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 arrests represent an unsettling breach of the freedom of the press at a time when both the First Amendment and the news media are under attack from the White House. “It was pretty shocking,” Radsch says. “This is not the behavior we are used to seeing in the United States. It is not in line with First Amendment protections for the press and it infringes on the public’s right to be informed.” … [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
In St. Paul, clouds of smoke hung in the air as police armed with batons and wearing gas masks and body armor kept a watchful eye on protesters along one of the city’s main commercial corridors, where firefighters also sprayed water onto a series of small fires. At one point, officers stood in line in front of a Target, trying to keep out looters, who were also smashing windows of other businesses. … [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.