’s unfortunate, but it’s a harsh reality,” said Alexander Bourne, MRRC founder and lead strategist for the Floyd case. “I think for us we’re just trying to continue to be proactive.” The Tuesday evening meeting is the first of many these groups said they...
  • LAPD investigating claim of George Floyd Valentine-style photo passed around department

    02/15/2021 9:22:44 AM PST · by Towed_Jumper · 33 replies
    Fox10 News (Phoenix) ^ | February 14, 2021 | Not Attributed
    The Los Angeles Police Department administration has launched an internal investigation after it was alleged that an offensive Valentine-style photo was circulating around the department of George Floyd. The photo of Floyd, who died when a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck on May 31, allegedly included the words "You take my breath away.'' The complaining officer was scheduled to be interviewed Monday, LAPD Chief Michel Moore told the Los Angeles Times. It appears the photo and a possible post on social media originated out of the department's Harbor Patrol Division. "I just received word through the chain of...
  • Prosecutors want all 4 cops to be charged with third-degree murder in George Floyd death

    02/06/2021 9:05:47 AM PST · by mcenedo · 37 replies
    NYPost ^ | 2/5/21 | Natalie o"Neill
    Prosecutors want to charge all four police officers at the scene of George Floyd’s death with third-degree murder, according to a report Friday.
  • De Blasio apologizes for police response to George Floyd protests

    12/18/2020 12:49:14 PM PST · by BuckeyeGW · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/18/20 | Haley Victory Smith
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio apologized for the police response to the protests that took place in the city earlier this year following the death of George Floyd.
  • Superseding Indictment Charges “Boogaloo Bois” With Conspiracy, Material Support To Hamas, Firearms Violations

    11/29/2020 3:42:10 PM PST · by ransomnote · 23 replies ^ | November 6, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Minnesota
    United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced a four-count superseding indictment charging MICHAEL ROBERT SOLOMON, 30, and BENJAMIN RYAN TEETER, 22, with conspiring and attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization (Hamas) and firearms violations. SOLOMON and TEETER, who were initially charged via federal criminal complaint on September 3, 2020, will be arraigned before a Magistrate Judge in U.S. District Court at a later date. SOLOMON and TEETER have been ordered to remain in detention pending further proceedings.According to the superseding indictment and documents filed with the court, in late May of 2020, the FBI...
  • Beyond Reasonable Doubt?

    11/09/2020 3:19:17 AM PST · by HarleyD · 7 replies
    Aquila Report ^ | November 9, 2020 | T. David Gordon
    In the court of popular opinion, the officers in whose custody Mr. Floyd died have already been tried and convicted of manslaughter, if not murder. Fortunately for said officers, we have a judicial system in this country in which a jury of their peers—not public opinion—will decide their fate. I do not have any personal acquaintance with any of the officers or with the late Mr. Floyd, and I have never been either a law enforcement officer or a criminal (Mr. Floyd had been previously imprisoned for armed robbery and narcotics violations), so my interest in the matter is not...
  • Jill Biden, George Floyd’s family rally Democratic voters in Tallahassee

    11/01/2020 4:09:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/01/20 | Lawrence Mower
    Former Second Lady Jill Biden and the family of George Floyd stopped in Tallahassee on Sunday to rally support among Black Floridians on the final day of early voting in Florida. Speaking to hundreds of Democratic supports on the footsteps of the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, near Florida’s Capitol, Biden encouraged a last-minute turnout for her husband, former Vice President Joe Biden. “This is it. There are no do-overs,” Biden said. “If we win here, there is no stopping us.” **SNIP** “My brother’s life, my brother’s blood, is on the ballot,” Bridget Floyd said. Biden spoke of the racial injustice...
  • Judge dismisses third-degree murder charge against Derek Chauvin in death of George Floyd

    10/22/2020 8:31:48 AM PDT · by wrrock · 17 replies
    TG ^ | 10/22/2020 | Evan
    Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill dismissed Minneapolis cop’s third-degree murder charge in a 107-page decision Thursday morning. Chauvin, 44, also faces criminal charges, including more serious charges of second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Judge dismisses third-degree murder charge against Derek Chauvin in death of George Floyd but he will still face charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter

    10/22/2020 8:20:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 22, 2020 | Rachel Sharp
    A judge has dismissed the third-degree murder charge against white cop Derek Chauvin over the killing of black man George Floyd after he knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes as he begged for air and said 'I can't breathe'. Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill granted a motion to dismiss the charge against the former Minneapolis police officer in a ruling Thursday morning. Cahill wrote in a 107-page court ruling that prosecutors did not have probable cause for the charge because there was no evidence Chauvin's actions were 'eminently dangerous' to anyone other than Floyd.
  • 3rd degree murder charge dropped against Derek Chauvin in George Floyd’s death, 2nd degree murder remains

    10/22/2020 7:19:15 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    KARE ^ | October 22, 2020 | Lou Raguse, Emily Haavik
    A judge dismissed the third-degree murder charge, but the more serious charge of second-degree murder, along with all other charges against the defendants, remain.
  • Derek Chauvin: Ex-officer charged in George Floyd's death can leave Minnesota

    10/09/2020 4:47:23 PM PDT · by libstripper · 35 replies
    CNN, via MSN ^ | Oct. 8, 2020 | Theresa Waldrop and Brad Parks, CNN
    The former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd will be allowed to live in a neighboring state due to safety concerns stemming from his involvement in Floyd's death that was caught on video and became part of a rally cry for police brutality around the country.
  • It's Official: The George Floyd Riots Were the Most Destructive in U.S. History

    09/16/2020 3:30:26 PM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 9/16/2020 (1557 EDT) | Tyler O'Neil
    Protests in 140 cities across America in the wake of the death of George Floyd devolved into violent looting and riots that have destroyed black lives, black livelihoods, and black monuments. At least 26 Americans have died in the riots, most of them black. The first two weeks of these deadly riots were officially the most destructive riots in U.S. history when it comes to insurance claims. The looting, vandalism, and arson that took place between May 26 and June 8, 2020, will result in at least $1 billion to $2 billion in paid insurance claims, Axios reported on Wednesday....
  • With violent crime on the rise in Mpls., City Council asks: Where are the police?

    09/16/2020 12:44:41 PM PDT · by matt04 · 52 replies
    The meeting was slated as a Minneapolis City Council study session on police reform. But for much of the two-hour meeting, council members told police Chief Medaria Arradondo that their constituents are seeing and hearing street racing which sometimes results in crashes, brazen daylight carjackings, robberies, assaults and shootings. And they asked Arradondo what the department is doing about it. "Residents are asking, ‘Where are the police’?” said Jamal Osman, newly elected council member of Ward 6. He said he's already been inundated with complaints from residents that calls for police aren’t being answered. “That is the only public safety...
  • Scottish University Will Rename David Hume Tower After George Floyd

    09/13/2020 9:23:10 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 72 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | September 13, 2020 | Richard Moorehead
    The University of Edinburgh in Scotland announced that it would rename a university building after George Floyd on Thursday. The Hume Tower was previously named after Scottish Enlightenment philosopher David Hume, who is thought of as a notable classical liberal political philosopher. The Hume Tower will now be known as 40 George Floyd. The prestigious university, located in Scotland’s capital city, explained in a statement that the renaming was taking place because “of the sensitivities around asking students to use a building named after the 18th century philosopher whose comments on matters of race, though not uncommon at the time,...
  • Floyd attorneys blast claim that he died of overdose

    Attorneys for George Floyd’s family refuted defense claims that Floyd died of a drug overdose while in the custody of Minneapolis police officers. Attorney Ben Crump said it was the four criminally charged former officers who caused Floyd’s death. “They are trying to say that the knee on [Floyd’s] neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds was reasonable,” Crump said. “They are trying to claim some asinine theory about an overdose. America saw what happened. And so, who are you going to believe, your eyes or these killer cops?” Floyd died in police custody after officers responded to a report...
  • Minnesota Vikings To Honor George Floyd’s Family At Season Opener(Extreme Hurlage!)

    09/11/2020 12:45:32 PM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies ^ | 9/11/2020 | Lauryn Overhultz
    The Minnesota Vikings plan to honor George Floyd’s family during the season opener Sunday against the Green Bay Packers. The team revealed the plans in a press release Friday.
  • Who Is Peter A. Cahill? Former Sen. Klobuchar Assistant Is Judge in George Floyd Case

    09/11/2020 1:48:59 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 9 replies
    newsweek ^ | 6/13/20 | BRENDAN COLE
    The judge assigned to the cases of the four police officers charged with the killing of George Floyd once dismissed charges faced by organizers of a massive Black Lives Matter protest. In 2015, Judge Peter A. Cahill dismissed misdemeanor charges faced by 11 organizers of the protest which took place at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, in December 2014. Cahill's ruling was described as an "an extremely significant decision for free speech" by Jordan Kushner, who represented four of the 11 organizers. One organizer, Nekima Levy-Pounds, said after the decision: "We stand vindicated today." After graduating from the...
  • WATCH: Chloe x Halle Sing National Anthem in Shirts Honoring Breonna Taylor and George Floyd

    09/11/2020 6:05:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/10/2020 | Warner Todd Huston
    Teenaged singing duo, Chloe x Halle, performed the national anthem to kick off the NFL on Thursday Night while wearing shirts displaying pictures of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. The sister act hit a virtual stage to sing the anthem and delivered a soaring version of the song. But each chose an activist shirt to wear as they performed.
  • New 'Absolutely Shocking' Evidence Presented in the George Floyd Case

    09/02/2020 6:00:24 PM PDT · by bitt · 61 replies ^ | 9/2/2020 | Katie Pavlich
    Attorneys for former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin are requesting the dismissal of murder and manslaughter charges against him for the death of George Floyd. They're using the police training manual as justification. According to the Minneapolis Police Department training manual, officers are shown how to subdue violent or resisting suspects by placing their knee on the neck. Analysts and attorneys at Court TV explain. It's worth a full watch: "From coast-to-coast everyone, absolutely outraged, especially by that fact, the knee on the neck. Well, guess what folks, take a look at what you're looking at right here. That is...