Tag Archives: police brutality

Teen Who Filmed Floyd Murder Gets Special Pulitzer

ABC News reports: The Pulitzer Prizes recognize some of the year’s most important journalism. This year, someone who isn’t a professional journalist, but whose actions had as much impact as any, is among those being honored. Darnella Frazier, who filmed the death of George Floyd, received a special citation, Aminda Marqués González, co-chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board, announced Friday. …

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No Charges In Police Killing Of NC Black Man [VIDEO]

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: The district attorney for Pasquotank County will not bring criminal charges against sheriff’s deputies who shot and killed Andrew Brown Jr. in Elizabeth City, a move likely to increase tension and protest over police violence. Pasquotank County District Attorney Andrew Womble [photo] announced the news while discussing the state’s investigation at a press conference …

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Grand Jury Indicts Derek Chauvin, Three Other Ex-Cops On Civil Rights Charges Over Murder Of George Floyd

The Associated Press reports: A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s arrest and death, accusing them of violating the Black man’s constitutional rights as he was restrained face-down on the pavement and gasping for air, according to indictments unsealed Friday. The three-count indictment names Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and …

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Chauvin Seeks New Trial Based On “Jury Misconduct”

NBC News reports: Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin filed an appeal for a new trial Tuesday after being convicted last month of murdering George Floyd. Chauvin’s attorney, Eric Nelson, filed the request alleging that Chauvin’s ability to have a fair trial was affected by pretrial publicity. The motion alleges that the court abused its discretion by denying the requests …

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46% Of Republicans: Jury Got Chauvin Verdict Wrong

CBS News reports: Three in four Americans think the jury reached the right verdict in which former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder in the death of George Floyd, a majority view that spans across all racial, age and partisan groups. Reaction to the verdict among White Americans is largely related to partisanship. White Democrats overwhelmingly think …

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Maryland To Review Old Reports By Chauvin Witness

Baltimore’s CBS News affiliate reports: Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said Friday that they will review in-custody death reports from former Chief Medical Examiner Dr. David Fowler, just days after Fowler testified that former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin did not kill George Floyd. “We agree that it is appropriate for independent experts to review reports issued by the Office …

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DOJ May Charge Derek Chauvin Over Brutal 2017 Arrest

ABC News reports: Late last year, as a team of Minnesota state prosecutors was preparing for the trial that would ultimately convict former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of murdering George Floyd, they received a series of videos depicting Chauvin’s handling of another case three years earlier that by their own description shocked them. The videos, from Sept. 4, 2017, …

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MA Police Dept Apologizes For Anti-George Floyd Post

The Fall River Herald-News reports: The Fall River Police Department posted and then deleted a post on Facebook appearing to criticize George Floyd, a Black man whose death at the hands of a police officer sparked massive protests last year and whose killer was convicted of murder yesterday. The post was a screenshot of a tweet that read, “Chauvin immediately …

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Chauvin Being Held In Solitary For 23 Hours A Day

The New York Times reports: Derek Chauvin is being held in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day in Minnesota’s only maximum-security prison after he was convicted of murdering George Floyd and led out of a courtroom in handcuffs, according to authorities. Mr. Chauvin, 45, the former Minneapolis police officer who knelt on Mr. Floyd’s neck for more than nine …

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DOJ Announces Probe Into Minneapolis Police Dept

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: The U.S. Department of Justice will conduct a sweeping investigation into whether the Minneapolis Police Department engages in a “pattern and practice” of illegal conduct, according to a source familiar with the inquiry. The investigation, coming one day after ex-officer Derek Chauvin’s murder and manslaughter conviction, will seek to establish whether the state’s largest police department …

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Newsmax Host: Chauvin Was “Sacrificed To The Mob”

“They say justice is blind. I don’t think it was blind in this case at all. I think you have political pressure. I think you have pressure from all these activist groups going into all this. “And I think at the end of the day people say, ‘You know what? If we acquit this guy, this city is going to …

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Carlson: The Jury Ruled Guilty Because They Fear BLM

Media Matters has the transcript: The jury in the Derek Chauvin trial came to a unanimous and unequivocal verdict this afternoon: “Please don’t hurt us.” The jurors spoke for many in this country, everyone understood perfectly well the consequences of an acquittal in this case. After nearly a year of burning and looting and murder by BLM, that was never …

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Maxine Waters: “I’m Not Celebrating, I’m Relieved”

ABC News reports: Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said she was relieved when former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd on Tuesday. “Someone said it better than me: I’m not celebrating. I’m relieved,” Waters told reporters after the verdict was read. Waters had been on the receiving end of intense backlash from Republicans following remarks she …

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LIVE VIDEO: Biden Responds To Derek Chauvin Verdict

NPR reports: President Joe Biden said Tuesday he was “praying the verdict is the right verdict” in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin. He said he believed the case, which had gone to the jury and put the nation on edge, was “overwhelming.” Biden told reporters he was only weighing in on the trial into the death …

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NBA Praises Chauvin Verdict: Justice Has Been Served

“George Floyd’s murder was a flash point for how we look at race and justice inner county, and we are pleased that justice appears to have been served. But we also recognize that there is much work to be done and the National Basketball Association and the National Basketball Players Association, together with our newly-formed Social Justice Coalition, will redouble …

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BREAKING: Derek Chauvin GUILTY On All Charges

Reuters reports: Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty Tuesday afternoon on murder and manslaughter charges in connection with the death of George Floyd. The verdicts come one day after the jury began deliberations. Chauvin, 45, faced three charges in connection with the death of 46-year-old George Floyd. The charges included second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. …

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LIVE VIDEO: Verdict Announced In Derek Chauvin Trial

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: Jurors have reached verdicts in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who faces charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in George Floyd’s death last year. The verdict will be announced in open court between 3:30 and 4 p.m. CDT. Jurors, who were sequestered, reached their decision after hearing …

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BREAKING: Verdict Reached In Trial Of Derek Chauvin

NBC News reports: The jury has reached a verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, who is charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. The verdict will be read in open court between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. local time. The panel of seven women and five men began deliberating Monday after …

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Biden: Case Against Derek Chauvin Is “Overwhelming”

The Associated Press reports: President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he is “praying the verdict is the right verdict” in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin and that he believed the case to be “overwhelming.” Biden, ahead of a meeting with lawmakers in the Oval Office, told reporters that he was only weighing in on the trial …

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Tucker Carlson: The Media Is “Lynching” Derek Chauvin

Media Matters has the transcript: So, the closing arguments are a chance to assess actual evidence in the case, and you would think that would be good news — more facts, which we could always use. But, no, said the media. Facts no longer matter, not when BLM’s founding myth is at stake. Evidence only counts in countries that have …

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