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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Minneapolis Police Chief Says Derek Chauvin’s Use of Force Violated Policy

  Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo took the stand on Monday in what many describe as another “nail in the coffin” of Derek Chauvin’s defense. “Once Mr. Floyd had stopped resisting — and certainly once he was in distress and trying to verbalize that — that should have stopped,” said Arradondo. After admitting that there’s a “reasonableness” to restrain a suspect, he added, “Once there was no longer any resistance, and clearly when Mr. Floyd was no longer responsive and even motionless, to continue to apply that level of force…

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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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Derek Chauvin’s Trial For The Murder Of George Floyd Will Be Broadcast Live On Television

After weeks of haggling over the charges, venue, juror bias, and juror selection, we have finally arrived at the beginning of the trial of a generation. This morning at 10 am EST, Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill will bang his gavel and the adjudication of Derek Chauvin‘s murder charges for the killing of George Floyd will proceed. Opening statements are set to be heard and it goes without saying that the public interest is higher than possibly any criminal trial of the past, hell…ever. Source: KEREM YUCEL / Getty According to CNN, this is the first…

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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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AG Barr Blocked Plea Deal for Derek Chauvin, Officer Who Killed George Floyd

The New York Times recently revealed that Attorney General William Barr rejected a plea deal from Derek Chauvin, the police officer who held his knee to George Floyd’s neck, who agreed to plead guilty to third-degree murder days after Floyd’s death. Chauvin is currently facing second-degree murder charges and is scheduled for trial in March. A former Justice Department official confirmed the failed deal to NBC News, stating, “His lawyers were trying to rush us, and we didn’t want to be rushed.” Lacey Severins, a spokeswoman for the Hennepin County…

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Kenosha DA Seeks Arrest Warrant for Kyle Rittenhouse Over Bond Violation

According to reports, Kenosha County prosecutors seek an arrest warrant for Kyle Rittenhouse over bond violations and will pursue a higher bond. Prosecutors are hoping Wednesday’s motion will rein in Rittenhouse because “Rarely does our community see accused murderers roaming about freely.” Prosecutors went to the judge on Wednesday to secure a new warrant for the Illinois teen charged with shooting three people, killing two of them, during an anti-police protest in Wisconsin over the summer. Court documents show prosecutors cited Rittenhouse for failing to inform the court of his…

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Jacob Blake Says He Didn’t Want to Be the Next George Floyd in First Interview

  Jacob Blake detailed the events of a police shooting that left him paralyzed and contributed to the civil unrest America experienced throughout the 2020 summer. Speaking with Good Morning America’s Michael Strahan five months after the shooting, Blake recalled getting shot in front of two of his six children. “I didn’t want to be the next George Floyd. I didn’t want to die,” Blake said when describing his reaction to getting shot. According to Blake, he was at the home of Laquisha Booker — the mother of three of his children…

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