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‘Efforts at Incremental Reform Have Failed’: Minneapolis City Council Members Declare Intent to Disband Police Department

This is a breaking news story… Check back for possible updates… A veto-proof majority of Minneapolis City Council members committed Sunday to disbanding the city’s police department and “replacing it with a holistic model of public safety” in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, which sparked a nationwide uprising against law enforcement brutality …

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Minneapolis City Council Taking First Steps to ‘Dismantle’ Police Department

Aiming to “dismantle” the Minneapolis Police Department, city councilors on Friday will vote on imposing a temporary restraining order for the city’s police department in response to the killing of George Floyd last month, and plan to set a timeline for the state’s investigation into racial discrimination by the police over the past decade. The …

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Hope for Other Cities to Follow After Minneapolis School Board Votes Unanimously to End Police Contract

The Minneapolis school board unanimously voted Tuesday evening to terminate the district’s $1.1 million yearly contract with the city’s police department, the decision coming a week and a half after the police killing of George Floyd.  The resolution, which will end the use of armed “school resource officers” in the district’s schools, had the support …

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‘The Tragic Cause of This Death Is Incredibly Clear’: Independent Autopsy Finds George Floyd Death Result of ‘Sustained Forceful Pressure’

The family of George Floyd, whose killing on May 25 by four Minneapolis police officers has set off an unprecedented nationwide protest movement, released on Monday the results of an independent autopsy indicating he died from “sustained forceful pressure.” The findings are the strongest physical evidence suggesting that officer Derek Chauvin’s kneeling on Floyd’s neck …

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US Border Patrol Denounced as ‘Rogue Agency’ for Using Predator Drone to Spy on Minneapolis Protests

Civil liberties advocates sounded the alarm Friday after reporting indicated Customs and Border Protection has been flying an unmanned Predator drone over Minneapolis as the city continues to roil with protest over the police killing of George Floyd earlier this week “This rogue agency’s use of military technology to surveil protesters inside U.S. borders is …

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After Days of Protest, Police Officer Derek Chauvin Charged With 3rd Degree Murder for Killing George Floyd

As an impeached dumpster fire raves – Twitter was mean to him! Masks mean “social control”! – his abysmal failures have seen us not just hit the grisly milestone of 100,000 deaths but soar right past it: Thursday’s toll was 102,794 and rising fast. In response, the Lincoln Project’s harrowing new ad savages his “great …

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