Breaking: Derek Chauvin, the former officer involved in George Floyd’s death, is taken into custody
The unrest spread from Phoenix to Columbus, as people converged in city centers and descended on state capitol buildings to protest the death of a black man in police custody.
Trump’s warning of ‘shooting’ echoes previous comments about how police use forcePresident Trump has long sought to portray himself as an ally of law enforcement, touting his support for police officers. But in some cases, he has taken aim at particular officers and departments in remarks that broke with that pattern — and has also drawn criticism for comments implying police need to use more force.
Hispost on Twittersuggesting the military could intervene in the Minneapolis unrest and that “shooting” could follow evoked some of his past remarks.During a 2017 speech on Long Island, Trump suggested that officers should not worry about injuring suspects during arrests.
“When you guys put somebody in the car and you’re protecting their head, you know, the way you put their hand over?” Trump told assembled officers, physically showing the motion of an officer shielding someone's head to keep it from bumping it on the squad car. “I said, you can take the hand away, okay?”
Current and former police chiefs across the country rebuked Trump over his remarks, as did the International Association of Chiefs of Police, while the then-head of the Drug Enforcement Administration told his staff at the time that Trump had “condoned police misconduct.”
Trump has also made other comments suggesting police need to be more aggressive. He has repeatedly criticized the Chicago police for the levels of gun violence in that city and suggested officers there were not doing their jobs. At one point during the 2016 presidential campaign, he said police there were “not tough,” and after taking office, he called the bloodshed there “very easily fixable.”
Last year, Trump was in Chicago addressing a conference of police chiefs and pilloried the city’s then-police superintendent, Eddie Johnson, who had invoked “our city’s core values” in explaining why he would skip the speech. Trump responded by belittling Johnson in his speech, saying the city deserved a top police official who “knows what he’s doing.” (Johnson was fired a few months later over unrelated issues.)
ByMay 29, 2020 at 8:37 AM EDTMinnesota attorney general says Trump is fueling ‘angry cycle’ with his tweetsMinnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison (D) on Friday condemned President Trump for tweets that he said have contributed to the “angry cycle” of violence taking place in Minneapolis in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
Ellison spoke out after early-morning tweets in which Trump referred to protesters as “thugs,” warned that he could send in the military and said that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”“Calling people thugs and calling on people to get shot stems from the same sort of attitude that resulted in the death of George Floyd,” Ellison said during an appearance on “CBS This Morning.” “The tough guy, macho man … attitude is the heart of the problem. … We need the president, and everybody else who thinks that you can get to a better place through threats of violence, to stop it. Violence begets violence, and Trump’s angry words just feed an angry cycle that is going on in my beloved city.”
Ellison represented a Minneapolis-area congressional district before running for attorney general in 2018.Twitter said that one of Trump’s tweets violated the company’s rules against glorifying violence, and it blocked users from viewing the tweet without reading a notice to that effect.
In an appearance later Friday on CNN, Ellison said he expects “there will be charges” against the four Minneapolis officers involved in Floyd’s death, though he noted his office is not the one to make that call.ByMay 29, 2020 at 8:36 AM EDTTrump campaign takes aim at Minneapolis mayor and Minnesota governor
President Trump’s reelection campaign weighed in Friday on the unrest in Minneapolis, saying the city’s mayor and state’s governor had “completely lost control” and sharply criticizing the arrest of a CNN crew by Minnesota police.Both Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz are Democrats.
“Mayor Frey & Gov Walz have completely lost control in Minneapolis in a catastrophic display of failed leadership,” said a tweet from an official Trump campaign account. “The city is on fire & they outrageously arrested a CNN crew.”The Trump campaign’s support for the CNN crew was notable given that the network has been repeatedly criticized by the president as “fake news” and that he has frequently touted his unflagging support for law enforcement.
The CNN crew was arrested early Friday while reporting on the protests. CNN said in a statement that the three journalists were arrested “for doing their jobs, despite identifying themselves.” The crew was later released.In the tweet, the campaign also noted that Trump had called on the Justice Department to investigate George Floyd’s death during an encounter with police.
“Clear-eyed justice must be served!” the tweet said.ByMay 29, 2020 at 7:07 AM EDTTwitter flags Trump for ‘glorifying violence’ after he says Minneapolis looting will lead to ‘shooting’As protests over the death of George Floydin Minneapolis on Thursday night, President Trump slammed the demonstrators as “THUGS” on Twitter, threatening military intervention if the situation worsens and suggesting more looting would lead to “shooting.”
“These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen,” Trumptweetedshortly before 1 a.m. Friday, adding, “Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts." Read more: The Washington Post »
How about the other cops What you seem to forget is that the man had killed another man a couple of days earlier and the police tried to arrest him for that reason but the man fought during his arrest Hopefully he doesn’t get out on bail! I'm not a native English speaker. I guess that's why I don't understand why it says 'involved in George Floyd's death' instead of 'who killed George Floyd'.
ONE DOWN 3 TO GO! And even once we have all 4, this is all window-dressing until the trial convicts them of murder. Finally, it's turn to arrest 3 more
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin arrested in George Floyd's death: UpdatesIn two deeply shaken cities, peaceful protests later turned violent over the deaths of unarmed black Americans George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. This isn’t going to stop the riots. Good, arrest the others and charge them all. That’s great!
Minnesota protest live updates: Derek Chauvin arrested in connection with George Floyd’s deathJoe Biden delivers remarks on death of George Floyd: 'Every day African Americans go about their lives with a constant anxiety and trauma, wondering: Who will be next?' VoteByMail2020 VoteBlueNoMatterWho Thanks Joe! True leadership when the country is in need of it. Colonel Biden gonna take care of ya.' He ain't going to let them Republicans put you back in chains.
Minneapolis Cop Derek Chauvin Arrested In Police Killing Of George FloydBREAKING: George Floyd pleaded for air as officer Derek Chauvin was seen in a video pressing down on the unarmed Black man’s neck. TrumpGate Trump has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour and no grace. Only took a city on fire for a white cop to be held accountable. He still might get off... Now Trump has got them a murder charged
George Floyd, Derek Chauvin worked at same Minneapolis club in 2019 - InsiderGeorge Floyd and Derek Chauvin worked at the same nightclub in Minneapolis for the whole of 2019, but may not have known each other Wow, nice find. I would think a bouncer crossed paths with an off duty cop every time someone had to be kicked out. Especially over the course of an entire year. pls follow me Police officers need to understand the true nature of preserving the peace means preserving lives. Police officers need to abide by a strict rules of engagement that ensures all people are treated with human dignity and have the right to live to see a proper judicial trial.
George Floyd And Derek Chauvin Worked At The Same Nightclub—But May Not Have Known Each Other, Owner SaysThough the two men both had security roles at the same club, it’s unclear if Floyd and Chauvin would have recognized each other.
Kate Garraway's heartbreaking hope for future with Derek before world fell apartGMB host Kate Garraway made a poignant comment over her coronavirus pandemic fears before husband Derek Draper was left fighting for his life