Tag Archives: George Floyd

Ex-Cop In Floyd Murder Seeks Dismissal Of Charges

Minneapolis’s CBS News affiliate reports: The defense team for fired Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane, who is charged in George Floyd’s death, has filed a motion for the charges to be dismissed. Lane’s attorney, Earl Gray, argues that there is no probable cause for the charges and that Lane “did not intentionally aid, advise, hire, counsel, or conspire with (Derek) …

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Floyd Protest Signs To Be Curated For Museum Exhibits

Courthouse News reports: The demands for an end to police brutality and protection of civil rights for Black Americans on signs clutched by protesters as they marched on the nation’s capital are finding their way to historic preservation. The African American History and Culture Museum, the American History Museum and the Anacostia Museum have formed a coalition with staff, activists …

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Biden Delivers Emotional Message At George Floyd’s Funeral: “We Cannot Turn Away From Systemic Abuse”

USA Today reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden recounted a wrenching conversation with George Floyd’s daughter, Gianna, in a video message delivered during Tuesday’s funeral for the man who died in police custody last month. Gianna told him she missed the bear hug that only Floyd could give, the joy of riding on his shoulders, the countless hours they spent …

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Lawyer For MN Cop: Bystanders Should Have Helped

The Insider reports: The lawyer for an officer charged in George Floyd’s fatal arrest appeared on Chris Cuomo’s CNN show Monday night to profess his client’s innocence, and earned Cuomo’s criticism for suggesting that bystanders could have intervened. Earl Gray relayed details of the arrest garnered from his client Thomas Lane’s body camera footage, which has yet to be released …

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LIVE VIDEO: Minneapolis Memorial For George Floyd

USA Today reports: On Thursday, the focus is expected to return to the life George Floyd led when he is memorialized at Minneapolis’ North Central University, an event that will include a “national eulogy” by the Rev. Al Sharpton and a “national criminal justice system address” by Floyd family attorney Ben Crump. The tribute will continue Saturday in Raeford, North …

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Multiple Groups Sever Ties With Minneapolis Police

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board voted Wednesday night to sever its longtime relationship with the Minneapolis Police Department, adding to the list of organizations that have cut ties with the local police following the death of George Floyd at the hands of its officers. The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Public Schools, museums and venues have …

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Large Protests Continue But Stay Relatively Calm

The Associated Press reports: Demonstrations in cities across the U.S. to condemn racism and police abuses remained large but turned notably more subdued on the eve of a Thursday memorial service for George Floyd that kicks off a series of events to mourn the man whose death empowered a national movement. The calmer protests came on the same day that …

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BREAKING: Three Other Minneapolis Ex-Cops To Be Charged, First Ex-Cop Charge Increased To 2nd Degree

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: Attorney General Keith Ellison [photo] plans to elevate charges against the former Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck while adding charges of aiding and abetting murder against the other three officers at the scene, according to multiple law enforcement sources familiar with the case. Ellison is expected to provide an update this afternoon …

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Independent Autopsy: “Floyd Died Of Asphyxiation”

The Associated Press reports: An autopsy commissioned for George Floyd’s family found that Floyd died of asphyxiation due to neck and back compression when a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes and ignored his cries of distress, the Floyd family’s attorneys said Monday. The autopsy by a doctor who also examined Eric Garner’s body found the …

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George Floyd’s Brother: Trump Blew Me Off On Call

Talking Points Memo reports: The brother of George Floyd, the man whose death in Minneapolis on Monday set off nationwide protests, expressed disappointment with a conversation he had with President Trump, saying the president “kept pushing me off.” “He didn’t give me an opportunity to even speak,” Philonise Floyd told MSNBC’s Al Sharpton of his call with the president. “It …

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De Blasio Blames Unrest On Organized “Anarchists”

Politico reports: Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday blamed an organized group of anarchists for inciting violence and vandalism amid protests over the killing of George Floyd, but conceded some were from the city and the neighborhoods where demonstrations were happening — a shift from his message Saturday night. “Some come from outside the city. Some are from inside the …

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Anti-Racism Riots Spread To Dozens Of Cities [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: A largely peaceful day of protests descended into a night of chaos, destruction and sporadic violence overnight Saturday as tens of thousands of people poured into streets across the United States to express anger and heartbreak over the death of yet another black man at the hands of the police. On Sunday morning, the authorities …

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