Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was fired after being accused of having killed the African-American man, George Floyd, was released on Wednesday after posting a bond of $1 million. The Department of Corrections confirmed that the ex-police officer left the Oak Park Heights maximum-security correctional facility.
At least ten people died in Colombia Wednesday in clashes that ensued following the death of a man as a result of police violence. The authorities had initially reported seven, and later ten dead. Amongst the dead include seven young people, aged between 17 to 27 in Bogotá, and three more in Soacha, a city near the capital.
We are hosting a peaceful rally and protest for the life of Hip-hop artist Deshon Johnson.
Our goal is for the Attorney General Gurbir Grewal to reopen and investigate Deshon Johnson’s death case, corruption by the Essex County Prosecutor and the Coach USA/NJ Transit bus company attorney. We demand that Community Coach USA release all of the non-redacted bus driver Wilson Romaine’s medical records with his vision, hearing, and a clean bill of health. We also want the bus company to release all of the non-redacted work histories of Romain and the video from the bus.
The family of George Floyd has taken a new step towards the police and the local city government after he was killed when police officer Derek Chauvin squeezed his knee against his neck. A civil lawsuit by the Floyd family targets both the Minneapolis City Council and the four officers charged in the case.
New transcripts have given a detailed account of George Floyd’s arrest and last moments. Transcripts on footage recorded from body cameras fitted on officers Thomas Lane and Alexander Kueng revealed that Floyd said “I can’t breathe” 20 times. His pleas were dismissed by Derek Chauvin who said, “it takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk.”
The Minneapolis City Council has begun the process of replacing the police force, a move that was triggered by the horrible death of George Floyd at the hands of four Minneapolis officers. The proposed charter aims at replacing the Minneapolis Police Department with a new Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention.
A judge in charge of George Floyd’s murder case has cautioned attorneys and other officials against making comments regarding the case. Judge Peter Cahill said further inappropriate public comments on the case would result to a change of venue for the case. He, however, did not issue any gag orders on the attorneys.
The four ex-Minneapolis police officers charged with the murder of George Floyd are set to appear in Hennepin County District Court. Floyd, an African American man, was killed a month ago after a white office pinned him down for eight minutes and 46 seconds. The hearing could deal with bail amounts and other issues.
Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden is leading US President Donald Trump in the most recent polls undertaken by Siena College and the New York Times. They show him leading by 14 points. The scenario is a bit worrying for Wall Street. Investors are wary that Biden will unleash a wave of negative policies that will stymie American companies.
The House of Representatives has passed far-reaching legislation on police reforms Thursday night, a month after the horrible death of George Floyd. The vote was 281-181 in favor, with the vote mostly along party lines. Three Republicans crossed over to vote with the Democrats, who control the House.
Anyone really believe that Minnesota Officer Derek Chauvin strangled George Floyd to death because he happened to be a black man? If so, I’ve got some palm trees to sell in Fairbanks.
Old timers remember Paul Harvey as a famous talk-show host (and author) from 20th century best known for his alluring come-on, “Now, here’s the rest of the story.” As suspected, there surely is more to the story of George Floyd’s untimely and torturous death on May 25th at the hands of Officer Derek Chauvin, that we yet know about.
Minneapolis police have confirmed a shootout in the city early Sunday which left one man dead and 11 others wounded. All the injured are adults, and the injuries that they sustained are considered as not dangerous to their lives. The reasons that led to the shooting haven’t been established yet.
A second former Minneapolis police officer, charged with the death of George Floyd, has been released on bail. J. Alexander Kueng was released with conditions from the Hennepin County jail, after posting bail of $750,000. He is facing charges of aiding and abetting second degree murder and manslaughter.
George Floyd’s brother Philonise has appealed to the United Nations to investigate systematic racism in the United States and the killing of black people by police. Philonise said this on Wednesday during a debate convened by African countries at the UN Human Rights Council headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
I walk into the street. Bright yellow lines direct the cars and my feet.
I go left into the moving crowd. My neighborhood is full of people brown, black and proud.
The sounds of soul music is an urban flavor. It gives rhythm to our walk and its taste that we savor.
Pick-up basketball keeps kids dribbling orange balls in the park. I keep on the go cause these streets will get dark.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the creation of a commission on racial inequalities. Johnson is calling for combating the “substance” of racism, not symbols, in an allusion to the recent depredations of statues during anti-racist protests. “It is no use just saying that we have made huge progress in tackling racism,” Johnson wrote.
A new case, similar to the killing of George Floyd, has broken out in Atlanta, Georgia. Rayshard Brooks, a 27-year old African-American, was shot dead by a police officer during an arrest on Friday night. The responsible officer, Garrett Rolfe, was fired and police chief Erika Shields resigned.
Police and protesters clashed Saturday afternoon in central London after huge crowds flooded the city, despite earlier warnings from the authorities to avoid the demonstrations. Moments of tension and conflict were witnessed between the police and the protesters, more so near the statue of Winston Churchill, which the demonstrators intended to demolish.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson has countered calls to defund the police. According to the cabinet secretary, such a move will not solve the nation’s deep-seated socioeconomic problems. His comment comes in the wake of the George Floyd mass protests that have beset the country.
One of the former police officers charged with the murder of George Floyd, a victim of police brutality, has been released on bail. According to the sheriff’s records, Thomas Lane, a former Minneapolis police officer, was released from Hennepin County jail on a bail of $750,000.
Thousands gathered at Fountain of Praise church in Houston, Texas to bid their last farewell to George Floyd, a victim of police brutality. Family, politicians, civil rights activists and celebrities shared fond memories of the “gentle giant.” Floyd died on May 25, after a white police officer pinned him down with his knee on Floyd’s neck.
Abuse of women is in the daily news, which means the news is not very pleasant. Woman are being murdered and sexually abused in Israel, Africa, the United States, and throughout the world. In Israel on June 1, thousands gathered at a rally in Tel Aviv calling for the government to take action to end violence against women.
As calls to defund, dismantle, or disband the police force in the US increase, President Donald Trump and the Republicans have used the call to attack the Democrats. “The president is appalled by the ‘defund the police’ movement,” White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said.
Democrats in the US House of Representatives have just proposed a bill for broad police reform, after weeks of protests against the brutality and racism of police officers spread across the country. The bill will make it easier to prosecute police offenses and handle racist acts, as well as prohibit chokeholds.
Corona virus teaches to be satisfied with your portion in life. Corona the enemy of all of mankind American, Russian, Brazilian, White, and Black, Jewish, Christian has been also called the great equalizer. The Bible teaches poverty is compared to death. No one wants to be poor. Becoming rich is an incentive for Americans. In a Communist society there is no incentive to become rich. In a society where there is no incentive to become rich, joy is lacking.
Nine members of the Minneapolis City Council said Sunday afternoon that they support disbanding the city’s police department. The nine members attended a rally in a city park, and vowed take the action. Council President Lisa Bender said that the police systems were not keeping the communities safe.
Congressional Democrats paid their tribute to George Floyd by taking a knee for 8 minutes and 46 seconds as a symbol of the duration that former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin pinned him down. They then unveiled a package of police reforms as a response to the killing of African Americans by law enforcement officers.
At least 4,000 people turned up for a Black Lives Matter Vigil in Calgary, at Olympic Plaza. People wore T-shirts that read “Being Black is not a crime,” and they chanted “Black lives matter.” The organizers said that the rally was about humanizing those that have been brutalized as their lives are remembered.
Thousands of protesters continue to grace various city streets across the globe as they denounce racism, following the murder of an African-American, George Floyd, by a white policeman in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In Madrid, Spain, about 3,000 people gathered around noon in front of the United States Embassy in protest over the killing.
If elected as President, Democratic nominee Joe Biden says that one of his first tasks will be to undertake police reforms and fight racism in the US. Biden’s promise is informed by the recent murder of George Floyd, an African-American that led to protests against police violence and racial disparities in the United States.
Let’s say for a moment that you were suddenly faced with a global pandemic catching you completely off guard, and then you looked up and saw natural disasters left and right. Tornadoes in Louisiana, earthquakes in southern California, lighting showers in Toronto, and then you saw the video of George Floyd being murdered. Suddenly your priorities shifted, your heart broke, and you perhaps felt completely overcome with anger.
A memorial service in honor of George Floyd was held in Minneapolis on Thursday. His family, friends, and hundreds of celebrities, politicians and civic leaders gathered to pay their last respects to the 46 year-old. Floyd died after a white officer pinned him down using his knee.
As life gradually returns to normal in Europe, the scene in Brazil remains bleak, while fears prevail that the current protests in the United States will lead to the spread of the coronavirus epidemic. The new Coronavirus continues to spread in Latin America unabated, especially in Brazil.
The protests against the death of the African-American, George Floyd, continued across US cities peacefully on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Derek Chauvin, the officer who pinned Floyd down using his knee, is set to face an additional charge. Chauvin will now face the charge of second degree murder.
The protests against the death of the African-American, George Floyd, continued across US cities peacefully. However, many of the protesters defied the curfews that have been imposed across cities in the country. The biggest protest was in Floyd’s hometown, Houston, Texas, which held a memorial march.
The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, DC in the United States has strongly criticized the actions of President Donald Trump, accusing hm of using religion as a shield to crack down on continuing civil unrest in the country. After taking a picture holding a Bible in front St. John’s Episcopal Church the day before, Trump visited the Saint John Paul II National Shrine on Tuesday.
Following the brutal murder George Floyd, a 44 year-old African American, by a policeman who knelt on his neck, many demonstrations have since ensued globally in protest against the beastly act. The protests are not only confined to the United States, but have since spread to various parts of the world.
President Donald Trump has warned that he would deploy the military to states that would not take serious actions against protesters in the ongoing demonstrations against the death of George Floyd. Earlier on, the president had called on the governors to take charge and arrest the protesters.
Protests against the death of George Floyd have received international support, with many countries joining in as demonstrations continue across US cities. In London and Berlin, thousands protested outside the US embassies. The demonstrations began with the protestors taking a knee for nine minutes.
Australia will investigate the attack by US police on two Australian journalists that were covering protests in the United States against the brutal murder of George Floyd, an African-American. The Australian Foreign Affairs Minister, Marise Payne, made the announcement today, stating that the incident was a serious one and it raises serious concern.