Reflection and grief as Houston pays respects to George Floyd
10 June 2020 | 6:59 am
It was their last chance to say goodbye: thousands of Houston residents braved the sun and heat Monday to honor George Floyd at a public viewing full of pain and reflection. A long line of mourners, many from the city's Third Ward neighborhood where Floyd grew up, formed in the morning and grew over the course of the day outside the Fountain of Praise church in south Houston.
3 Apr 2021
Protesters have gathered outside a Minneapolis courthouse as the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin begins. The defendant is accused of murdering unarmed Black man George Floyd.
4 Apr 2021
A high school friend of George Floyd says the policemen who were at the scene when Derek Chauvin had his knee on the neck of the 46-year-old Black man are "as guilty" as the former Minneapolis police officer, who is currently being tried for murder. "They’re trying to show a different character so that it fits to whatever plea they’re trying to get," Redick Edwards IV says about Chauvin's ongoing trial. Redick Edwards IV met George Floyd in the early 90’s on a basketball court in Third Ward, a poor and predominantly African American neighborhood in central Houston, Texas.
7 Apr 2021
The opening week of the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, facing murder and manslaughter charges for the death of George Floyd, has featured dramatic and emotional testimony. Among those taking the stand in the heavily-guarded downtown Minneapolis courtroom have been Floyd's girlfriend, witnesses to his May 25, 2020 arrest and fellow police officers.
18 Apr 2021
Medical experts' testimony dismissed the defendant's claims that George Floyd died from previous drug use. The police officer who kneeled on Floyd's was charged with murder and manslaughter.
13 Apr 2021
Patrons at Truck Yard Houston mingle without masks a month after Texas, the second most populous state in the United States, lifted a maks mandate and no longer requires businesses to enforce Covid-19 restrictions. "It's great to be able to see people's faces," says Tom Williams, who is visiting Houston from Steilacoom, in Washington state. "You don't see them smile underneath their masks."
19 Apr 2021
Lawyers for Derek Chauvin have opened their case, arguing that the former police officer acted reasonably and in line with law enforcement policy in the way he restrained the late George Floyd.
20 Apr 2021
Lawyers gave their final arguments as jurors prepared to deliberate on whether Derek Chauvin was guilty of killing George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man who was arrested in May 2020 over the use of a fake banknote.
21 Apr 2021
A jury has found white former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all three charges in the murder of Black man George Floyd last year.
24 Apr 2021
Guilty on all three counts. It took but ten hours for the jury to make Derek Chauvin the state of Minnesota's first ever white policeman convicted of murder. We ask if the outrage sparked by last May's killing of George Floyd marks a turning point for the United States and a criminal justice system that's violent, harsh and where many of the country's 18,000 law enforcement bodies wield outsized power.
28 May 2021
The murder of George Floyd led to renewed calls for reforms in policing. But one year on, many Americans say not enough has happened to help stop police violence against Black people.
26 May 2021
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