3 ex-cops who helped Derek Chauvin kill George Floyd have been charged

Two of three Minneapolis police officers accused of aiding and abetting in the death of George Floyd were rookies barely off probation when a more senior white officer ignored the black man's cries for help and pressed a knee into his neck, defense attorneys said Thursday. Earl Gray said his client, former Officer Thomas Lane, … Continue reading 3 ex-cops who helped Derek Chauvin kill George Floyd have been charged

Journalists who have been attacked by US Police during the riots

The wave of violence across the US has affected members of the media reporting during the events. On 1 June, Sputnik journalist Nicole Roussell said she was fired at by police while covering protests in Washington, DC, despite identifying as being a member of the media. A stinger grenade left a couple of welts on … Continue reading Journalists who have been attacked by US Police during the riots

Protests over George Floyd’s death continue in Minneapolis

An African-American resident of Minneapolis, 46-year-old George Floyd, died on 25 May after being tackled and pinned to the ground by police responding to a call by a local grocery store, after Floyd allegedly tried to make a purchase with a counterfeit bill. But protests over police killing of Floyd have continued in Minneapolis for … Continue reading Protests over George Floyd’s death continue in Minneapolis

Oprah Winfrey speaks out on George Floyd’s death, calls for justice

Oprah shared a moving tribute to George Floyd on Friday shortly after third-degree murder charges were brought against the police officer charged with his murder in Minneapolis Monday. “I’ve been trying to process what can be said or heard in this moment,” she wrote in statement posted to Twitter. “I haven’t been able to get the … Continue reading Oprah Winfrey speaks out on George Floyd’s death, calls for justice

Wrestling coach on fire for mocking George Floyd’s death

A high school wrestling coach who aimed to defend police in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis is now defending himself from charges of racism. Dave Hollenbeck, a wrestling instructor at Bethel High School in Washington state, posted images of himself in which he is on the ground with someone's knee … Continue reading Wrestling coach on fire for mocking George Floyd’s death

I CAN’T BREATHE: Americans protesting death of unarmed black man

The four officers involved in the death of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis on Monday night were swiftly fired, but there was chaos in the city nonetheless Tuesday night as thousands marched to protest George Floyd's death. The Star-Tribune notes the protest march began peacefully, but ultimately turned violent as protesters reached the Minneapolis PD's Third Precinct, where some … Continue reading I CAN’T BREATHE: Americans protesting death of unarmed black man