Newly released audio details 911 dispatcher’s concerns watching George Floyd arrest

When alerted to the officer’s troubling behavior, the supervisor responded that the officers did not tell him anything and that he would “find out” what was happening. BuzzFeed News noted that the Minneapolis Police Department’s policy requires officers to notify supervisors when force is being used outside of standard “takedown techniques,” or methods to bring a person to the ground during an arrest.

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Protesters describe the police brutality they’ve faced while protesting police brutality

At demonstration after demonstration, officers have met peaceful protesters, who are condemning the police killing of George Floyd — and police violence more broadly — with disproportionate and brutal force, often for no reason but to “disperse” a crowd. It’s an approach that’s only illustrated how quick police can be to use violent tactics, particularly against black individuals.

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Trump accuses 75-year-old peace advocate assaulted by Buffalo police of being ‘antifa provocateur’

The horrific video of the assault on Gugino does show the long time peace activist walking toward the line of police with something in his hands. That something is very clearly a cell phone. It’s very, very clearly not a “scanner” that can “scan police communication in order to black out the equipment,” because there is no such thing. 

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