Category: George Floyd

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Dec
2020

National Guard Preparing For Indefinite Deployment While George Floyd Trial Proceeds In MinneapolisNational Guard Preparing For Indefinite Deployment While George Floyd Trial Proceeds In Minneapolis

The Minnesota National Guard may deploy indefinitely to Minneapolis while the four former police officers involved in the death of George Floyd are on trial in 2021, an ABC affiliate reported Wednesday. The National Guard’s 12-page plan dubbed “Operation Safety Net” details a worst-case scenario plan where all available state guard forces are deployed for […]

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Dec
2020

Minneapolis City Council Cuts The Police Department’s Budget, But Not Number Of OfficersMinneapolis City Council Cuts The Police Department’s Budget, But Not Number Of Officers

The Minneapolis City Council voted to cut millions from the police department budget for 2021 and to allocate the funds to violence prevention and community programs early Thursday morning. The council approved “Safety for All” amendments that redirect $7.7 million of the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) budget towards community violence prevention and mental health response. […]

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Dec
2020

Man Who Toppled Christopher Columbus Statue Avoids Jail Time Due To ‘Restorative Justice’ ProgramMan Who Toppled Christopher Columbus Statue Avoids Jail Time Due To ‘Restorative Justice’ Program

A man who caused more than $150,000 in damages to a Christopher Columbus statue in St. Paul, Minnesota, is avoiding jail time due to a restorative justice program that will instead require he complete community service, CBS Minnesota reported Monday. Michael Anthony Forcia was charged with criminal damage to property in the first degree after […]

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‘you-are-not-helping-us’:-black-leaders-rebuke-portland-anarchists-for-hijacking-racial-justice-movement
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Nov
2020

‘You Are Not Helping Us’: Black Leaders Rebuke Portland Anarchists For Hijacking Racial Justice Movement‘You Are Not Helping Us’: Black Leaders Rebuke Portland Anarchists For Hijacking Racial Justice Movement

Several black leaders and community activists in Portland said that anarchists have hijacked the racial justice movement in America by perpetuating violence, the Los Angeles Times reported. Anarchists attracted significant media attention nationally over their roles in the riots, looting and arson that erupted following the death of George Floyd in May. While many black […]

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Nov
2020

Rising Violence Prompts Minneapolis City Officials To Consider Asking Nearby Officers For SupportRising Violence Prompts Minneapolis City Officials To Consider Asking Nearby Officers For Support

Officials might bring in officers from nearby jurisdictions to aid the Minneapolis Police Department’s response to increasing violent crimes, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Monday. Police officers from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and Metro Transit Police will temporarily work with the Minneapolis Police Department if the measure is approved by the City Council and […]

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Nov
2020

Judge Declines Minneapolis Officers’ Request To Move Trial Out Of CityJudge Declines Minneapolis Officers’ Request To Move Trial Out Of City

A judge declined the request of defense attorneys in the George Floyd case to move the trial out of Minneapolis, and also ruled that the four former officers would be tried in a single proceeding, numerous sources reported. Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill had warned attorneys and public officials months prior that if they don’t […]

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Oct
2020

Teen Who Recorded George Floyd Death Will Be Given Human Rights Award Alongside Former US Ambassador To UkraineTeen Who Recorded George Floyd Death Will Be Given Human Rights Award Alongside Former US Ambassador To Ukraine

The teenager who recorded the death of George Floyd in May will receive a human rights award alongside the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine who played a central role in President Donald Trump’s impeachment proceedings, numerous sources reported. Darnella Frazier, who is 17 years old, will be presented with the PEN/Benenson Courage Award for recording […]

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Oct
2020

Judge Denies Former Officer’s Request To Use 2019 Footage Of George Floyd Incident With Police As EvidenceJudge Denies Former Officer’s Request To Use 2019 Footage Of George Floyd Incident With Police As Evidence

A judge denied a request made on behalf of a former Minneapolis police officer to use body camera footage from a 2019 arrest of George Floyd as evidence in trial, CBS Minnesota reported.  Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill denied Attorney Earl Gray’s request to use the footage from May 6, 2019 as evidence in court, […]

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