700-Pound Bronze Statue of George Floyd Unveiled in Newark

The city of Newark, NJ, unveiled its 700-pound statue of George Floyd made of bronze. The statue will reportedly rest at Newark City Hall for at least a year before moving elsewhere. “The world needed a peaceful George,” said sculptor Stanley Watts. “The world needed him relaxed and chilling on a bench and that’s what we produced and we produced him larger than life because, after death, George will be remembered — and that’s what memorials are — it’s to remember and never forget why we changed today and tomorrow…

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Lil Baby Attends White House Meeting with George Floyd’s Family

  George Floyd’s family met with President Joe Biden and key lawmakers involved in policing reform negotiations on the 1-year anniversary of his death. Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, family attorney Benjamin Crump, and rapper Lil Baby were seen standing together outside of the White House with other family members following the meeting. Philonise told reporters the family had a “great” meeting with the President and vice president and while speaking about Biden, he stated, “He’s a genuine guy. They always speak from the heart.” Philonise added, “We’re just thankful for…

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GEORGE FLOYD SQUARE MAN TRIES TO DESTROY MEMORIAL … Busts Out Ax, Gets Scared Off

https://www.tmz.com/videos/2021-05-17-051721-george-floyd-square-1082045/ A man full of hate tried his best to destroy the George Floyd memorial in Minneapolis, but he got scared away … and left his ax behind. The video tells the story … the man drives up to the memorial site — a block from where Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd — at around 2 AM Sunday. As you can see … he pulls up in his pickup truck, gets out and begins vandalizing the area by removing barricades and ripping down Black Lives Matter signs. He continues his rampage as he moves to…

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Update: Judge Rules Derek Chauvin Qualifies for a Longer Sentence

  Update 05/12/2021 10:14pm: According to reports, Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill ruled that Derek Chauvin qualifies for a longer prison sentence as a result of “aggravating factors.” Cahill said the prosecution proved Chauvin’s guilt “beyond a reasonable doubt” and that the ex-officer “abused his position of authority.” But Cahill said Chauvin’s qualification for a stiffer sentence came from how he treated George Floyd with a “particular cruelty.” “When it became clear even to the bystanders that George Floyd was in medical distress, was no longer responsive, and had…

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Update: Derek Chauvin Indicted in 2017 Incident Involving Black Teen

  Update 05/07/2021 10:34pm: Derek Chauvin, who was recently convicted on state murder charges for the killing of George Floyd last May, is now facing a second indictment for a 2017 incident with a black teen. A federal grand jury indicted Chauvin for allegedly using unreasonable force against the then 14-year-old boy. The two-count indictment says the former officer “held Juvenile by the throat and struck Juvenile 1 multiple times in the head with a flashlight.” “This offense included the use of a dangerous weapon — a flashlight — and…

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GEORGE FLOYD’S DEATH 4 Ex-Cops Charged … FEDS SAY THEY VIOLATED HIS CIVIL RIGHTS

8:11 AM PT — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison commends the feds on the indictment of the former officers, calling it “entirely appropriate, particularly now that Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murder.” Ellison adds that the State is working hard to present its case against the other 3 defendants later this summer. A federal grand jury has charged Derek Chauvin and the 3 other former Minneapolis PD officers involved in George Floyd‘s arrest with violating his civil rights. J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao appeared Friday via video conference in the U.S. District Court in Minneapolis following…

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GEORGE FLOYD MURDER LEGAL TEAM SAYS CHAUVIN’S APPEAL IS TOAST … Thanks to Juror Speaking Out

Ben Crump, attorney for George Floyd‘s family, says Derek Chauvin has no chance to successfully appeal his guilty verdict … and it’s all because of what at least one juror is saying about the murder trial. Crump tells TMZ … Juror #52, Brandon Mitchell, shed a lot of light on the Chauvin deliberations and, in the process, “completely obliterates” any argument the defense is planning to make about outside public opinions swaying the jury. You’ll recall, Chauvin’s defense attorney, Eric Nelson, asked Judge Cahill for a mistrial because Rep. Maxine Waters had encouraged folks to “get more confrontational” while protesting…

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CHER DOUBLES DOWN ON SAVING GEORGE FLOYD

Cher is not backing down from a comment that got her dragged online … that George Floyd might be alive if she’d have been there. The 74-year-old singer had first tweeted, “Was talking with Mom & She Said ‘I Watched Trial Of Policeman Who Killed George Floyd, & Cried … I Said ‘Mom,I Know This Is Gonna Sound CRAZY, But.. I Kept Thinking … Maybe If I’d Been There, … I Could’ve Helped.” People went crazy, criticizing her and calling the post a show of the “white savior complex.” Cher was…

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George Floyd’s Family Awarded Largest-Ever Pretrial Settlement Of $27 Million From City Of Minneapolis

These types of stories are always bittersweet for us. Yes, it is good for the families of the women and men who have been slain by police to get significant restitution for their incredible loss. But regardless of how much money they are awarded, a human life, the life of their loved one, is permanent. It’s also slightly infuriating that a dollar amount is affixed to that priceless life. According to ABCNews, George Floyd‘s family has been granted a $27 million settlement as approved by the Minneapolis City Council. Attorney Ben…

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GEORGE FLOYD TRIAL Minneapolis Hiring Influencers … FOR ‘CITY-APPROVED’ MESSAGING

George Floyd‘s murder case is bound to be the new trial of the century — and it seems Minneapolis wants to get ahead of any bad publicity … ’cause they’re bringing on “influencers” to peddle their narrative as it unfolds. The City Council made the announcement this week, saying they’re rolling out a new initiative ahead of jury selection/opening arguments next month … namely, to partner with influential social media users to share public information with underserved communities — some of which, they say, might not tune in or have…

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