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Today, Governor Tim Walz, Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, and Minnesota Department of Human Rights Commissioner Rebecca Lucero announced next steps in the civil rights investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD), following the death of George Floyd. In an unprecedented move, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights filed an emergency court action and an agreed proposed court order that details immediate structural changes that the MPD must implement. The City of Minneapolis agreed to implement structural ... Read more

via: http://kmojfm.com/wp/2020/06/state-minneapolis-agree-on-immediate-changes-to-minneapolis-police-department-policies


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The world celebrates a new hero: 'Say his name'!

   

By Ray Richardson We have a new American and international hero. His name is George Floyd. Say his name! The world converged on Minneapolis Thursday to pay respects to a man who lost his life because of a knee on his neck. "The reason we can't be what we want to be is because you keep your knee on our necks," Rev. Al Sharpton said during his eulogy of Floyd. "It's time to stand up ... Read more

via: http://kmojfm.com/wp/2020/06/the-world-celebrates-a-new-hero-say-his-name


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Ellison Elevates Charge and Charges Three Other Officers

   

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is boosting the charge against ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to second-degree murder in the killing of George Floyd, and has charged the three other officers who were fired in the incident with aiding and abetting. "This is another important step for justice," Klobuchar said on Twitter. Chauvin was initially charged by Hennepin County prosecutors with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd's killing while in police custody last week. ... Read more

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MPR News is reporting that Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison will announce later today he is boosting the charge against ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to second-degree murder in the killing of George Floyd, and charging the three other officers who were fired in the incident, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Wednesday. "This is another important step for justice," Klobuchar said on Twitter. Chauvin was initially charged by Hennepin County prosecutors with third-degree murder and ... Read more

via: http://kmojfm.com/wp/2020/06/report-ellison-to-elevate-charge-and-charge-three-other-officers


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When it comes to speaking out about social injustice, Spike Lee is known for not holding his tongue. On Monday (June 1), during an interview with CNN over the current unrest taking place in cities across the country, Spike Lee premiered a short video featuring clips from the intense and crucial scene in his iconic film, Do The Right Thing, Juxtaposed with the real videos of the murders of both Eric Garner and George Floyd ... Read more

via: http://kmojfm.com/wp/2020/06/spike-lee-releases-powerful-video-juxtaposing-do-the-right-thing-with-murders-of-george-floyd-eric-garner


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The time is way past making where you stand known. Today (June 2), Jay-Z and Team Roc have taken out full-page newspaper ads expressing their support of George Floyd, the Black man whose murder at the hands of police has inspired protests that have gripped the nation and the world. Source: The Urban Daily

via: http://kmojfm.com/wp/2020/06/jay-z-team-roc-takes-out-full-page-newspaper-ads-dedicated-to-george-floyd


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Memorial and Funeral Services Set for George Floyd

   

By Holly Yan and Theresa Waldrop, CNN Updated 4:59 PM ET, Tue June 2, 2020George Floyd died after an officer put his knee on Floyd's neck for more than 8 minutes. (CNN)Services honoring George Floyd, who died while being arrested in Minneapolis, will take place in three states over the course of six days.A memorial service will be held in Minneapolis on Thursday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., family attorney Benjamin Crump said. The Rev. Al Sharpton ... Read more

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Governor Walz announced the Minnesota Department of Human Rights will begin an investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) after filing a civil rights charge related to the death of George Floyd. This investigation into policies, procedures, and practices over the past 10 years will determine if the MPD has engaged in systemic discriminatory practices towards people of color and ensure any such practices are stopped. Department of Human Rights Commissioner Rebecca Lucero will lead the ... Read more

via: http://kmojfm.com/wp/2020/06/human-rights-investigation-into-minneapolis-police-department


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KMOJ Is A Resource

   

Hello Family, If you look to the right side of the KMOJFM.com website, you will see a graphic leading you to up-to-date information regarding COVID-19. On our front page, you'll notice three public notices concerning the murder of George Floyd. You should also know that if you or someone you know was involved in any of the demonstrations for George Floyd, the Minnesota Department of Health will be setting up COVID-19 testing sites near those ... Read more

via: http://kmojfm.com/wp/2020/06/kmoj-is-a-resource


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National Legal Aid For George Floyd

   

NLADA joins with our community of public defenders, civil legal aid providers and client advocates in mourning the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police and calling for justice. Mr. Floyd's death is another heartbreak, another unnecessary loss of life from the use of excessive force by law enforcement officers. The nation has seen the video and watched in horror as Mr. Floyd pled for his life to no avail. That day, Mr. ... Read more

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