‘Not Going to Do This Anymore’: Fed-Up Prosecutor Is Done With BS Traffic Stops

John Choi, the Minnesota prosecutor who charged the cop who killed Philando Castile, is already earning enemies for his groundbreaking new policy. John Choi said he will never forget July 6, 2016—the day 32-year-old Philando Castile was shot and killed by a St. Anthony Police Department officer during a simple traffic stop over a broken taillight. WhenContinue reading “‘Not Going to Do This Anymore’: Fed-Up Prosecutor Is Done With BS Traffic Stops”

GOP Strategist Arrested for Underage Sex Trafficking

The feds just arrested wealthy Republican strategist and occasional Fox News guest Anton Lazzaro on five counts of underage sex trafficking. Anton Lazzaro, a young Republican strategist and former congressional campaign manager in Minnesota, was arrested on underage sex trafficking charges Thursday morning, according to federal law enforcement. Lazzaro, an occasional Fox News guest whoContinue reading “GOP Strategist Arrested for Underage Sex Trafficking”

Darnella Frazier, who recorded George Floyd’s death, loses uncle in police crash

The teenager who recorded the last moments of George Floyd’s life in a video that helped launch a global protest movement against racial injustice said her uncle has died in a crash involving a Minneapolis police car. Darnella Frazier said in a Facebook post that Leneal Lamont Frazier died early Tuesday after his vehicle wasContinue reading “Darnella Frazier, who recorded George Floyd’s death, loses uncle in police crash”

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”

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”

Driver accused of driving into protesters in Minneapolis charged with murder

 Nicholas Kraus, 35, was allegedly drunk at the time  Deona Knajdek, 31, was killed and two other protesters injured A St Paul man accused of speeding up and driving into a group of protesters in Minneapolis while he was drunk, killing one person, will appear in court on Thursday after being charged late on Wednesday withContinue reading “Driver accused of driving into protesters in Minneapolis charged with murder”

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”

‘I will protect my brother’s name’: Family of Minneapolis man killed by deputies demand accountability

Family of the man fatally shot by two sheriff’s deputies in Minneapolis on Thursday tearfully pleaded for transparency and defended his character and history. While authorities did not immediately release the man’s name, family and friends identified him as Winston Smith Jr., a 32-year-old father of three. At a Friday news conference, Smith’s sister, Tieshia Floyd, said her brother’sContinue reading “‘I will protect my brother’s name’: Family of Minneapolis man killed by deputies demand accountability”

Shots fired near George Floyd Square in Minneapolis as community marks anniversary of his death

Minneapolis police on Tuesday responded to reports of shots fired near George Floyd Square, the intersection where Floyd died last year, as community members gathered to mark the anniversary of his death. A caller reported a suspect’s vehicle left the area “at a high rate of speed,” police said in a statement. An individual with a non-life-threatening gunshotContinue reading “Shots fired near George Floyd Square in Minneapolis as community marks anniversary of his death”

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