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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[...]

March 12th, 2021 - 3:56 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Racism

What the city paying George Floyd’s family $27 million means

It means “we screwed up BIG TIME.” “We” refers to the four cops, the police department that failed to properly supervise them, and the city government that failed to properly oversee the police department. It also says, “We’re sorry,” but no apology can be a[...]

March 9th, 2021 - 9:22 pm § in Law and Courts

What they’re asking potential jurors in the George Floyd murder trial

Ex-cop Derek Chauvin (photo, right), charged by prosecutors with murdering George Floyd, will soon go on trial. Selecting an impartial jury will be challenging, not only because of the enormous publicity the case has received, but also because many people have strong feelings about it. The jury ques[...]

December 20th, 2020 - 11:02 am § in Racism

Cackling cop brags about driving into protesters (video)

It took months to pry body-cam video from Boston police of a June 1, 2020, protest in which bystanders were injured; they’re now suing the city. In this expletive-laced rant, a Boston cop laughs and brags about running into protesters with an unmarked police car. The incident is now the subjec[...]

November 19th, 2020 - 12:35 pm § in Law and Courts

Kenosha killer used $1,200 stimulus check to buy AR-15

Teenaged vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse, 17 (mugshot, left), who is awaiting trial for shooting three people in Kenosha, Wisconsin, told the Washington Post he bought the gun “with money from a government stimulus check, using a friend to make the purchase because he is too young to buy a firearm.[...]

October 30th, 2020 - 7:42 pm § in Law and Courts

Kenosha shooter extradited to Wisconsin

An Illinois judge rejected defense arguments and ordered Kenosha shooting suspect Kyle Rittenhouse extradited to Wisconsin, where he faces life in prison if convicted of murder. Less than an hour later, he was transported from an Illinois juvenile detention facility to the Kenosha County Jail. His l[...]

October 26th, 2020 - 2:46 pm § in Law and Courts

“All lives splatter”

This article contains news and liberal commentary Summer Taylor, 24, was killed on July 4, 2020, while on a closed freeway with other protesters in downtown Seattle by a driver who entered the freeway by driving the wrong way on an exit ramp, maneuvered around barriers, and then drove through the cr[...]