Derek Chauvin appeals against his conviction in the George Floyd case

U.S. 09/24/21, 15:51

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin filed an appeal over his conviction for the murder of George Floyd on Thursday, Sept. 23. Chauvin, a caucasian police officer, was sentenced to 22-and-a-half years behind bars this June for restraining Floyd, a black citizen, with his knee on his neck for nine minutes ...

Minneapolis judge agrees voters can choose to abolish police

U.S. 09/17/21, 18:59

Minnesota Supreme Court will let a popular vote decide the police department's fate on Sept. 16. Voters will choose whether to abolish the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a new Department of Public Safety. A proposal, known as Yes 4 Minneapolis, was introduced as a tribute to George Floyd who ...

Judge requires City of Minneapolis to recruit more police

U.S. 07/02/21, 19:07

On Thursday, July 1, a judge ordered Minneapolis to employ more police officers in a ruling that favored a group of concerned residents who sued the city council and its mayor over a spike in crime in the area. "Minneapolis is in a crisis," said the complaint filed by the Upper ...

Minneapolis: Violent protests after a black fugitive was shot by police

U.S. 06/06/21, 18:03

Rioters assembled in Uptown, Minneapolis, erected roadblocks and set alight a dumpster on Thursday night, June 3, after a fugitive was shot dead by the U.S. Marshals Service, reports The Washington Examiner. The demonstrators also smashed the glass of a T-Mobile shop and ransacked indoors, according to a Twitter video from @MrAndyNgo. https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1400747462730604547?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1400747462730604547%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.washingtonexaminer.com%2Fnews%2Fminneapolis-riot-looting-dumpster-fire-marshal-police-shooting On Thursday afternoon, law enforcement officers attempted ...

Drive-by shooter aims at National Guard troops in Minneapolis, 2 injured

U.S. 04/19/21, 17:51

Officials said that several members of the Minnesota National Guard were shot at in Minneapolis on Sunday, April 18, during the riots, arson, and demonstrations following the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright last week. Two people were injured, but only slightly, the CBS Minnesota reported. A national guardsman and a Minneapolis police ...

Minneapolis Council calls on police to stop using tear gas, rubber bullets and other ‘less lethal’ weapons to disperse crowds

U.S. 04/19/21, 04:09

On Friday, April 16, the Minneapolis City Council passed a resolution asking police to avoid using tear gas, rubber bullets, and other "less-lethal" weapons to disperse crowds. They described their resolution as a "statement of values." Following the seemingly accidental shooting death of motorist Daunte Wright, the neighboring city of Brooklyn ...

Minneapolis: After sharp rise in crime, police defunding reversed

U.S. 02/15/21, 11:47

Minneapolis reversed a plan to divest from the police force. After the Minneapolis City Council approved in December a cut of more than $8 million, giving in to left-wing demands, crime in the streets skyrocketed and neighbors demanded more police presence. As a result, the City Council approved $6.4 million ...

5 dead, 3 hurt in ‘devastating’ Minneapolis high-rise fire

U.S. 11/27/19, 22:23

Five people died and three were injured when a fire broke out on the 14th floor of a public housing high-rise in a heavily immigrant neighborhood of Minneapolis early Wednesday. While the cause of the blaze was still under investigation, Fire Chief John Fruetel told reporters that investigators believe the fire ...

Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans

U.S. 11/27/19, 11:59

A day after bringing havoc to the Rocky Mountains, a powerful winter storm rolled across the Midwest on Wednesday, threatening to scramble Thanksgiving plans for millions of people during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. The storm, which was blamed for one death and hundreds of canceled flights, ...

Democratic Minneapolis mayor tries to shut down Trump campaign rally

U.S. 10/08/19, 04:17

President Trump has a campaign rally scheduled for Minneapolis on Thursday, Oct. 10, and Mayor Jacob Frey is attempting to block it. President Donald Trump’s campaign accused Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey on Monday of trying to block the president’s scheduled political rally in the city, reports Breitbart. “This is an outrageous abuse ...

Minnesota Rep. Omar files for divorce from husband

Politics 10/07/19, 15:33

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar has filed for divorce from her husband, citing an "irretrievable breakdown" of her marriage. The freshman Democrat filed for divorce from Ahmed Hirsi on Friday in Minnesota's Hennepin County District Court. Omar and Hirsi have been legally married since 2018 but have been together for years. The petition, ...

Cop who shot 911 caller sentenced to 12½ years in prison

U.S. 06/07/19, 11:21

A Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder was sentenced Friday to 12½ years in prison for the shooting of an unarmed woman who had called 911, and he apologized in court for "taking the life of a perfect person." Mohamed Noor was convicted in April of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter ...

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