Tag Archives: police brutality

Killer MN Cop Moved To Maximum Security Prison

Minneapolis’s ABC News affiliate reports: The former Minneapolis Police officer who was charged in connection with the death of George Floyd has been transferred from a county jail to a maximum-security prison, according to the Minnesota Department of Corrections. Derek Chauvin was originally taken into custody at the Ramsey County Jail; he was then taken to the Hennepin County Jail …

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Trump Took Shelter In Bunker During Friday Protests

The Associated Press reports: Secret Service agents rushed President Donald Trump to a White House bunker on Friday night as hundreds of protesters gathered outside the executive mansion, some of them throwing rocks and tugging at police barricades. Trump spent nearly an hour in the bunker, which was designed for use in emergencies like terrorist attacks, according to a Republican …

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Gov. Cuomo Asks AG To Probe Misconduct By NYPD

Axios reports: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said Sunday that he has asked the state’s attorney general to review the New York Police Department’s conduct during protests over the death of George Floyd. Several videos of protests over the weekend showed NYPD officers pushing protestors, driving SUVs through crowds and more. While some of the confrontations were instigated by …

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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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Protesters Block Looters From Brooklyn Target [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: Peaceful demonstrators barred violent looters from breaking into a Brooklyn Target during chaotic protests over the death of George Floyd, video shows. In the video shot late Saturday, about 10 outnumbered protesters form a line and barricade angry looters from breaking into the Target at the Atlantic Terminal Mall in Downtown Brooklyn. After a …

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Pelosi: Trump Is “Fueling The Flame” Of Unrest [VIDEO]

“The president of the United States should bring dignity to the office that he serves. He should be a unifying force in our country. “We have seen that with democratic and republican presidents all along. They have seen their responsibility to be the president of the United States, to unify our country, and not to fuel the flame, not to …

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Trump: US Will Label Antifa As “Terrorist Organization”

The Independent reports: The Trump administration will move to designate the loose association of militant left-wing, anti-fascist demonstrators commonly known as “Antifa” as a terrorist organisation, the president has announced in a tweet. “The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization,” Mr Trump wrote amid a series of tweets on Sunday blaming violent outbursts and …

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Demings: Don’t Expect Trump To “Show Compassion”

The Hill reports: Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.) said Sunday that the killing of George Floyd was an indicator that law enforcement agencies nationwide should conduct internal reviews and “come out better than before.” “I do believe we are long overdue for every law enforcement agency in our nation to review itself and come out better than before,” Demings, who previously …

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Utah Man Aims Bow And Arrow At Protesters [VIDEO]

The Grio reports: A white man declaring “All Lives Matter” during demonstrations in Utah on Saturday was detained by police after he aimed a bow and arrow at protesters. Video footage of the shocking Salt Lake City incident shows Brandon McCormick standing in the street beside his vehicle as he begins to prepare his bow and arrow to apparently use …

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Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Pleads For Non-Violence: “Rioting, Looting, And Burning Is Not The Way” [VIDEO]

From civil right icon Rep. John Lewis: “Sixty-five years have passed, and I still remember the face of young Emmett Till. It was 1955. I was 15 years old — just a year older than him. What happened that summer in Money, Mississippi, and the months that followed — the recanted accusation, the sham trial, the dreaded verdict — shocked …

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Reporters Gassed, Hit With Rubber Bullets, Arrested

The Hollywood Reporter reports: MSNBC’s Ali Velshi, CNN commentator Keith Boykin were among journalists recounting being hit by rubber bullets, attacked, and in some cases arrested while covering protests. As tensions escalated across the United States during protests over the death of George Floyd, many journalists found themselves in the crosshairs of covering an unprecedented moment with some getting hit …

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NYPD Vehicle Plows Through Protesters [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: A large protest in Brooklyn on Saturday sent a shock through social media when video emerged of two New York Police Department vehicles driving through a group of protesters. The protest was one of dozens nationwide over the death of George Floyd. The videos show dozens of protesters gathered in a street holding up a small barricade, …

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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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Trump Denies Inciting Violence: “MAGA Loves Blacks”

“MAGA. Make America great again. These are people that love our country. I have no idea if they were going to be here, I was just asking. I have no idea if they were going to be there, MAGA is make America great again. “By the way, they love African-American people, they love black people. MAGA loves black people. “I …

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Wife Of Killer Minneapolis Ex-Cop Files For Divorce

The Associated Press reports: Hours after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was charged with the murder of George Floyd, his wife announced that she is divorcing him, WCCO-TV reported Friday night. According to WCCO, Kellie Chauvin released a statement through her attorney saying, “She is devastated by Mr. Floyd’s death,” sends condolences to his family and is divorcing Derek …

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Trump Incites MAGA World To Battle DC Protesters

Fox News reports: President Trump on Saturday praised the Secret Service for its protection of the White House during protests in Washington D.C. on Friday night, calling them “very cool & very professional” — and warned that any protesters who breached the fence would have met by “vicious dogs” and “ominous weapons.” He later accused the protesters of being “professionally …

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Louisville Cop Fires Pepper Balls At News Crew [VIDEO]

Louisville’s NBC News affiliate reports: WAVE 3 News reporter Kaitlin Rust and photojournalist James Dobson were hit by pepper balls reportedly fired by an LMPD officer during a protest in downtown Louisville Friday night. It was previously reported that the officer was firing rubber bullets, but Jessie Halladay with the Louisville Metro Police Department said LMPD officers do not use …

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Violence At Brooklyn Protest, Dozens Arrested [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: Violent protesters charged a Brooklyn police precinct on Friday night on a day when thousands of fed up New Yorkers hit the streets to protest police brutality and stand up for a man killed by Minneapolis police. Several hundred police officers were rushed to the 88th Precinct in Clinton Hill, where protesters tagged police …

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DC Protests Prompted White House Lockdown [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Several hundred people gathered outside the White House in two successive tense and confrontational demonstrations occurring hours apart on Friday, both of them protesting the death of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck. The demonstration had showed no signs of slowing as crowds continued to face off …

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