Gov. Tim Walz has signed an executive order activating the Minnesota National Guard after protests and demonstrations erupted throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul following the death of George Floyd
Four Minneapolis police officers have been fired for their involvement in the death of a black man who was held down with a knee as he protested that he couldn't breathe. Follow here for the latest updates.
1 hr 22 min agoMinneapolis city council member: Racism is a virus "that has affected our entire society for far too long"From CNN's Maureen ChowdhuryAndrea Jenkins, vice president of the Minneapolis City Council, said that racism is a virus “that has affected our entire society for far too long,” responding to the death of George Floyd.
Jenkins represents the community where Floyd died.“The people in my community are pained, are traumatized... We must absolutely must see justice for George. That is what community is seeking. That is what community is asking for,” Jenkins told CNN’s Brooke Baldwin.
She added that while she does not condone the violence and looting that stemmed from the protests, she also understands “the outrage that people are expressing.”When asked by Baldwin if she had any had a message for white America on how they can act in regard to racism in the country, Jenkins said:
“I wish I had all the smart answers to provide to white people.A. Stop killing us.B. Give black people opportunities to live full, healthy lives. That means access to employment... that means access to safe and affordable housing.We are in the midst of a pandemic right now and we need to see resources going to the most vulnerable people… however, nobody is providing those kinds of issues.”
Jenkins added that while she isn’t calling any single person a racist, she believes that people who benefit from racism are “the only people that can end it.”“We need white people to stop perpetuating the system of racism,” she said.Jenkins called on officials to declare racism a public health issue during a news conference today.Read more: CNN »
The question is 'WILL THIS SHIT EVER STOP'? Hate crime laws. Terrorism at its finest?.... Crickets “a beautiful sight to behold” -Nancy Pelosi Dismantling the Police Force! are you guys worried about the cornavirus spreading over the riot I mean disturbances? I’d say you guys should be calling for the state of Minnesota to close down after this?
Its trump that is calling in the NG....not the mayor. Always providing false reports...CNN🤦♂️The moron mayor lost control. He sees nothing wrong with this death of Mr. Floyd. people need justice and their lives This is terrifying I didn't see color. I SAW ONE MAN MURDER ANOTHER !!!!! I think if MLK were alive today, he would have preferred non-violent protests.
Where is the human right in USA? let's not allow the same thing that happened to Rodney King in 1992 with a bull sh¥ jury in the court ruling in favor of those officers in the Los Angeles Department, we will surely continue to demand justice for George Floyd on MN!! Justice4GeorgeFloyd !! 1. George Floyd was murdered by cops. 2. The national guard Is being called up to deal with criminals, rioters and terrorists.
Spray cow shit on those animals it’s typical of them tbh Trump government : what a beautiful sight Wow crazy! Wonder how he died? 🤔 oh, stop doing that, US needs democracy, everyone else should stand with these people in Minneapolis!!! they have right to get freedom!! Justice be better done. There should be an independent investigation so there nothing is hidden or covered.
The destruction of one human being is the destruction of all humanity. Grant patience to George Floyd's heirs, and let the court do justice Let’s start by ARRESTING ALL THE PEOPLE LOOTING!! Unreal OPORTUNISTIC PEOPLE !! I was told DON LIMÓN AND CNN are paying for all the Damages!! 😂😂 Let the twin cities burn themselves to the ground. Who cares anymore? Let the purge (that CNN and the rest of the media clearly wants to happen) begin already. Burn it, burn it all down.
How many videos does it take? They want more videos? Like what they have doesn’t show what happened? Not protests...rioting....big difference Charge those MFers who killed George Floyd How come there’s not a person of color/minority on this investigation? All I see on news is white protesters taking selfies around burnt down AutoZone! Why is that? If the black community is so mad, why would u allow this? Crazy!SMH
1992 Rodney King L.A. Riots Déjà vu investimagating the scene. TBInvestigation tbi rather win lottery than arrest lorie mallard for raping some kids on LiveAction chameras networks Justice for George Floyd minneapolisriots icantbreathe Yeah FBI is on the case ,well Trump's FBI ,surely he'll try to capitalize on this but in a way that his white supremacist and KKK voters don't get upset.He'll probably have his buddy barr deputize Kanye West and bring him into the mix. Lets face it ,will amount to money and votes
What time do the riots start? Want to have my popcorn ready. Charge. The. Officers. With. Murder. National Guard before they make their news conference. Ok Disturbing to see protests to uphold the law FloydWasMURDERED when the protesters themselves defy the law COVID19 SocialDistancing Protesters? You mean rioters
I don’t think there will be calm until they arrest the officers. People like them who wants to have riots. There not bothered about that bloke. All they want is to course trouble, reck buildings, steel what they can and make people homeles. Saying something about USA. 'protests and demonstrations' I see what you did there. Protests don't involve attacking people and setting fires. I guess that's the 'erupted' part of the headline.
Take to the streets and demand action! This shit has been going on for to damn long in America! Time to put fear where fear belongs against the racist white man who thinks his way is the right way! Burn this shit down and let’s build it the right way, EQUALITY FOR ALL🔥🔥✌🏼 Independent Investigation!
Protests. That's cute. It's every man for himself styled riots. Yes it's unfortunate about what happened, but is it ok for these so call protesters to be violating people's businesses damaging their products, property and stealing things and still call it protesting. I don't think so. Everyone needs to be respectful.
Police Officers' violence cause death should be false flag case for inducing such gathering!? Domestic terrorism laws in full view! Let it begin. Uh...no. Bad move especially if your state had weeks of white men and women with automatic weapons storming goverment buildings, spiting on cops and threatening the greater public safety and you did absolutely nothing except sit back and wave to their protesting neighbor Simon.
Lets see if CNNs experts can throw a little fuel on the fire with asinine commentary... this IS after all Trumps fault If arresting the officer involved is not on the table...then unfortunately, vigilante justice is.
George Floyd Minnesota protest updates: Governor activates National GuardThe police officer seen in a video with his knee on George Floyd's neck was involved in 18 complaints prior to being fired, according to records released by the city. Just out of perspective, because I don’t know, how many complaints does an average police officer receive each year? 18 complaints? 18 opportunities to save George Floyd's life. 18 is a lot of complaints. The person who dealt with these complaints needs to explain why the 19th ended in murder.
Minneapolis braces for more violence over death in custodyMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz called in the National Guard as a wounded Minneapolis braced for more violence Thursday, one day after rioting over the death of a handcuffed black man... *A black man who was murdered 'Riots' is the correct terminology.
'Dangerous' protests erupt overnight on George Floyd's death in MinneapolisProtests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was seen pinned down in a video by a white police officer and later died, escalated overnight, with the governor warning the situation was 'extremely dangerous.' Cops deserve what they get!! GeorgeFloydWasMurdered We stand With American for their fights for human rights
Minneapolis Protests Over George Floyd’s Death Turn Chaotic, National Guard CalledThe second night of protests in Minneapolis—sparked by the death of George Floyd—devolved into chaos, leading Mayor Jacob Frey to request assistance from the state’s National Guard by lisettevoytko lisettevoytko MichaelMburu_ ona lisettevoytko 'Sparked by the murder while in police custody' lisettevoytko Nothing says social justice like looting.
'He was an all-around man': George Floyd's family speaks out as outrage over his death grows'He was a great brother, father. He always excelled at sports his entire life,' Rodney Floyd says about his brother George. 'He coached kids in his spare time, he was a local rapper as well. He was an all-around man.' Behave behave behave ! 😭😭 No matter who he was or what kind of man he was ,he he did not deserve to die And our president is only concerned about his Twitter account
Violent protests, fires, looting and anger erupt in Minneapolis after George Floyd's death: What we knowAnother night of protests in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd saw violence, fires and looting as Floyd's family calls for justice. Reeling? They acted like animals. I guess it's clear why many businesses don't want to build in these places. Arrest. The. Murderers. No justice, no peace.