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Videos Clearly Show George Floyd NOT Resisting Arrest Before He Was Killed by Police

“I think the officer should be charged with murder.”

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(TMU) – As the fallout continues around the Monday night killing of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Department, new footage has emerged showing the precise moment when Floyd was pulled from his car and placed in handcuffs during the initial stages of the encounter that ended with him pinned down by the neck for several minutes and ultimately dying.

The video published by Fox 9 shows dashcam footage of Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, being roughly manhandled and forcibly removed from his Mercedes-Benz ML 320 SUV.

In a separate CCTV video clip obtained from a nearby restaurant by CBS News and posted last night to Twitter, another angle of the altercation can be seen. Floyd appears to be passively sitting against the wall while in handcuffs before an officer lifts him up to stand. The two officers then walk Floyd toward the car.

Neither video appears to show Floyd resisting in any fashion or form.

However, the videos precede the horrific footage captured next by witnesses that has been shared millions of times on Twitter and other social media users across the world.

In the footage that emerged hours after the slaying, Officer Derek Chauvin is seen pressing his knee into Floyd’s neck for about eight minutes until the 46-year-old was entirely limp and unconscious. For minutes during the encounter, Floyd could be heard complaining that he could not breathe or move, and that “my stomach hurts, my neck hurts, everything hurts.”

In the meantime, outraged onlookers in the community begged Chauvin to stop choking Floyd. In response, an Asian-American officer identified as Tou Thou joked, “this is why you don’t do drugs, kids.”

In a later press statement from the Minneapolis police, Floyd is alleged to have committed an act of “forgery” before he was ordered out of his vehicle at around 8 p.m. Floyd was also accused of being “under the influence” and of having “physically resisted officers,” although the new video casts serious doubt on the police department’s claims.

Straining all credulity, the statement also tried to depict the officers as showing concern for Floyd while they choked him to death. The statement said:

“Officers were able to get the suspect into handcuffs and noted he appeared to be suffering medical distress. Officers called for an ambulance. He was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center by ambulance where he died a short time later.”

On Wednesday, attorney Ben Crump, who is representing Floyd’s family, credited local residents for providing video footage of the incident.

Without such video, Minneapolis police “would’ve gave a false narrative and they would’ve swept it under the rug,” he told Today. The lawyer asked:

“How many more of these senseless, excessive-force killings by the people who are supposed to protect us can we take in Black America and all of America?” He added:

“It’s an ‘I can’t breathe’ again case in 2020, and it’s worse than Eric Garner in many ways because you hear the people even pleading with them, ‘Please get your knee off his neck, have some humanity, this is a human being.”’

Comparisons have been drawn to the 2014 killing of Eric Garner, a 43-year-old Black male who was placed in a chokehold by New York City police and similarly died begging for his life and crying “I can’t breathe.”

The killing of Garner came less than a month before the killing of Black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and precipitated one of the most active years of protest and community unrest the U.S. had seen in decades.

Crump, however, believes that the killing of George Floyd in broad daylight was even “worse.” He explained:

“I mean, it was 8 minutes. It is in many ways worse than Eric Garner as they have his knees on his neck and he is begging, pleading for not one minute, not two minutes, not three minutes but eight minutes – begging them to let him breathe so we have ‘we can’t breathe’ again in 2020.

“It just takes you back to Eric Garner and now we have another black man saying to police ‘I can’t breathe” and them not offering any humanity.’

While Crump believes the firing of the officers was a “good first step,” he also sees it as far from enough in terms of attaining justice for the deceased Floyd – a sentiment echoed by thousands of community members who chanted slogans like “no justice, no peace” and waved signs reading “jail killer cops” last night in Minneapolis’ Third Precinct.

“I think the officer should be charged with murder,” Crump told TMX.news in reference to Derek Chauvin, the officer who had his knee on Floyd’s neck.

While a total of four officers on the scene have been fired, only Chauvin and Thou have been identified so far – both of whom have a history of use-of-force complaints, reports the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Derek Chauvin, 44, is a 19-year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department. He was present in 2006 when a fellow officer fatally shot 42-year-old Wayne Reyes, who is alleged to have pulled a shotgun on the group of police.

Within two years, Chauvin himself shot and wounded Ira Latrell Toles in the abdomen during a domestic dispute call after the latter allegedly tried to grab an officer’s gun.

Tou Thao has also had a troubled history of interactions with residents. He was sued in 2017 by one Lamar Ferguson, who alleges that Thao and his partner Ofc. Robert Thunder handcuffed him, threw him to the ground, while Ferguson kicked him and Thao punched him. Ferguson was walking home with a woman who was eight months pregnant at the time. He was later taken to the hospital for treatment before humiliatingly being transported to jail wearing only underwear and a t-shirt, against the urgings of hospital staff.

Ferguson later settled out of court with the MPD for $25,000.

Neither of these videos below appear to show George Floyd resisting in any fashion or form:

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Prison Guard Who Had Sex With Inmate In Front Of 11 Prisoners Is Now Behind Bars

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A prison guard in California now finds herself behind bars after she was caught having sexual relations with an inmate – in one case, performing the act in full view of 11 other prisoners.

Former Fresno County correctional officer Tina Gonzalez, 26, was arrested last May following an investigation by the vice unit of the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office’s and its internal affairs division.

Gonzalez, who worked as a prison guard from 2016 to 2019, was investigated after authorities were tipped off that an inmate was having sex with a prison guard who had also smuggled in a phone, reports the Fresno Bee.

In one case, Gonzalez even cut a hole in the pants of her uniform to allow easier access during sexual acts with the unnamed prisoner at Fresno County Jail.

Gonzalez was also accused of having sex in full view of 11 inmates, an act that her former boss says “is something only a depraved mind can come up with.”

Assistant Sheriff Steve McComas, who once supervised the unit Gonzalez belonged to, said that in his entire career of 26 years he has witnessed some “pretty disgusting things” but none as bad as Gonzalez’s conduct.

“She took an oath which she betrayed and in doing so endangered her co-workers’ lives,” McComas said.

“But she has shown no remorse,” he added. “She continually calls and has sexually explicit conversations with the inmate in question and boasts about the crimes she carried out.”

Gonzalez pleaded no contest in April to one count of sexual activity by a detention facility employee with a consenting confined adult, one count of possession of drugs or an alcoholic beverage in a jail facility and a misdemeanor count of possession of cellular device with intent to deliver to an inmate.

When she was being sentenced, Judge Michael Idiart decried her acts as “terrible, stupid” and noted that her career had been “ruined.”

“But I also believe that people can redeem themselves and you have the rest of your life to do that,” the judge added. “Good luck.”

Gonzalez is now serving her sentence of seven months in county jail to be followed by two years of probation.

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Judge Orders New Trove of Secret Ghislaine Maxwell Files to Be Unsealed This Month

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A large trove of secretive files about Ghislaine Maxwell will be unsealed this month, including those shedding light on her relationship with disgraced late financier Jeffrey Epstein, a judge ruled on Thursday.

The documents will include details on her finances, as well as “funding received from the Clinton Global Initiative and the Clinton Foundation,” according to court records.

The documents are also believed to detail Maxwell’s extensive connections with powerful men such as Prince Andrew of the British royal family, reports the Daily Mail.

It has long been well-known that Epstein and Maxwell associated with both Clinton and former President Donald Trump. Clinton also reportedly met with accused Maxwell for an “intimate” dinner in 2014.

The documents are a part were filed by Epstein accuser and former “sex slave” Virginia Roberts Giuffre in a 2015 civil lawsuit against Maxwell and must be released in mid-July, Judge Loretta Preska ruled in Thursday’s telephone hearing.

Giuffre sued Maxwell for defamation after she was accused by the British socialite of fabricating the sexual abuse allegations against her and Epstein in the lawsuit, which has since been settled.

Last July, a deposition by Giuffre was unsealed. In the deposition, Giuffre went into detail about alleged “constant” orgies that Maxwell and the late pedophile engaged in on Epstein’s private Caribbean island.

“There’s just a blur of so many girls,” Giuffre explained in the 2015 deposition.

“There were blondes, there were brunettes, there were redheads,” she continued. “They were all beautiful girls. I would say the ages ranged between 15 and 21.”

The island was a place where orgies were a constant thing that took place. And again, it’s impossible to know how many,” Giuffre said, noting that she was “100 percent certain” that Maxwell took part in sexual acts with the girls.

Maxwell is accused of grooming multiple minors to engage in sex acts with Epstein, her ex-boyfriend, by befriending them to ask them about their lives and families while building friendships with the young girls alongside Epstein by taking their victims on social outings or out shopping in the 1990s and 2000s.

Maxwell has been detained at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York, pending trial.

Her five appeals to be released from jail have all been rejected.

Epstein, 66, was found dead in a lone cell in the special housing unit (SHU) of a federal Manhattan prison in New York City while facing a potential prison sentence of up to 45 years on charges of pedophilia and sex trafficking.

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2 More Catholic Churches in Canada Burned as Third Mass Gravesite for Indigenous Kids Found

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An additional two Catholic churches have been the target of likely arson in Canada as anger continues to grow in the aftermath of the discovery of over 1,000 human remains belonging to Indigenous children.

The news coincides with the discovery of a third site where 182 unmarked graves were located near a discovered near a residential school in British Columbia’s interior.

Early Wednesday morning, firefighters were dispatched to respond to a fire at St. Jean Baptiste Parish in Morinville, Alberta, which was basically gutted by the blaze.

“The fire was already fully involved from the basement when the first fire crews got here,” Morinville’s infrastructure general manager Iain Bushell told CTV News. “They entered the building but there was already collapse occurring on the inside of the church so they backed out and it’s been a defensive or exterior fire fight ever since.”

Police officials have described the blaze as “suspicious.”

Roughly an hour later, a fire was also reported at the Catholic St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church in Sipekne’katik First Nation in Nova Scotia, reports CBC.

At least seven churches, nearly all Catholic, have come under apparent arson attacks throughout Canada in recent weeks. Activists and Indigenous advocates have also defaced Catholic churches with bloody red hand and foot prints, while demonstrations have also been staged involving stuffed animal and the slogan “we were children.”

While it remains unclear what precisely caused the fires, they are believed to be linked to the recent discovery of mass graves and unmarked graves containing over 1,000 human remains near Catholic-run residential schools for First Nations children.

The discovery came just few weeks after the grim discovery of 215 Indigenous children’s bodied by the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc First Nation in a mass grave at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Colombia.

Also last month, the Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan announced its discovery of 751 unmarked graves near the site of the former Marieval Indian Residential School, which operated from 1899 to 1997 in the area.

 Another site with 182 unmarked graves was announced Wednesday after an investigation undertaken by the community of ʔaq’am, near Cranbrook, British Columbia.

About 150,000 First Nations children were forcibly separated from their families and communities and forced to attend the religious schools which were established in the 19th century to assimilate Indigenous children into the Anglo settler-colonial culture of Canada.

Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission has confirmed that large amounts of Indigenous children fled such residential schools or died there, their whereabouts unknown. Former students have also testified to the horrific sexual, mental and physical abuse they suffered while enrolled at the schools. Myriad students died from preventable diseases that rapidly spread in unsanitary conditions, as well as in accidents and fires. Others disappeared when trying to escape. The Commission has denounced the schools for institutionalizing child neglect and for being organs of “cultural genocide.”

Indigenous groups and Canadian politicians are also demanding an apology from the Catholic Church – specifically Pope Francis. Activists have also rejected Canada Day celebrations this year to highlight the anti-Indigenous atrocities that the founding of the North American country entailed.

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