Archiv: Minnesota


01.09.2020 - 14:18 [ Politico.com ]

An unlikely state tightens up

If Trump has a path forward in Minnesota, it will likely rely on an improvement in the Twin Cities suburbs, combined with spiking turnout in rural areas of the state. It’s a tall task, but there is reason for Democrats to be concerned. By the party’s own estimates, there are 250,000 white, non-college-educated men in Minnesota who are eligible to vote but aren’t registered, a rich target for Trump.

26.06.2020 - 09:44 [ ManchesterEveningNews.co.uk ]

RECAP: Reaction as Rebecca Long-Bailey sacked for tweeting ‚antisemitic‘ Maxine Peake interview

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‘.

25.06.2020 - 22:31 [ ABC News / Youtube ]

Live Police Shooting of Philando Castile | Livestream Video [GRAPHIC CONTENT]

(7.7.2016)

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.

25.06.2020 - 22:28 [ MotherJones.com ]

“Are You Prepared to Kill Somebody?” A Day With One of America’s Most Popular Police Trainers

(February 2017)

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.

25.06.2020 - 21:28 [ Peoplesworld.org ]

Israeli forces trained cops in ‘restraint techniques’ at Minneapolis conference

(03.06.2020)

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.”

25.06.2020 - 21:03 [ MPRnews.org ]

Minn. police learn from Israeli counter-terrorism conference

(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.

25.06.2020 - 20:21 [ Haaretz ]

U.K. Labour Leader Sacks Education Spokeswoman for Sharing Article With ‚Antisemitic Conspiracy Theory‘

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.”

15.06.2020 - 08:02 [ BGR.com ]

Coronavirus cases are dropping in Minnesota despite protests over George Floyd’s murder

(11.06.2020)

Protests broke out around the country following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25th, but the state has yet to see a spike in coronavirus cases.
Public health experts were concerned that gatherings of protestors would lead to an increase in the infection rate, but Minnesota’s new cases are still on the decline.
In the meantime, Minnesota’s stay-at-home order expired, Memorial Day weekend happened, and bars and restaurants around the state reopened. And still no spike.

03.06.2020 - 10:02 [ NPR.org ]

Minnesota Files Discrimination Complaint Against Minneapolis Police Department

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.

03.06.2020 - 02:54 [ Star Tribune ]

Minneapolis Public Schools terminates contract with Police Department over George Floyd’s death

“I value people and education and life,” school board chairwoman Kim Ellison said in an interview. “Now I’m convinced, based on the actions of the Minneapolis Police Department, that we don’t have the same values.”

“I firmly believe that it is completely unnatural to have police in schools,” school board member Kimberly Caprini said during the meeting.

31.05.2020 - 13:14 [ Fox News ]

National Guard activated in nearly a dozen states amid unrest over George Floyd death

Governors in nearly a dozen states plus the District of Columbia have now activated the National Guard amid protests and riots that have broken out in response to George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody earlier this week.

States calling for Guard asistance were California, Georgia, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Washington state.

31.05.2020 - 13:00 [ theNation.com ]

Exclusive: The US Military Is Monitoring Protests in 7 States

(30.05.2020)

The US military is monitoring protests in at least seven states, according to Defense Department documents obtained exclusively by The Nation.

In addition to Minnesota, where a Minneapolis police officer killed George Floyd, the military is tracking uprisings in New York, Ohio, Colorado, Arizona, Tennessee, and Kentucky, according to a Defense Department situation report. Notably, only Minnesota has requested National Guard support.

30.05.2020 - 20:37 [ Tagesschau ]

Ausschreitungen in Minneapolis: „Hier geht es um Chaos“

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.

30.05.2020 - 20:33 [ Tagesschau ]

Gewalt in Minneapolis: „Professionell organisierte Gruppen“

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.

30.05.2020 - 20:22 [ Washington Post ]

Trump, Pentagon offer active-duty military forces and intelligence to help quell Minnesota unrest

Gov. Tim Walz (D.) acknowledged the offer as he announced that he was mobilizing the entire Minnesota National Guard. He did so after several nights of rioting in response to the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed in police custody this week in Minneapolis while handcuffed and on video.

Walz downplayed the significance of the Pentagon’s offer to send U.S. armed forces, saying that “this has happened before” where groups from the 82nd Airborne Division and other parts of the Army are put “on readiness.”

“They’re not talking about mobilizing the entire United States Army,” Walz said. “We’re probably talking about in the neighborhood of several hundred” soldiers.

29.05.2020 - 20:43 [ ZDF ]

Minneapolis – Polizist im Fall George Floyd verhaftet

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.

29.05.2020 - 13:44 [ CNN ]

Minnesota governor apologizes for arrest of CNN team

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.

27.05.2020 - 13:49 [ Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Senator from Minnesota / Twitter ]

My statement on the officer-involved death in Minneapolis:

27.05.2020 - 06:21 [ Tim Walz, Governor of Minnesota / Twitter ]

The lack of humanity in this disturbing video is sickening. We will get answers and seek justice.

23.05.2020 - 08:14 [ ValleyNewsLive.com ]

MN nursing homes have 81% of COVID-19 deaths, still taking positive patients, local officials weigh in

Many states, including New York, came under fire for a policy requiring nursing homes to admit COVID-19 positive patients. Data shows that Minnesota now has 81.4% of deaths from long term care facilities and assisted living centers.

Minnesota’s Department of Health did so to lower the risk of overwhelming hospitals with COVID-19 patients.

17.01.2020 - 18:17 [ Ilhan Omar ‏/ Twitter ]

Early voting in Minnesota starts today! And we are ready for @BernieSanders! #NotMeUs

19.07.2019 - 11:18 [ Manu Raju, Senior Congressional Correspondent, @CNN / Twitter ]

Just asked Omar about the chants, and she says of Trump: „I believe he is a fascist.“ Responding to Lindsey Graham, who said if she were wearing a MAGA hat Trump wouldn’t have said ‚go back:‘ „Because I criticized the president, I should be deported?“

19.07.2019 - 10:06 [ FOX 10 Phoenix / Youtube ]

WELCOME BACK ILHAN: Crowd at MN airport chant support for Omar

A welcome party is gathering at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to celebrate Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s return to the state following recent rhetoric by President Donald Trump.