Articles Tagged with george floyd

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The Minnesota Attorney General’s office filed a request with the Minnesota Court of Appeals Thursday, asking for intervention in the Hennepin County District Court’s refusal to hold a single trial in the summer for the four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the George Floyd murder case. In an unusual move, Attorney General Keith Ellison [...]

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Benjamin Crump, civil rights lawyer and the attorney for George Floyd, the Minneapolis man whose May killing by police unleashed a wave of protests across the US and around the world, told an international inquiry Monday that Floyd had in fact narrated his own death on screen.?Crump was speaking to the International Commission of Inquiry [...]

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New York Attorney General Letitia James filed suit against the New York City Police Department (NYPD) Thursday for its handling of peaceful protests and use of excessive force. In her complaint, James argued that the NYPD unjustifiably used pepper spray and batons against Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters in violation of NYPD policies. Such action [...]

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Two Louisville police officers were fired Wednesday for their roles in Breonna Taylor’s death, which sparked protests against police racial violence last summer. Taylor was killed last March when officers performed a no-knock warrant on her house. Neighbors testified that they did not hear police announce themselves before breaking in. Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker thought [...]

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Massachusetts lawmakers have approved a police reform bill that aims to increase police accountability, restricts no-knock warrants and bans chokeholds. Massachusetts leaders say this is the most thorough reform package in the nation in the wake of the national movement to address racial justice and police reform after George Floyd’s death. The bill passed Tuesday [...]

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With nearly all precincts reporting on Friday, voters in Philadelphia approved two police reform ballot measures by wide margins. The first measure would amend the city’s home rule charter to end the “practice of unconstitutional stop and frisk,” by mandating that police officers may only stop individuals if they have a reasonable suspicion that the [...]

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A judge?rejected the defense’s request to move the trial of the four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd to another venue Thursday. Defense attorneys for Derek Chauvin, Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng, the four police officers charged in Floyd’s death, had requested a change in venue last [...]

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A US federal district court judge on Friday granted a preliminary injunction to plaintiffs alleging that federal officers violated protestors’ free speech rights in summer protests in Portland, Oregon. The lawsuit was originally filed in July by two Oregon state lawmakers, Janelle Bynum and Karin Power, legal observer Sara Eddie, as well as the First [...]

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The Journal of Epimideology and Public Health published a research study Wednesday declaring police shootings of unarmed Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) a “public health emergency.” The study was conducted by members of the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, and Yale University using a longitudinal study of Washington Post data to draw their [...]

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The New York Civil Liberties Union and the Legal Aid Society filed a lawsuit Monday against the New York Police Department (NYPD) and Mayor Bill de Blasio over police violence against protesters following the murder of George Floyd. The suit names de Blasio, along with the City of New York, Chief of Department for the [...]

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