Posts Tagged ‘George Floyd Protests’

March 1st, 2023 - 7:32 pm § in Law and Courts

How NYC cops cost taxpayers $6.45 million

New York City has agreed to pay $21,500 each to 300 protesters who were penned by a police tactic known as ‘kettling,’ and then pepper-sprayed and clubbed, during George Floyd protests in 2020, Raw Story reported on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 (read story here). The protesters sued, allegin[...]

March 6th, 2022 - 10:19 pm § in Politics

“We have demands,” but don’t know what they are

Here in America (unlike Russia), protesting is legal and legitimate (to most folks, anyway, with some exceptions). But some causes are more compelling and popular than others. Also, it helps to have one. The so-called “People’s Convoy” mimicking Canada’s truckers’ prote[...]

January 26th, 2022 - 9:29 pm § in Politics, Racism

Support your local police

Who says we don’t? Well, apparently Jennie Nguyen thinks we don’t, if we also support racial equality and justice. Bravo, a cable network owned by NBC Universal that specializes in reality TV shows aimed at women, fired Nguyen from “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,” The Hil[...]

December 5th, 2021 - 2:33 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

What the heck was he thinking?

Marine Sgt. Travis Glosser insisted to investigators he “never had any intent to harm anyone.” He never considered “selling, giving, or even showing anyone” the 13 lbs. C4 plastic explosive he stole. That’s enough to blow up three “antifa” buses (video below), [...]

November 22nd, 2021 - 1:47 pm § in America, Law and Courts, Politics, Racism

Why the right targets BLM and “critical race theory”

It’s simply about white supremacy. Conservatives like a status quo that puts white people in charge, gives white people preferential treatment, and keeps black people “in their place.” After George Floyd became yet another black man murdered by a white cop, millions of Americans pa[...]

November 5th, 2021 - 1:28 pm § in Law and Courts

Followup: Derek Chauvin’s tax troubles and strategic divorce

Prosecutors have filed tax evasion charges against convicted killer cop Derek Chauvin and his wife Kellie (photo, left), a former “Mrs. Minnesota,” alleging they concealed nearly half a million dollars of income in the five years preceding Chauvin’s murder of George Floyd. They als[...]

June 28th, 2021 - 9:29 pm § in America, Donald Trump, Politics, Racism

Trump wanted the military to attack protesters

The murder of George Floyd, a black man, by Derek Chauvin, a white policeman with a history of excessive force complaints, prompted the largest civil-rights demonstrations in U.S. history. Those protests were overwhelmingly peaceful. But America’s president at the time was a white supremacist,[...]

June 24th, 2021 - 12:27 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

How much prison time will Derek Chauvin get?

George Floyd’s killer appears in court for sentencing tomorrow, Friday, June 24, 2021, and “at least” 12 years in prison, The Hill reports (see story here). Under Minnesota sentencing guidelines, the maximum possible sentence is 40 years, “but because Chauvin has no previous [...]

May 1st, 2021 - 1:30 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

How Chauvin was convicted of murder, and thoughts on police reform

Minnesota is the only state where Derek Chauvin could have been convicted of “murder,” under the legal definition of the term. That’s the state in which he chose to live, work as a cop, and kill George Floyd. (Gong!) The Hill explains (here), “Many homicides – during robber[...]

April 29th, 2021 - 10:16 pm § in Law and Courts

Rioter ordered to pay $12 million for damage to police station

A 23-year-old Minnesota protester who participated in torching a police station during the George Floyd protests was sentenced to 4 years in federal prison and a $12 million fine, the British news service BBC reported on Thursday, April 29, 2021. Read story here. Dylan Robinson and three other riote[...]