MINNEAPOLIS - A black man has died in Minneapolis police custody after video shared online from a bystander showed a white officer kneeling on his neck during his arrest as he pleaded that he couldn't breathe. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said Tuesday that the four responding officers involved in the incident have been fired and identified the victim as George Floyd. Source 8w.
What happened there was a sad and angering mark in American history. Knowing the officer was already problematic opens up his superiors for discipline and for the local department to be sued.
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While I understand the need for protest I can't understand the need to burn buildings and loot stores. They are even hitting the same black people they say matter because some of those stores are black owned.
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6 nights of protest. 4,400 arrests. The latest updates as anger over George Floyd's death shakes the nation. Protesters and police clashed at demonstrations across the U.S. For the sixth straight night, while Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced state Attorney General Keith Ellison would lead the prosecution in the Floyd case. Source 9s.