Brother of George Floyd urges U.N. probe into U.S. racism, violence
The brother of the late George Floyd, a black man whose death under the knee of a white officer roused world protests against racial injustice, urged the United Nations on Wednesday to investigate U.S. police brutality and racial discrimination.
(Philonise Floyd) "You watched my brother die, that could have been me" The brother of the late George Floyd on Wednesday called on the top United Nations human rights body to investigate police brutality and racial discrimination in the United States.
"I hope that you will consider establishing an independent commission of inquiry to investigate police killings of black people in America, and the violence used against peaceful protesters." The video of George Floyd, a black man who died in Minneapolis after having an officer kneel on his neck for nearly nine minutes, sparked a national outcry for police reform.
“The sad truth is that the case is not unique.
The way you saw my brother tortured and murdered on camera.
Is the way black people is treated by police in America.
(flash) You have the power to help us get justice for my brother George Floyd.” The urgent debate convened at the request of African countries which are seeking a U.N.
Inquiry into abuses, is due to continue on Thursday.
The United States quit the Human Rights Council two years ago and does not attend debates.
The lawyer for a man who was arrested as a police officer knelt on his neck – in a case that “mirrors almost identically what happened to George Floyd” – has called for a formal apology from Scotland Yard.Marcus Coutain, 48, was filmed pleading with officers to “get off my neck” as he was handcuffed on the pavement in Islington, north London, on Thursday evening.The police watchdog is investigating the manner of the arrest, which has resulted in one Metropolitan Police officer being suspended and another placed on restricted duties.
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Attorneys for the family of George Floyd filed a federal civil lawsuit on Wednesday. The suit is against the city of Minneapolis and the police officers involved in the death of George Floyd. Floyd died May 25 after former officer Derek Chauvin used his leg to pin Floyd's neck to the ground for nearly nine minutes. Chauvin was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. The lawsuit was filed in US District Court for the District of Minnesota.
A trustee for the family of George Floyd, who died on May 25 after a Minneapolis policeman knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, sued the city of Minneapolis and four of its police officers in federal court on Wednesday, civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump said.
Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Mark Milley on Thursday told the House Armed Services Committee that he was 'personally outraged by George Floyd's brutal and senseless killing" and that the military was still struggling with racism.
Law enforcement has kept tabs on demonstrators since anti-police-brutality protests first broke out after the death of George Floyd. According to Business Insider, leaked documents reveal police exchanged protesters' Twitter handles. They also monitored protest plans in private Slack and Telegram channels, and kept lists of people who responded to protest events on Facebook. Records also show law enforcement focusing heavily on perceived threats against officers' lives posted to social media.
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FIFA president Gianni Infantino is the subject of criminal proceedings overmeetings he held with the Swiss attorney general. A special federal publicprosecutor, Stefan Keller, was appointed last month to examine complaints madein relation to the meetings involving Infantino, attorney general MichaelLauber and the chief public prosecutor for the Upper Valais region, RinaldoArnold.
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Business Insider reports that Swiss private bank Lombard Odier sold half its gold position. The move comes despite its surge to record levels. The bank's chief economist Samy Chaar said: "We see a bit of vulnerability at the current price levels." Chaar said the negative economic outlook in the US was not sustainable. He said real interest rates will eventually recover and that could keep gold prices volatile.
Thousands of protesters gathered outside the US embassy in London on Sunday to show solidarity with demonstrators in America, where protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis..
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