Protests, rioting, and looting in Minneapolis broke out earlier this week, after a Minneapolis police officer was captured on video kneeling on Floyd, who was facedown on the ground. Floyd, in the video, yelled that he could not breathe. … [Read more...] about Rioters Breach, Set Fire to Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct
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Arradondo said, “I know that there is currently a deficit of hope in our city, and as I wear this uniform before you, I know that this department has contributed to that deficit of hope, but I will not allow to continue to increase that deficit by retraumatizing those folks in our community.” … [Read more...] about Minneapolis Police Chief: We’ve ‘Contributed’ to ‘Deficit of Hope’ – ‘Many’ Rioters Weren’t People We Recognized as Residents
"You're seeing the prosecutor's office, I think, looking at the fact that this was a police officer," Coates said. "What a reasonable police officer would have done, but also, whether this officer intended to get up this morning or have that interaction with Mr. George Floyd and cause his death." … [Read more...] about Why was ex-Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin charged with third-degree murder?
The officers said, "You are talking fine" to Mr. Floyd as he continued to move back and forth. Lane asked, "should we roll him on his side?" and the defendant said, "No, staying put where we got him." Officer Lane said, "I am worried about excited delirium or whatever." The defendant said, "That's why we have him on his stomach." None of the three officers moved from their positions. … [Read more...] about READ: The criminal complaint against ex-Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin
“I understand the importance of a precinct,” he said. “[But] the symbolism of a building cannot outweigh the importance of life, of our officers, or the public. We could not risk serious injury to anyone and we will continue to patrol the third precinct entirely.” … [Read more...] about Michael Moore: Minneapolis Police HQ Must Be Demolished as ‘Contrition to Black America’