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Tag Archives: George Floyd

Former Officers Plead Not Guilty to Violating George Floyd’s Civil Rights

Four former Minneapolis police officers pleaded not guilty in federal court to violating George Floyd‘s civil rights during his arrest when he was killed last May. On Tuesday, Thomas Lane, J. Keung, Tou Thao, and Derek Chauvin, who is currently serving 22 ½ years for killing Floyd, appeared in a virtual court hearing with their lawyers. The federal indictment claims …

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WNBA champions are once again welcome in the White House

WNBA Champion Seattle Storm Visit White House

Seattle Storm players celebrated their victory and a less politically charged restoration of a sports tradition. Candice Norwood Originally published by The 19th The Seattle Storm, the 2020 WNBA champions, met with President Joe Biden on Monday, becoming the first professional basketball team since 2016 to visit the White House. …

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Black Lives Matter Protestors Targeted By Trump’s DOJ

Black Lives Matter

The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) released a report on Wednesday detailing the history of policing and describing how the Department of Justice (DOJ) under former President Donald Trump targeted Black Lives Matter protestors to interfere with last summer’s demonstrations. “We want to really show how the U.S. government has …

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George Floyd’s Family Meets With President Biden

George Floyd Family

The family of George Floyd was in Washington D.C. to meet with President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi, Karen Bass, and other top congressional leaders. It is the first anniversary of Floyd’s death. “I stand here to renew the commitment that we will get this bill on President …

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Republican Lawmakers Are Passing Bills That Target Protestors

Republican legislators are introducing laws that target protestors. According to Truthout, Republicans have introduced 81 bills in 34 states aimed at protestors. On Monday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed an anti-protest bill into law. Chris Sprowls, speaker of the Florida House, doesn’t want future protests to get out of hand …

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Department Of Justice To Investigate Policing In Minneapolis

Merrick Garland

Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Wednesday that the Justice Department is launching a “pattern or practice” investigation into the Minneapolis police department. “Today, I am announcing that the Justice Department has opened a civil investigation to determine whether the Minneapolis Police Department engages in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional …

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House Dismiss GOP Efforts To Censure Rep. Waters

The House dismissed a resolution to censure Representative Maxine Waters for her comments about Derek Chauvin’s murder trial. Republicans believe that Representative Waters incited violence for saying telling a crowd of protestors in Minneapolis to “stay on the street” and “get more confrontational.” Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy introduced the resolution …

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