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During the sentencing hearing for Derek Chauvin Judge Cahill informed the public that he would publish a 26 page document following the June 25 hearing to explain how he reached his decision of sentencing Chauvin to 22 1/2 years in prison. While many people, including the George Floyd family, did not feel Chauvin’s sentence was long enough sentence Attorney General Keith Ellison did not object to the Judge’s decision. The request Ellison did make following...

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Minneapolis Police were in pursuit of a criminal suspect when they crashed into the vehicle of Leneal Frazier and killed him Tuesday morning. Frazier, an innocent bystander, was the uncle of Darnella Frazier the woman who captured George Floyd’s murder on camera. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Leneal Frazier, including Miss Darnella Frazier, who has now twice been directly impacted by lethal practices of the Minneapolis Police Department,” says civil rights...

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A federal grand jury found the four former Minneapolis police officers violated George Floyd’s constitutional rights. As a result the four former officers have been indicted. This comes less than a week after Derek Chauvin’s attorney filed for a new trial after a photo of one of the jurors surfaced of him wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt. The grand jury indictment says Chauvin used “unreasonable seizure, which includes the right to be free from the...

A 23-year-old man posted a video of an interaction he had with a Brooklyn Park Police Officer which caused outrage within the community located just ten minutes from where George Floyd was killed. In the video originally posted to James’ Instagram page you can hear the officer say “5-1-19 Murder in Progress.” The Brooklyn Park Police Department says the incident took place in 2017 but James Mccaskel who recorded the footage said it happened recently....

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