In the second day of trial, a nine year old girl named Judea was among those who testified against former police officer Derek Chauvin; Racial Reckoning has an exclusive interview. Judea’s cousin, who filmed the now viral video of George Floyd’s death, wa
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Tension, Emotions Run High on Trial’s First Day
Attorneys presented their opening arguments in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Nearly a thousand protestors took to the streets. The Reverend Al Sharpton says it’s really America’s justice system that is on trial.
Protestors Say They Are Watching the Derek Chauvin Trial Closely
Just hours before Derek Chauvin’s murder trial is set to begin, protestors took to the streets to remind those in power that the world is watching.
Viral Video Renews Concerns Over Police Brutality in Minneapolis
A video of police slamming and punching a man in north Minneapolis on Wednesday afternoon has reignited concerns over police brutality and excessive use of force in Black and Brown communities.
Jury Selection Concludes in the Trial of Derek Chauvin
The court seated a 15th and final juror; our reporter Georgia Fort gives us a sense of what it’s like inside the courtroom.
With 14th Juror Seated, Jury Selection is Almost Over
The jury is now more diverse than the population of Hennepin County. Judge Cahill says he wants at least one more alternate for the trial before wrapping up the selection process.
A Weekend of Protests in the Twin Cities
Protestors were out in force this weekend; some in solidarity with Asian Americans killed in Atlanta last week, while others demanded justice for lives taken by the police.
City of Minneapolis Announces Plans to Reclaim George Floyd Square
Due to an increase in violent crime in the area, city leaders say they won’t wait for the end of Derek Chauvin’s trial to re-open the intersection of 38th and Chicago to traffic. Critics say the city is essentially responding to demands for police reform
Concerns Over Jury Selection Process Persist
Critics say the jury for the Derek Chauvin Trial won’t be truly fair if Black people’s experiences with police aren’t represented. Meanwhile, two jurors were dismissed after they revealed the $27 million dollar settlement for the George Floyd family had s
Defense Pushes to Include Prior Police Encounter with George Floyd
Derek Chauvin’s attorneys argued George Floyd had a pattern of behavior with the police. The State argued the defense must be desperate to stoop to such tactics. Judge Cahill said he saw merit in both arguments. Georgia Fort reports