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Four Ex-Minneapolis Police Officers Charged in Killing of George Floyd

By all accounts, these guys are scumbags. But they’re just the attack dogs. Where are the mugshots of the masters who let them off their least?

The Minnesota attorney general on Wednesday upgraded charges against the ex-Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck and issued arrest warrants for the other three officers involved.

AG Keith Ellison elevated charges for Derek Chauvin from third-degree murder and manslaughter to second-degree murder and charged Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng, and Thomas Lane with aiding and abetting second-degree murder. Speaking at a news conference following the announcement, Quincy Mason Floyd, one of Floyd’s sons, said he was grateful for the steps taken but “my father should not have been killed like this.” At the same event, Floyd-family attorney Benjamin Crump said it was far too early to celebrate: “An arrest is not a conviction and we want justice. We don’t want partial justice, we want whole justice,” he said.

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  1. An Asian, a racially-mixed individual, and a white guy married to a Hmong woman. So much for ‘Blue by day, white by night.’

    • Yes, and that is a perfect illustration of why I reject the race/class/gender/gay/etc reductionism/determinism of the conventional Left. It’s just not that simple.

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