The murderer Derek Chauvin

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George Floyd's Murder Case: 45-Year-Old Cop Imprisoned For Over 22 Years

A year after the "I can't breathe" hashtag became a symbol of revolution worldwide, George Floyd's murderer has finally been sentenced to 22.5 years in prison. Accused Derek Chauvin, an ex-police officer had knelt on Floyd's neck for nine minutes blocking his breathing flow.However, the Judge prosecuted his sentence "on your abuse of a position of trust and authority, and also the particular cruelty was shown," to Mr. Floyd.

Sat, 26 Jun 2021 - 03:17 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, I can't breathe, Judge

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Derek Chauvin

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Ex-Cop Derek Chauvin Found Guilty Of George Floyd's Murder

Ex- Minneapolis cop, Derek Chauvin (45) was convicted for a second and third-degree murder and manslaughter of George Floyd on April 20. Previously released on bail, a racially diverse jury declared Chauvin guilty after three weeks trial. The verdict was welcomed with cheers at the Minneapolis courtroom. Notably, Chauvin was accused of kneeling on 46-year-old African-American Floyd's neck for over nine minutes without mercy on May 25, 2020… read-more

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 - 11:07 AM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, Police Brutality, Racism

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Minneapolis City Grants $27 Mn Compensation To George Floyd's Family

George Floyd's family will receive a compensation of $ 27 million by Minneapolis city as a part of a legal settlement. Floyd, whose death sparked global protests, was killed by police officer Derek Chauvin who knelt on the former's neck. Besides, Floyd's family attorney Benjamin Crump expressed his concerns towards those who consider such incidents as unimportant or unworthy. Meanwhile, Floyd's family welcomed this move and lauded the justice… read-more

Sat, 13 Mar 2021 - 04:40 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: George Floyd, Black Lives Matter, United States, Minneapolis Police

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Black Lives Matter Protest

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US' Black Lives Matter Movement Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

One of the biggest social movement of 2020 'Black Lives Matter' has been proposed for the Nobel Peace Prize by a socialist lawmaker Petter Eide. The movement targetting racial injustice was founded in the US and gained momentum in May 2020 when the US Police brutally killed a black man George Floyd. Later, protests broke around the world raising awareness against racial inequality. The prize is scheduled for announcement in October 2021.

Sat, 30 Jan 2021 - 08:28 PM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: Black Lives Matter, US police, racial injustice, Racial inequality, George Floyd, Nobel peace prize, United States

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Statue of Formerly Enslaved Man Kneeling Before President Lincoln

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US: Statue Of Enslaved Man Kneeling Before Abraham Lincoln Removed

In the wake of the George Floyd incident that happened in June, Boston authorities have decided to remove a statue of an enslaved man kneeling before Abraham Lincoln after 141 years. The statue depicted a nude man kneeling in front of fully dressed Lincoln. According to the activists, the statue highlighted racism. However, the sculpture would not be destroyed but only moved somewhere else, where it can be "better explained".

Fri, 01 Jan 2021 - 05:00 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Boston, George Floyd, Racism, statue, Abraham Lincoln

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Former Minneapolis Cop Derek Chauvin

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United States: Ex-cop Accused Of Killing George Floyd Granted Bail

Alleged murderer of African-American George Floyd, Minneapolis' ex-cop Derek Chauvin was released on a $1 million bail on October 7. While Floyd’s family lawyers called Chauvin’s release a "painful reminder" that "we are still far from achieving justice", hundreds of people protested the decision on streets. Earlier, Chauvin was arrested after a video surfaced, wherein he could be seen kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nine minutes causing the… read-more

Thu, 08 Oct 2020 - 12:58 PM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Derek Chauvin, I can't breathe, George Floyd, murder, Minneapolis Police, US Presidential Election

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Protest at Washington DC

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'The Commitment March' Hits Streets of Washington D.C.

Tens of thousands of people took part in 'The Commitment March' and hit the streets of Washington D.C on August 28 to condemn the act of racism and police brutality in the United States. The rally began at the Lincoln Memorial where Martin Luther King delivered his 'I Have a Dream' speech and was led and addressed by relatives of the victims who were killed due to the use of lethal force by Law Enforcement.

Sat, 29 Aug 2020 - 11:25 AM / by Mahadevan K V

Tags: Black Lives Matter, George Floyd, Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

Kellie and Derek Chauvin

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Derek Chauvin, Charged In George Floyd’s Death, Accused Of Tax Evasion

Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with the death of George Floyd, has also been fined with tax evasion. Derek along with his wife have been charged for failing to pay the state income taxes in Minnesota. The Chauvins also allegedly owe nearly $38,000 (USD) to the Minnesota state. Officials said that the couple are also accused of failing to report their income from various jobs. 

Thu, 23 Jul 2020 - 01:12 PM / by Anjali Bharti

Tags: George Floyd, BlackLivesMatters, Minnesota

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Artlords’ murals

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Afghanistan’s "Artlords" are Fighting Injustice one Mural at a Time

A collective of Afghan artists known as “Artlords” have been painting politically inspired murals. Murals on Afghan refugees to George Floyd, walls are being painted since 2014 to raise awareness against injustice and corruption. “We want to turn public opinion into murals. We don’t want to offend, we want to criticise,” Artlords’ programme manager explained. Till date, they’ve painted almost 2,000 murals in 19 provinces of Afghanistan. 

Fri, 17 Jul 2020 - 09:49 PM / by Masumi Shah

Tags: Afghanistan, Artlords, corruption, murals, George Floyd

Courtesy: The Guardian

Brooklyn Nine Nine Cast
Brooklyn Nine-Nine To Rewrite Season 8 Episodes After George Floyd Protests

Writers of popular NBC sitcom, Brooklyn Nine-Nine reportedly 'threw away the scripts' of the first four episodes of Season 8, and will start afresh amidst the protests over George FloydÔÇÖs killing. Cast member Terry Crews who plays Sergeant Terry Jeffords in the series said, "We have an opportunity, and we plan to use it in the best possible way.ÔÇØ 

Fri, 26 Jun 2020 - 07:08 PM / by Masumi Shah

Tags: Brooklyn Nine Nine, NBC, George Floyd, Terry Crews

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