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  • It's Official: The George Floyd Riots Were the Most Destructive in U.S. History

    09/16/2020 3:30:26 PM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 9/16/2020 (1557 EDT) | Tyler O'Neil
    Protests in 140 cities across America in the wake of the death of George Floyd devolved into violent looting and riots that have destroyed black lives, black livelihoods, and black monuments. At least 26 Americans have died in the riots, most of them black. The first two weeks of these deadly riots were officially the most destructive riots in U.S. history when it comes to insurance claims. The looting, vandalism, and arson that took place between May 26 and June 8, 2020, will result in at least $1 billion to $2 billion in paid insurance claims, Axios reported on Wednesday....
  • With violent crime on the rise in Mpls., City Council asks: Where are the police?

    09/16/2020 12:44:41 PM PDT · by matt04 · 52 replies
    The meeting was slated as a Minneapolis City Council study session on police reform. But for much of the two-hour meeting, council members told police Chief Medaria Arradondo that their constituents are seeing and hearing street racing which sometimes results in crashes, brazen daylight carjackings, robberies, assaults and shootings. And they asked Arradondo what the department is doing about it. "Residents are asking, ‘Where are the police’?” said Jamal Osman, newly elected council member of Ward 6. He said he's already been inundated with complaints from residents that calls for police aren’t being answered. “That is the only public safety...
  • Scottish University Will Rename David Hume Tower After George Floyd

    09/13/2020 9:23:10 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 72 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | September 13, 2020 | Richard Moorehead
    The University of Edinburgh in Scotland announced that it would rename a university building after George Floyd on Thursday. The Hume Tower was previously named after Scottish Enlightenment philosopher David Hume, who is thought of as a notable classical liberal political philosopher. The Hume Tower will now be known as 40 George Floyd. The prestigious university, located in Scotland’s capital city, explained in a statement that the renaming was taking place because “of the sensitivities around asking students to use a building named after the 18th century philosopher whose comments on matters of race, though not uncommon at the time,...
  • Floyd attorneys blast claim that he died of overdose

    Attorneys for George Floyd’s family refuted defense claims that Floyd died of a drug overdose while in the custody of Minneapolis police officers. Attorney Ben Crump said it was the four criminally charged former officers who caused Floyd’s death. “They are trying to say that the knee on [Floyd’s] neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds was reasonable,” Crump said. “They are trying to claim some asinine theory about an overdose. America saw what happened. And so, who are you going to believe, your eyes or these killer cops?” Floyd died in police custody after officers responded to a report...
  • Minnesota Vikings To Honor George Floyd’s Family At Season Opener(Extreme Hurlage!)

    09/11/2020 12:45:32 PM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies ^ | 9/11/2020 | Lauryn Overhultz
    The Minnesota Vikings plan to honor George Floyd’s family during the season opener Sunday against the Green Bay Packers. The team revealed the plans in a press release Friday.
  • Who Is Peter A. Cahill? Former Sen. Klobuchar Assistant Is Judge in George Floyd Case

    09/11/2020 1:48:59 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 9 replies
    newsweek ^ | 6/13/20 | BRENDAN COLE
    The judge assigned to the cases of the four police officers charged with the killing of George Floyd once dismissed charges faced by organizers of a massive Black Lives Matter protest. In 2015, Judge Peter A. Cahill dismissed misdemeanor charges faced by 11 organizers of the protest which took place at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, in December 2014. Cahill's ruling was described as an "an extremely significant decision for free speech" by Jordan Kushner, who represented four of the 11 organizers. One organizer, Nekima Levy-Pounds, said after the decision: "We stand vindicated today." After graduating from the...
  • WATCH: Chloe x Halle Sing National Anthem in Shirts Honoring Breonna Taylor and George Floyd

    09/11/2020 6:05:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/10/2020 | Warner Todd Huston
    Teenaged singing duo, Chloe x Halle, performed the national anthem to kick off the NFL on Thursday Night while wearing shirts displaying pictures of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. The sister act hit a virtual stage to sing the anthem and delivered a soaring version of the song. But each chose an activist shirt to wear as they performed.
  • New 'Absolutely Shocking' Evidence Presented in the George Floyd Case

    09/02/2020 6:00:24 PM PDT · by bitt · 61 replies ^ | 9/2/2020 | Katie Pavlich
    Attorneys for former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin are requesting the dismissal of murder and manslaughter charges against him for the death of George Floyd. They're using the police training manual as justification. According to the Minneapolis Police Department training manual, officers are shown how to subdue violent or resisting suspects by placing their knee on the neck. Analysts and attorneys at Court TV explain. It's worth a full watch: "From coast-to-coast everyone, absolutely outraged, especially by that fact, the knee on the neck. Well, guess what folks, take a look at what you're looking at right here. That is...
  • Officer charged in George Floyd's death argues drug overdose killed him, not knee on neck

    08/30/2020 7:42:17 PM PDT · by Mariner · 18 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo ^ | August 30th, 2020 | BILL HUTCHINSON
    A defense attorney for the fired Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in connection with the death of George Floyd is asking a judge to drop all charges, arguing the 46-year-old man's death was allegedly from a drug overdose and not caused by the officer planting his knee in the back of Floyd's neck. Defense attorney Eric J. Nelson filed the motion in Hennepin County, Minnesota, District Court on Friday, claiming prosecutors have failed to show probable cause for charging Derek Chauvin with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Chauvin has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Nelson...
  • George Floyd’s Death Likely Caused by Drug Overdose, Argue Derek Chauvin’s Lawyers

    08/28/2020 10:48:33 PM PDT · by rintintin · 37 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug 28 2020 | By Shayndi Raice and Erin Ailworth
    A lethal overdose of fentanyl killed George Floyd, not a knee on his neck, argued a lawyer for former Officer Derek Chauvin in a motion to dismiss the charges against his client filed Friday.

    08/27/2020 6:35:29 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 54 replies
    Powerline ^ | AUGUST 27, 2020 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    I wrote about all of that here. But now there is a new bombshell: on Tuesday, prosecutors who have charged Derek Chauvin with murder released a document that suggests that he had nothing to do with Floyd’s death, which in all likelihood resulted from a drug overdose. Not only that, prosecutors have known that fact for months. Former state and federal prosecutor George Parry has the story. It was linked earlier as a Pick, but I think deserves more attention: Former state and federal prosecutor George Parry has the story. It was linked earlier as a Pick, but I think...
  • Court filings: Medical examiner thought George Floyd had 'fatal level' of fentanyl in system

    08/26/2020 6:50:04 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 15 replies
    Fox9 KMSP ^ | 8/25/2020 | Fox9 Staff
    MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - New exhibits filed in the case against the four former Minneapolis Police Officers accused of murdering George Floyd suggest the Hennepin County Medical Examiner thought George Floyd’s fentanyl levels were at a potentially “fatal level”, but his and other medical examiner’s findings showed he died of a combination of factors.
  • RAW: George Floyd Minneapolis police body camera footage

    08/12/2020 7:58:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Tampa Bay 10 ^ | 10 August, 2020 | Minneapolis Police
    George Floyd Case Body Cam Footage: Video from two police body cameras has been made public in the George Floyd case. The footage is from the body-worn cameras of former Minneapolis police officers Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng. The footage shows the arrest of Floyd and the moments leading up to his death. **WARNING: The video contains graphic content and language. Viewer discretion is advised.** George Floyd died in Minneapolis police custody on Memorial Day 2020, after bystander video showed former officer Derek Chauvin's knee on his neck for over nine minutes as Floyd was heard saying "I can't...
  • Chauvin, Lane, Kueng, and Thao: The George Floyd Fall Guys.

    08/12/2020 9:54:21 AM PDT · by karpov · 32 replies
    American Spectator ^ | August 12, 2020 | George Parry
    It is said that, in every large organization, the fecal matter flows downhill. Anyone who has ever worked in government can attest to the truth of that statement. But, for dramatic proof of that proposition, take a look at this picture. This is an illustration from the Minneapolis Police Department’s official training materials on how to safely and properly subdue a suspect suffering from “excited delirium,” a potentially lethal medical condition which, due to the rising use and abuse of illicit drugs, has grown to epidemic proportions on the streets of America. Look closely. The depicted suspect is flat on...
  • Officers' body camera video in George Floyd case released to public

    08/10/2020 10:17:14 AM PDT · by Slainte · 39 replies
    KSTP TV ^ | 08/10/2020 | KSTP
    Copies of the body camera video of former Minneapolis police officers arresting George Floyd were released Monday morning. The excerpts of the videos are from the time immediately before, during and after the detainment and death of Floyd, who died in police custody on Memorial Day. The videos are from the body cameras of former officers Thomas Lane and J Alexander Kueng.
  • Autopsy report of George Floyd

    08/09/2020 6:26:42 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 41 replies ^ | Jun 04, 2020 | Stef Dyga
    Autopsy report of George Floyd
  • Possible Acquittal? (Derek Chauvin)

    08/07/2020 2:32:33 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 63 replies
    Second City Cop blog ^ | 08/07/20 | Second City Cop
    The most obvious sticking point is that Murder requires premeditation. The Minnesota cops conducted a perfectly bland traffic stop for almost forty minutes. They were polite yet firm, deferential but cautious, constantly de-escalating the situation. That isn't premeditated. The next most obvious point it the autopsy report. Floyd suffered exactly zero damage to his neck, blood vessels, internal musculature, and the toxicology report shows four-times the lethal dose of fentanyl. Even a bottom tier lawyer like Crimesha couldn't make the case that anything other than drugs and poor health killed Floyd. This entire case is going too hinge on the...
  • Jason Whitlock claims leaked George Floyd footage shows early narrative of his death was a 'race hoax'

    08/04/2020 11:05:52 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/4/20 | Sam Dorman
    Sports journalist Jason Whitlock wrote Tuesday that the early narrative surrounding the death of George Floyd amounted to a "race hoax" after leaked body camera footage of the incident that led to Floyd's death May 25 was made public. "The George Floyd case is not a race crime," Whitlock, who is Black, wrote on "No rational person can watch that footage and conclude the police were motivated by Floyd’s Black race." The footage shows four Minneapolis police officers struggling with Floyd before one of them, Derek Chauvin, ultimately pins Floyd to the ground in a scene that was broadcast...
  • Bodycam video of George Floyd arrest leaked [narrative crumbling]

    08/03/2020 5:32:08 PM PDT · by fwdude · 38 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Aug 3, 2020 | WND Staffa
    Both the prosecutors and the defenders of four Minneapolis police officers charged with murder in the case of George Floyd undoubtedly will present segments of the disturbing, leaked bodycam footage published by to make their case. The video shows rookie officer Thomas Lane approaching Floyd's SUV on May 25 and knocking on the driver’s window. Lane ordered Floyd to show his hands, and when Floyd didn't comply, the officer drew his weapon.
  • Judge lifts gag order against officers in Floyd case

    07/22/2020 5:13:31 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 21, 2020 | Justin Wise
    A Minnesota judge on Tuesday lifted a gag order that restricted comments from attorneys and others associated with the criminal case concerning the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in the death of George Floyd. Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill vacated the order after the move was met with pushback from a coalition of news organizations and attorneys representing the former officers, The Associated Press reported. In making the decision, Cahill said that he agreed with the argument from defense attorneys that a gag order would unfairly prevent their clients from addressing negative press reports.