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» MN Gov. Walz: I Underestimated ‘Wanton Destruction’ and Crowd Size

Saturday, May 30th, 2020, 4:08 PM - by Gingersnap
MN Gov. Walz: I Underestimated ‘Wanton Destruction’ and Crowd Size


IAN HANCHETT 30 May 2020

During a press conference on Saturday, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) stated that despite the “largest civilian deployment” in the history of the state, law enforcement lacks the numbers to respond to rioting in the state, and that “We cannot arrest people when we’re trying to hold ground.” He also took responsibility “for underestimating the wanton destruction and the size of this crowd.”

Walz said, “This is the largest civilian deployment in Minnesota history that we have out there today. And quite candidly, right now, we do not have the numbers. We cannot arrest people when we’re trying to hold ground because of the sheer size, the dynamics, and the wanton violence that’s coming out
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» Minnesota Police Officer Who Knelt on George Floyd Arrested

Friday, May 29th, 2020, 2:50 PM - by Gingersnap
Minnesota Police Officer Who Knelt on George Floyd Arrested
By ZACHARY EVANS
May 29, 2020 1:56 PM

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested four days after the release of a video in which Chauvin was seen kneeling on the neck of city resident George Floyd, who later died.

John Harrington, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, announced on Friday that Chauvin had been taken into custody. A video of the incident taken by a bystander showed Floyd, who is African-American, pleading with officers to release him, saying he couldn’t breathe.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman told reporters that Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder.

“This is by far the fastest we’ve ever charged a police officer,” Freeman
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» Looters Trash Minneapolis After George Floyd’s Needless Death, But They Won’t Bring Justice

Thursday, May 28th, 2020, 2:36 PM - by Gingersnap
Looters Trash Minneapolis After George Floyd’s Needless Death, But They Won’t Bring Justice

By all accounts, the death of George Floyd looks like murder by a police officer. Attempting to burn down one of the Midwest’s most beloved cities won’t ensure justice.

MAY 28, 2020 By Nicole Russell

In downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota — Rep. Ilhan Omar’s district, to be specific — rioters descended upon the police station and even nearby businesses Wednesday evening, breaking windows, setting fires, and looting. The mob gathered in response to the horrifying death of George Floyd. This video shows multiple officers pinning unarmed Floyd to the ground,
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