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The president spoke from the White House as another night of intense anger swept across cities constrained by curfews and patrolled by National Guard troops.

Private Autopsy of George Floyd Reveals Death Was Caused by AsphyxiaThe legal team representing George Floyd’s family announced the findings from an independent autopsy, saying he died of asphyxia and loss of blood flow.“Number 1, the knee to the neck and the knees to his back both contributed to him not being able to get breath. And what those officers did there, that we see on the video, is the cause of his death, not some underlying unknown health condition. His cause of death, medically, was mechanical asphyxiation. The legal determination is homicide. That is it in a nutshell: The officers killed him based on a knee to his neck for almost nine minutes and two knees on his back compressing his lungs.” “So it’s important that in the legal world we describe this very simply. It’s called a ‘but for’ event — just those two words. But for the sustained pressure on his neck and on his back, George Floyd would be alive. That’s the simple premise here. And that choke and that pressure, which we knew — we know is an illegal maneuver, turned into deadly force.”

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The legal team representing George Floyd’s family announced the findings from an independent autopsy, saying he died of asphyxia and loss of blood flow.CreditJim Wilson/The New York TimesTwo autopsies released on Monday agreed: George Floyd’s death was a homicide.

But the autopsies, one by a government agency and one by doctors working with the Floyd family, differed over the specific causes of death and whether there were contributing factors beyond the Minneapolis police officer kneeling on his neck.The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office said Mr. Floyd had died of “cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck compression.” The medical examiner also cited significant contributing conditions, saying that Mr. Floyd suffered from heart disease, and was high on fentanyl and had recently used methamphetamine at the time of his death.

The coroner’sconclusionsdiffered from the results of a private autopsy commissioned by Mr. Floyd’s family, which was released a few hours earlier. That autopsy said Mr. Floyd died not just because of the Minneapolis police officer’s knee lodged at his neck, but also because of the other officers who helped hold him down.

Dr. Allecia M. Wilson of the University of Michigan and Dr. Michael Baden, a former New York City medical examiner, were hired by Mr. Floyd’s family to help determine his cause of death. Dr. Baden said their autopsy “shows that Mr. Floyd had no underlying medical problem that caused or contributed to his death.”

Derek Chauvin, the former police officer who was seen in a video kneeling on Mr. Floyd’s neck — even after Mr. Floyd lost consciousness — has been charged with third-degree murder. Antonio Romanucci, a lawyer for the family, said that the weight of two other police officers on Mr. Floyd’s back had prevented blood from reaching his brain and air from reaching his lungs.

Chief Medaria Arradondo of the Minneapolis Police Department saidthat three former officers who were present when Mr. Chauvin kneeled on Mr. Floyd’s neck — and who did not intervene — were complicit in his death.New York City imposes a curfew, but looting begins hours earlier.

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ImageProtesters marched across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York Monday night.Credit...Todd Heisler/The New York TimesAfter thousands of demonstrators fanned across New York City for a fourth night, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said the city would be put under a curfew, beginning at 11 p.m. on Monday and ending at 5 a.m.

Mr. Cuomo announced the curfew in a radio interview and said the police department would double the number of officers it deployed, from 4,000 on Sunday to 8,000.But hours before the curfew took effect, there were several episodes of vandalism and looting at high-profile retails stores across Manhattan: An Anthropologie and Aldo store were targeted, and a Nike store, New York Yankees store and two Rolex watch shops, among several others, were ransacked.

Curfews were imposed in dozens of U.S. cities over the weekend, but the tactic was particularly striking for New York City’s eight million residents, who have been under severe lockdown orders because of thecoronavirus pandemic, which has killed thousands of city residents. Just as the city was getting ready to cautiously reopen on June 8, the protests injected a new factor of unease, coming with not only police confrontations and widespread looting, but also fears that the virus was spreading in the crowds.

A day of largely peaceful protests on Sunday turned into jarring scenes of chaos across the city. Flames nearly two stories high leapt from trash cans and piles of street debris, sending acrid smoke into the air around Union Square. Stores in the trendy SoHo neighborhood were targeted for the second night in a row. And all night long, sirens screamed across the city, with multiple reports of lootings in Lower Manhattan.

VideoThe protests over the death of George Floyd, who was handcuffed and pinned down by a police officer’s knee on his neck in Minneapolis, continues in New York City on Monday.CreditCredit...Amr Alfiky for The New York TimesThe mayor, Bill de Blasio, also walked back earlier comments that appeared to criticize protesters who were rammed with police vehicles during a protest in Brooklyn, in an encounter captured on video that was shared widely over the weekend.

Mr. de Blasio, who was first elected to office on a platform of police reform, had drawn heavy criticism for his earlier remarks, in which he called for an investigation but also seemed to blame protesters.“There is no situation where a police vehicle should drive into a crowd of protesters or New Yorkers,” Mr. de Blasio said during a news conference on Monday.

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At the scene of Mr. Floyd’s death, his brother encouraged people to vote for change.VideoAt the scene of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, his brother Terrence Floyd encouraged people to vote for change and discouraged violence.CreditCredit...Victor J. Blue for The New York Times

He walked, slowly, up to the scene where a white police officer had knelt on his brother’s neck, a place now covered in flowers and chalk drawings. He knelt down himself, his knees buckling, and he let out a wail of anguish.On Monday afternoon, Terrence Floyd became the first member of George Floyd’s family to visit the place where his brother lived his last conscious moments. He had said in a television interview earlier on Monday that he wanted to feel George’s spirit after days of feeling numb.

But Mr. Floyd, wearing a face mask with his brother’s face on it, also had a message. He understood people were upset. He doubted those protesting were half as upset as he was. Yet what he had seen in recent days troubled him.“If I’m not over here wilding out, if I’m not over here blowing up stuff, if I’m not over here messing up my community, then what are y’all doing? What are y’all doing?” he said through a megaphone at the memorial on Monday. “Y’all are doing nothing. Because that’s not going to bring my brother back at all.”

He said the cycle of anguish, protest and destruction that has followed many police killings has not changed the country for the better. Instead, he said, people should inform themselves and vote.“Educate yourself and know who you are voting for,” Mr. Floyd said. “That’s how we are going to hit them. Because there’s a lot of us.”

His visit to the memorial, which lasted more than 30 minutes, was tense, at times, as the news media swarmed him as he exited his vehicle, trampling some flowers and signs, despite calls to give Mr. Floyd space.While there were times of quiet — when Mr. Floyd knelt, there was near silence — the visit was mostly filled with chants for peace, justice and remembrance of George Floyd’s name long after the demonstrations have ebbed.

Reporting was contributed by Rachel Abrams, Kim Barker, Ellen Barry, Katie Benner, Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, Julie Bosman, Elizabeth Dias, John Eligon, Richard Fausset, Tess Felder, Manny Fernandez,Luis Ferré-Sadurní, Matt Furber, Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Russell Goldman, Jack Healy, Javier C. Hernández, Jon Hurdle, Zolan Kanno-Youngs, Annie Karni, Neil MacFarquhar, Patricia Mazzei, Sarah Mervosh, Shawn McCreesh, David Montgomery, Benjamin Mueller, Jack Nicas, Elian Peltier, Richard Pérez-Peña, Frances Robles, Katie Rogers, Rick Rojas, Marc Santora, Dionne Searcey, Thom Shanker, Mark Tracy, Daniel Victor, Neil Vigdor and Mihir Zaveri.

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Here's an UPDATE for your paper. Hitler and Dr. Mengele would have loved this..”Let’s get the poor, unintelligent, “lack of sympathy for life” types together, give them a virus and see what happens...Humm Una mujer negra devuelve un ladrillo a los blancos de Antifa, que los van repartiendo entre los negros para incitarles a sembrar el caos. Si todavía piensas que esto es un movimiento espontáneo no controlado no estás entendiendo nada. ArgentinaSupportTrump

When are the drones going to be deployed domestically SenatorRomney ? iankar_ Thats a C3 bird - if you want a show of force - you bring in the Hinds from Georgia / Florida - and light up anything that moves - double bonus for playing into the media's beloved Russia gambit Yes, the US has Russian Hinds - Yes they chew through civilians quickly

Little man t gets to feel like a big man - abusing his citizens- Putin is probably very proud Wow I just took a pic of this before seeing this tweet. This massive, noisy, and bizarrely colored helicopter flew over my house in NC like 30 minutes ago... Sorry for the bad picture quality, but still wild.

China plotted this FFS TheBlackChannel So they're treating us like a 3rd world nation TheBlackChannel ..get your lasers and smoke bombs ppl!! Look what he’s done to our country. I can’t believe this is us. This is the United States of America. Let that really sink in. This is a medical helicopter, not a show of force tactic. In any war zone a hovering aircraft would be a sitting duck for any insurgents. Protestors not scared at all in the clip😀

Future generations will ask why we let trump get away with this. JohnnyTYKE Uh, yeah. So scary. More cops are killed by black people than unarmed black people are killed by cops every year I pray for those citizens on the ground but I also pray for those that are risking their lives on the front line, in helicopters and suited up 4 battle. realDonaldTrump could care less about u R ya family that depends on u. HE'S TUCKED AWAY SAFE

1000 heat signatures uploaded. Mission complete. You know the weakest point of a military helicopter or police helicopter? A pilot's forehead. This is Olivia Hull, born in Cedar Springs, lives in Detroit with 2 of her kids, took a bus to Gr Rapids with other rioters last night...Supposedly paid $200 each to riot, given lead pipes and these instructions. ' MakeHerFamous

More cops are killed by black people than unarmed black people are killed by cops every year why exactly are helicopter names native american “themed”? Insurgents? franklinleonard And who's he going to blame for the cost? This is America, it's the strongest country in the world. The government should speak to the people in the language of law and freedom, not in the language of threats

Don’t listen to liberals they want to keep you down! They are not peaceful if they can’t go home to give neighborhoods & businesses peace so there not looted. What’s happening now This was an hour ago? Not impressive, but entertaining. Correction: We deleted an earlier tweet that misidentified the type of military helicopter pictured using a 'show of force' maneuver. It was a Lakota, not a Black Hawk. A Black Hawk was also seen using the tactic in Washington on Monday.

CNN last week, 'How are we going to stop these sunbathers on California beaches?!!!' CNN this week, 'Masses in the streets walking arm in arm. Good for them.' “Threats?” The unemployment numbers neally show in these protests.. So wts the point of having it? The erradication of racism could be so easily done. Racism is simply a form of generalizing people. All we need to do is to stop generalizing people. ☮️❤️

Realtor Trump Fucked Himself when he fucked us all. When Trump declared insurrection he screwed EVERY real estate owner in America. Including himself. Insurance covers riot. It does not cover insurrection. “Disturbances” New York is absolute mayhem right now, don’t sugar coat it as protests it’s long beyond that. Do your job, this isn’t a game the looters are ravaging our city and nobody is stopping them

They are set to become corona patients What’s your headline tomorrow. If you don’t want riots, stop condemning peaceful protests against police brutality Carole Baskin is innocent. A 'show of force' maneuver... As usual you're FOS. Umm...ok. But that's not a Blackhawk helicopter. 🙄 Newspaper of record can’t identify common military hardware.

NYSlimes is lying leftist propaganda. Fake news. That’s not a .... y’all aren’t even trying anymore, are you? So that’s what I heard flying over my house tonight. I knew it was too loud to be a chopper flying patients to INova Fairfax. So dumb How can anyone take the NYT seriously Need to identify the helicopter correctly.

Blackhawk. 😂😂😂😂 I would consider these animals on the street insurgents. That’s a weird look Blackhawk jack can you fact check this? Support our troops? Good. I’m sick of these dumbasses. hahahaha Cibercriminals infected the video, to put hate to frech people and say they are terrorists etc ( they are crazy ) .Actually is in US and one black man killed ... They are crazy Dear Journalists.

It’s not a fucking Blackhawk Jesus Christ you’re supposed to be reporters That’s not a Blackhawk helicopter could be an army huey not sure though Not a Blackhawk. Geeez. Will Twitter please fact check these incendiary tweeters. They Are deliberately spreading misinformation. What makes me upset is that it's a medical vehicle performing an agressive maneuver. Breaking the trust in tense situations puts everyone at risk.

What do you mean 'Black' hawk? RacistNYT Dont see anyone moving That’s not a Blackhawk, moron. That’s not a Blackhawk, you absolute clowns. That’s not a Blackhawk. The gray lady can’t even identify a helicopter? Really ? That is a UH-72 Lakota that’s what is in video A blackhawk, really!?! You are supposed to be the news. oh, i forgot...

holachola And this is your print edition for tomorrow. Do better. What’s up with medical logo on side? Sparking fear huh KatyTurNBC Thats is not a black hawk helicopter. Eerily similar to something happened 32 years ago in Beijing and this is in Washington DC 2020!!! KatyTurNBC CNNPolitics CNN DanaBashCNN MSNBC NBCNews I hope you guys are highlighting this.

Not a blackhawk. You guys are really bad at this 'reporting' thing. That’s not a Blackhawk. At least get your facts straight before reporting Looks to me like nobody GAF ! Democrat assholes. I don’t know my choppers but ... is that a Blackhawk? The most powerful helicopter in the world? This is a Lakota. Not a Blackhawk.

It’s time to drop teargas from those helicopters Martial law is what trump Putin spuppet want aayers324 Did you get the number on the helicopter? This is a violation of the constitution. not a “show of force”, it actually was a “show of presence” a show of force would have been shooting into the pavement

That isn't a blackhawk The only thing that black people are doing right now is scaring white people into voting for Trump. Sorry but ran with a report and didn't fact check. This is a Blackhawk realdonaldtrump FAKENEWS! cgrisales That’s a Lakota not a Blackhawk. That doesn't make any sense. Any actual insurgent would be thrilled to be able to get that close to a helicopter. Any air force fighting insurgents stay at high enough altitudes so they don't get shot out of the sky.

MaraGay These are our military attacking civilians. Never would have thought as a Navy brat and Marine wife😭 He needs to be impeached again. Can use the US Army on US citizens on US soil. This is only going to antagonize the situation That’s not a Blackhawk but I get the info u were trying to relay SethAbramson They seem to be assessing the situation, and for all we know they are showing their support instead of a show of force.

That's not a Blackhawk That’s not a Black Hawk in the picture. Get it right please. That isn't a black hawk, dog. ColoradoFoothil That's not a Blackhawk helicopter! It's medical maybe Flying machine appears out of nowhere, scaring the local tribesmen into the underbrush. Beautiful which happens to be a WarCrime those choppers were displaying the red cross.... deception ICRC

This is training exercise. Trump is training young military members that American citizens are 'insurgents'. HE has declared war on the American people! KatyTurNBC It was a medical helicopter you dipshits! And? That is a amazon delivery Insurgents is it Iraq or nyc? Dirty SethAbramson That’s not a black hawk

E_JonesEurasia not a blackhawk Urgh you know as much about military equipment as you do about firearms... Against US Citizens. How does that soldier feel about that? You know that isn’t a Blackhawk helicopter right? FFS there is even a movie made about one that crashed. If you can’t get this basic fact right you certainly can’t be trusted with anything of significance.

Hi , i have a question. Is the U.S military allowed to drop bomb on civilians on American soil..? Can Trump wrap up this impossible nonsense already? People haven’t played COD when you see a copter like this with n00bs you shoot it down SethAbramson Lol, nice to know. Guess I won't be intimidated next time I'm out protesting and military helicopters start hovering overhead ;) I mean, it costs me $2 in coffee an hour to protest, how much does a Blackhawk cost to run? Protest successful!!!! ;)

This coward just waged a war against the US citizens. It's stopped being about blm.. It's about getting trump.. When you can't win elections you resort to violence to get what you want.. And that's exactly what the extreme left is representing Something has to be done now to remove Trump and his party from office before it's too late. I don't think he is going to allow an election as he knows he will never win.

commondefense Lmao. NOT a Blackhawk But her emails!!!!! GlennKesslerWP Civil War 😣 GlennKesslerWP Trump is a loser. Yes even in the tiny towns🙏🏽👏🏽❤️☮️ NO JUSTICE NO PEACE!!JUSTICE FOR GEORGE FLOYD!!! Shame on you NYT. This headline is irresponsible. The mob holding the banner of patriotism is actually extreme nationalism.Whether it is left or right,indulging them will become fascism.Germany and Japan in World War II are the best proof,and communism and socialism are also national terrorism.China and North Korea are examples.

Kind of hard to do a jet-like maneuver in a Blackhawk but I understand you have to jazz up the drama to sell newspapers. HoldLawEnforcementAccountable We are long overdue for change when it comes to the rights of minorities. Make your voice heard. Demand legislation to hold law enforcement accountable. It’s time for real Justice for all.

Not a Blackhawk. And they’d use an Apache if they were really trying to scare people. This is not your job, soldiers. Do the right thing. I'm surprised they didn't shoot. THAT would have made their fuhrer so happy. KatyTurNBC What useful purpose do the people on the helicopter think they are serving That’s NOT a Blackhawk. This is.

What is the excuse for sending troops this time? Bringing Democracy to America? Well, we saw what that hawk did in Iraq, still no democracy, same 4 Syria, same 4 Afghanistan, same everywhere, maybe he can point us to a shorter-cut to dictatorship, the suspense is “killing-us” Trump is a rich kid bully who is playing with his toys and has absolutely no concern for this democracy

494ml There’s more than enough damming factual information to report without resorting to exaggerated bullshit. You should be ashamed . This is what happens when you wreak havoc, loot stores, burn buildings, and murder US citizens on US soil. What else did u think was going to be the reaction? So many inaccuracies in this tweet by NYT, damn thought you were better. Comparing this to a fighter jet low pass...LOL😂

Tha isn’t a Blackhawk Love it Que rico aire, hace mucho calor, fuerza!!! Ummm that's Blackhawk.... 🤦‍♂️ What the sams hell. PutinTrump Two words: Laser Pointers. Blackhawk The erradication of racism could be so easily done. Racism is simply a form of generalizing people. All we need to do is to stop generalizing people. ☮️❤️

Lmao. Black hawk? Ever seen black hawk down? They do this in the PRC and Russia. Dictators do it. Start tossing backpacks and jackets up there. Theyʻll move. That ain’t a Blackhawk. Gosh, why are y’all so bad at aviation? That's not a blackhawk dumbasses What the f*ck! How is it some are are still more afraid of someone for the color of their skin than they are this president?

I like how you could’ve just said “helicopter” but wanted to sound smart so now the replies are all pedants. Great. Are they going to fire? CANCELNYT except it doesn’t scare away americans 😂 This is military force. When will people wake up? thats not a blackhawk gmannVOLS Want to fix tomorrow's headline?

Sad Is this even legal? Sweet! That's not a blackhawk. The nyt incorrectly reporting something. What a shock.

Volunteers gather across the nation to clean up cities after George Floyd protestsVolunteers gathered across the nation to clean up their prospective cities after the George Floyd protests. Steve Patterson reports from Minneapolis on the aftermath of the protests. PattersonNBC The honorable thing about people of color is when they get mad at white people they burn down their own family businesses and neighborhoods leaving White boys stuff alone. PattersonNBC Msnbc creates racism , why is it that they put all the radical black so called reporters leaders to spread racisum and distraction. Open your eyes u r being used by the Dems. The Dems want control -power. Fight back PattersonNBC Quit already with LA, where were the cameras when volunteers helped clean?

George Floyd Protests: Police Brutality and a Nation on Fire in L.A., Minnesota, Detroit, NYC George Floyd Protests : See photos from L.A., Minnesota, Detroit and NYC on May 30th What do these state and local governments have in common 🤔 See. For The Cameras. Never for the cashier at the 99cent store. Or the Person with Psychosis Shivering In a Cell for cursing on the bus. Only for the sense of importance. Only for the momentary Ego, all that is left of you. Only for the Birdy. Blur her face please

Photos: Protests In Response To The Death Of George Floyd Shake The NationPhotos show demonstrators and police clashing as anguish and rage swept through cities across the nation in response to George Floyd's death in Minneapolis police custody. In response to the *MURDER* of George Floyd... media matters, words matter. The officer has been charged with murder, don't print, in response to his death... that is not what's being protested. This is why we need diversity in the editing room. Commies going to commie. Yawn

A weekend of protests and riots erupt across the nation demanding justice for George FloydProtests in response to the death of George Floyd rocked the U.S. this past weekend. Ethnic animals

Joe Biden Asks “A Nation Furious At Injustice” To Restrain From Violence In George Floyd Death Protests; Donald Trump Silent As Curfews Spread Across AmericaAs anger over the death of George Floyd spreads into violence, fires and curfews across America tonight, Joe Biden asked “a nation furious at injustice” for calmer minds and hearts to prevail. “Pro… I remember when you used to be about entertainment only. what happened? And? Did he see that the police are inciting violence or is he playing dumb on that too?

Trump says the top U.S. military officer is 'in charge' as George Floyd protests rock the nationIt was not immediately clear what Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Army Gen. Mark Milley would be tasked with. Great. An old white guy. The god damned power hungry commander-in-chief is even passing the buck on this?! Lord, help us. I thought Trump was in charge. What a coward.