Tag Archives: Minneapolis

Minneapolis Cop And Victim Worked At Same Nightclub

Minneapolis’s ABC News affiliate reports: A former club owner in south Minneapolis says the now-fired police officer and the black man who died in his custody this week both worked security for her club up to the end of last year. George Floyd and now-former Officer Derek Chauvin both worked security at the El Nuevo Rodeo club on Lake Street, …

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Biden: Trump Is Calling For Violence Against Citizens

The Guardian reports: “This is not abstract: a black reporter was arrested while doing his job this morning, while the white police officer who killed George Floyd remains free. I am glad swift action was taken, but this, to me, says everything,” the presumptive Democratic nominee wrote in a tweet. Biden said he would not “lift” Trump’s tweet that partly …

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Minneapolis Mayor Blasts Trump For Calling Him Weak: Weakness Is Pointing At Others During A Crisis [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey (D) early Friday morning slammed President Trump’s criticism of his leadership amid the protests that have erupted in the Minnesota city after the police killing of George Floyd. Early Friday Trump lashed out on Twitter at Frey, saying that he would “send in the National Guard” if the mayor couldn’t “bring the City …

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MN State Cops Arrest CNN Crew During Live Broadcast

CNN reports: CNN journalist Omar Jimenez has been taken into police custody during a live broadcast at the site of the protests in Minneapolis, after clearly identifying himself to officers. Jimenez’s crew, including a producer and a camera operator, were also placed in handcuffs. The CNN camera was also taken into custody and continued to record as the crew was …

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Twitter Adds “Glorifying Violence” Warning To Trump’s Tweet: “When The Looting Starts, The Shooting Starts”

The New York Times reports: Twitter said early Friday that a tweet from President Trump implying that protesters in Minneapolis could be shot violated the company’s rules against glorifying violence, in a move that threatens to escalate tensions between Mr. Trump and his favorite social media megaphone over its content policies. The company prevented users from viewing Mr. Trump’s message …

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DOJ Opens “Robust” Probe Into MN Killing By Police

Via press release from the Justice Department: The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota, the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division and the FBI’s Minneapolis Field Office are conducting a robust criminal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the May 25, 2020, death of George Floyd. The Department of Justice has made the investigation a top priority and has …

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FBI Opens Investigation Into Police Killing Of Black Man

The Daily Beast reports: Thousands of protesters squared off against police here [Minneapolis] late Tuesday, just hours after disturbing footage emerged showing a white police officer kneeling on an unarmed black man’s neck for several minutes before he died. The white officer in the video has been identified as Derek Chauvin. CBS News Minnesota reports Chauvin is being represented by …

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Four Minneapolis Cops Fired After Death Of Black Man

CBS News Minneapolis reports: Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo has announced that four officers are now “former employees” with the department, following the death of George Floyd in South Minneapolis Monday evening. George Floyd was arrested Sunday night for an alleged forgery at a deli. Officers say he resisted arrest before one of the officers kneeled on Floyd’s neck. The …

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Trump Attacks Somali Refugees At Minneapolis Rally

The Washington Post reports: For roughly six minutes Thursday night, President Trump predictably singled out Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) during his campaign rally in her home district of Minneapolis. As photos of Omar wearing a headscarf flashed across jumbo screens at the Target Center in the city, Trump ramped up his broadsides against the freshman lawmaker, slamming her as an …

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Red Hats Rain Threats Down On Minneapolis Mayor

The Daily Beast reports: In an interview with The Daily Beast on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism, Minneapolis’ second Jewish mayor told The Daily Beast the past 24 hours have brought in a wave of hate from Trump supporters. “I’ve received everything from anti-Semitic rhetoric to threats, and it it’s disconcerting to say the least,” Frey said. His …

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Minneapolis Venue Backs Down On Advance Payment

CBS News Minneapolis reports: The mayor says the campaign must pay $530,000 in additional security costs up front. But AEG — the company that runs Target Center and booked the rally — backed down on the demand. “It was another effort to make this impossible to happen,” said Kayleigh McEnany, Trump 2020’s national press secretary. She said Thursday’s rally will …

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Minneapolis Mayor Hits Back At Trump: I’m Busy Doing Important Things And Not Tweeting Garbage [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: “I’m not one that gets overly excited about Twitter back-and-forth,” Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said Tuesday, saying that Trump’s tweets blasting him were a “little bit of a surprise.” “I wake up every single morning with not a lot of time on my hands because I’m doing things like filling potholes and making sure our city has …

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Trump Rants: “Dump Lightweight” Minneapolis Mayor

CBS News Minneapolis reports: President Donald Trump and his campaign are unhappy about a $530,000 fee associated with his upcoming visit to Minneapolis on Thursday. On Monday, the Trump campaign issued a statement blasting the fee, saying “The radical leftist mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey, is abusing the power of his office and attempting to extort President Trump’s re-election campaign …

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Trump Campaign Manager Rages Against “Radical” Minneapolis Mayor For Wanting Rally Money Up Front

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: Tensions between Minneapolis city leaders and President Donald Trump’s campaign escalated Monday when the campaign threatened to sue the city for trying to force it to pay $530,000 for security during this week’s rally. Trump’s campaign team said in a news release late Monday night that Mayor Jacob Frey is “abusing the power of his office” …

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Police Union Sells “Cops For Trump” T-Shirts [VIDEO]

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: The Minneapolis police union has come out with a “Cops for Trump” T-shirt, just days after the Police Department banned officers from wearing their uniforms in support of candidates at political events or in ads. Lt. Bob Kroll, head of the officers’ union, posted the T-shirt image on his personal Facebook page, saying the shirts will …

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Right Wing National Review: Prosecute Jacob Wohl

Yesterday I reported that notorious Trump cultist and now-banned Twitter troll Jacob Wohl has reported a death threat to the Minneapolis police. As multiple sites have pointed out, the threat came from a Twitter account that Wohl himself had created. Enter the right wing National Review: I said it about Jussie Smollett, and I’ll say it again now: Faking any …

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Prince Died Of “Exceedingly High” Fentanyl Amount

The Associated Press reports: A toxicology report from Prince’s autopsy, obtained by The Associated Press, shows he had what multiple experts called an “exceedingly high” concentration of fentanyl in his body when he died. Prince was 57 when he was found alone and unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park estate on April 21, 2016. Public data released six …

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MINNEAPOLIS: Philadelphia Fans Mistakenly Flock To Eagle Bar To Watch Super Bowl, Have Fun Anyway

Cyd Zeigler reports at Outsports: In cities around the world, bars bearing the name “Eagle” are gay — and usually gay leather — bars. New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Dallas, and many other cities have local dives bearing the name “Eagle.” One city that doesn’t have one? Philadelphia. There, The Bike Stop has been the big gay leather bar …

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MINNEAPOLIS: Police Chief Resigns After Officer Fatally Shoots Unarmed Woman Reporting Sexual Assault

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: At the request of the mayor, Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau announced her resignation Friday afternoon in the aftermath of the officer-involved fatal shooting of Justine Damond, a 40-year-old Australian woman. Last Saturday, Damond called 911 around 11:30 p.m. to report a possible sexual assault near her home in south Minneapolis, and one of the responding …

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MINNEAPOLIS: Twin Cities Pride Apologizes To Lesbian Police Chief, Cops Now Invited To March In Parade

The Minneapolis Fox affiliate reports: Earlier this week, Twin Cities Pride announced they would have only one, unmarked police car – as required by law – to clear the way for the parade, as opposed to the several marked squad cars that typically roll down Hennepin Avenue at the start. Organizers said they wanted to “respect the pain the community …

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