The settlement is the largest the city has ever paid out for police conduct; it sets a new legal precedent for how Black life is valued. Samantha HoangLong reports
Wailing at the Wall
Anthony and Georgia discuss the Jury selection process and talk with Elder Stacey Smith, Jurisdictional head of the AME Church, about how she is experiencing this “shift” during the trial process. Rev. Stacey Smith, Elder of the St. Paul/Minneapolis distr
Jury Selection Process Raises Concerns for Those Seeking Justice for George Floyd
Several potential jurors have been rejected because they said they were fearful of police or were traumatized by the video that captured George Floyd’s death. Attorney and activist Nekima Levy Armstrong says this is unfairly weighting the jury in Derek Ch
Jury Selection Continues… Slowly
Attorneys added just one juror Wednesday; meanwhile, the Minnesota Coalition for Police Accountability pushes statewide reforms.
Attorneys Approve Three Jurors for Derek Chauvin Trial
Potential jurors were asked to share their thoughts on Black Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter
Trial of Derek Chauvin Gets a Bumpy Start
Attorneys debated whether or not the judge has jurisdiction to begin jury selection; a ruling by the Minnesota Court of Appeals to add a third-degree murder charge has not yet been finalized.
Citizens Demand Justice for George Floyd in Multiple Marches Across the Twin Cities
Protestors took to the streets of St. Paul and Minneapolis over the weekend in anticipation of the murder trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin. Georgia Fort has this report:
MN Prosecutors Push for Reinstatement of 3rd Degree Murder Charges Against Derek Chauvin
Minnesota Prosecutors push the state appeals court to reinstate a third-degree murder charge against ex-cop Derek Chauvin in the police-custody death of George Floyd. Reporter Georgia Fort has the story.
Anthony and Georgia connect the idea of watchnight in African American Communities to the anticipation of the coming Chauvin Trial. They also speak with community member Kevin Lindsay, CEO of the MN Humanities Center. Guest Kevin Lindsay, CEO Humanities C
Introducing Racial Reckoning: The Arc of Justice
Racial Reckoning: The Arc of Justice is a journalism initiative from Ampers, Diverse Radio for Minnesota’s Communities, KMOJ Radio, and the Minnesota Humanities Center covering the trials of the officers accused of killing George Floyd, the community’s re