The state of Minnesota on Tuesday June 2, filed a civil rights charge against the Minneapolis Police Department over the death of George Floyd.
Governor Tim Walz who made the announcement, said the state’s Department of Human Rights will also launch an investigation against the Minneapolis Police Department following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody last week.
He said the investigation into the police department’s policies, procedures and practices over the past 10 years will determine if the force has engaged in systemic discrimination toward people of color, and work out how to stop it. State Human Rights Commissioner Rebecca Lucero will lead the investigation.
“Silence is complicity. Minnesotans can expect our administration to use every tool at our disposal to deconstruct generations of systemic racism in our state.
“I think the thing I’m hearing from the protesters is: ‘We’re not watching and we don’t care what you say. We care what you do.”
Lucero’s department will seek an agreement from Minneapolis city leaders and the police department to immediately implement interim measures, followed by long-term measures to address systemic discrimination.
The announcement is coming five days after the Hennepin County Attorney filed criminal charges against Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis officer seen on now-viral video with his knee on Floyd’s neck. The three other officers on the scene of Floyd’s arrest have yet to face charges.
The FBI is also investigating whether police willfully deprived Floyd of his civil rights. The Department of Justice announced last week that they are also investigating whether Chauvin and the other officers violated federal civil rights laws.
It was further learnt that the Minneapolis Police Department has faced decades of allegations brutality and other discrimination against African Americans and other minorities, even within the department itself. Critics say its culture resists change, despite the elevation of Medaria Arradondo as its first black police chief in 2017.
Arradondo himself was among five black officers who sued the police department in 2007 over alleged discrimination in promotions, pay, and discipline.
‘Didn’t They Tell You About Me?’ : Man Asks Snake After He Killed It With His Bare Hands | WATCH
A Nigerian man’s exhibition of bravado has impressed the internet community. A snake slithered into his room one cold night and the man, who obviously was not shaken, caught it with his bare hands and killed it.
Prior to that, there was a brief drama between the snake and the man which is equally interesting. He asked the snake if it wasn’t told bout him before he crawled into his house. He posted the video with the caption: ‘Killed this useless snake in my room this morning!!!Rubbish !!!!!!”
He went on to advise people to be cautious of their environment because snakes are more active in the raining seasons. ‘Guys this is snake season!!! Please be cautious about your environment, as, for me, I hate snakes naturally, I always want to kill Dem,’ he wrote.
Hushpuppi’s Associate, Woodberry Hires Top Chicago Lawyer
Woodberry, who was arrested along with Hushpuppi, has hired a top lawyer who is based in Chicago, Michael Nash, to defend him over fraudulent charges leveled against him.
The 29-year-old is currently in Nigerian along with his close pal, Hushpuppi standing trial for multiple fraud charges. They were arrested in Dubai on June and extradited to America early this month.
According to Premium Times, Woodberry has in for someone whom he trust can defend him very in court which will lead to his release. Mr Nash is said to have Attorney Appearance form for Woodberry on July 8.
Mr Nash specializes in Criminal Defense and has a wealth of experience having been practicing for the past 55 years.
His first major task will be to secure bail for Woodberry when they appear in court on Thursday.
Woodberry is facing charges bordering on wire fraud Conspiracy at a United States District Court sitting in Illinois. If found guilty he will spend the next 20-30 years in jail.
8,000 Health Workers Have Been Infected With Coronavirus In Africa : WHO
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has disclosed that over 8,000 health workers have been infected with novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Africa.
The international health agency made the announcement in a tweet shared on its official Twitter handle.
It read; More than 8,000 health workers have been infected with #COVID19 in the Region. This is why infection prevention & control #IPC awareness is vital for all. @WHO & partners have trained 50,000+ health workers to protect themselves & patients, & aims to reach over 200,000 in 2020.
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