“I Can’t Do It” Say Some GIs Being Deployed to Quell Uprisings

A number of United States military service members concerned about the possibility of being ordered by President Donald Trump to suppress uprisings in cities across the country are looking into ways they can personally abstain from such actions. Dissent within the military was first detailed in reporting from Truthout senior editor/staff reporter Candice Bernd earlier this month. An anonymous member of the National Guard explained to Bernd …

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Obama urges George Floyd protesters to push for change, ‘make people in power uncomfortable’

Former President Barack Obama, in a virtual town hall hosted by his foundation Wednesday, called on demonstrators to channel their anger over George Floyd‘s death into an opportunity to make leaders “uncomfortable” and pressure them into making real policy changes. The town hall was hosted by the Obama Foundation’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, which supports young men of color. During the event, Obama said he rejected a debate …

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Three other George Floyd cops are CHARGED with aiding and abetting murder

May 25,2020 Cell phone video shows George Floyd, handcuffed and pinned to the ground, with one police officer – Derek Chauvin – kneeling on his neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds. Two minutes and 53 seconds of this was after Floyd was unresponsive. Floyd, 46, is heard pleading: ‘I can’t breathe’, as he is arrested by four cops for allegedly using a counterfeit $20 bill at …

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Floyd Mayweather will pay for George Floyd’s funeral services

Floyd Mayweather will pay for the funeral services for George Floyd, according to a Mayweather representative. Floyd, who was black, died last week in Minneapolis after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes. Chauvin, who was fired on Tuesday, was charged Friday with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Floyd’s death sparked protests across the United States over the weekend. …

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Facebook employees go public with disagreement over Zuckerberg’s handling of Trump

Facebook employees are speaking out on social media in opposing the company’s decision not to take down posts from President Donald Trump that have been widely condemned as attempts to incite violence. Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg have been at the center of a heated debate over how technology companies should handle some of the president’s recent statements about protesters and rioting, including “when the looting …

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President Trump mobilizing US military to end George Floyd riots

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday invoked a law from 1807 allowing him to send military forces to states rocked by unrest over the death of George Floyd in a sudden White House Rose Garden address interrupted by the sounds of protestors being cleared out by police nearby. “We cannot allow the righteous cries of peaceful protesters to be drowned out by an angry mob,” Trump said, …

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Minnesota Officials Link Arrested Looters to White Supremacist Groups

(CN) – As Minneapolis underwent a fourth night of protests over the death of George Floyd, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz said Saturday that most rioters arrested are from outside of the city and sought to take advantage of the chaos. In a press conference held in the early hours of Saturday morning, Gov. Walz said he is authorizing “full mobilization” of the state’s National Guard, adding 1,000 …

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As “Spontaneous” Riots Erupt Across America at the Same Time, Questions Emerge as to Who is Coordinating and Funding Them

The White House was under a brief lockdown Friday night as protests erupted across the country over the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd, bringing tensions to a boiling point and forcing one of the Twin Cities to issue a curfew while demonstrators clashed with police across the U.S. Fox News and other members of the press were immediately moved inside as the White House went into …

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George Floyd protests: Extremists causing riots, Minn. officials say

‘There are anarchists’: Minnesota officials say ‘outside agitators’ are hijacking peaceful protests   MINNEAPOLIS — Drifting out of the shadows in small groups, dressed in black, carrying shields and wearing knee pads, they head toward the front lines of the protest. Helmets and gas masks protect and obscure their faces, and they carry bottles of milk to counteract tear gas and pepper spray. Most of them appear …

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