Derek Chauvin murder trial
In the federal trial against Tou Thao, Thomas Lane, and J. Alexander Kueng, at least one witness for the prosecution testified he thought George Floyd would die during his fatal encounter with Derek Chauvin in 2020. The ex-cops are accused of violating Floyd's civil rights.
Brandon Mitchell recalled feeling "stress" and "pressure," but not to deliver a guilty verdict. Instead, he said, it was having to repeatedly see the explicit video footage of George Floyd being killed that took an emotional toll on him.
The trial outcome of George Floyd’s murderer was a relief – until it wasn’t. On the heels of the verdict, we now say the name of yet another young life viciously stolen by state violence: 16-year old Ma’Khia Bryant.
Civil rights leaders rejoiced that Derek Chauvin was convicted for killing George Floyd. But their collective sigh of relief was tempered as they reminded people that the fight for equality and justice is far from over.
Maxine Waters stood with protestors in Minnesota over the weekend, enraging Republicans who accused her of “domestic terrorism” for saying that people should stay in the streets.
The Tuesday announcement comes two weeks after Sheskey returned from administrative leave. Inaction in Kenosha, along with the resignations in the Daunte Wright killing outside of Minneapolis, raise renewed concerns about policing and discipline.
The eyewitness testimony of Donald Williams was at once confident, emotional and unflappable as Derek Chauvin's defense lawyer tried in vain to discredit him and get under his skin.
The prosecution and defense attorneys debated the so-called "spark of life" doctrine ahead of anticipated references to George Floyd's prior drug use during Derek Chauvin's murder trial. Here's what that means.
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