"The very first thing is we want the military -- we want troops from out-of-state out of Washington, DC," Bowser said at a press conference Thursday... The only US military personnel operating in the city are National Guard, and no active duty forces have entered the city yet to respond to civil unrest. Unlike state governors, Bowser doesn't have authority over the DC National Guard. The guard operates in Washington under the authority of the Secretary of the Army.
According to the local news station WCCO, Kueng's attorney, Thomas Plunkett, said he was on just his third shift as a police officer during Floyd's arrest. Lane's attorney, Earl Gray, said it was his fourth day as a police officer. Previously released police records, however, say the two men were made full officers in December, according to the Associated Press.
The FBI report, issued Tuesday, said the graffiti was spotted one day after unidentified individuals believed to be associated with a local “anarchist/ANTIFA group” were “overheard discussing burning down the Richmond courthouse.” The Richmond Police Department seized fire accelerants after arresting seven individuals in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Biden accused President Trump of dividing the nation, saying “The words a president says matter, so when a president stands up and divides people all the time, you’re going to get the worst of us to come out.”
Jeremiah Ellison, a Minneapolis city councilman and son of state Attorney General Keith Ellison, is calling for the “dismantling” of the Minneapolis Police Department following days of nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd — and he soon got the support of the City Council’s president... City Council President Lisa Bender, a fellow Democrat, later replied, “Yes. We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a transformative new model of public safety.”
We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department.
And when we’re done, we’re not simply gonna glue it back together.
We are going to dramatically rethink how we approach public safety and emergency response.
Sources are telling Dan #Bongino that they are genuinely concerned that some upper level people in our military are openly talking about defying the President of the United States. “That’s got a name. That’s called a mutiny.” pic.twitter.com/4FYegCSfNS
Court documents accuse officers of conducting a coordinated and "unprovoked charge into a crowd of demonstrators" who had gathered across from the White House in Lafayette Park to protest the killing of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police, as well as broader systemic injustices perpetrated by law enforcement against black people in the United States.