CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Deadline reports:

The eyes of the world will focus on Minneapolis this Monday, as the trial of a former police officer accused of killing George Floyd is expected to begin.

Protests are already underway in the city and its surrounding neighborhoods, which were devastated in the aftermath of Floyd’s death. As widely reported, Officer Derek Chauvin faces murder charges for kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nine minutes.

Court TV will televise the trial live, and reports indicate it’s likely to be among the most closely watched legal events in recent US history. Minneapolis and cities around the world saw sometimes violent protests and looting in the wake of Floyd’s death.

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