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Suspect arrested for murder of 19-year-old man in Seattle’s CHOP zone last year

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A man has been arrested for murder a year after the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man during last year’s Black Lives Matter protests in Seattle’s temporary Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) zone. Lorenzo ‘Lil Renz’ Anderson was shot dead on June 20, 2020 in the six-block area of Seattle that had been taken over by protesters following…

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Al Sharpton slams Derek Chauvin’s 22½ year sentence for George Floyd’s murder

Reverend Al Sharpton, surrounded by relatives of George Floyd, talks to the media after the sentencing

The Rev Al Sharpton has condemned Derek Chauvin’s 22-and-a-half year sentence for the murder of George Floyd saying that he should have received the maximum.   Sharpton made the remarks in front of about one hundred people who gathered outside the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis on Friday afternoon to hear the sentence come down.   There was an…

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Man, 18, charged with conspiracy to murder following the shooting of Sasha Johnson

Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson joins anti-racists, community activists and school children at a protest against police violence as they march from Park View School to Tottenham Police Station, December 11, 2020

Man, 18, charged with conspiracy to murder following the shooting of Sasha Johnson – as BLM activist fights for her life in hospital after she was shot in head at Peckham party Cameron Deriggs, of Lewisham, has been charged with conspiracy to murder over Sasha Johnson shooting The 18-year-old will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court…

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Police arrest five over attempted murder of Sasha Johnson – days after BLM activist was shot

Sasha Johnson's political party continues to reject the Met's statement that there is no evidence the BLM activist (pictured) was the victim of a targeted attack and the group have accused the Met of underestimating the severity of the incident

Two men and three teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection to the shooting of Sasha Johnson. The Met said the five suspects – aged between 17 and 28 – were all arrested yesterday as part of a police operation by the force’s Violence Suppression Unit and remain in custody. Detective…

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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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Murder rates go UP dramatically in cities after BLM protests, researcher finds

Trends in police homicides are seen in cities with BLM protests (red) and cities without (blue). Cities with BLM protests saw 15% to 20% fewer police homicides than expected

A researcher has found that cities that had Black Lives Matter protests saw a significant decrease in police homicides, but a huge overall increase in murders. Travis Campbell, an economics PhD candidate at the University of Massachusetts, published his findings in a recent pre-print study examining the impact of BLM protests on police use-of-force incidents. His…

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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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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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Prospective jurors in trial over George Floyd’s murder were sent 16-page questionnaire

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

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…

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Chris Watts’ Parents Tried To Collect $450k In Insurance Money From Shanann’s Murder

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Chris Watts had a $450k life insurance policy through his employer that would pay out in the event of an untimely death. The sum consists of $300,000 for Shanann and $75,000 for each of the girls. No mention was made of Shanann’s unborn son. Typically, life insurance policies will not be paid for suicide or…

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Chris Watts Doesn’t Like How He Was Portrayed In ‘American Murder: The Family Next Door’

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Netflix’s original true crime documentary ‘American Murder: The Family Next Door’ premiered on the service September 30. It quickly shot to the top of the “most streamed” positions and has been watched and discussed by pretty much everyone with a Netflix account. The chilling documentary tells the story of Chris Watts, a Colorado man who…

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10 Murder Mystery Books To Read If You Loved ‘Knives Out’

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1. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie “The murderer is with us—on the train now… Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Without…

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