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Planks used to board up New York shops during George Floyd unrest are being transformed into art

As tensions rose over police violence in the summer of 2020, many high-end New York businesses boarded up their storefronts. Now an art nonprofit has repurposed those plywood planks into political art

Last summer, as tensions rose over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, store owners in New York boarded up their businesses in anticipation of rioting or looting. Now, weeks after former officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of Floyd’s murder, a a group of artists have taken the wooden planks…

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Crowds react with joy, wariness after Derek Chauvin convicted in murder of George Floyd – National

Click to play video: 'Derek Chauvin guilty: Biden says verdict is a ‘step forward’ but there is still work to do'

London Williams stood in Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, D.C., moments before the verdict was read in George Floyd’s murder trial Tuesday, wondering how he would cope if the white police officer who killed the Black man was acquitted. “I feel very nervous. It’s already hard as it is as a Black man in…

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BLM co-founder calls for abolition after murder of George Floyd and killing of Ma’Khia Bryant

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors said in a social media video (above) Derek Chauvin's conviction was a 'victory in accountability' but George Floyd's murder and the cop killing of Ma'Khia Bryant prove the criminal justice system is 'broken' and should be abolished

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors has said Derek Chauvin’s conviction was a ‘victory in accountability’ but George Floyd’s murder and the cop killing of Ma’Khia Bryant prove the criminal justice system is ‘broken’ and should be abolished.  Cullors, who set up BLM with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi back in 2013, posted a video on Instagram…

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Derek Chauvin trial: New video shows George Floyd using fake bill before death

New video showing George Floyd (center in a black tank top) inside the Minneapolis Cup Foods store moments before his death was played in court on Wednesday at the start of day three of Derek Chauvin's murder trial

New video of George Floyd inside a Minneapolis convenience store moments before his death was played in court today at Derek Chauvin’s murder trial as a witness said that his hands were shaking, he was unable to make conversation and he appeared to be under the influence of drugs.  Cup Foods clerk Christopher Martin, who…

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Derek Chauvin trial: Witness who watched George Floyd being wrestled into squad car breaks down

Charles McMillian, 61, wept on the stand on Wednesday as he watched body camera footage of George Floyd's arrest

The first man to confront police about their treatment of George Floyd on the day of his fatal arrest broke down in tears at Derek Chauvin’s murder trial today as the prosecution played body camera footage of cops wrestling with the handcuffed black man in a squad car.  Charles McMillian, 61, stepped up to the…

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Derek Chauvin trial: MMA fighter says he ‘believed he witnessed murder’ of George Floyd 

Testifying at Derek Chauvin's trial on Tuesday, Donald Winn Williams II (pictured) told the court today that he told one of the other officers involved in George Floyd's fatal arrest: 'You'll shoot yourself in two years' time for what you did'

Tensions peaked on the second day of Derek Chauvin’s murder trial on Tuesday as a witness for the prosecution was cross-examined by the defense over his confrontations with cops during George Floyd’s fatal arrest.   Donald Winn Williams II, a mixed martial arts fighter and the prosecution’s third witness who had yelled at Chauvin to check…

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How the trial of former police officer charged with murder of George Floyd is already a TV circus

It seems disquieting that such a high-profile court battle is being covered with a pizzazz more suited to a major sporting event or even the Oscars

‘Fasten your seat belts, folks!’ exclaimed the excited television presenter. ‘Our teams will be live for every moment.’ If viewers had not known otherwise, they might have thought they were watching the build-up to a Super Bowl final.  But this was Court TV – and what was being shown was live coverage of the most…

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Derek Chauvin trial: Judge defers ruling on witness who said George Floyd was ‘frozen by fear’

Judge Peter Cahill slammed Minneapolis city officials for discussing the $27 million payout to George Floyd's family for a second time after the city attorney confessed the settlement hasn't actually been finalized despite announcing it in the middle of jury selection

The judge in Derek Chauvin’s murder trial has slammed Minneapolis city officials for discussing the $27 million payout to George Floyd’s family for a second time after the city attorney confessed the settlement hasn’t actually been finalized despite announcing it in the middle of jury selection. Judge Peter Cahill demanded the city, the prosecution and the defense…

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3rd-degree murder charge added to Derek Chauvin’s case in George Floyd trial – National

Click to play video 'George Floyd case: Jury selection begins in ex-officer Derek Chauvin’s trial'

A judge on Thursday granted prosecutors’ request to add a third-degree murder count against a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd‘s death, offering jurors an additional option for conviction and resolving an issue that might have delayed his trial for months. Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill reinstated the charge after the former officer,…

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How members of Toronto’s Black community hope to build on George Floyd movement months later

Chantelle Krupka was shot in the hip by a Peel Regional Police office in early May 2020.

Black community members shared their perspectives with Global News on how to maintain positive changes sparked by the George Floyd movement in the Great Toronto Area, and how to build upon the momentum of last year’s racial reckoning. Here’s what they had to say: Chantelle Krupka Chantelle Krupka was shot in the hip by a…

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‘It’s not just a fad’: Black-owned businesses lack support months after George Floyd movement

‘It’s not just a fad’: Black-owned businesses lack support months after George Floyd movement

Some Black business owners in Toronto say financial and public support has dried up months after the George Floyd movement put a spotlight on supporting Black people in workspaces. Hazel Antwi, owner of All Star Beauty Supply on Eglinton Avenue, said she saw a wave of support during the Black Lives Matter protests. “The support…

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Police bodycam footage shows George Floyd arrest in detail

Bodycam footage from two cops accused in the murder of George Floyd is revealed exclusively by DailyMail.com today ¿ and it shows a rookie officer terrifying Floyd by pointing a handgun at his head and another callously picking a pebble from the squad car tire just inches from the dying man and seconds before he draws his last breath on May 25 in Minneapolis

Bodycam footage from two cops accused in the murder of George Floyd is revealed exclusively by DailyMail.com today — and it shows a rookie officer terrifying Floyd by pointing a handgun at his head and another callously picking a pebble from the squad car tire just inches from the dying man and seconds before he…

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U.S. attorney general argues George Floyd protests ‘hijacked’ by rioters in House testimony – National

U.S. attorney general argues George Floyd protests ‘hijacked’ by rioters in House testimony - National

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr defended the aggressive federal law enforcement response to civil unrest in America, saying on Tuesday “violent rioters and anarchists have hijacked legitimate protests” sparked by George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police. Barr told members of the House Judiciary Committee at a much-anticipated election year hearing the…

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