President Obama joins local and national leaders in the police reform movement, to discuss the tragic events of recent weeks, the history of police violence in America, and specific action steps needed to transform a system that has led to the loss of too many lives.
The three other police officers on the scene when a Minneapolis officer pressed his knee on George Floyd’s neck are being charged with aiding and abetting a murder, and the case against the main officer is being upgraded to second-degree murder.
Rev. Eric Gill of Metropolitan Baptist Church, said the man driving the red truck “made an intentional effort to drive through” the crowd protesting on Tulsa Interstate 244 on Sunday. “He put his gun on the dashboard of his car and told everyone, ‘You get out of my way,’” Gill said.
FACT CHECK: Twitter and Facebook busted some of the instigators behind the unsubstantiated social media chatter. Twitter determined Monday that a tweet promising antifa would “move into residential areas” and “white” neighborhoods was sent by the white supremacy group Identity Evropa.
“The cause of death was that he was starving for air. It was lack of oxygen. And so everything else is a red herring to try to throw us off,” family attorney Ben Crump said. He said the Hennepin County medical examiner went to great lengths to try to convince the public that what was shown on bystander video didn’t cause Floyd to die.
Okla. ACLU and Legal Aid Services of Okla. files Writ of Prohibition to prevent the location change of court hearings without Notice
“The bedrock of our judicial system is due process and while this policy has the worthwhile intent of allowing persons to maintain social distancing while attending court, proceedings must adhere the very cornerstone of due process by providing people an opportunity to be heard,” said Michael Redman, Interim Legal Director for the ACLU of Oklahoma.
These protests are not about White folks or institutions being “good” or “bad.” They are about our repeated requests for you to dismantle the privileges that, deep down, you secretly hope that we will not truly threaten or take away from you.