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Darnella Frazier

Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer involved in the killing of George Floyd, was arrested by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, according to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.

  • Trump said he had spoken with the family of George Floyd.

  • The FBI launched an investigation into the death of George Floyd for possible civil rights violations, per the Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has imposed a 8:00 p.m curfew citywide.

Why it's important:

The incident occurred on May 25th, Memorial Day, and former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin was charged for the murder in the 3rd-degree of George Floyd four days later.

  • Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said the delay in charging Chauvin was a need to collect the state's evidence and said that Cauvin's arrest was "by far the fastest" his office had charged a police officer.


In the complaint:

  • In the complaint filed against former MPLS officer Dereck Chauvin, it states "The defendant pulled Mr. Floyd out of the passenger side of the squad car at 8:19:38 p.m. and Mr. Floyd went to the ground face down and still handcuffed. Kueng held Mr. Floyd’s back and Lane held his legs. The defendant placed his left knee in the area of Mr. Floyd’s head and neck. Mr. Floyd said, “I can’t breathe” multiple times and repeatedly said, “Mama” and “please,” as well. The defendant and the other two officers stayed in their positions".

  • Floyd's autopsy revealed "no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation and that Floyd had "underlying health conditions including coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease. The combined effects of Mr. Floyd being restrained by the police, his underlying health conditions, and any potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death".


Read the Complaint:












What Just Happened:

For the first time, Twitter has placed a public interest notice on one of President Trump's tweets for violating rules regarding the glorification of violence on its platform.

  • The social media giant says the president’s late-night tweet, in which he says “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” glorifies violence and “could inspire similar actions today”.

  • Users won't be able to like, reply or retweet Trump's comment



Background:

Earlier this week, Twitter fact-checked two of President Trump's tweets regarding unsubstantiated claims of fraud with mail-in-ballot, spurring the president to sign an executive order Thursday targeting social media companies' expansive legal protections.


What he's saying:

Twitter said, "We've taken action in the interest of preventing others from being inspired to commit violent acts, but have kept the Tweet on Twitter because it is important that the public still be able to see the Tweet given its relevance to ongoing matters of public importance."



Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerburg said in an appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box, that social media networks shouldn't be "the arbiters of truth" when it comes to political speech.



Here's the situation:

Zuckerberg's comments come a day after Twitter placed two disclaimers on President Trump's tweets, that mail-in ballots "will be anything less than substantially fraudulent.", directing users to news articles on the subject.


What Zuck said:

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, “Political speech is one of the most sensitive parts in a democracy, and people should be able to see what politicians say.”


Side note:

Facebook does have a fact-checkers program, that according to its own website, works with "third-party fact-checkers who are certified through the non-partisan International Fact-Checking Network to help identify and review false news", but Zuckerberg mentions in the CNBC interview, that the point of Facebook's fact-checkers is to “really catch the worst of the worst stuff,”.