The guard tweeted that a “key objective” was to make sure fire departments could respond to calls, and said in a follow-up tweet it was “here with the Minneapolis Fire Department” to assist. But no move was made to put out the 3rd Precinct fire. A department spokesman didn’t immediately respond to a phone call. Fire chief John Fruetel told CNN that the department couldn’t get to the scene for safety reasons. … [Read more...] about Minneapolis Police Station on Fire, as George Floyd Killing Protests Continue
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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.
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
Law enforcement sources tell us they were called to the Marvel founder's L.A. home after a former bodyguard of Lee's showed up. We're told both Lee and his daughter asked Max Anderson -- a convicted felon -- to leave, and when he refused, they called police to intervene. … [Read more...] about ‘Black Panther’ Co-Creator Stan Lee in Face-Off with Ex-Bodyguard, Cops Called
During the press conference, Merritt laid out a three-pronged response plan that included calls for new legislation, economic sanctions and boycotts, and bringing the three cases to the United Nations. “We can no longer do this on a case-by-case basis,” Merritt said. “We cannot call and galvanize the community and demand they focus their energy on one incident of injustice when we know that there are over, on average, a thousand police officer-involved shootings a year. That we live in the most incarcerated nation on planet Earth, and that in the process of maintaining that system of mass incarceration, we empower our law enforcement officers to go in and brutalize and over-police black and brown communities.” … [Read more...] about Families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor Call for Sweeping Police Reforms