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George Floyd murder: Ex-cop Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22-1/2 years in prison

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters): A judge has sentenced former police officer Derek Chauvin to 22-1/2 years in prison over murder and manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd. On April 20, a 12-member jury found Chauvin guilty on all three counts he

Pulitzers honours teenager for cellphone video of George Floyd murder

NEW YORK: A teenager who recorded the murder of George Floyd in a clear and unrelenting single shot with her cellphone was recognized by the arbiters of the highest honours in US journalism. The Pulitzer Board awarded Darnella Frazier a

George Floyd murder: Ex-policeman asks judge for new trial

MINNEAPOLIS: Former police officer Derek Chauvin has asked a judge for a new trial, two weeks after he was found guilty of murder and manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd. In a series of motions filed to District Court

George Floyd and we the people

Almost a year after the brutal murder of African American George Floyd, racial justice has finally been served in the world’s most self-exalted democracy. Caucasian police officer Derek Chauvin who tackled Floyd, suffocating him to death during an attempt to

George Floyd murder: US ex-cop to be sentenced on June 16

MINNEAPOLIS: Former US police officer Derek Chauvin will be sentenced on June 16 for the murder of African American George Floyd in a case that sparked nationwide anti-racism protests. The Hennepin County District Court in the Midwestern city of Minneapolis,

Ex-policeman found guilty of George Floyd’s murder

MINNEAPOLIS: Derek Chauvin, a white former Minneapolis police officer, was convicted of murdering African-American George Floyd after a racially charged trial seen as a pivotal test of police accountability in the United States. A 12-member jury found Chauvin, 45, guilty

George Floyd’s family reaches historic $27mn settlement

MINNEAPOLIS: The family of George Floyd, the Black man who died while being arrested by a white police officer in Minneapolis, has reached a $27 million “wrongful death” settlement. The lawyers for the family announced the settlement is the “largest

US judge sets George Floyd murder trial for next year

MINNEAPOLIS: A Minneapolis judge set the trial date for four ex-police officers charged in the murder of African-American George Floyd for March 8, 2021. The judge made it clear he did not want the sensitive case to become a media

Amazon removes T-shirt depicting George Floyd’s death

LONDON: Amazon has removed a children’s T-shirt which used an image of a policeman kneeling on the neck of unarmed black man George Floyd killed in custody from its US store. The shirt was available on the US Amazon store

Tens of thousands join anti-racism protests in London

LONDON: Tens of thousands took to the streets of London on Sunday, rallying for a second day running to condemn police brutality after the killing of an unarmed black man George Floyd in United States city of Minneapolis. Thousands gathered

George Floyd’s death: Murder charges filed against all four sacked officers

MINNEAPOLIS (AFP): Authorities have announced new charges against all of the sacked police officers who were present at the death of African American George Floyd. According to details, the former Minneapolis Police officer who pressed his knee into George Floyd’s

George Floyd’s killing exposes real nature of US rulers: Iran’s Khamenei

TEHRAN (REUTERS): Commenting on the ongoing situation in the United States, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said that the killing of George Floyd in police custody had exposed the true nature of the rulers of the country. In

US protests and racism

The United States is currently facing two major crises: coronavirus and racism. While the virus has taken away over 100,000 American lives and infected over a million, racism and police brutality has a long, chequered history in the country. The