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Old 05-28-2020, 03:56 PM
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Default UPDATE: Once pleasant safe White midwest town of Minneapolis descent into black riots looting mayhem

https://www.twincities.com/2020/05/2...-target-store/

St. Paul police responding to large groups in Midway and elsewhere, reports of looting and rocks thrown



UPDATED: May 28, 2020 at 5:53 p.m.

St. Paul police are responding to large groups of people in the Midway, Sun Ray areas and elsewhere on Thursday. Police reported that people broke business windows, looted stores, and threw rocks and bottles at officers throughout the afternoon.

Mayor Melvin Carter called on people to stay home and police asked people to stay away from the area of the Target on University Avenue.

“Please do not come here to protest,” Carter tweeted Thursday afternoon. “Please keep the focus on George Floyd, on advancing our movement, and on preventing this from ever happening again. We can all be in that fight together.”

Businesses were shut down and windows were broken, including at a pawnshop and Foot Locker in the Midway area, according to emergency radio traffic. There were fires at the T.J. Maxx in the Midway Marketplace, the nearby UPS Store and at Furniture Barn.
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Old 05-28-2020, 05:14 PM
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https://nypost.com/2020/05/28/cop-in...10-complaints/

Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin subject of complaints before George Floyd’s death
By Yaron Steinbuch
May 28, 2020 | 10:53am | Updated

The Minneapolis cop who was seen kneeling on George Floyd’s neck before he died was involved in three police shootings during his 19 years on the job — and has been the subject of 10 conduct complaints that resulted in no disciplinary action, according to reports.

In 2006, Derek Chauvin was one of six officers who responded to a stabbing, according to Insider, which cited a 2016 report from the Minnesota activist group Communities United Against Police Brutality.

Wayne Reyes, who was suspected of stabbing his girlfriend and a friend, was shot dead when he pointed a shotgun at the officers from his truck, according to the report.

It was unclear during the initial probe which officers fired their weapons, NBC News reported.

Following protocol, all of the officers — including Chauvin — were put on paid leave during the probe, the outcome of which was unclear. Police did not respond to the network’s request for Chauvin’s service record.

Also in 2006, Chauvin and seven other cops were named in an unrelated federal lawsuit filed by an inmate at the Minnesota Correctional Facility. The case was dismissed without prejudice the following year, NBC News reported.

In 2008, Chauvin responded to a 911 domestic assault call, according to the Pioneer Press of St. Paul.

Chauvin and his partner entered the home, where they confronted Ira Latrell Toles, 21, who was holed up in a bathroom. He tried to flee when Chauvin got inside and grabbed at the cop’s gun.

The officer fired twice, hitting Toles in the stomach, but he survived, the news outlet reported. Chauvin and his unnamed partner were placed on paid leave during an investigation, also according to standard protocol, according to NBC News.

Earlier in 2008, Chauvin was awarded a medal of valor for “his response in an incident involving a man armed with a gun,” the Pioneer Press reported, and was recognized again in 2009 by the department.

In 2011, Chauvin was again placed on temporary leave after he responded with other officers to reports of a shooting.

Leroy Martinez, 23, was spotted running from the scene while brandishing a handgun and the officers gave chase, according to local reports. Terry Nutter, one of the cops, shot Martinez.

An eyewitness challenged the police’s claim that Martinez was holding a gun when he was shot, according to Insider, which cited a report in the Star Tribune.

Delora Iceman told the Star Tribune that Martinez had dropped the pistol and held his arms in the air before cops gunned him down.

Chauvin, who did not fire his gun, and the other cops were placed on a standard three-day administrative leave during the investigation.

Then-Police Chief Tim Dolan later said the officers, including Chauvin, “acted appropriately and courageously,” NBC News reported.

Chauvin also has been the subject of multiple internal complaints, according to a database compiled by Communities United Against Police Brutality.

In three reviews from the Civilian Review Authority, he was found to have used “demeaning tone,” “derogatory language” and “language – other ,” according to Insider.

He also has been the subject of seven reviews by the local Office of Police Conduct — all of which conclude: “Closed — No discipline.”

No other details were available on any of the cases.

Meanwhile, another officer seen in the Floyd video — Tou Thao — also has a record of similar incidents and settled an excessive-force lawsuit out of court in 2017, according to Insider.

Lamar Ferguson was walking with a pregnant woman in 2014 when Thao and his partner Robert Thunder stopped and searched them, according to the lawsuit.

The cops then began beating Ferguson, according to the legal filings.

Ferguson was subjected to “punches, kicks, and knees to the face and body” while “defenseless and handcuffed” — and suffered “broken teeth as well as other bruising and trauma.”

Thao said in a deposition that he arrested Ferguson because of an outstanding warrant, adding that he punched the suspect when one of his hands slipped out of the handcuffs and he resisted arrest, according to a Star Tribune report.

Chauvin, Thao and the two other officers involved in Floyd’s arrest have been fired.
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George Floyd protesters attack woman in wheelchair who allegedly had knife
By Yaron Steinbuch
May 28, 2020 | 9:14am | Updated



Shocking video has emerged of a woman in a motorized wheelchair being punched in the head and sprayed with a fire extinguisher in Minneapolis after reportedly trying to stop looters during the riots in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

Several videos posted on Twitter show the woman being pummeled and sprayed in the face by a mob as she sits in her chair. In one video, someone can be heard saying she was holding a knife during the melee.

I was peacefully protesting. They attacked me from the front and back,” the woman, identified as Jennifer in the clips, claims in one video.

“They punched me in the mouth, my head … I got punched in the head several times. I got grabbed from behind … They stole my keys. They stole everything they could off of me. I got Maced in the face, I got covered in fire extinguisher.”

The woman — who was wearing a shirt that read, “Better Together” — said she was trying to stop people from looting a Target store when she was set upon by the violent crowd.

However, in another video, someone can be heard saying she had a knife.

“Jennifer, is that enough?” a person shouts at her at one point as she absorbs the barrage.

Another video shows her trying to grab a shopping cart full of items as a woman wearing a mask grabs her around the throat.

Some people in social media viewed the woman as the aggressor and the fire extinguisher attack as an act of self-defense, according to the Daily Mail.

Jennifer later said she was seen by EMTs who told her to go home, but she remained at the chaotic scene and rebuffed a person’s offer to move her chair.

“I’m trying to block traffic so they don’t go down that way,” she tells the person. “I’ve been involved with the cops before. We’re cool.”

She was later seen apparently getting up from her wheelchair and walking on her own.

“The weirdest part is….she can walk just fine?!?” user Daniel Bostic said on Twitter.

The videos emerged as violent protests rocked the city over Floyd’s death while in police custody.

The FBI, the Department of Justice and Minnesota state authorities are investigating his death, which led to the firing of all four officers involved in his arrest.

President Trump on Wednesday night said he asked the feds to “expedite” their probe.
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Minnesota National Guard activated in response to George Floyd protests
By Vincent Barone
May 28, 2020 | 6:20pm | Updated


Protesters gather on May 27 to watch an apartment building burn near the Minneapolis Police third precinct.


Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has activated the state’s National Guard to maintain peace in Minneapolis where protests over the death of George Floyd have become violent and destructive.

“It is time to rebuild. Rebuild the city, rebuild our justice system, and rebuild the relationship between law enforcement and those they’re charged to protect,” Walz said in a statement. “George Floyd’s death should lead to justice and systemic change, not more death and destruction.”

Walz signed an executive order Thursday activating the Minnesota National Guard, saying the troops would “protect peaceful demonstrations” in a city where enraged protestors have set a number of buildings ablaze during two days of riots.

“As Governor, I will always defend the right to protest,” Walz added. “It is how we express pain, process tragedy, and create change.”

Floyd, a black man, is seen in a viral video being pinned down by a white Minneapolis police officer with the help of three other cops, and yelling, “I can’t breathe” before he died in police custody Monday.

All four officers involved have been fired. Minneapolis Mayor (((Jacob Frey))) has called for the prosecution of the officer filmed pinning Floyd down by the neck, Derek Chauvin, while also pleading for the city’s residents to keep the peace.

Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, said he understood the anger among protesters earlier Thursday, though the family has advocated for peaceful demonstrations.

“People are torn and hurt because they’re tired of seeing black men die constantly, over and over again ,” he said during a CNN interview.

Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan added that the troops were needed after Wednesday night’s demonstration “became incredibly unsafe for all involved.”
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At least 30 arrested at NYC protest over death of George Floyd
By Tina Moore, Larry Celona and Tamar Lapin
May 28, 2020 | 6:53pm | Updated

Crowds created havoc in Union Square Thursday during a protest against the police-involved death of George Floyd.

Clashes with cops led to at least 30 arrests in the latest national demonstration sparked after Floyd, who was black, died in police custody on Monday.

Widely circulated cellphone video showed Floyd, a 46-year-old father, crying out, “I can’t breathe” as a white cop knelt on his neck for several minutes.

Dozens of demonstrators — many in protective face masks but otherwise flouting social-distancing rules — marched around the park and then down to City Hall, chanting: “No justice, no peace” and “F–k the police.”


New York police officers scuffle with protestors during a protest in response to the death of George Floyd.
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Clashes erupted between the protestors and the scores of officers who responded, with video on social media showing cops taking people down to the ground.

Police sources said some protesters threw bottles at the cops, and one officer was injured after having a trashcan tossed at him.

At least five of the arrests were made near East 13th Street and Fourth Avenue.

Of the 33 arrests, at least one was for criminal possession of a weapon, for someone who allegedly had a knife at the protest, and one was for assaulting a police officer, for the person accused of throwing the garbage pail.

Another person tried to grab a cop’s gun, while someone else was charged with blocking a roadway, the sources said.

Riots in Minneapolis over the past two nights have turned violent with stores being vandalized and burned in some cases as protesters call for the officers involved in Floyd’s death to be charged.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Thursday evening activated the state’s National Guard in an apparent attempt to keep the peace.

Protesters have also marched in Los Angeles to demand justice in Floyd’s death.
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More than 40 arrested at Union Square protest following George Floyd police custody death in Minnesota



UNION SQUARE (WABC) -- At least 40 people were arrested as Black Lives Matter protesters gathered in Union Square after the death of George Floyd.

Dozens of people started gathering Thursday evening in Manhattan as rioters turned violent in Minneapolis, calling for the four officers involved in Floyd's arrest to be charged in his death.

Some of the protesters in Union Square scuffled with police and even threw bottles.

One officer was injured when someone threw a trashcan, but the officer is expected to be OK.

That person was taken into custody at 14th Street and 6th Avenue.

One individual attempted to take a gun from an officer's holster while another officer was punched in the face.

Police said "violent" individuals were spitting all over cops.
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