Tag Archives: George Floyd

Minneapolis moving mayhem

Residents resisting itch to leave city despite summer’s unrest The drone of helicopters fills the humid June air. Flames flare up as buildings are burnt to a crisp. Masses of people run rampant through the destroyed streets of Minneapolis, hammering through glass storefronts and graffitiing every wall in sight. Households …

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Guilty

Chauvin verdict announced after a year of anticipation “Thank you. Please be seated,” said Judge Peter Cahill. After what seemed like an eternity, the courtroom camera began to shift its view downward from the golden “Great Seal of the State of Minnesota”, citizens of Minneapolis held their breaths as the …

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Small businesses reel from racial unrest

Rioting adds to setback of pandemic; personal connections to Floyd’s death felt strongly        “I didn’t know at the time that he was George Floyd. He worked downtown, and he would come and buy little gifts for his daughter,” said Susan Zdon, the owner of a small shop on Lake Street, …

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A man who moved a nation

The death of George Floyd sparks nation-wide unrest On May 25, George Floyd, a 46 year old Black man was killed by Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin. A ten minute video was released on May 26 of Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck while he was handcuffed and laying face down. …

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