Expert says George Floyd died from a lack of oxygen

Expert says George Floyd died from a lack of oxygen

By Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS: George Floyd died from a lack of oxygen, which damaged his brain and caused his heart to stop, a medical expert testified Thursday at former Officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial. Floyd’s breathing was too shallow to take in enough oxygen while he was pinned facedown with his hands cuffed behind his back for 9 1/2 minutes as Chauvin knelt on his neck and back, said Dr. Martin Tobin, a lung and critical care specialist at the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Loyola University’s medical school in Chicago.…

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Black lives matter: Dozens rally before ex-officer put on trial in George Floyd's death

Black lives matter: Dozens rally before ex-officer put on trial in George Floyd's death

By Associated Press MINNESOTA: Dozens of people gathered in front of the Minnesota governor’s mansion on Saturday to demand accountability for police officers, days before a former Minneapolis officer is scheduled to go on trial in the death of George Floyd. Many of the roughly 150 people who demonstrated in Minnesota were family members of others who died during police encounters. Similar protests were being organized in cities around the country in advance of the trial of Derek Chauvin. Floyd, a Black man, died May 25 after Chauvin, who is…

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Explainer: 'Anonymous' unleashes Twitter storm with George Floyd claims, but who're they?

Explainer: 'Anonymous' unleashes Twitter storm with George Floyd claims, but who're they?

Online Desk “Activist/hacktivist collective” Anonymous has taken Twitter by a storm after the recent Minneapolis police brutality that led to the murder of George Floyd shook the world’s conscience. The group that has caused quite a stir, took to Twitter and other social media platforms a week ago to condemn the murder of 47-year-old Floyd, who died after an officer knelt on his neck even as he gasped for breath, sparking widespread protests across the US, curfews in major cities and also led to the US President Donald Trump taking refuge in a White…

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George Floyd murder: Minneapolis council shifts police media duties to city staff

George Floyd murder: Minneapolis council shifts police media duties to city staff

By Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS: The Minneapolis City Council voted Friday to shift police media duties away from the Police Department to city communications staff, in what one of the proposal’s authors called a small move designed to improve trust following the death of George Floyd. The move was approved 9-3, over objections of some council members who wanted to table it for further discussion. Local journalists also sought more discussion on the issue, raising concerns it would decrease access to timely information. “This is hardly transformational change,” said Council Member…

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I'm not a bad guy: Police video captures distraught George Floyd

I'm not a bad guy: Police video captures distraught George Floyd

By Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS: Body-camera footage made public Wednesday from two Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s arrest captured a panicked and fearful Floyd pleading with the officers in the minutes before his death, saying “I’m not a bad guy!” as they tried to wrestle him into a squad car. “I’m not that kind of guy,” Floyd says as he struggles against the officers. “I just had COVID, man, I don’t want to go back to that.” An onlooker pleads with Floyd to stop struggling, saying, “You can’t win!”…

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George Floyd's family sues Minneapolis officers charged in his death

George Floyd's family sues Minneapolis officers charged in his death

By Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS: George Floyd’s family filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Minneapolis and the four police officers charged in his death, alleging the officers violated Floyd’s rights when they restrained him and that the city allowed a culture of excessive force, racism and impunity to flourish in its police force. The lawsuit came the same day that members of a city charter commission took public comments on a proposal to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department. Many residents strongly favored putting the proposal to a citywide vote…

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George Floyd murder: Washington DC protesters pull down, burn statue of Confederate general

George Floyd murder: Washington DC protesters pull down, burn statue of Confederate general

By Associated Press WASHINGTON: Protesters toppled the only statue of a Confederate general in the nation’s capital and set it on fire on Juneteenth, the day marking the end of slavery in the United States, amid continuing anti-racism demonstrations following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Cheering demonstrators jumped up and down as the 11-foot (3.4-meter) statue of Albert Pike — wrapped with chains — wobbled on its high granite pedestal before falling backward, landing in a pile of dust. Protesters then set a bonfire and stood around it…

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Body camera video could offer more detail in George Floyd encounter

Body camera video could offer more detail in George Floyd encounter

By Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS: Video recorded by a bystander showed the world George Floyd’s horrifying last minutes, capturing his cries and pleas for air as a Minneapolis officer used his knee to pin down Floyd’s neck. But the footage recorded by body cameras that officers wore on their chests as they were arresting Floyd is expected to show even more about what the officers and Floyd were doing and saying during that fateful encounter, and it could shape how the officers’ cases play out in court. “A video camera, when…

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George Floyd's death spurs question: What is black life worth?

George Floyd's death spurs question: What is black life worth?

By Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS: For 12-year-old Tamir Rice, it was simply carrying a toy handgun. For Eric Garner, it was allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes. For Michael Brown, Sandra Bland, and Ahmaud Arbery, it was the minor offenses of jaywalking, failing to signal a lane change, and trespassing on a residential construction site. And for George Floyd, it was an accusation he used a fake $20 bill at a grocery store. While in police custody on May 25, Floyd repeatedly pleaded “I can’t breathe,” as a white officer in Minneapolis pressed…

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'Controversial symbol': Christopher Columbus statue taken down in Camden, New Jersey by protestors

'Controversial symbol': Christopher Columbus statue taken down in Camden, New Jersey by protestors

By Associated Press CAMDEN: A New Jersey city near Philadelphia has taken down a statue of Christopher Columbus, joining others across the country. The city of Camden released a statement Thursday evening calling the statue in Farnham Park a ‘controversial symbol’ that has ‘long pained residents of the community.’ Protesters mobilized by the death of George Floyd at the hands of police have called for the removal of statues of Columbus. They say the Italian explorer is responsible for the genocide and exploitation of native peoples in the Americas. Video…

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