Throughout the press conference, Merritt and Crump spoke about specific issues as they pertained to the cases of Arbery, Taylor and Floyd. For instance, Crump questioned the constitutional validity of “no-knock” warrants, which police used when they entered Taylor’s house before she was killed in a hail of gunfire. In response to a question from Rolling Stone‘s Jamil Smith, Merritt spoke about the specific charges he wanted to see filed against the officers involved in Floyd’s death. … [Read more...] about Families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor Call for Sweeping Police Reforms
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The journalists were released later Friday morning, and Minnesota Governor Tim Walz reportedly apologized to CNN President Jeff Zucker. Jimenez went back on the air shortly after his release, noting that law enforcement was “not violent” with him, and that one of the officers told him they were “just following orders.” … [Read more...] about CNN Reporters Arrested For Covering Protests in Minnesota
Eric's mother tells us she's pleased Derek Chauvin -- the fired cop who pressed his knee into Floyd's neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds -- has been charged with murder. However, she also believes Minneapolis police were playing politics when they fired and arrested Chauvin. … [Read more...] about Eric Garner’s Mom Doubts Justice Will Be Served In George Floyd Death
Hundreds of demonstrators returned Thursday to the Minneapolis neighborhood at the center of the violence, where the nighttime scene veered between an angry protest and a street party. At one point, a band playing in a parking lot across from the 3rd Precinct broke into a punk version of Bob Marley's “Redemption Song." Nearby, demonstrators carried clothing mannequins from a looted Target and threw them onto a burning car. Later, a building fire erupted nearby. … [Read more...] about Minneapolis Police Station on Fire, as George Floyd Killing Protests Continue
Hennepin County D.A. Mike Freeman may have information from the Medical Examiner ... we're told possibly official cause of death. Our law enforcement sources tell us that's a major factor in the D.A.'s decision on whether to file charges in the case. … [Read more...] about News Conference for George Floyd Killing with Hennepin County D.A.