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#George Floyd

# george-floyd - Wednesday 25 May, 2022

Two years after George Floyd's murder, Biden to sign executive order on police reform
# Police Reform
# Police Reform

Two years after George Floyd's murder, Biden to sign executive order on police reform

Wed 10:10 PM 8,500 Views 14 Comments

The date of the signing is highly symbolic, coming exactly two years after Floyd’s death, which triggered huge nationwide demonstrations.

# george-floyd - Wednesday 18 May, 2022

Former police officer pleads guilty to manslaughter in George Floyd killing
# Minneapolis
# Minneapolis

Former police officer pleads guilty to manslaughter in George Floyd killing

May 18th 2022, 3:34 PM 16,939 Views 3 Comments

Thomas Lane has already been convicted of wilfully violating Floyd’s rights during the May 2020 restraint that led to his death.

# george-floyd - Monday 2 May, 2022

Donald Trump floated idea of shooting protesters in legs, ex-defence secretary says
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

Donald Trump floated idea of shooting protesters in legs, ex-defence secretary says

May 2nd 2022, 4:13 PM 42,151 Views 8 Comments

“Can’t you just shoot them? Just shoot them in the legs or something?” Trump is quoted as saying.

# george-floyd - Thursday 28 April, 2022

Derek Chauvin appeals against murder conviction over George Floyd killing
# Minneapolis
# Minneapolis

Derek Chauvin appeals against murder conviction over George Floyd killing

Apr 28th 2022, 10:52 PM 21,667 Views 0 Comments

Mr Floyd died on 25 May, 2020, after Chauvin pinned the black man to the ground with his knee on his neck.

Post-George Floyd probe finds discrimination by Minneapolis police
# Investigation
# Investigation

Post-George Floyd probe finds discrimination by Minneapolis police

Apr 28th 2022, 6:56 AM 7,852 Views 7 Comments

State investigators have been reviewing a decade’s worth of information, including data on traffic stops, searches, arrests and uses of force.

# george-floyd - Friday 25 February, 2022

Former US police officers convicted of violating George Floyd’s civil rights
# United States
# United States

Former US police officers convicted of violating George Floyd’s civil rights

Feb 25th 2022, 9:14 AM 6,591 Views 0 Comments

The former officers are charged with depriving Mr Floyd of his right to medical care.

# george-floyd - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

Prosecutor: Police ‘chose to do nothing’ as officer kneeled on Floyd’s neck
# Minneapolis
# Minneapolis

Prosecutor: Police ‘chose to do nothing’ as officer kneeled on Floyd’s neck

Feb 23rd 2022, 7:29 AM 10,765 Views 0 Comments

A trio are charged with depriving George Floyd of his right to medical care when Officer Derek Chauvin suffocated him in May 2020.

# george-floyd - Thursday 17 February, 2022

Ex-policeman says he deferred to Chauvin during George Floyd killing
# Minneapolis
# Minneapolis

Ex-policeman says he deferred to Chauvin during George Floyd killing

Feb 17th 2022, 10:00 PM 27,914 Views 0 Comments

J. Alexander Kueng, 28, is one of three former policemen facing federal charges of violating Floyd’s civil rights in the May 2020 murder.

# george-floyd - Monday 24 January, 2022

Three officers did nothing to intervene as Chauvin pinned Floyd down, prosecutor claims
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Three officers did nothing to intervene as Chauvin pinned Floyd down, prosecutor claims

Jan 24th 2022, 6:06 PM 17,676 Views 0 Comments

J Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao were at the scene on 25 May 2020 as Chauvin pinned Floyd’s neck to the ground.

# george-floyd - Thursday 30 December, 2021

Richmond’s Confederate monuments to be given to city’s Black history museum
# US
# US

Richmond’s Confederate monuments to be given to city’s Black history museum

Dec 30th 2021, 5:30 PM 12,012 Views 10 Comments

The monuments, which have been taken down in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, include a massive statue of General Robert E. Lee.

# george-floyd - Friday 17 December, 2021

‘1887 time capsule found’ in base of controversial General Lee statue
# Virginia
# Virginia

‘1887 time capsule found’ in base of controversial General Lee statue

Dec 17th 2021, 10:00 PM 40,983 Views 25 Comments

Crews found a square box embedded in granite stone after the statue in Richmond, Virginia, was removed.

# george-floyd - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

Former US police officer Derek Chauvin admits violating George Floyd’s civil rights
# Minneapolis
# Minneapolis

Former US police officer Derek Chauvin admits violating George Floyd’s civil rights

Dec 15th 2021, 10:26 PM 18,727 Views 11 Comments

Chauvin faces further jail time over the killing of the 46-year-old in 2020 which sparked protests across the world.

# george-floyd - Monday 13 December, 2021

Derek Chauvin expected to plead guilty to violating George Floyd's civil rights
# Floyd
# Floyd

Derek Chauvin expected to plead guilty to violating George Floyd's civil rights

Dec 13th 2021, 10:15 PM 22,123 Views 0 Comments

Chauvin has already been convicted of state murder and manslaughter charges.

# george-floyd - Wednesday 3 November, 2021

Minneapolis votes 'no' on replacing police department after Floyd death
# Minneapolis
# Minneapolis

Minneapolis votes 'no' on replacing police department after Floyd death

Nov 3rd 2021, 7:18 AM 13,750 Views 6 Comments

Over 56% voted against amending the Minneapolis City Charter to create the new department.

# george-floyd - Saturday 26 June, 2021

George Floyd’s family say Derek Chauvin jail term ‘not harsh enough’
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

George Floyd’s family say Derek Chauvin jail term ‘not harsh enough’

Jun 26th 2021, 9:30 AM 24,260 Views 68 Comments

Family lawyer Ben Crump said the family had got ‘some measure of accountability’.

# george-floyd - Friday 25 June, 2021

George Floyd murder: 22.5-year sentence for former US police officer Derek Chauvin
# Minneapolis
# Minneapolis

George Floyd murder: 22.5-year sentence for former US police officer Derek Chauvin

Updated Jun 25th 2021, 9:45 PM 65,248 Views 0 Comments

US President Joe Biden said the jail sentence was “appropriate”.

# george-floyd - Monday 24 May, 2021

George Floyd’s family joins rally on anniversary of his murder
# Minneapolis
# Minneapolis

George Floyd’s family joins rally on anniversary of his murder

May 24th 2021, 4:13 PM 7,428 Views 4 Comments

The event was one of several planned across the US.

# george-floyd - Thursday 20 May, 2021

Appeals court hears case of former police officers charged in George Floyd death
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Appeals court hears case of former police officers charged in George Floyd death

May 20th 2021, 10:01 PM 15,343 Views 0 Comments

Thomas Lane, J Kueng and Tou Thao are scheduled to face trial next March.

# george-floyd - Thursday 13 May, 2021

Trial postponed for three US ex-police charged in George Floyd death
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Trial postponed for three US ex-police charged in George Floyd death

May 13th 2021, 9:15 PM 19,126 Views 0 Comments

They were to go on trial starting 22 August for being complicit in murder.

# george-floyd - Friday 7 May, 2021

Four ex-police officers indicted on civil rights charges over George Floyd's death
# Jury
# Jury

Four ex-police officers indicted on civil rights charges over George Floyd's death

May 7th 2021, 3:38 PM 11,181 Views 0 Comments

The men are charged with violating George Floyd’s right to be free from unreasonable seizure and excessive force.

# george-floyd - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

Derek Chauvin’s lawyer seeks new trial and impeachment of verdict over jury misconduct claims
# Derek Chauvin
# Derek Chauvin

Derek Chauvin’s lawyer seeks new trial and impeachment of verdict over jury misconduct claims

May 5th 2021, 6:42 AM 26,736 Views 24 Comments

Derek Chauvin was convicted last month of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

# george-floyd - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

US Justice Department to investigate policing in Minneapolis after Floyd verdict
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

US Justice Department to investigate policing in Minneapolis after Floyd verdict

Updated Apr 21st 2021, 3:57 PM 26,706 Views 55 Comments

The department is already investigating whether the officers involved violated George Floyd’s civil rights.

Opinion: Why this trial was different - US experts react to guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Opinion: Why this trial was different - US experts react to guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin

Apr 21st 2021, 8:45 AM 17,110 Views 36 Comments

US scholars analyse the guilty verdicts handed down to former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the 2020 murder of George Floyd.

'Black lives do, in fact, matter': US newspapers react to George Floyd verdict
# Front Pages
# Front Pages

'Black lives do, in fact, matter': US newspapers react to George Floyd verdict

Apr 21st 2021, 8:20 AM 18,616 Views 57 Comments

Derek Chauvin was found guilty of Floyd’s murder yesterday.

# george-floyd - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Derek Chauvin found guilty of the second-degree murder of George Floyd
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Derek Chauvin found guilty of the second-degree murder of George Floyd

Apr 20th 2021, 10:14 PM 99,818 Views 159 Comments

Floyd family lawyer Ben Crump hailed the three guilty verdicts as a landmark victory for civil rights.

As the jury reaches a decision, Joe Biden says he's 'praying for the right verdict' in Derek Chauvin trial
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

As the jury reaches a decision, Joe Biden says he's 'praying for the right verdict' in Derek Chauvin trial

Updated Apr 20th 2021, 8:55 PM 36,293 Views 0 Comments

The verdict will be read in a Minneapolis courtroom at 9.30pm Irish time.

# george-floyd - Monday 19 April, 2021

Murder case against ex-police officer Derek Chauvin over George Floyd death goes to jury
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Murder case against ex-police officer Derek Chauvin over George Floyd death goes to jury

Updated Apr 19th 2021, 11:00 PM 34,595 Views 0 Comments

The 45-year-old former police officer is charged with the murder of George Floyd.

# george-floyd - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Derek Chauvin pleads the fifth and will not testify in his own defence in George Floyd murder trial
# Trial
# Trial

Derek Chauvin pleads the fifth and will not testify in his own defence in George Floyd murder trial

Updated Apr 15th 2021, 4:08 PM 38,286 Views 0 Comments

“I will invoke my Fifth Amendment privilege today,” Chauvin told the trial.

# george-floyd - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

'Unacceptable': Family of George Floyd and Daunte Wright demand end to police brutality
# United States
# United States

'Unacceptable': Family of George Floyd and Daunte Wright demand end to police brutality

Apr 14th 2021, 7:46 AM 5,498 Views 0 Comments

Wright was shot dead during a traffic stop by a police officer who apparently confused her handgun with her taser

Former officer claims use of force on George Floyd was justified because he wasn't 'resting comfortably'
# Derek Chauvin Trial
# Derek Chauvin Trial

Former officer claims use of force on George Floyd was justified because he wasn't 'resting comfortably'

Apr 14th 2021, 7:16 AM 24,400 Views 0 Comments

His evidence contradicts that given by a range of authorities in the trial.

# george-floyd - Monday 12 April, 2021

Judge refuses to sequester George Floyd trial jury after new unrest
# Protests
# Protests

Judge refuses to sequester George Floyd trial jury after new unrest

Updated Apr 12th 2021, 7:17 PM 49,045 Views 0 Comments

Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill said he expected closing arguments to begin next week.

# george-floyd - Sunday 11 April, 2021

Larry Donnelly: The jurors in the Chauvin trial carry the weight of America's past and present
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Larry Donnelly: The jurors in the Chauvin trial carry the weight of America's past and present

Apr 11th 2021, 8:45 AM 16,273 Views 0 Comments

The Boston attorney takes a look at the trial of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd.

# george-floyd - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Officer charged with murder of George Floyd had been trained to use minimum force, US court told
# Trial
# Trial

Officer charged with murder of George Floyd had been trained to use minimum force, US court told

Apr 6th 2021, 10:52 PM 13,916 Views 0 Comments

Derek Chauvin is charged with murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death last year.

Chauvin trial: Kneeling on Floyd's neck violated policy, 'values', says police chief
# Medaria Arradondo
# Medaria Arradondo

Chauvin trial: Kneeling on Floyd's neck violated policy, 'values', says police chief

Apr 6th 2021, 7:19 AM 15,551 Views 0 Comments

The doctor who treated Floyd said a lack of oxygen was the most likely reason his heart had stopped beating.

# george-floyd - Friday 2 April, 2021

Paramedic tells court George Floyd was 'deceased' when he arrived on scene
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Paramedic tells court George Floyd was 'deceased' when he arrived on scene

Apr 2nd 2021, 9:03 AM 24,537 Views 0 Comments

Derek Chauvin is charged with murder and manslaughter.

# george-floyd - Thursday 1 April, 2021

Graphic bodycam footage of George Floyd's arrest played at murder trial
# Derek Chauvin
# Derek Chauvin

Graphic bodycam footage of George Floyd's arrest played at murder trial

Apr 1st 2021, 8:08 AM 23,859 Views 0 Comments

Derek Chauvin is charged with murder and manslaughter.

# george-floyd - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Shop worker tells US court about receiving counterfeit bank note from George Floyd
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Shop worker tells US court about receiving counterfeit bank note from George Floyd

Mar 31st 2021, 10:30 PM 31,616 Views 0 Comments

Christopher Martin said that as he stood on the kerb a short time later watching Floyd’s arrest, he felt “disbelief — and guilt”.

# george-floyd - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Officer in George Floyd case gave onlookers a ‘cold’ stare, US court hears
# Court
# Court

Officer in George Floyd case gave onlookers a ‘cold’ stare, US court hears

Mar 30th 2021, 10:00 PM 23,238 Views 0 Comments

“He just stared at us, looked at us. He had like this cold look, heartless. He didn’t care,” Darnella Frazier said in testimony.

Jurors shown video of George Floyd gasping for breath at ex-officer’s trial
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Jurors shown video of George Floyd gasping for breath at ex-officer’s trial

Mar 30th 2021, 6:40 AM 13,441 Views 0 Comments

Derek Chauvin is charged with unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter.

# george-floyd - Monday 29 March, 2021

Trial under way for ex-policeman accused over death of George Floyd
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Trial under way for ex-policeman accused over death of George Floyd

Updated Mar 29th 2021, 5:41 PM 22,072 Views 0 Comments

Derek Chauvin, a veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department, faces murder and manslaughter charges.

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