Tag: George Floyd

Derek Chauvin

Derek Chauvin Plans To Change His ‘Not Guilty’ Plea in Pending Federal Case for Violating George Floyd’s Civil Rights

After being found guilty of second- and third-degree murder, as well as second-degree manslaughter for holding his knee on George Floyd’s neck for nine-and-a-half minutes, Derek Chauvin may no longer be claiming innocence to additional pending charges related to the case. Janelle Griffith of NBC News reported that “Derek Chauvin,…

Alabama judicial system

Alabama Judge Loses Position on State Bench Over His Numerous Racist and Sexist Remarks, Including Attacks on George Floyd and BLM

An Alabama judge accused of making numerous racist and sexist remarks and fostering a hostile work environment is now being forced to give up his seat at the bench by a state judicial ethics panel. Erik Ortiz of NBC News reported that “in sanctioning Probate Judge Randy Jinks of Talladega…

Minneapolis police

Newly Released Bodycam Footage Reveals Minneapolis Police Officers Talking About ‘Hunting’ People During George Floyd Murder Protests 

In many ways, the events that took place over the summer of 2020 following the death of George Floyd continue to become even more disturbing as we learn increasingly more about them. The latest highly unsettling discovery from that time: some police officers in Minneapolis routinely spoke about “hunting” people…

U.S. Representative Cori Bush

Rep. Cori Bush Introduces ‘People’s Response Act’ To Help People of Color Stay Safe From Police Violence During 911 Calls

Far too many emergency calls to 911 for issues ranging from family disturbances to mental health matters to wellness checks turn deadly or result in unnecessary injuries or arrests. Police show up, situations escalate, and before long, violence or arrests break out. But Missouri Rep. Cori Bush is hoping to…

George Floyd Statue Unveiling

Brooklyn Statue of George Floyd Unveiled on Juneteenth Vandalized by White Supremacists Just Days Later

On Saturday, June 19, activists and local officials gathered to unveil a 500-pound wooden bust of George Floyd’s profile, created in his memory and displayed to the general public in honor of the newly approved Juneteenth federal holiday. Floyd’s brother, Terrence, was even in attendance at the event, saying afterward,…