Despite unanimous support Friday, the amendment faces a number of bureaucratic obstacles before voters can vote on it in November.
Salford MP Rebecca Long-Bailey has been sacked from the shadow cabinet after she tweeted a link to an interview with actress Maxine Peake.
The shadow education secretary was forced out of her job by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, who said the interview contained an ‚antisemitic conspiracy theory‘.
The incident in Falcon Heights, a suburb of St. Paul, appeared to be partly documented in a Facebook Live recording posted by a woman in the car, who identified herself as the man’s girlfriend. The video, which was briefly removed from Facebook but later republished with a warning of graphic content, had as of Thursday morning been viewed close to 2 million times.
Last summer, after a black man named Philando Castile was shot and killed during a traffic stop outside Minneapolis, it was revealed that two years earlier the officer, Jeronimo Yanez, had attended “The Bulletproof Warrior,” a two-day training taught by Grossman and his colleague Jim Glennon.
Neta Golan, co-founder of International Solidarity Movement (ISM), said: “When I saw the picture of killer cop Derek Chauvin murdering George Floyd by leaning in on his neck with his knee as he cried for help and other cops watched, I remembered noticing when many Israeli soldiers began using this technique of leaning in on our chest and necks when we were protesting in the West Bank sometime in 2006.
“They started twisting and breaking fingers in a particular way around the same time. It was clear they had undergone training for this. They continue to use these tactics—two of my friends have had their necks broken but luckily survived—and it is clear that they [Israel] share these methods when they train police forces abroad in ‘crowd control’ in the U.S. and other countries including Sudan and Brazil.”
(June 26, 2012)
About 100 Minnesota law enforcement officers attended a counter-terrorism training conference in Minneapolis Monday.
The conference was put on by the Israeli consulate in Chicago, the FBI and Minnetonka police.
Deputy Consul Shahar Arieli said Israeli law enforcement officers shared techniques to prevent terrorist acts, such as suicide bombings.
Long-Bailey had tweeted an Independent article written about British actress and anti-capitalist activist Maxine Peake writing „Maxine Peake is an absolute diamond.“
In the story, Peake alleges that „the tactics used by the police in America, kneeling on George Floyd’s neck, that was learnt from seminars with Israeli secret services.”
President Trump tweeted this Friday morning, a day before his rally in Tulsa:
„Any protesters, anarchists, agitators, looters or lowlifes who are going to Oklahoma please understand, you will not be treated like you have been in New York, Seattle, or Minneapolis. It will be a much different scene!“
The final photos journalist Linda Tirado took around midnight on May 30, while covering the protests in Minneapolis, show what appears to be a police officer aiming a foam bullet gun right at her.
Shortly after, Tirado was hit in the face with a foam bullet, which broke the goggles she was wearing and left her permanently blind in one eye.
The Floyd family says they believe what happened on May 25 was in part personal. Their lawyer has called for Chauvin to be charged with first-degree murder, „because we believe he knew who George Floyd was.“
„Is there any doubt in your mind that Derek Chauvin knew George Floyd?“ CBS News asked Pinney.
„No. He knew him,“ the coworker said.
“We recognize that we don’t have all the answers about what a police-free future looks like, but our community does,” they said, reading off a prepared statement. “We’re committed to engaging with every willing community member in the City of Minneapolis over the next year to identify what safety looks like for you.”
Their words — delivered one day after Mayor Jacob Frey told a crowd of protesters he does not support the full abolishment of the MPD — set off what is likely to be a long, complicated debate about the future of the state’s largest police force.
WCCO caught Mayor Frey afterwards and here’s what he had to say:
“If you’re asking whether I’m for massive structural reform to revise a structurally racist system the answer is ‘yes’. If you’re asking whether I will do everything possible to push back on the inherent inequities that are literally built into the architecture the answer is ‘yes’. If you’re asking whether I’m willing to do everything I possibly can throughout the rest of my term to make sure that the police union, the police contract, the arbitration system, and some of these policies that have resulted in problems for specifically Black and Brown people and murder over series of generations, I’m all for that. I’m not for abolishing the entire police department, I will be honest about that.”
„If you’re in a crowd and the crowd’s getting tear-gassed, that’s the nature of the business. So, it’s not that reporters never get injured incidentally in these things. But, as you saw, the flavor of this one was a little bit different. There was something indisciplined about the way the authorities were operating, and there was definitely something in the air that allowed the police to believe this kind of behavior was OK.
I believe that we exist to bear witness and to hold power to account, and that’s it. And if you’re not prepared to do that, then don’t be a reporter“
Pastor Sharpton forderte die Besucher der Gedenkfeier auf, acht Minuten und 46 Sekunden inne zu halten. Genau die Zeit, die George Floyd in Minneapolis am Boden gepresst lag, mit dem Knie des Polizisten in seinem Nacken. Selbst als Floyd bewusstlos war, griffen die anderen am Einsatz beteiligten Beamten nicht ein. Floyd starb in Folge der Polizeigewalt noch am Tatort.
The family of George Floyd hold a memorial service in Minneapolis, before he is laid to rest in Houston on Tuesday
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan announced on Tuesday the state’s Department of Human Rights is launching an investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department’s practices and policies over the last decade.
The head of the MN National Guard, Lt. Gen. Jon Jensen, confirmed the move to CBS News after it was warned of a „specific threat against the guard“ by the FBI.
In a confusing episode that authorities are still trying to clear up, a tanker truck sped toward a crowd of thousands of demonstrators who were marching on a bridge in Minneapolis late Sunday afternoon to protest the killing of George Floyd. Demonstrators managed to scatter, and surprisingly there were no immediate reports of any seriously injured protesters. The harrowing scene was caught on video from multiple angles and shows how the tanker truck barreled toward the crowd that was on the I-35W bridge.
Walz machte außenstehende Kräfte für die Eskalation verantwortlich. 80 Prozent der Gewalttäter kämen nicht aus dem Bundesstaat. Sie seien gut organisiert und – wie der Gouverneur einräumte – taktisch den Sicherheitskräften überlegen.
Der Gouverneur warnte, dass die Lage weiter eskalieren könnte – genau darauf würden es die gewalttätigen Protestierer anlegen. Sie wollten die mediale Aufmerksamkeit und seien auch bereit, Tote in Kauf zu nehmen.
Talan: Der Gouverneur von Minnesota hat von professionell organisierten Gruppen gesprochen, die gezielt Chaos stiften wollten. Er ist nach einer Beteiligung von „White Supremacy“-Anhängern gefragt worden (Rassistische Ideologie von einer „weißen Überlegenheit“, Anm. d.Red.) und hat bestätigt, dass es diese Gerüchte gebe. Es kursieren Fotos von Pickup-Trucks, die bei den Protesten gesichtet wurden, auf denen Sticker dieser rassistischen Bewegung klebten. Diese Fahrzeuge kamen auch aus anderen Bundesstaaten. Es gibt Berichte von einer Unterwanderung der Proteste.
Aktivisten posteten zudem ein Video von einem der ersten Fälle von Vandalismus in Minneapolis. Zu sehen ist ein weißer Mann mit Gasmaske und militärischer Kleidung, der ein Geschäft beschädigt. Er wird von einem Schwarzen zur Rede gestellt und entfernt sich, als er merkt, dass er gefilmt wird.
Civil liberties advocates sounded the alarm Friday after reporting indicated Customs and Border Protection has been flying an unmanned Predator drone over Minneapolis as the city continues to roil with protest over the police killing of George Floyd earlier this week
The drone flown over Minneapolis is an unarmed version of the aircraft.
The drone was first spotted on a flight tracking tool by members of the ADB-S Exchange, a community of flight watchers who use open-source flight data to monitor America’s skies. Presumably, the drone is surveilling protests there, though CBP did not respond to a request for comment about what the drone is doing there.
Die vier an dem Einsatz beteiligten Polizisten wurden entlassen. Sie wurden zunächst aber weder festgenommen noch angeklagt, was zu wütenden Protesten führte. Minnesotas Gouverneur Tim Walz sicherte am Freitag bei einer emotionalen Pressekonferenz zu, dass die Justiz das Vorgehen der Beteiligten schnell untersuchen werde.
Der Gouverneur teilte das Entsetzen über den Vorfall. „Das Kapitel, das diese Woche geschrieben wurde, ist eines unserer dunkelsten Kapitel“, sagte er.
Thank you to everybody who helped make this happen.
THIS IS NOT ENOUGH.
Officers Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng are still free.
The former Minneapolis police officer seen in a video with his knee on George Floyd’s neck had 18 prior complaints filed against him with the Minneapolis Police Department’s Internal Affairs, according to the police department.
It’s unclear what the internal affairs complaints against the officer, Derek Chauvin, were for. MPD did not provide additional details.
CNN president Jeff Zucker spoke with the governor of Minnesota, Tim Walz on Friday morning, following the arrest of CNN’s team in Minneapolis,
Walz said he „deeply apologizes“ for what happened and is working to have the CNN team released immediately.
A CNN crew has been arrested while covering Minneapolis protests live on the air Friday morning.
Among those arrested was correspondent Omar Jimenez as he gave a report on CNN’s New Day shortly after 5 a.m. CT (6 a.m. ET).
More than 500 Minnesota National Guard soldiers arrived in Minneapolis and surrounding areas as protests erupted for a third night over the death of a black man while in police custody.
From New York City to Denver and other cities, protesters demanded justice for George Floyd after his arrest and death Monday in Minneapolis.
….I have asked for this investigation to be expedited and greatly appreciate all of the work done by local law enforcement. My heart goes out to George’s family and friends. Justice will be served!
MINNEAPOLIS — Thousands of people poured into the streets here for a second night of protests — which later turned chaotic as police fired rubber bullets from a rooftop, several buildings caught fire, and one person was shot and killed by a store owner — after a viral video showed a white police officer putting his knee on the neck of a black man, who later died.
Ein auf Video gebannter Polizeieinsatz sorgt in den USA für Entsetzen und Proteste.
This Officer knew he was being filmed and murdered him with arrogance and Pride.
This has to stop!! Until we can over come Racism in America— no one should be allowed to carry a gun. Most of all cops.
God Bless you George Floyd Im so sorry for you and your family. And all the senseless killings that have gone before you. Will it ever end? 🙏🏼 I pray to GOD it does one day.
Until then—Fuck The Police!
Yea I said it. Im not interested in being PC. Im interested in Justice.
@shaunking #georgefloyd #justice #guncontrol
Bei seiner Festnahme stirbt ein Afroamerikaner in Minneapolis, nachdem ihm ein weißer Polizist mit dem Knie die Luft abdrückt. Das Video des sterbenden Mannes sorgt für Aufruhr.
Video shared with The Washington Post by Rashad West, a Minneapolis restaurant owner, showed the moments leading up to the handcuffing of George Floyd, who died after being pinned to the ground on May 25.
Four Minneapolis officers are fired after video shows one kneeling on neck of black man who later died, mayor says
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„In the sea of corruption, he continuously stood for justice and never bowed down to special interests,“ Omar said. „That’s the resolve we need in a President.“
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