Thao, Kueng sentenced for violating George Floyd’s civil rights


Stephen Montemayor, Star Tribune reporter, has reported that Senior U.S. District judge Paul Magnuson sentenced J. Magnuson, an ex-Minneapolis officer police officer. Alexander Kueng will serve three years imprisonment, and Tou Thao will serve 3 1/2 years for criminal civil rights violations related to the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis in 2020. These sentencings conclude the Justice Department’s criminal prosecution against the four ex-Minneapolis police officers who were involved in Floyd’s death.

Via: KSTP: On Tuesday morning, found a noose hanging in one of the courtyards. According to an email sent by Dr. Stacie Stanie to parents, “A noose” is a horrible symbol that has been used to intimidate, harm and even commit violence against Black/African Americans, as well as other non-dominant communities. We condemn hatred and stand against racism.

Mathew Holding Eagle III, Kirsti Marohn of MPR News have a story about increasing interest in incorporating Indigenous Knowledge into policies and practices for Minnesotans working alongside forestry and wildlife.

Rochelle Olson, Star Tribune reporter, reports that the Minneapolis Police Department is unable to provide enough off-duty officers for Minnesota Vikings games or major concerts at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Kirsten Swanson, KSTP has the story of two Minneapolis Police Officers in 1971 dragging Randy Samples, 12 years old, by his ankles down Hennepin Avenue . The incident, according to legal experts, laid the groundwork for the investigation by the state of the Minneapolis Police Department 50 years after the murder George Floyd.

Via MPR news: Officials at the Minnesota State Fair say they are looking for about 1200 workers to staff this summer’s event. They’re also holding a job fair Wednesday.

ViaKARE-11: Dozens of dogs that were rescued from a wildfire in South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation are now at the Twin Cities’ RuffStar Rescue and looking for forever homes.

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