National Guard Troops Deployed in Minneapolis after 3 Nights of Violent Protests

Tanya Simon
May 30, 2020

People react as a auto burns at the parking lot of a Target store during protests over the death of African-American man George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota May 28, 2020.

The officer arrested was Derek Chauvin, the policeman seen on a bystander's video kneeling on Floyd, according to local media reports.

Chants of "I can't breathe" - the words spoken by Floyd when he was pinned to the ground - echoed through the streets as similar protests were seen in Denver, Louisville, Los Angeles and other cities across the United States.

Pleading the fifth amendment prohibits defendants from self-incrimination and double jeopardy as well as mandates due process of law, meaning fair treatment through the judicial system.

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, who was essentially driven from the National Football League for protesting deaths just like Floyd's, tweeted Friday that he has started a legal defense fund to help people who have been arrested for protesting in Minneapolis. "No officers discharged their service weapons", and all seven shot were civilians, police spokesman Sgt. Lamont Washington wrote in an email to The Associated Press.

Freeman also defended the speed of the arrest against Chauvin.

Mr Barr called the video of Mr Floyd's arrest "harrowing to watch and deeply disturbing". The FBI and U.S. Department of Justice have launched investigations into the incident.

Boston police do not train their officers in the use of neck restraints, said Boston Police Sergeant Detective John Boyle, a department spokesman.

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He said he "anticipates charges" for the three other officers but would not offer more details.

George Floyd's death has raised new questions about a potentially risky method of restraint: the knee-to-neck maneuver. "I couldn't believe what I was seeing". Twitter accused him of breaking its rules by "glorifying violence".

The lack of murder charges have sparked protests, looting and riots in Minneapolis across the country.

Alexander Kueng have refused to answer questions about what led to Floyd's death, citing their right to avoid self-incrimination, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman told CNN following a news conference Thursday.

"We intend to have a peaceful protest".

Frey responded to the attack when a reporter read aloud Trump's tweets directed at him and the protests. I have said many times that racism exists across the country, state and right here in Columbus.

Addressing the level of destruction in the state, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced that the state's National Guard was being deployed to control the crowds. "Weakness is pointing your finger at somebody else at a time of crisis", Frey said.

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