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Aug 07 2023
By STEVE KARNOWSKI, The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tou Thao, the last former Minneapolis police officer convicted in state court for his role in the killing of George Floyd, did not show any repentance or admit any wrongdoing as he was sentenced Monday to 4 years and 9 months. Thao had previously testified that he merely served as a “human traffic cone” when he held back concernedThe Patriot-News
Sep 05 2020
Here Are 31 Times The Media Pushed Narratives Downplaying Riots And Looting After George Floyd’s Death
Dozens of news outlets published content that either justified or explained away rioting and looting in the initial weeks of unrest following the police custody death of George Floyd in late May, a Daily Caller News Foundation review found.
While President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden have both condemned rioting and looting, major news outlets such as CNNThe Daily Caller
Sep 19 2023
The Minneapolis Police Department has been hemorrhaging officers ever since George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody, and the force’s staffing crisis recently hit a new low.
With just 585 sworn officers, the city’s police force last month dipped to its lowest staffing level in at least four decades, the Star Tribune reported.
The city now has one of the lowest ratios ofThe Daily Wire
Jun 16 2023
May 25, 2020: George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, is killed during an encounter with four Minneapolis police officers who responded to a call that a man used a counterfeit $20 bill at a store at the corner of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in south Minneapolis. A video recorded by a bystander goes viral showing officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck for nearly 9½ minutes. May 26,Star Tribune
Jun 16 2023
A cellphone video taken by a teenage bystander showing a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, pressing his knee on the neck of a 46-year-old Black man, George Floyd, on a Minneapolis street corner on May 25, 2020, led to the largest social-justice protest movement in the United States in a half-century. Floyd had been arrested after a convenience store employee accused him of using aYahoo News
Jun 16 2023
It’s a Monday evening in Minneapolis. Police respond to a call about a man who allegedly used a counterfeit $20 bill to buy cigarettes. Seventeen minutes later, the man they are there to investigate lies motionless on the ground, and is pronounced dead shortly after. The man was 46-year-old George Floyd, a bouncer originally from Houston who had lost his job at a restaurant when theNew York Times (News)
May 26 2021
“A family-friendly street festival, musical performances and moments of silence were held Tuesday to honor George Floyd and mark the year since he died at the hands of Minneapolis police.” (AP News)
The left is focused on police accountability, and calls for further reforms to prevent unnecessary deaths.
The right is focused on increases in crime, which they blame on reducedThe Flip Side
May 23 2021
In the year since George Floyd died under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer, the explosive waves of national protest that followed have taken on almost a settled meaning: They were calls for police reform, and for America to take a hard look at the racial injustice threaded through its civic life.
But in its breadth and impact, the reaction to Floyd’s killing also blew throughPolitico
Apr 17 2023
Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin’s second-degree murder conviction in the killing of George Floyd stands, and his 22 1/2-year sentence remains in place. The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday upheld former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s second-degree murder conviction in the killing of George Floyd, and let his 22 1/2-year sentence remain in place. Chauvin’sLos Angeles Times
Jul 20 2023
The City of New York agreed to pay a $13.7 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit brought by protesters who accused NYPD officers of using unlawful policing tactics and violating the rights of demonstrators during the 2020 protests and rioting sparked by the death of George Floyd.
The city has agreed to pay out $9,950 per person to up to 1,380 people who were “arrested and/orNational Review (News)