‘SNL’ tackles Derek Chauvin trial, systemic racism with spoofed newscast cold open – National

Saturday Night Live (SNL) took aim the trial of former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin in their newest cold-open, placing a spotlight on systemic racism and the differing views racialized people see within the American justice system. Spoofing a local Minnesota news show, cast members took the roles of news anchors who all initially agreed … Read more

The Simple Facts of Derek Chauvin’s Trial

When I teach criminal law, I always begin with a deceptively simple case. A police officer shot and seriously injured a man who resisted arrest for a misdemeanor of illegal fishing. Did the officer commit the crime of assault? I’ve long thought that the force that police may use in making an arrest reveals one … Read more

Protesters Rally At Downtown Minneapolis Courthouse, Vow To Show Up Day Or Night – WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Protesters rallied outside the courthouse in downtown Minneapolis Friday evening, as the second week of the Derek Chauvin trial drew to a close. A group of several dozen people closed down a block of 7th Street outside the courthouse. They listened to several speakers before marching. They purposely met at night in … Read more

Heart Disease, Drugs Not Direct Causes Of George Floyd’s Death: Doctor

George Floyd was being arrested on suspicion of passing a counterfeit $20 bill in a nearby store. (File) Minneapolis: George Floyd had heart disease and had consumed drugs but they were not the “direct causes” of his death, the doctor who conducted the autopsy said Friday at the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin. … Read more

Derek Chauvin Trial, April 9: ME Who Ruled Floyd’s Death A Homicide Testifies – WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There were more medical experts taking the stand Friday in the Derek Chauvin trial, including the doctor responsible for George Floyd’s autopsy, Dr. Andrew Baker. He faced some tough questioning from defense attorney Eric Nelson, but said that he classified Floyd’s death as a homicide. “Had Mr. Floyd been home alone in … Read more

Derek Chauvin Trial, April 9 Live Updates: Hennepin Co. Medical Examiner Dr. Baker Takes The Stand – WCCO

UPDATE (3:50 p.m.): Dr. Andrew Baker tells defense that he avoided videos before George Floyd’s autopsy to avoid bias. He says he did get some basic info from BCA, including that Floyd may have had pressure on his neck. Defense asks Baker if he agrees there’s nothing inherently wrong with the prone position. Baker agrees. … Read more

Chauvin trial told ‘activities of law enforcement officers’ resulted in George Floyd’s death – live | US news

What sets the paper apart from other outlets, Williams-Dillard explains, is the Spokesman-Recorder’s ability to chronicle history from the Black perspective. “There’s a lot of people that don’t hear our voices unless we exist. So, they can’t understand the pain, or, or the joy that we as African Americans experience if we’re not here to … Read more

Civility & Politics? – CBS Detroit

Southfield (CBS Detroit) – Susy Avery, Co-Director of MSU’s Michigan Political Leadership Program, Randy Richardville, political strategist, and Peter Bhatia, Editor and Vice President of Detroit Free Press, appear on CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” this Sunday (7:30 am) to talk about civility and politics, social justice, media and more on a fast paced show. Michigan … Read more

Derek Chauvin Trial, April 8: Lung Expert Counters Defense’s Claims That Drugs, Poor Health Killed George Floyd – WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Medical experts took the stand Thursday in the ninth day of testimony in the Derek Chauvin trial. The former Minneapolis police officer is charged with murder and manslaughter in the May 2020 death of George Floyd. READ MORE: Derek Chauvin Trial, April 8: As It Happened Video of the incident, taken by … Read more

Derek Chauvin Trial, April 8: Medical Expert Testifies George Floyd Died From Lack Of Oxygen – WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Floyd died of a lack of oxygen from being pinned to the pavement with a knee on his neck, a medical expert testified at former Officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial Thursday, emphatically rejecting the defense theory that Floyd’s drug use and underlying health problems were what killed him. “A healthy person … Read more