A worthwhile quote as law enforcement leaders around the nation distance themselves from this controversial police killing that has sparked worsening American civil unrest . . .
“This is clearly improper use of technique and procedure, do not do this,” said Nathan Garrett, a Kansas City Police Commissioner who had previously served as board president. “This is what happens when you deploy, utilize bad technique in improper ways, this is the outcome. Do not do this.”
Violence Begets Violence
Minneapolis woke up Thursday morning to fires still burning and smoke hanging in the air after a second night of violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody turned deadly overnight. A man was found dead Wednesday night on a sidewalk.
Family Speaks Out
The family of George Floyd -- who died after pleading that he couldn't breathe while a police officer held him down with a knee on his neck -- say they want the four Minneapolis officers involved charged with murder.
Celebrity Activism Erupts
Celebrities are joining the chorus of thousands of protesters demanding justice for George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died in police custody Mondayafter a white Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck. The horrifying bystander video of Floyd's death spread quickly on social media earlier in the day, showing the officer driving his knee into Floyd's neck as the handcuffed man repeatedly says he can't breathe.
Deadly Riots Ensue
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) - Fires burned and looters struck overnight after violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody rocked Minneapolis for a second straight night, with damage stretching for miles across the city. Amid the violence, a man was found fatally shot Wednesday night near a pawn shop.
Conservatives Decry Property Damage And Unhelpful Chaos
In 2016, another Minnesota cop killed an African-American man and generated national headlines about police brutality and racism in police forces. Officer Jeronimo Yanez shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop, while Castile was following a police officer's instructions.
Tag Before Trial
Protesters descended on the home of the cop filmed pinning George Floyd down by his neck before his death - scrawling "murderer" in large letters at the end of his driveway. Dozens of protesters met Wednesday outside the suburban Minnesota home of Derek Chauvin, the 44-year-old police veteran fired after pressing his knee into Floyd's neck for several minutes as he sobbed, "I can't breathe."
Target Lady Confronts Attack Amid Internets Keyboard War
A woman in a wheelchair accused of trying to stab Minneapolis Target looters was recorded being sprayed with a fire extinguisher. Now, she's become an internet flash point.
A divisive Twitter star emerged from the scene of a Minneapolis Target that was looted during protests over the killing of George Floyd, who died after a police officer knelt on his neck.
POLICE KILLING SPARKS WIDESPREAD AMERICAN CIVIL UNREST!!!
Multiple cities across the U.S. exploded into outcry on Wednesday night, just days after Minneapolis resident George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died while in police custody. In contrast to the peaceful protests that spawned the Minneapolis streets on Tuesday, the demonstrations Wednesday descended into chaos soon after the sun fell.
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