Ohio Republicans Are Pressing A Bill That Could Criminalize People Like Those Who Watched George Floyd Die

Republicans in Ohio advanced a bill on Thursday that might, depending on interpretation, criminalize the recording of police officers. Perhaps coincidentally, the legislation moved forward on the eve of convicted murderer and former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin‘s sentencing hearing for the May 2020 killing of George Floyd. Ohio House Bill 22 would broaden the definition — and likely expand the useContinue reading “Ohio Republicans Are Pressing A Bill That Could Criminalize People Like Those Who Watched George Floyd Die”

Judge sentences Derek Chauvin to over 22 years for murder of George Floyd

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced Friday to 22 and a half years in prison for the murder of George Floyd, more than one year after Floyd’s death sparked an international movement against police brutality. Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill, who presided over Chauvin’s murder trial, handed down a sentence of 270 monthsContinue reading “Judge sentences Derek Chauvin to over 22 years for murder of George Floyd”

Ex-Marine and Neo-Nazi Told Followers How to Shoot Truckers to Dismantle Supply Chain

The four-year military veteran, who recently encouraged his followers to move to Maine to start a white ethnostate, said his comments were showing a hypothetical scenario where 25 shooters could bring the U.S. “to its knees.” The ex-Marine who is attempting to lead a mass-migration of neo-Nazis to Maine to create a white ethnostate, aContinue reading “Ex-Marine and Neo-Nazi Told Followers How to Shoot Truckers to Dismantle Supply Chain”

Charges dismissed against trucker who drove into George Floyd protest

Charges have been dismissed against a trucker who drove into a crowd of protesters in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd last year. In an online court session on Friday, Bogdan Vechirko entered into a “continuance without prosecution” agreement with prosecutors, according to the Star Tribune. Under the agreement, he has to remain law-abiding for the nextContinue reading “Charges dismissed against trucker who drove into George Floyd protest”

Montreal police filmed kneeling on Black teen’s neck, prompting calls for investigation

Neck kneeling not prohibited by city police service, but Montreal mayor seeking answers about incident A Quebec legislator is calling for an investigation into a video that shows a Montreal police officer kneeling on the neck of a Black 14-year-old, his face pressed into the sidewalk, in an image reminiscent of George Floyd’s last moments. Frantz Benjamin,Continue reading “Montreal police filmed kneeling on Black teen’s neck, prompting calls for investigation”

Students sue Atlanta police after being shocked with a stun gun, pulled from car

Two students who were forcibly pulled out of their car and had a stun gun used against them by Atlanta police during protests of George Floyd’s murder in 2020 are now suing the city, according to a lawsuit that was filed on Thursday. Taniyah Pilgrim and Messiah Young, who both attend historically Black colleges in Atlanta,Continue reading “Students sue Atlanta police after being shocked with a stun gun, pulled from car”

Police: Vehicle plows into Minnesota protesters, killing 1

A woman was killed and three other people were injured when a vehicle drove into demonstrators during a protest in the Minneapolis neighborhood where a Black man was fatally shot this month during his attempted arrest by members of a federal task force, police said Monday. The crash happened at about 11:40 p.m. Sunday in Minneapolis’ UptownContinue reading “Police: Vehicle plows into Minnesota protesters, killing 1”

Officers across Minnesota allowed to turn off body cameras in middle of investigations

Terry and Nancy Nielsen can still remember the red car that sped past them on a northern Minnesota highway last July as the Minneapolis family headed to their cabin near Lake Mille Lacs. “All of a sudden, within like five seconds, you start seeing flashing lights,” Nancy said. Her husband Terry, at the wheel ofContinue reading “Officers across Minnesota allowed to turn off body cameras in middle of investigations”

Portland Cops Are Mining Intel From Informants Who Infiltrate Masked “Black Bloc” Marches

“This is partially a psychological warfare tactic.” About 45 minutes before sunset on May 25—the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd—approximately 100 protesters gathered outside of the Multnomah County Justice Center in downtown Portland. Many followed the typical dress code: black shirt, black pants, black mask. The sea of identity-concealing dark clothing, known asContinue reading “Portland Cops Are Mining Intel From Informants Who Infiltrate Masked “Black Bloc” Marches”

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