Posts Tagged ‘floyd’

First conference for Jews of color to mark yahrzeit for George Floyd

(JTA) — Across America, people whose lives changed when George Floyd was killed are planning to mark the one-year anniversary of his death this month. Floyd’s family is working to rebrand the date, May 25, as “Day of Enlightenment” because of how many people were awakened to issues of racial injustice by seeing video footage of […]

Sen. Tim Scott to meet with George Floyd’s family Thursday

Scott, the GOP’s lone Black senator, has been in discussions with Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and other Democrats about the prospects for a bipartisan deal on police reform legislation, an issue that continues to be a perilous one in Congress. Scott and Bass are scheduled to meet on Thursday to negotiate on the issue with […]

Pelosi’s Remarks On George Floyd Are ‘So Damn Disrespectful’ Say BLM

Black Lives Matter blasted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday after she thanked George Floyd for “sacrificing” his life for justice. The controversial activist group called Pelosi’s remarks “so damn disrespectful.” You can unsubscribe any time. By subscribing you agree to our Terms of Use. The official BLM Twitter account wrote: “This is so damn […]

George Floyd Autonomous Zone Issues ‘Rules For White People’

The ‘George Floyd Autonomous Zone’ in Minneapolis has issued a list of ‘rules for white people’ that they have to abide by in order to enter the area. The zone has popped up around the area that Floyd died and has come to resemble something akin to a religious cult encampment. Apparently, baptisms, miracles and […]

CRIME BY CITY; CIA DRUGS; MIGRANTS; FLOYD

El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras have problems with drugs gangs.‘It is an outdated notion that people from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras are primarily looking for economic opportunity in the United States and, therefore, should wait in line for a visa.  ‘For people fleeing these countries, waiting for a visa can result in death, rape, or forcible […]

George Floyd’s family: ‘Today, we are able to breathe again’

The killing of Floyd set off a nationwide reckoning on race and sparked ongoing calls for police reform. At a news conference after Chauvin was convicted, several members of Floyd’s family celebrated the verdict — expressing relief at the outcome — and echoed calls for police reform “to make sure not another family has to […]

The overlap in the lives of Daunte Wright and George Floyd

George Floyd and Daunte Wright never met but there’s a chilling overlap between the two men. They died within 11 miles of each other, Mr Floyd on the south side of Minneapolis and Mr Wright in Brooklyn Center to the north of the city. Their families now also share legal representation in attorney Ben Crump. […]

George Floyd officer murder trial: Jury retires to consider verdict

Officer Derek Chauvin “had to know” he was squeezing the life out of George Floyd as the Black man cried over and over that he couldn’t breathe and finally fell silent, a prosecutor at the murder trial told the jury. “Use your common sense. Believe your eyes. What you saw, you saw,” Steve Schleicher said, […]

Prosecutor: Chauvin ‘had to know’ Floyd’s life was in danger

The defense for the now-fired white officer contends Floyd put himself at risk by using fentanyl and methamphetamine, then resisted officers trying to arrest him — factors that combined with his heart disease to lead to his death. But Schleicher described how Chauvin ignored Floyd’s cries that he couldn’t breathe, and continued to kneel on […]

Cardiologist says police, not heart or drug issues, killed George Floyd

Yet another medical expert in the Derek Chauvin trial has testified that George Floyd didn’t die because of a fentanyl overdose or pre-existing heart problems. Instead, according to cardiologist Dr Jonathan Rich, an expert witness called by the state, Mr Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck for minutes, along with other police restraints, triggered a […]

Medical examiner who led George Floyd’s autopsy says police restraints were ‘more than he could take’

George Floyd died because when police restrained him on the ground for more than nine minutes with knees on his back and neck, it was more than he “could take” with his “very severe” pre-existing heart conditions, the county medical examiner who conducted Mr Floyd’s autopsy testified on Friday. “In my opinion, the law enforcement […]

Doctor who performed George Floyd autopsy stands by homicide conclusion

MINNEAPOLIS – The medical examiner who performed the autopsy on George Floyd after last May’s deadly arrest explained how he concluded the death was a homicide at the hands of police in testimony on Friday at former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin’s murder trial. [embedded content] As jurors studied graphic autopsy photographs, Dr. Andrew Baker, Hennepin […]

Derek Chauvin trial: George Floyd’s coroner says police restraint ‘more than he could take’

George Floyd died ‘because he had no oxygen in his body’, medical expert says Hennepin County Medical Examiner Dr Andrew Baker is expected to testify today in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Dr Baker is the only person who performed an autopsy on George Floyd, following his death in May 2020 […]

George Clooney has been offering blunt advice to George Floyd’s team in Chauvin trial emails

George Clooney has offered some particularly blunt advice for the prosecution team in the trial of the former Minneapolis police officer accused of murdering George Floyd. The Hollywood actor reached out to Floyd family lawyer Benjamin Crump by email this week, the attorney said in an appearance on The View. Clooney has been in contact […]

Medical examiner blames police pressure for Floyd’s death

Baker said being involved in a scuffle raises adrenaline, which asks the heart to beat even faster and supply more oxygen. “And in my opinion, the law enforcement subdual, restraint and the neck compression was just more than Mr. Floyd could take by virtue of that, those heart conditions,” the medical examiner said. Chauvin, 45, […]

George Floyd’s Drug Dealer Refuses to Testify For Fear He Could Be Charged With His Murder

George Floyd’s drug dealer refused to testify during Tuesday’s hearing because his laywer feared he would be charged with third-degree murder for supplying the drugs that lead to his death. Morries Hall, the man identified as Floyd’s drug dealer, invoked the fifth during yesterday’s hearing in anticipation of a possible murder prosecution for giving him […]

BLM Activist Warns Buildings Will Burn If Chauvin Isn’t Convicted Of George Floyd’s Murder

If former cop Derek Chauvin is acquitted of George Floyd’s killing “all hell is going to break loose” according to a warning by a prominent Black Lives Matter (BLM) activist. Amid a wave of condemnation and without explanation, model and activist Maya Echols deleted her post. You can unsubscribe any time. By subscribing you agree […]

George Floyd news — live: Minneapolis police chief to give ‘remarkable’ testimony against Derek Chauvin

Police vet says Derek Chauvin used ‘totally unnecessary’ force on George Floyd The murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin over the death of George Floyd continues on Monday as it enters its second week. After five days dominated by emotional testimony from eyewitnesses, the evidence is expected to turn towards the officer’s training. […]

‘George Floyd Is Us – It’s Disgusting To Demonize Him’ Says CNN’S Don Lemon

CNN anchor Don Lemon sounded off on Friday sharing his thoughts about the Derek Chauvin trial for George Floyd’s death. Appearing on the CNN show ‘New Day’, Lemon claimed that Floyd’s death is ‘indicative’ of how black men in this country feel when they interact with the police. He also said that “George Floyd is […]

It was ‘unnecessary’ to kneel on George Floyd’s neck during arrest, US court hears

Kneeling on George Floyd ‘s neck while he was handcuffed and lying on his stomach was “totally unnecessary,” the head of the Minneapolis Police Department’s homicide division testified on Friday. “If your knee is on a person’s neck, that can kill him,” said Lt Richard Zimmerman, adding that when a person is handcuffed behind their […]

 Like Floyd Vietnamese Were Victims of a “Flourishing US Culture of Excessive Force Racism & Impunity”  

The 27 $million to the family of George Floyd answering allegations that his civil rights were violated within a flourishing American culture of excessive force, racism and impunity by implication puts protective value on all lives in the USA. Remaining valueless are the millions of lives taken overseas by Americans, including by Black GIs who […]

Jurors shown video of George Floyd’s death at ex-cop’s trial

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The video of George Floyd gasping for breath was essentially Exhibit A as the former Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee on the Black man’s neck went on trial Monday on charges of murder and manslaughter. Prosecutor Jerry Blackwell showed the jurors the footage at the earliest opportunity, during opening statements, […]

George Floyd news: Witness says Derek Chauvin used ‘blood choke’ as Floyd ‘pleaded for his life’

Derek Chauvin trial witness says he heard George Floyd ‘pleading for his life’.mp4 The first day of Derek Chauvin’s trial over the death of George Floyd has come to an end, with the former Minneapolis police officer’s defence saying that the use of force is “not attractive” but is a necessary part of policing. After […]

A ‘grinding and crushing’ knee on George Floyd: ex-officer’s trial begins

Former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin squeezed the life out of George Floyd when he arrested him last May, a prosecutor told jurors in his opening statement at Chauvin’s trial on murder charges on Monday.Jerry Blackwell, a prosecutor with the Minnesota attorney general’s office, told jurors that officers who wear the Minneapolis police badge pledge to […]

Trial of Derek Chauvin, former officer in George Floyd’s death, gets underway

A former Minneapolis police officer went on trial Monday in the death of George Floyd, which sparked outrage across the U.S. and beyond. Floyd, 46, died in May 2020 after Derek Chauvin held him to the ground with a knee to the neck for nearly nine minutes despite the Black man crying out that he […]

Jury seated in murder trial of ex-policeman for George Floyd’s death

 The last member of a full jury of 12, along with three alternates, were seated on Tuesday in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer facing murder charges in the arrest and death of George Floyd last year. Twelve jurors and two alternates had been seated since the trial began two weeks […]

JewFro restaurant was inspired by the George Floyd protest movement

 Like many Americans, Ari Augenbaum, Trey Owens and Narine Hovnanian closely watched the protest movement that followed the death of George Floyd during the summer of 2020. Floyd’s death sparked familiar discussions among the friends about the history of race and oppression in the United States. The three restaurateurs, who run a popular Virginia eatery […]

Minneapolis agrees to pay $27M settlement to family of George Floyd

In order to settle a wrongful death lawsuit, the city of Minneapolis agreed Friday to pay $27 million to the family of George Floyd. On May 25, 2020, Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was recorded on video kneeling against George Floyd’s neck for at least eight minutes despite the fact that Floyd had already been handcuffed and […]

George Floyd’s family receives $27 million settlement over his death

The city of Minneapolis on Friday agreed to pay $27 million to settle a lawsuit by the family of George Floyd over his death in police custody, a case that stirred national protests over racial injustice and police brutality. Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, died in May as Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer, […]

Minneapolis to pay George Floyd’s family $27m

The city of Minneapolis on Friday reached a $27 million (€22.5 million) agreement with George Floyd’s family to settle a civil lawsuit over the Black man’s death in police custody. Floyd died on May 25, 2020, after a white police officer held him down with a knee to the neck despite his please that he […]

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