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    Video footage showing a police officer kneeling on a Romani man who later died in an ambulance has gone viral on social media in the Czech Republic, drawing comparisons to the death of George Floyd in the U.S. last year. The arrest carried out by three police officers was recorded by a witness in the city of Teplice in the north-west of the country on June 19. Members of the Roma community have compared the incident to the death of Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis, at the hands of officer Derek Chauvin on May 25, 2020. But police and the Czech government have since defended the actions of the officers, with the police rejecting accusations of brutality on social media saying the incident was 'No Czech Floyd'. One of the arresting officers is shown in the video kneeling on the man's neck or shoulders, who is lying face-down on the floor, for several minutes. Another is shown holding the man's feet, while a third attempt to handcuff him. The voices of several Roma bystanders are heard in the video...
    Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images Darnella Frazier was 17 years old when she recorded the video of George Floyd’s murder one year ago today. That video was a significant part of Derek Chauvin’s trial, where Frazier and other witnesses gave their harrowing testimony. One year later, Floyd’s family is in Washington D.C. speaking with President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and members of Congress about police reform. Frazier posted a moving statement Tuesday reflecting on the impact of that video and how witnessing Floyd’s murder personally affected her. “I didn’t know this man from a can of paint, but I knew his life mattered. I knew that he was in pain,” Frazier says. “I knew that he was another black man in danger with no power. I was only 17 at the time, just a normal day for me walking my 9-year-old cousin to the corner store, not even prepared for what I was about to see, not even knowing my life was going to change on this exact day in those exact moments… it did.” Witnessing that, she writes, made...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — George Floyd‘s younger brother Terrence lives in Brooklyn. “I watched that video numerous times. I think, I want to say, maybe like 40-50 times,” he told CBS2’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas. “The only way to hear his voice again was to watch the video.” Terrence and George share the same father and grew up knowing about each other, but it wasn’t until September of 2016 that they met face to face. “If you met me, then you met him. Because me, him and my father, we all had those same characteristics,” Terrence said. Terrence says their bond was instant and they had so many plans for the future. “It took me 30-plus years to meet him, and in a matter of five or six years, they took him from me,” he said. “It’s been a real emotional roller coaster, but having my friends and family, my immediate circle, you know, prayer definitely played a part in helping me keep sane.” Because beyond the hashtags and protests was a family in mourning, thrust into the spotlight as the new...
    Students in Arizona reenacting George Floyd's murder @MercedezUAZ2/Twitter High school students in Arizona were recorded reenacting the murder of George Floyd. The video went viral on Twitter and students were disciplined, the school said.  The incident follows other videos of people reenacting Floyd's May 2020 murder.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. High school students in Arizona were filmed reenacting George Floyd's murder in a video that later went viral on Twitter, as users called it "disgusting" and "disturbing."  In the six-second video, which was posted on Twitter on April 28, one student is seen kneeling on the neck of another student while someone in the background can be heard saying, "they're demonstrating," and laughing.   It was not immediately clear exactly when the incident was filmed, but the video, which took place at Highland High School in Gilbert, Arizona, according to local reports, was publicized soon after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is white, was found guilty of murdering Floyd, a Black man, on April 20. The footage of the murder, which showed Chauvin kneeling...
    A juror in Derek Chauvin's trial has revealed every day in the courtroom felt like a funeral because he had to re-watch the video of George Floyd dying five to six times and said only one jury member needed convincing before they returned a verdict. Brandon Mitchell, who was known as juror 52, is the first member of the jury to publicly speak out about finding the former Minneapolis police officer guilty on all three counts in Floyd's death. The 31-year-old basketball coach came forward publicly after the judge ruled that the names of the jurors shouldn't be released for at least six months due to the case's heightened publicity.  'It was just dark. It felt like every day was a funeral and watching someone die every day,' Mitchell told CNN. 'It was tense every day. I wasn't nervous, but it was stressful. It was a lot of pressure.'   Brandon Mitchell, who was known as juror 52, is the first member of the jury to publicly speak out about finding the former Minneapolis police officer guilty on all three counts...
    An image of George Floyd hangs from a necklace worn by a family member after a prayer session outside the Hennepin County Government Center during the closing arguments in the murder trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, who is facing murder charges in the death of George Floyd, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., April 19, 2021. REUTERS/Adrees Latif TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY Relatives of George Floyd celebrated after Derek Chauvin was found guilty Tuesday in Floyd's death. Chauvin was convicted on all counts: second degree murder, third degree murder, and manslaughter. "This is what we wanted," one family member exclaimed in a video after the verdict was read. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The family of George Floyd had a tearful reaction after ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three charges on Tuesday. Chauvin was convicted of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. Floyd died on May 25, 2020, after Chauvin knelt on his neck for over nine minutes, prompting national and global protests on...
    This is the moment when Derek Chauvin was handcuffed and led out of court after he was convicted. Chauvin was found guilty of murder and manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd. The former Minnesota cop had his bail revoked and was taken into custody. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Watch the video here:—WCCO - CBS Minnesota (@WCCO) April 20, 2021
    A mural painted by artist Kenny Altidor depicting George Floyd is unveiled on a sidewall of CTown Supermarket on July 13, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough New York City. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images Video shows a crowd of people cheering at the site where George Floyd was killed after learning that Derek Chauvin had been found guilty in his death.  Chauvin, who knelt on Floyd's neck for about nine minutes during an arrest outside Cup Foods grocery store in Minneapolis in May 2020, was found him guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter on Tuesday.  As a judge announced the jury's verdict, a crowd outside the Cup Foods broke out in cheers. —Brianna Sacks (@bri_sacks) April 20, 2021  This is a developing story. Please check back for more updates. 
    More On: George Floyd George Floyd died from low oxygen levels, respiratory expert testifies Derek Chauvin lawyers discovered George Floyd ‘speedball’ in squad car Defense claims George Floyd said ‘I ate too many drugs’ during fatal bust Why old books get new attention and other commentary You can see the exact moment “the light goes out” of George Floyd as ex-cop Derek Chauvin pressed a knee into his neck, a respiratory expert testified Thursday. “You can see his eyes,” said Dr. Martin Tobin, who specializes in pulmonary and critical care medicine, at Chauvin’s murder trial in Hennepin County District Court as jurors were shown the disturbing clip. “He’s conscious and then you see that he isn’t. That’s the moment the light goes out of his body.” The footage shows Chauvin’s knee grinding the left side of Floyd’s face into the pavement — as Floyd’s eyes flicker ever so slightly before they go blank. Just minutes earlier on May 25 of last year, Floyd, 46, had been arrested for passing a fake $20 bill at Cups Foods, a Minneapolis convenience...
    Miami : April 1, 2021April 1, 2021 0 A court in the state of Minnesota, in the northwestern United States, continues on Thursday the trial of Derek Chauvin, the police officer accused of the death last year of African-American George Floyd, which sparked protests across the country against police brutality and systemic racism in America. Jurors watched about 20 minutes of personal police camera footage Wednesday spanning the time officers approached Floyd’s vehicle to when he was placed in an ambulance. In a video shown Wednesday, Chauvin appears saying that Floyd was a “big guy” and “probably (intoxicated)”. Chauvin knelt on the base of Floyd’s neck for around 9 minutes and 29 seconds, while Floyd repeatedly complained that he couldn’t breathe. Another day of gut-wrenching testimony in the Derek Chauvin murder trial. Witnesses are left scarred by harrowing guilt and grief for not being able to save George Floyd. @joshscampbell reports. pic.twitter.com/qfVt3xjB0j – CNN Early Start (@EarlyStart) April 1, 2021 Chauvin was fired by the Minneapolis Police Department the day after Floyd’s death in custody. The...
    Comedian Chelsea Handler was widely slammed on Twitter after suggesting the police officer who stands accused of murdering George Floyd should be convicted without a trial because the alleged crime is on film. “So pathetic that there is a trial to prove that Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd when there is video of him doing so,” the television personality tweeted Tuesday as the second day of officer Derek Chauvin’s trial was underway. DEATH AND 'AUTONOMOUS ZONE' GRIP GEORGE FLOYD SQUARE AHEAD OF CHAUVIN TRIAL So pathetic that there is a trial to prove that Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd when there is video of him doing so.— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) March 30, 2021 Handler quickly received pushback from Twitter users from across the political spectrum. “Worst take I’ve seen on Chauvin trial,” political scientist Ian Bremmer tweeted. “And that’s a high bar.” Worst take I’ve seen on Chauvin trial. And that’s a high bar. https://t.co/1nfC6EsRsi— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) March 30, 2021 “What...do you think a trial is,” columnist Natalie Shure responded. what...do you think a trial...
    New York : Derek Chauvin faces up to 15 years in jail. Photo: HENNEPIN COUNTY SHERIFF / CHANDAN KHANNA / . / . One of the best evidence, if not the most important, that the prosecutors have against the former police officer Derek Chauvin, charged with murder for the death of George Floyd, is the video that went viral, where he was heard saying: “I can’t breathe.” “I need to tell you in advance that the video is graphic”said the prosecutor Jerry blackwell before the video was played. His goal is for the jury to see “for themselves” what happened to Floyd. Chauvin is charged with second degree murder, third degree murder and wrongful death. If convicted of the most serious charge, the first, he could face 10 and a half to 15 years in prison. Judge Peter cahill lead the trial. Prosecutor Blackwell has a list of witnesses, among whom are several police officers to testify, including Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo. It is also possible that “some of the bystanders” who were at...
    Prospective jurors in George Floyd's murder trial were sent a 16-page questionnaire asking how many times they watched the video of his death, it has been revealed. They were asked if they took part in Black Lives Matter protests in the questionnaire filed to Minnesota District Court Tuesday. Four former Minneapolis Police officers accused of contributing to Floyd's death on May 25 are up for trial in three months. The trial of Derek Chauvin, 44, Thomas Lane, 37, J. Alexander Kueng, 26, and Tou Thao, 34, is scheduled for March 2021.  Revelations about the trial's questionnaire come after Judge Peter Cahill upheld his decision to livestream the trial last Friday. Prospective jurors in George Floyd's (pictured) murder trial were sent a 16-page questionnaire asking how many times they watched the video of his death, it has been revealed  They were asked if they took part in Black Lives Matter protests in the questionnaire (pictured) filed to Minnesota District Court Tuesday RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Judge upholds decision to livestream trial of four... Bodycam...
    EYEWITNESS footage shows a white Minneapolis police officer kneeling on the back of a Black man at the very location where George Floyd was killed by officer Derek Chauvin months earlier. Commenters on a YouTube video shared by On Site Public Media last Tuesday have identified Kyle Mader as the white officer in the video, who is seen forcing a Black man to the ground and placing his knee on the man's back. 7A video shows a white officer kneel on the back of a Black man at the intersection where George Floyd was killedCredit: TikTok 7The incident occurred at the same location where George Floyd was killed by Derek ChauvinCredit: Refer to Caption The incident occurred on December 4 at the corner of E 38th St. and Chicago Ave. in Minneapolis, which has since been renamed George Floyd Square in honor of Floyd. The video description states 12 squad cars and more than 20 officers arrived at the scene to apprehend "one person for a non-violent offense." The video description states the police "then antagonized the community"...
    Cellphone video emerged on social media last week, showing what appears to be a uniformed white Minneapolis police officer kneeling on the back of a black man at the same intersection where George Floyd was killed by officer Derek Chauvin in May.   According to the description of the clip, which was uploaded to YouTube by On Site Public Media last Tuesday, the incident took place on the night of December 4 at East 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis, also known as George Floyd's Square.  As many as 20 police officers arrived at that location in a dozen police vehicles in order to apprehend 'one person for a non-violent offense,' claimed the post. Video has been released, showing unrest involving police officers at George Floyd's Square in Minneapolis on December 4 According to the video's description, as many as 20 officers arrived in 12 patrol cars to arrest one 'non-violent' offender. During the incident, a white cop pursued a black man who was seen standing nearby   The officer tackled the man to the ground...
    (CNN)Darnella Frazier's impulse to pull out her cell phone and hit record on May 25 had a profound impact.The 17-year-old had ventured out to the store with her younger cousin that day when she saw a man handcuffed and face down on the ground. She captured former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin pressing his knee into George Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes -- what would be Floyd's final moments.She shared the video on social media and it was soon seen around the world. It sparked change in her local community, leading to the firing of the four officers involved, a ban on police chokeholds and a federal investigation. It also became the catalyst for a global racial justice movement."With nothing more than a cell phone and sheer guts, Darnella changed the course of history in this country, sparking a bold movement demanding an end to systemic anti-Black racism and violence at the hands of police," PEN America CEO Suzanne Nossel said in a statement. Read MoreFrazier was honored for her bravery on Tuesday by PEN America, a nonprofit organization...
    A group of white teenagers from a wealthy Connecticut town posted video on social media showing them re-enact the gruesome police-involved death of George Floyd. The insensitive display prompted school officials in Old Saybrook to launch an investigation, according to local reports. Police have also received a complaint. In the clip, one teen is seen lying face down on a patch of grass while two others stand over him. The video, which is captioned with the words ‘George Floyd junior,’ shows one of the teens mocking yelling: ‘Get the f*** down on the ground.’
    President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett said during her Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday that she 'wept' with her children over the death of George Floyd.  Barrett claimed that the death of Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis in May, was 'very, very personal' as she has two adopted black children from Haiti, Vivian and John Peter.  She added that she believes racism is a problem in America but would not say whether she thinks it is systemic or not, claiming that was a decision for Congress and not her role as a judge.  Scroll down for video President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett gave an emotional response when she was questioned about the death of George Floyd on Tuesday The Supreme Court nominee has two black children she adopted from Haiti. Her children are pictured here  as they arrive for her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing The Supreme Court nominee has two black children she adopted from Haiti. The family is pictured here with President Donald...
    Judge Amy Coney Barrett opened up to the Senate Judiciary Committee about grieving over the killing of George Floyd with her 17-year-old daughter Vivian — who is adopted from Haiti. In response to a question from Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) Tuesday morning, Barrett — the nominee to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court — described her family’s emotional reaction to the Floyd video. “As you might imagine, given the fact I have two Black children, that was very, very personal for my family,” Barrett said — referring to Vivian, as well as her son John Peter, also adopted from Haiti. The judge said that her husband and sons were away on a camping trip when the Floyd video was made public, leaving Barrett alone with her daughters to process the footage. “It was difficult for her,” Barrett said of Vivian’s reaction. “We wept together in my room. And then it was difficult for my daughter Juliet, who’s 10. I had to try to explain some of this to them. My children, to this point in their...
    The American people should have been allowed to see police body camera footage of the moments before Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pinned George Floyd's neck under Chauvin's knee much sooner than this week, Tucker Carlson argued Tuesday. Footage from the cameras of former rookie officers Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng was obtained by the Daily Mail and published Monday. The video shows about 18 minutes from Kueng's body camera and 10 minutes from Lane's. The footage shows four Minneapolis police officers struggling with Floyd this past May 25 before one of them, Derek Chauvin, ultimately pins Floyd to the ground in a scene that sparked protests worldwide. POLICE BODY CAMERA FOOTAGE OF GEORGE FLOYD ARREST LEAKED, PUBLISHED DESPITE DISTRIBUTION BAN "The catechism has been written and it's in stone. 'George Floyd is a martyr, period' ... " the "Tucker Carlson Tonight" host said. "But in America, that's not good enough. It's not a real answer. In free societies, citizens have a right to know why things are changing so quickly. "What exactly is the basis of this cultural revolution that we're...
    A Georgia teacher resigned after he made comments on a social media post of a man kneeling on a child's neck that was reminiscent of George Floyd's murder. Brian Papin, who taught special education for the Dekalb County School District near Atlanta, was being investigated after his comments were reported to the district's administrators, a spokeswoman told Dailymail.com Friday.    'Again! Your (sic) doing it wrong!' Papin wrote on the social media post with the image. 'One knee on center of the back one on the neck and lean into it until death! You saw the video!', he added, in reference to footage taken by a bystander of Floyd's slaying. 'Get it right or stop f****** around!' Papin also remarked in the post. Brian Papin, who teaches special education for the Dekalb County School District near Atlanta, was placed under investigation for his comments on a social media post of a man kneeling on a child's neck that was reminiscent of George Floyd's Papin's comment on the post told the man in the image, 'Your (sic) doing it all...
    New details in the harrowing police killing of George Floyd have been revealed after a court unsealed police bodycam footage of the incident. The new footage, from cameras worn by officers Thomas Lane and Alexander Kueng, showed white officer Derek Chauvin’s knee on Floyd’s neck for nine and a half minutes – a minute longer than previously estimated. Floyd gasped for breath and said 'please' more than 50 times in his interaction with officers, according to MPR News. At one point in the clip Lane asks multiple times if they should roll Floyd on his side as he pleaded for air. Chauvin is heard saying 'just leave him'.  Nothing in the footage captured by cameras suggests Floyd acted aggressively or threateningly with officers. A Hennepin County Judge allowed members of the public and journalists to view the video evidence in person on Wednesday but they were not allowed to record it. The judge ruled news organizations cannot publish it.  New bodycam footage from the death of George Floyd was unsealed on Wednesday and shows white cop Derek Chauvin had...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minneapolis FBI is continuing to investigate and analyze video and pictures from the recent riots in Twin Cities that occurred following the death of George Floyd. According to the FBI, digital media sent in from the public is being examined frame by frame to reveal clues that may help identify those involved in the violence. . “The FBI has a long memory and a broad reach,” said FBI Minneapolis Special Agent in Charge Rainer Drolshagen. “There are people out there who believe they are anonymous and may have gotten away with their crimes, but they are mistaken. We will cover every credible lead and follow their paths toward justice.” Officials are encouraging those who may have video or pictures of violent acts during the unrest to continue to send them to fbi.gov/violence for FBI review. People with tips may also call 800-CALLFBI (800-225-5324). . The Minneapolis FBI is also looking into allegations of possible civil rights violations stemming from the unrest and continues its investigation into the four former Minneapolis Police Department officers who engaged with...
    Rapper DaBaby began his virtual BET Awards performance by reenacting the death of George Floyd. The pre-taped performance was published Sunday on YouTube by BET Networks. WATCH: DaBaby and Roddy Ricch performed their hit “Rockstar” for their full performance. The video began with DaBaby lying down with a cop’s knee on his neck. The imagery is a reference to Floyd’s death. As previously reported, Floyd died on May 25 while in custody of the Minneapolis Police Department. Video footage of former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes sparked protests against police brutality across the United States. (RELATED: DaBaby Arrested On Battery Charge) For the rest of the video, DaBaby performs his song while standing on top of a burning police car. Black Lives Matter protesters also make an appearance in the video. The protestors wore shirts saying “Black Lives Matter” and “I Am George Floyd.” The video performance also includes footage of heated moments between police wearing riot gear and protestors. At the end of the video, Zianna Oliphant, who made a speech...
    Rapper DaBaby debuted a controversial pre-taped performance of “Rockstar” on Sunday’s 20th annual BET Awards in which he reenacted George Floyd’s death. The show went entirely virtual for the first time ever due to concerns over the coronavirus, which has shut down major film, TV and music productions and forced award shows to reassess how and when they’ll air. Amid a night of impressive pre-taped performances, DaBaby and Roddy Ricch debuted a rendition of “Rockstar” that sparked both praise and backlash from viewers. The music video opens with DaBaby laying flat on the ground with what appears to be a white police officer kneeling on his neck. The image was an obvious reference to Floyd, who died in police custody on May 25 in Minneapolis. A video of the incident sparked nationwide protests against police brutality, specifically within the black community, after it showed officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes as Floyd shouts “I cannot breathe” and “don’t kill me” before losing consciousness. He was later pronounced dead. The remainder of DaBaby’s video shows...
    “Removal fees have been served on the DOC officer concerned in the video clip mocking the killing of George Floyd. The Officer was placed on non-pay position pending a due course of action hearing as aspect of the regular course of action for government unionized workforce,” the NJDOC said. A resource acquainted with the situation tells CNN the officer involved is Joseph DeMarco. The source earlier instructed CNN DeMarco has been employed by NJDOC for at least 18 yrs. There will be a hearing to ascertain his employment and DeMarco can appeal any ruling. He was most lately an employee at Bayside Point out Prison. DeMarco’s union also reported Friday he is experiencing expenses internally and is suspended. “PBA 105 have brought union fees from Mr. DeMarco and he is suspended from our organization. We do not assist any member of this association that does anything at all outside the scope of our obligations as Correctional Police Officers,” claimed PBA 105 Union President William Sullivan. “I would hope there would be some classes uncovered. As legislation enforcement you are essentially...
    “Removing fees have been served on the DOC officer concerned in the online video mocking the killing of George Floyd. The Officer was put on non-shell out standing pending a due process listening to as part of the regular treatment for authorities unionized staff members,” the NJDOC reported. A source common with the condition tells CNN the officer involved is Joseph DeMarco. The source earlier told CNN DeMarco has been used by NJDOC for at least 18 many years. There will be a listening to to determine his work and DeMarco can attraction any ruling. He was most not too long ago an staff at Bayside Condition Jail. DeMarco’s union also reported Friday he is experiencing prices internally and is suspended. “PBA 105 have brought union rates in opposition to Mr. DeMarco and he is suspended from our group. We do not aid any member of this association that does just about anything exterior the scope of our duties as Correctional Police Officers,” claimed PBA 105 Union President William Sullivan. “I would hope there would be some classes uncovered. As...
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – New Jersey’s Department of Corrections has taken steps to remove an officer seen on video with a group of people apparently mocking George Floyd protesters in Franklin Township. The department said it filed removal proceedings against the officer Thursday. Cellphone video captured a group of men yelling at protesters as they marched in the street earlier this month. One man was seen kneeling on another man’s neck. One of the counter-protesters was later identified as a corrections officer, and he was suspended without pay. On Thursday, the DOC tweeted that the officer “was placed on non-pay status pending a due process hearing as part of the regular procedure for government unionized employees.” Update: Removal charges have been served on the DOC officer involved in the video mocking the killing of George Floyd. The Officer was placed on non-pay status pending a due process hearing as part of the regular procedure for government unionized employees. https://t.co/wcESQscFzA — NJ Department of Corrections (@NJ_DOC) June 23, 2020 The union identified the officer as Joseph DeMarco and said he...
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey’s Department of Corrections said Thursday it has filed removal proceedings against an officer seen in a video with people mocking George Floyd’s death as protesters pass by. The video from early June shows several men in a yard yelling at protesters who are in the street. Download The New And Improved CBS Philly App! Credit: Chrissy Sampson One man is seen kneeling on the neck of another man who is lying on the ground. One of the counter-protesters was identified as a corrections officer and suspended after the incident. On Wednesday, the DOC tweeted that the officer, who it did not identify, “was placed on non-pay status pending a due process hearing as part of the regular procedure for government unionized employees.” Update: Removal charges have been served on the DOC officer involved in the video mocking the killing of George Floyd. The Officer was placed on non-pay status pending a due process hearing as part of the regular procedure for government unionized employees. https://t.co/wcESQscFzA — NJ Department of Corrections (@NJ_DOC) June 23, 2020...
    Winnie Heartstrong, a Republican candidate for the House of Representatives from the St. Louis area, published a report claiming that the video of George Floyd’s death was a “deepfake.” The report was published on a site called “Investigate Deepfake Floyd,” which is a site dedicated to pursuing the conspiracy theory that Floyd was not killed in the video that went viral around the country and the world. The report claimed that Heartstrong and several other “citizen investigators” analyzed the video and determined that none of the people seen in the video were actually there. “We conclude that no one in the video is really one person but rather they are all digital composites of two or more real people to form completely new digital persons using deepfake technology,” Heartstrong wrote in her report. Heartstrong’s report dove into an analysis of the video, pointing out what she claimed were inconsistencies that proved it was digitally manipulated. The analysis included several pictures with bright red circles around parts of the images, pointing out these alleged inconsistencies. This analysis went on for several...
    A Republican candidate running for a St. Louis-area House seat has published a 23-page document outlining a conspiracy theory that the footage of George Floyd, the Minneapolis man whose death in police custody has ignited weeks of protests, was staged to inflame racial tensions. “We conclude that no one in the video is really one person but rather they are all digital composites of two or more real people to form completely new digital persons using deepfake technology,” Winnie Heartstrong, who is running against Rep. Lacy ClayWilliam (Lacy) Lacy ClayCalls for police reform sparks divisions in Congress The Hill's 12:30 Report: Pence visits Orlando as all 50 states reopen The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Mnuchin, Powell: Economy may need more boost; Trump defends malaria drug MORE (D-Mo.), wrote, according to the Daily Beast. The document, which Heartstrong claims was written with the aid of “citizen investigators,” alleges Floyd died long before May 25. It also repeats a conspiracy theory that Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with second-degree murder in Floyd’s death, is in...
    A widely shared video shows one of the police officers charged in the death of George Floyd being confronted at a grocery store in Plymouth, Minnesota. J. Alexander Kueng, who was charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder, was released on bail last Friday and was spotted while shopping shortly after. The woman who filmed the confrontation could be seen asking Kueng if he felt any remorse, or if he would apologize. Kueng told the women he could "understand" why she was upset, but stayed silent for most of the encounter. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. One of the ex-Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd was seen in a widely shared video being confronted while shopping at a grocery store in Plymouth, Minnesota. J. Alexander Kueng, 26, was one of the four officers fired from the Minneapolis Police Department and criminally charged after Floyd's death. He was only on his third day on the job on May 25 when his colleague, Derek Chauvin, pressed his knee into Floyd's neck for roughly eight minutes,...
    (CNN)While many questions persist about George Floyd's killing -- namely why a Minneapolis policeman used lethal force while arresting Floyd -- three videos help stitch together the last minutes of the 46-year-old's life. Details surrounding Floyd's death continued to emerge Sunday as demonstrations erupted across the United States. George Floyd died Monday after a police encounter. Protesters have chanted, "I can't breathe" -- among Floyd's last words and a phrase embedded in the national conscience after New York police choked Eric Garner during a 2014 arrest, resulting in his death. Demonstrators also demand justice in the killings of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, and Ahmaud Arbery in Glynn County, Georgia. In the most recent video showing Floyd's final moments, Officer J. Alexander Kueng is seen struggling with someone in the back seat of a police SUV. What happened isn't entirely clear from the video, but a police report says Floyd refused to get into a squad car during the May 25 encounter.Kueng and Officers Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and Derek Chauvin have been fired. Chauvin -- who knelt on Floyd's...
    President Trump said in a Fox News interview Wednesday that he has watched some, but not all, of the disturbing video of George Floyd's death, which has ignited protests across the country and around the world calling for police reform.  "The George Floyd case, nothing has to be said. I watched that," Mr. Trump said in a phone interview with Sean Hannity. "I couldn't really watch it for that long a period of time, it was over eight minutes. Who could watch that?" "But it doesn't get any more obvious or it doesn't get any worse than that," he added. Protests Over Police Violence Trump on George Floyd video: "It doesn't get any worse than that" Deputies kill half-brother of black man found hanged in park Black Lives Matter creates $12 million fund to fight racism Some white people are sharing their experiences with cops to highlight disparities Senate Republicans unveil police reform bill, setting vote for next week More in Protests Over Police Violence The video shows former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck during an...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpLincoln Project launches new ad hitting Trump over China policies Trump criticizes Bolton as memoir excerpts offer scathing account of White House Bolton book portrays 'stunningly uninformed' Trump MORE said he struggled to watch the entire video of George Floyd’s arrest and death at the hands of police, which sparked nationwide protests against policy brutality and systemic racism. “The George Floyd case, nothing has to be said. I watched that,” Trump said on Fox News Wednesday night. “I couldn’t really watch it for that long a period of time, it was over eight minutes. Who could watch that? “But it doesn’t get any more obvious or it doesn’t get any worse than that.” The video Trump was referencing is a nearly nine-minute clip showing Floyd, an unarmed black man, being pinned down by his neck by a white officer while three other officers look on. Floyd is heard pleading for his life and saying he couldn’t breathe before becoming unresponsive. Derek Chauvin, the officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck, has been charged with murder, while the three other officers face...
    Over the weekend, a video filmed at George Floyd’s alma mater Texas A&M University depicting a young man using racial slurs who wants to “euthanize” Black people surfaced online. There are now calls for the university to publicly condemn the action. READ MORE: Rayshard Brooks autopsy reveals he died of two gunshots to the back The Washington Post reports that over the weekend, a video posted to Twitter and Snapchat showed a man pointing to Black students who were playing basketball as the N-word. There was also a crude reference to Floyd who died last month after now-former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin held his knee on his neck. (Photo: George Floyd Family) READ MORE: Racial justice groups receive millions in donations amid George Floyd unrest Floyd, whose death ignited global protests against police brutality, attended Texas A&M University at Kingsville from 1995 to 1997. “We got them trying to be civilized a little bit; teaching them how to play basketball,” the man says. “And if they act up, we might have to euthanize these n—–s, just like the cop did that...
    Disturbing new video footage procured by George Floyd’s family lawyer show officers on the scene ignoring bystanders’ pleas to help Floyd as he lay unconscious.  “He’s not fucking moving,” one told then-Minneapolis police officer Tou Thao as then-officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck. The video, posted on Sunday to Ben Crump’s Instagram, show witnesses begging Thao to intervene and help Floyd. Crump is representing the Floyd family. “This is beyond disturbing, even harder to watch than the first video,” Crump wrote. “Tou Thao stood guard as Derek Chauvin MURDERED George Floyd … while witnesses of the execution tried to stand up for JUSTICE, tried to save George’s life!” One of the bystanders later confronts the officers, including Chauvin and says, “That man going to haunt you for the rest of your life.” “You just killed that man,” somebody yells at the officer.  The new footage shows a wider angle the initial viral clip of Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck. It also shows the officers walking away and returning to their cars as paramedics rush to help...
    (CNN)In 1939, Billie Holiday released "Strange Fruit," a powerful protest song that stunned listeners with its horrifying depiction of black lynchings.More than 80 years later, anti-blackness is still as prevalent as ever and has inspired a new generation of protest songs. From stars like Trey Songz to younger talents such as 12-year-old Keedron Bryant, musicians are adding their voices to the global outrage over the police killing of George Floyd and are calling for racial justice.Here are some of the new protest songs demanding change: "I Can't Breathe" by H.E.R.Read MoreInspired by the last words of both Floyd and Eric Garner, Grammy-winning singer- songwriter H.E.R. debuted "I Can't Breathe" last week during iHeartRadio's Living Room Concert series. Lyrics to the chorus of the song are: "I can't breathe. You're taking my life from me. I can't breathe. Will anyone fight for me.""These lyrics were kind of easy to write because it came from a conversation of what's happening right now, what's been happening, and the change that we need to see," H.E.R. said when introducing the song. "I think music...
    Disturbing new footage of George Floyd’s fatal encounter with Minneapolis police shows an officer ignoring onlookers’ pleas to intervene as now-fired cop Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck. “You’re going to let him kill that man in front of you?” one unidentified witness asked Officer Tou Thao as, feet behind the cop, Chauvin put a knee to Floyd’s throat in the street. Thao moved from his spot only to keep the growing crowd from getting close to Chauvin as Floyd’s cries of “I can’t breathe” slowed, then stopped, giving way to silence. The footage was posted Sunday to Instagram by Ben Crump, the attorney representing Floyd’s family. “This is beyond disturbing, even harder to watch than the first video,” wrote Crump. “Tou Thao stood guard as Derek Chauvin MURDERED George Floyd … while witnesses of the execution tried to stand up for JUSTICE, tried to save George’s life!” At least one onlooker repeatedly implores the cops to check Floyd’s pulse, which they can only be seen doing towards the end of the nearly six-minute video — as the unresponsive Floyd...
    A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts:CLAIMPhoto shows the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., vandalized, the statue of Abraham Lincoln covered in graffiti and "BLACK + BROWN LIVES MATTER" written on the wall.THE FACTSThe Lincoln statue and surrounding monument were not vandalized during recent protests, according to a spokesman for the National Mall and Memorial Parks, although some graffiti was left at the steps leading up to the monument. Altered photos showing the monument honoring former President Abraham Lincoln damaged and covered in spray paint began circulating following protests for George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes as he begged for air. "The media is trying to hide this picture from you," an Instagram post sharing one manipulated photo said. "Democrats are saying riots and lawlessness is necessary for change." Mike Litterst, chief of communications...
    A New Jersey prison guard who came under fire for taking part in a reenactment of the death of George Floyd has been suspended from work after a video of the act circulated online, officials said. The corrections officer, whose name was not released, was reportedly one of the people caught on video participating in a Black Lives Matter counter-protest in which one man knelt on another person's neck, imitating the moments leading up to 46-year-old Floyd’s death. SISTER OF SLAIN FEDERAL PROTECTIVE OFFICER TELLS CONGRESS CALLS TO DEFUND POLICE 'RIDICULOUS' The video has since garnered tens of thousands of social media views. It shows protesters marching along a street Monday in Franklin Township, chanting “George Floyd!” and “Black Lives Matter!” The footage, filmed by someone marching, then shows a man kneeling on the neck of another person shouting unintelligibly back at protesters, who yell back. WARNING: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES AND EXPLICIT LANGUAGE Two more men are standing nearby and one of them is filming on a cellphone, while a woman stands further behind them. JORDAN, AT HEARING WITH FLOYD’S BROTHER, CONDEMNS...
    FedEx has fired one of their workers who mocked George Floyd’s death by kneeling on another man’s neck at a recent protest in New Jersey. READ MORE: California teacher apologizes after video shows her yelling, cursing at BLM protestors Newsweek reported that in videos recently shared to social media, James DeMarco and another man, who has since been identified as a New Jersey corrections officer, chose to antagonize peaceful protestors. DeMarco, and his friend, who had Trump banners hanging from their trucks, and an All Lives Matter sign in front of them, staged the scene at a lumberyard as a Black Lives Matter protest passed by.   This is James J Demarco a employee of @FedEx who felt it was appropriate to mock the MURDER of #GeorgeFloyd while my brother took part in a peaceful protest in New Jersey. #blacklivesmatter #blackouttuesday #icantbreathe #justiceforgeorgefloyd #civilrights #saytheirnames #racism pic.twitter.com/R2XxMqlfXr — ML (@stfuml) June 9, 2020 Trump supporters are disgusting. These Franklinville, NJ Trump supporters mockingly re-enacted the George Floyd murder. This needs to go viral! Who is this man? pic.twitter.com/xOOV2F7yNs — Black...
    Franklin Township, New Jersey — A corrections officer who participated in a counter-protest in which the death of George Floyd was re-enacted was suspended Tuesday after videos of the counter-demonstration were widely shared on social media. A FedEx employee who also took part was fired. Their roles in the counter-protest weren't immediately clear. Videos show protesters marching along a street in Franklin Township Monday chanting "George Floyd!" and "Black Lives Matter!" They're being escorted by local police. Protests Over Police Violence Minneapolis official on public safety amid move to dismantle police Cuomo says New York will be better post-pandemic The Pope's message to U.S. Catholics after the George Floyd killing London mayor demands probe into police tasering of U.K. rapper's dad Former coworker says Floyd and Chauvin "bumped heads" More in Protests Over Police Violence They pass a roadside private property filled with firewood for sale. Video filmed by one of the marchers shows a man kneeling on the neck of another man shouting back at the protesters. They shout back. Two more men are standing right...
    FRANKLINVILLE, N.J. -- One man has been fired from his job and another suspended after they were identified by their employers in a video showing an offensive display during a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest in New Jersey.As Russell Sampson marched in the peaceful protest in his hometown of Franklinville on Monday, he captured a video of one man kneeling on the back of another's neck, imitating the way in which George Floyd was killed."That was a real person, yes, who was willing to get down and show such hate," said Sampson.Monday's peaceful Black Lives Matter Protest was organized by Daryan Fennal. While it wasn't a large gathering, it made an impact especially online."What goes viral is all the negativity, like this video that came out and is being shared thousands of times. I want to share that ultimately the intentions were pure and we were all about unity," said Fennal.RELATED: Men imitate George Floyd's killing during Black Lives Matter protest in New JerseyOne of the men participating in the counter-protest is a New Jersey Department of Corrections Officer.The NJDOC...
    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - A corrections officer who participated in a counterprotest to a Black Lives Matter demonstration in New Jersey in which people reenacted the death of George Floyd was suspended after the video was widely shared on social media. In the video, protesters march along a street Monday in Franklin Township, Gloucester County, chanting “George Floyd!” and “Black Lives Matter!” The video shows they are being escorted by local police. They pass a private property filled with firewood for sale. Video filmed by someone marching shows a man kneeling on the neck of another man shouting unintelligibly back at protesters. Protesters shout back. TOP STORIES Coronavirus hype biggest political hoax in history Abraham Lincoln monument torched in Chicago: An absolute disgraceful act Trump orders U.S. to develop polar ice-breaking fleet for Arctic, Antarctic Two more men are standing nearby and one of them is filming on a cellphone. The group is standing on the roadside in front of a pickup truck outfitted with an American flag and a Trump banner. Several others are nearby. An “All...
    President Trump shared a video late Friday of conservative activist Candace Owens attacking George Floyd, the black man whose racially charged killing has sparked global action. Mr. Trump boosted the video through his account on Twitter ahead of mass protests taking place across the U.S. and worldwide this weekend in response to Floyd’s killing last month. “The fact that he has been held up as a martyr sickens me,” Ms. Owens said in the clip Mr. Trump shared. “George Floyd was not a good person. I don’t care who wants to spin that.” TOP STORIES Pompeo takes aim at obscene Chinese propaganda meant to exploit civil strife in U.S. 57 Buffalo cops resign from team after two are suspended for pushing elderly man to the ground On sad anniversary, few to mourn the D-Day dead in Normandy Ms. Owens, 31, first gained attention in 2017 for her vocal support of Mr. Trump. She subsequently joined the Turning Point USA conservative non-profit group, and last year she launched the “Blexit” movement to encourage other African Americans to leave the Democratic...
    The first step on the road to Roger Goodell’s admission that he and the NFL “were wrong” was taken by a league employee going rogue. The video that included Saquon Barkley, Patrick Mahomes and Michael Thomas asking for the league to “listen to your players,” in the wake of George Floyd’s death, was spearheaded by Bryndon Minter, according to multiple reports. The NFL creative producer reached out to Thomas on Wednesday night asking if the star Saints wide receiver wanted to collaborate on a video that would make the league hear them. “Want to help you create content to be heard around the league,” Minter wrote to Thomas in a direct message on Instagram, Yahoo Sports reported. “I’m a NFL social employee and am embarrassed by how the league has been silent this week. The NFL hasn’t condemned racism. The NFL hasn’t said that Black Lives Matter. “I want [to] help you put the pressure on. And arm you with a video that expresses YOUR voice and [what] you want from the League. Give me a holler if you’re interested...
    MINNEAPOLIS — It has been an emotional nine days since Valerie Castile’s daughter alerted her to the video of Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck on Memorial Day for more than eight minutes before he died.The video felt like a sickening deja vu: another black man killed at the hands of a Twin Cities police officer, and filmed for the world to see. It was like four years ago, when her son, 32-year-old Philando Castile, was shot five times by Officer Jeronimo Yanez after a traffic stop in Falcon Heights.When Castile watched the video, she cried.When she was i… Read More
    BETHESDA, Md. -- A 60-year-old Maryland man was arrested Friday after a video appeared to show him violently grab an object from a young adult who was posting signs protesting the death of George Floyd, park police said.The Maryland-National Capital Park Police said in a news release that Anthony Brennan III, of Kensington, Maryland, was charged with three counts of second-degree assault.Police said the incident occurred Monday on the Capital Crescent Trail. The trail runs along MacArthur Boulevard in northwest Washington D.C. and into Montgomery County in Maryland.The 34-second video shows a cyclist walk up to a young adult. Someone yells, "She has nothing, do not touch her sir!" but the man grabs her arm for several seconds and wrestles an object from her. pic.twitter.com/KpcieSVi6p— John Flores (@JohnMFlores) June 4, 2020The cyclist was then shown picking up his bicycle, running with it toward the person shooting the video and forcing him to the ground.It was not immediately clear whether Brennan has an attorney who could comment on the charges.Brennan appeared to have been an employee of MadeToOrder, Inc., a...
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