Tag Archives: Derek Chauvin
Part 2: Where is the world class museum? Black Lives Minneapolis: Dred Scott and George Floyd, by Susu Jeffrey
Jim Crow laws or “black codes” began with the 13th Amendment as local and state legal restrictions and lasted on paper or in-practice ever since. “Jim Crow” was a black minstrel figure.
Second George Floyd Murder Trial Begins, by Susu Jeffrey
Judge Peter Cahill released the raw video footage of ex-police officer Thomas Lane’s body camera of the murder of George Floyd. It is essential viewing for background of the federal trial of Lane and ex-officers Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng.
Analysis: ‘White America can keep kicking Derek Chauvin,’ but what does it mean for systemic change?
“Above all, convicting one individual cop is no substitute for actual legal reform.”
“Above all, he said, “convicting one individual cop is no substitute for actual legal reform.”
Minneapolis/St. Paul Protests Under Occupation, by Kim DeFranco
“Most of the people who were out there were sincere. They cared about their rights and the rights of others. They wanted to contribute to a better world for their families and others.”
Militarism Comes Home, by Kim DeFranco
“It’s been reported that the city of Minneapolis could have spent up to $1 million dollars or more on fortifying government buildings and police precincts.”
Calling Chauvin a “Bad Apple” Denies Systemic Nature of Racist Police Violence
“Even the best training in the world cannot teach police, who are licensed to kill and deployed to enforce a racist system, not to be racist.”
America’s Problem With Policing Doesn’t Stop at the U.S. Border
“Trump has also made this war even more secretive, issuing an executive order to no longer require the release of annual summaries of U.S. drone strikes and casualties, even as the Navy has expanded its mysterious drone technology.”