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  • Warning issued that Minneapolis police station stormed by rioters could EXPLODE after gas lines are cut in third night of violence as protests over George Floyd's death spread across the U.S.

    05/28/2020 10:00:57 PM PDT · by kevcol · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 29, 2020 | Rachel Sharp
    Officials have warned that a Minneapolis police station which was stormed by rioters and set alight could now explode after gas lines were cut during the third night of violence in the city as protests over George Floyd's death spread across America. Cops were forced to flee from the burning Minneapolis Third Police Precinct Thursday night when rioters rioters broke into the building and torched it. . . . Break-off protests over Floyd's death are building across different states, with disturbing footage showing the driver of a black SUV appear to deliberately mow down a Black Lives Matter protester in...
  • Watch live: Protests continue in Twin Cities after death of George Floyd

    05/28/2020 8:27:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 99 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | May 28, 2020 | NBC NEWS
    Watch live: Protests continue in Twin Cities after death of George Floyd 3RD PRECINT HAS CAUGHT FIRE
  • George Floyd, fired officer overlapped security shifts at south Minneapolis club

    05/28/2020 6:28:30 PM PDT · by MNDude · 45 replies
    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, according to Maya Santamaria. Santamaria owned the building for nearly two decades, but sold the venue within the last few months.
  • Live Thread:Minneapolis Riots May 28

    05/28/2020 6:59:13 PM PDT · by cornfedcowboy · 136 replies
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  • Store owner explains why police were called on George Floyd

    05/28/2020 6:38:44 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 43 replies ^ | 05/28/20 | CNN
    Cup Foods co-owner Mahmoud Abumayyaleh describes the moments that led to ONE of his employee's calling the police on George Floyd for alleged fraud. Abumayyaleh states he saw no sign of Floyd resisting arrest in the shop's surveillance video. Alleged Fraud? Explain Alleged Fraud? Is Mahmoud Abumayyaleh a Muslim? Could this be part of the problem?
  • Derek Chauvin, cop who pinned George Floyd, has ‘murderer’ scrawled outside home

    05/28/2020 6:07:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 136 replies
    NY POST ^ | May 28, 2020 | Lee Brown
    Protesters descended on the home of the cop filmed pinning George Floyd down by his neck before his death — scrawling “murderer” in large letters at the end of his driveway. Dozens of protesters met Wednesday outside the suburban Minnesota home of Derek Chauvin, the 44-year-old police veteran fired after pressing his knee into Floyd’s neck for several minutes as he sobbed, “I can’t breathe.” Photos show “murderer” scrawled at the end of his driveway, along with “a murderer lives here” in large letters in the road, with arrows pointing to Chauvin’s home. Some protesters remained after the main group...
  • FULL TRANSCRIPT: Minneapolis police release full transcript of 911 call that led to death of George Floyd

    05/28/2020 6:06:32 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 41 replies ^ | 5/28/20 | KSTP
    Minneapolis police on Thursday released the transcript of the 911 call that led to the death of George Floyd. Below is the transcript in its entirety. Operator: 911 what’s the address of the emergency? Caller: This is ah 3759 Chicago AV. Operator: How can I help you? Caller: Um someone comes our store and give us fake bills and we realize it before he left the store, and we ran back outside, they was sitting on their car. We tell them to give us their phone, put their (inaudible) thing back and everything and he was also drunk and everything...
  • ‘We Have To Do This Right’: Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman Says George Floyd Investigation Will Take Time

    05/28/2020 5:51:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    WCCO ^ | May 28, 2020 | WCCO
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman says his office is working on the George Floyd investigation as quickly as possible, but that it will take some time. At a press conference Thursday afternoon, Freeman called the fatal arrest of George Floyd Monday a “senseless death” and that his heart is with the family of Floyd. Freeman added that his office leads the nation in transparency in these types of cases, and was one of the few offices to successfully convict officers for unreasonable use of deadly force. Freeman said, however, it will take time to complete the case....
  • Police: Dozens Looted Target Store in St. Paul, Minnesota

    05/28/2020 5:27:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 54 replies
    BREITBART ^ | May 28, 2020 | Joshua Caplan
    St. Paul police on Thursday responded to a group of alleged looters at the Midway Target as protests spread over the death of George Floyd, according to local reports. Officers responded to the area around 11:30 a.m. and found between 50 and 60 people grabbing merchandise off the shelves without paying, said St. Paul police spokesman Steve Linders. Many dropped the goods and ran when authorities arrived. A fight broke out in the parking lot between a pedestrian and a driver, who reportedly tried to run down the person with their car. The motorist missed and hit another vehicle. No...
  • Prosecutors warn there is evidence that does not support criminal charge in George Floyd killing

    05/28/2020 4:48:19 PM PDT · by bort · 181 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 28, 2020 | Rachael Sharp
    Authorities dashed hopes that an arrest had been made over the [death of George Floyd]….. Prosecutors have warned there is "evidence that does not support criminal charges....
  • Gov. Tim Walz Activates National Guard In Response To George Floyd Protests

    05/28/2020 5:06:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    WCCO ^ | May 28, 2020 | WCCO
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gov. Tim Walz has signed an executive order activating the Minnesota National Guard “to help protect Minnesotans’ safety and maintain peace in the wake of George Floyd’s death.” The executive order also declares a peacetime emergency, activating the State Emergency Operations Center. Protests in South Minneapolis turned violent and destructive Wednesday night near the Minneapolis Police Department’s 3rd Precinct. “It is time to rebuild. Rebuild the city, rebuild our justice system, and rebuild the relationship between law enforcement and those they’re charged to protect. George Floyd’s death should lead to justice and systemic change, not more death...
  • WATCH LIVE: FBI Holds Press Conference on George Floyd Death Investigation

    05/28/2020 2:29:39 PM PDT · by McGruff · 127 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | May 28, 2020
    FBI and state law enforcement provide a statement on the investigation into the death of George Floyd.
  • ‘We’re Going To Make Sure That This Prosecution Goes Down’: Rev. Al Sharpton Seeks Justice During George Floyd Vigil

    05/28/2020 2:24:02 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 36 replies ^ | 5/28/20 | WCCO
    On Thursday afternoon, Rev. Al Sharpton held a prayer vigil at the site where George Floyd died after he was pinned to the ground by Minneapolis police officers. Sharpton, a civil rights leader and Baptist minister, has previously spoken on the topic of police violence against African-Americans – notably about the death of Eric Garner, who was choked to death by an NYPD officer in 2014. Garner’s last words, just like Floyd’s, were “I can’t breathe.” Standing amidst a crowd on the corner of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue, Sharpton was joined by Garner’s mother, Gwen Carr. In 2014, Sharpton...
  • Amy Klobuchar declined to prosecute officer at center of George Floyd's death after previous conduct complaints

    05/28/2020 2:04:54 PM PDT · by McGruff · 55 replies
    The Week via Yahoo News ^ | May 28, 2020 | Kathryn Krawczyk
    George Floyd's death in police custody is renewing criticism of Sen. Amy Klobuchar's (D-Minn.) prosecutorial record. Before she became a senator and a top contender for former Vice President Joe Biden's vice presidential spot, Klobuchar spent eight years as the Hennepin County attorney, in charge of prosecution for Minneapolis. And while in that position, Klobuchar declined to prosecute multiple police officers cited for excessive force, including the officer who kneeled on Floyd's neck as he protested, The Guardian reports. Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derick Chauvin saw at least 10 conduct complaints during his 19-year tenure before he was fired Tuesday
  • NBC Bans Reporters From Using The Word ‘Riot’ In Coverage Of Minnesota Riots

    05/28/2020 12:34:34 PM PDT · by kevcol · 105 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 28, 2020 | William Davis
    NBC is prohibiting reporters from using the word “riot” in its coverage of violent outbursts in Minnesota that have occurred in response to the killing of George Floyd. “While the situation on the ground in Minneapolis is fluid, and there has been violence, it is most accurate at this time to describe what is happening there as ‘protests’–not riots,” NBC host Craig Melvin wrote on Twitter Thursday.
  • Police chief 'absolutely sorry' over George Floyd's death after fiery protests prompt calls for peace

    05/28/2020 11:54:54 AM PDT · by wanganghi · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/28/2020 | Christina Maxouris and Jason Hanna
    (CNN)Minneapolis' police chief acknowledged Thursday his department had contributed to a "deficit of hope" in the city after the death of George Floyd -- as he and other officials called for calm following a night of destructive protests. "I am absolutely sorry for the pain, devastation and trauma Mr. Floyd's death has left on his family, his loved ones," Minneapolis and the world, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said in a news conference. "I know there is currently a deficit of hope in our city ... and I know our department has contributed to that deficit as a whole," Arradondo...
  • State troopers are called in and Minneapolis Mayor asks for National Guard's help as city braces for a third night of violence after a looter is killed in George Floyd protests and stores are torched and ransacked

    05/28/2020 11:33:10 AM PDT · by kevcol · 58 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 28, 2020 | Lauren Fruen and Rachel Sharp
    State troopers have already been called in and Mayor Jacob Frey asked for the National Guard's help after one suspected looter was fatally shot and stores were left ransacked and torched. Shocking images Thursday morning show the widespread destruction left in the wake of the protests over the death of Floyd in police custody on Monday. Chaos first erupted Tuesday after footage showed a white police officer knelt on the father-of-two's neck for eight minutes. By Wednesday stores including Wendy's, Target, Walmart and AutoZone had been looted, ransacked and some set alight before rioters tried to bust open an ATM.
  • As Biden running mate decision nears, negative stories on candidates increase

    05/28/2020 10:33:27 AM PDT · by kevcol · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 28, 2020 | Joseph Simonson
    "Our Governor is the latest Democrat to decide that the rules they impose on their citizens to address the COVID-19 pandemic don’t apply to her," the New Mexico Republican Party tweeted Wednesday. "A bombshell report reveals that the governor violated her own stay-at-home order to stock up on some high-end jewelry." Just a day before, Whitmer was forced to address reports that her husband had used her name at a dock to help get their boat placed in the water faster ahead of the Memorial Day weekend. “My husband made a failed attempt at humor last week when checking in...
  • Revs. Jackson, Sharpton to visit Minneapolis

    05/28/2020 10:05:20 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 67 replies ^ | 5/28/20 | KSTP
    Thursday, Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton will visit Minnesota. The civil rights leaders announced their visits in the midst of response to the death of George Floyd. Rev. Al Sharpton shared the news via Twitter. Headed to Minneapolis today! — Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) May 28, 2020 Meanwhile, Rev. Jackson's assistant told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS he will hold a press conference to dicuss Floyd's death. That's expected at about 1 p.m. Thursday. A location for the news conference hasn't yet been set.
  • Looters Trash Minneapolis After George Floyd’s Needless Death, But They Won’t Bring Justice

    05/28/2020 9:34:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 28, 2020 | Nicole Russell
    By all accounts, the death of George Floyd looks like murder by a police officer. Attempting to burn down one of the Midwest’s most beloved cities won’t ensure justice. In downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota — Rep. Ilhan Omar’s district, to be specific — rioters descended upon the police station and even nearby businesses Wednesday evening, breaking windows, setting fires, and looting. The mob gathered in response to the horrifying death of George Floyd. This video shows multiple officers pinning unarmed Floyd to the ground, one with his knee on Floyd’s neck, cutting off his airway. For nearly five excruciating minutes, Floyd...