The officer who had his knee on his neck, Derek Chauvin, was dismissed from his post at the MPD and was arrested and charged on Friday with third-degree murder and manslaughter following three nights of violent protest and unrest in the city. Three other officers have also been fired. … [Read more...] about Protest erupts outside Brooklyn’s Barclays Center over death of George Floyd
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Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday sent a letter to Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrFormer prosecutors outraged at decision to dismiss the Flynn case should focus on the real problems The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - George Floyd's death sparks protests, National Guard activation More than two dozen former prosecutors, judges, active trial lawyers support DOJ decision to dismiss Michael Flynn case MORE calling for the Justice Department to investigate all three deaths. … [Read more...] about House Democrats unveil measure to condemn police brutality
The broad descriptions of these “crimes,” critics fear, allows for the criminalization of nearly every identifiable trait of the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement. The Communist Party can, for example, interpret the slogan – “Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of Our Times” – as an attempt to “split the country.” Hong Kong protesters often also carry the flags of the United Kingdom and America to protests, acts that may now be deemed criminal foreign interference and result in arrest. … [Read more...] about Police Brutality: Hong Kong Arrested 100 Children in Anti-China Protests
In Minneapolis and St. Paul, the National Guard was out in force and curfews were set to take effect in hopes of quelling days of sprawling, destructive unrest. Rubber bullets were used and warning shots were fired by the Guard in Minneapolis shortly before 8 p.m. But activists were resolute that one set of criminal charges wasn’t even close to enough. After all, three other cops were fired in connection with Floyd’s death on Monday. … [Read more...] about ‘Whatever It Takes’: Protests Against Police Brutality Surge Again Across U.S.
One group marched to Times Square behind a banner that read “Black Lives Matter,” and another group headed south on Broadway. Earlier, police said anyone standing in the street would be arrested, but protesters proceeded to block traffic in Greenwich Village, and some sat in the street at the intersection of Broadway and Houston. When the group briefly blocked the West Side Highway, police in riot gear began making arrests, restraining protesters with zip ties and corralling them into police vans. … [Read more...] about Freddie Gray Protests Spread Across the Country With Thousands Marching Against Police Brutality