Elder said officers had responded to reports of a possible stabbing at around 9.25pm between Bloomington and Lake Street. The body of a man - who medics later confirmed had been shot - was found lying on the sidewalk outside the Cadillac Pawn shop by police officers who performed CPR on him. … [Read more...] about White venture capitalist is kicked out of Minneapolis office building after he was filmed threatening to call cops on African American businessmen using gym – one day after death of George Floyd
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Left: In response to a commenter claiming the virus was 'created to kill all the blacks', Kaplan police officer wrote 'well it didn't work... how unfortunate'. Police chief Joshua Hardy said on closer investigation, other comments were found by Aucoin that were 'not suitable for a police officer to put up on Facebook' … [Read more...] about Louisiana cop is fired for saying its ‘unfortunate’ more African American people didn’t die of coronavirus
Derek Chauvin (left), 44, the officer filmed kneeling on Floyd's neck during his arrest, is a 19-year veteran of the force who was investigated over a fatal police shooting in 2006. A second officer involved in Monday's arrest, Tou Thao (right), is said to been part of a $25,000 out of court settlement after being sued for using excessive force in 2017 … [Read more...] about ‘They executed my brother’: George Floyd’s brother calls for killer cops to get the death penalty as he says he understands why riots are happening because ‘they have the same pain’
Christopher Harris, one of Floyd’s lifelong friends, said Floyd moved to the city to start over to find a job, telling the Atlanta Journal Constitution: ‘He was looking to start over fresh, a new beginning. He was happy with the change he was making.' … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE: A new start turns to a tragic end for George Floyd, who moved to Minneapolis determined to turn his life around after being released from prison in Texas
Hashmi tells me she feels tentatively hopeful for the future. “I think coronavirus might change people for the better,” she says. “Some of my friends, who weren’t considering working in hospitals and stuff, now look at clap-for-carers and think, we want to do our part and give back.” She believes coronavirus will create a more compassionate, selfless generation of young people. “I think we’re more aware of others now,” Hashmi goes on. “At the start of this, I was just thinking about making myself safe. But seeing the death toll increase, I was thinking about everyone else.” Despite the fact that the lockdown restrictions have been eased, with socially distanced meet-ups for one individual from each household now permitted, Hashmi is in no rush to start socialising. “Most of my friends and I think that it would be safer and better to meet when the lockdown is way, way more relaxed and the death toll has decreased,” … [Read more...] about ‘I’m stuck in limbo’: will the Covid generation of young people face long-term fallout?