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‘This could have been me’: Lawrence Jones responds to George Floyd’s death

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The Five” co-host Lawrence Jones said Thursday that charges should be filed against four Minneapolis police officers in the death of George Floyd, who was filmed being pinned down with an officer’s knee on his neck shortly before his death Monday night.

Jones also responded to Wednesday night’s rioting that resulted in the death of at least one person in Minnesota’s largest city.

“When the tragedy like this happens, reports come out afterwards and you see that the majority of the people that set things on fire aren’t from those neighborhoods,” he said. “They are outside people. They’re Antifa. It’s not the community that is mourning.”

GEORGE FLOYD CASE: TWO MN COPS CAUGHT ON TAPE HAVE HISTORY OF CONDUCT COMPLAINTS

Jones then stated that if the circumstances were reversed and a police officer was murdered by a civilian while bystanders asked the perpetrator to let the officer up, “they would be in jail right now and there would be no bail.

“I think it’s important that, when we are having this conversation, to take the city in context,” he said. “The city has gone through this before. They have been sued by police officers and [members of] their department before because of racism.

“One of those people that sued them is the current chief of police. The union rep that is in that police department was seen by the police chief with a white-power sign on his jacket.”

Jones added that given that history, he could have found himself in Floyd’s place Monday night.

“My first job was working in juvenile court but I’m also a black man and this could have been me,” he said. “When you see people like me who are conservatives, when you see somebody like Tim Scott [of South Carolina] — the first black Republican senator since Reconstruction — saying, ‘I’ve been pulled over in the Capitol seven times and the cop tells me, “That Senate pin I recognize … your face I don’t recognize,'” this is why you see outrage in this country.”

Jones noted that many conservatives are questioning the power of state law enforcement as part of the recent controversies over coronavirus-induced lockdown orders.

“And now they’re saying, ‘Maybe what’s happening in the black community, maybe they weren’t lying all along,'” Jones said. “Of course, there are people in the media and on the left that take advantage of these tragedies but you know me, I’m not one of those type of people.”

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Derek Chauvin, the officer caught on camera kneeling on Floyd’s neck, has been the subject of a 10 conduct complaints and three police shootings that led to no disciplinary action during his 19 years on the job.

Tou Thao, the second officer seen in the video, also has a checkered past that includes allegations of police brutality and a lawsuit.

Chauvin, Thao, and fellow officers Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng were fired Tuesday. No charges have yet been filed.

Fox News’ Barnini Chakraborty contributed to this report.

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George Floyd case: Family, friends describe him as ‘gentle giant’ looking for a new life

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Moving to Minneapolis was supposed to be George Floyd’s second chance at living a good life.

The native Texan followed some friends there about five years ago and landed a job working security at a Salvation Army store downtown.

Soon thereafter, he had picked up two others gigs: one driving trucks and another as a bouncer at Conga Latin Bistro where he was affectionately known as “Big Floyd.”

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But like so many other Americans, Floyd lost his job in the service industry when the coronavirus pandemic hit and a stay-at-home order was issued.

Fast forward a few weeks and Floyd, who has been accused of trying to pass a counterfeit $20 bill Monday night, was videotaped pinned on the ground by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chavin and struggled for air and begged for his life.

His death resulted in the swift dismissal of Chavin and three other officers involved in the incident: Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng.

It also forced leaders in Minneapolis to take a hard look at how its people are policed.

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Protests began late Wednesday and went into Thursday. Although most protests were peaceful, looting was reported, more than a dozen buildings were torched, and one man was shot.

On Thursday, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arrandondo acknowledged that his department contributed to the so-called “deficit of hope” that has plagued the city well before Floyd’s death but said urged unruly demonstrators to stay home.

Floyd’s death has not only rocked Minneapolis but has led to protests in other cities including Memphis and Los Angeles.

So, who was George Floyd?

Floyd, 46, grew up in Houston’s Third Ward, one of the city’s predominantly black neighborhoods. At 6 feet, 6 inches, Floyd emerged as a star tight end for Jack Yates High School and played in the 1992 state championship game in the Houston Astrodome. Yates lost to Temple, 38-20.

Donnell Cooper, one of Floyd’s former classmates, said he remembered watching Floyd score touchdowns and commented on how he towered over everyone and earned the nickname “gentle giant.”

“Quiet personality but a beautiful spirit,” Cooper said. His death “definitely caught me by surprise. It’s just so sad, the world we’re living in now.”

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Floyd was charged in 2007 with armed robbery in a home invasion in Houston and in 2009 was sentenced to five years in prison as part of a plea deal, according to court documents.

Christopher Harris, Floyd’s childhood friend, said he and some of their mutual friends had moved to Minneapolis in search of jobs around 2014. Harris said he talked Floyd into also moving there after he got out of prison.

“He was looking to start over fresh, a new beginning,” Harris said. “He was happy with the change he was making.”

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(Courtesy: Benjamin Crump via TMX.news)

Conga Latin Bistro owner Jovanni Tunstrom described Floyd as “always cheerful.”

“He had a good attitude. He would dance badly to make people laugh. I tried to teach him how to dance because he loved Latin music, but I couldn’t because he was too tall for me. He always called me Bossman. I said, ’Floyd, don’t call me Bossman. I’m your friend.”

Floyd was laid off when Minnesota shut down restaurants as part of a stay-at-home order. Harris said he spoke with Floyd on Sunday night and gave him some information for contacting a temporary jobs agency.

“He was doing whatever it takes to maintain going forward with his life,” Harris said, adding he couldn’t believe that Floyd would resort to forgery. “I’ve never known him to do anything like that.”

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Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, told CNN that “knowing my brother is to love my brother.”

“He’s a gentle giant, he don’t hurt anybody,” he told Don Lemon.

Floyd leaves behind a 6-year-old daughter who still lives in Houston with her mother, Roxie Washington, the Houston Chronicle reported.

“The way he died was senseless,” Harris said. “He begged for his life. He pleaded for his life. When you try so hard to put faith in this system, a system that you know isn’t designed for you, when you constantly seek justice by lawful means and you can’t get it, you begin to take the law into your own hands.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Former DC detective says Minneapolis officer ‘should have been arrested right away’ in George Floyd death

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Former D.C. police detective and defense attorney Ted Williams told “Bill Hemmer Reports” Thursday that a Minneapolis police officer filmed with his knee on the neck of George Floyd earlier this week should been arrested and charged “right there on the scene.”

I’ve represented police officers that are charged with excessive force,” Williams told host Bill Hemmer. “But when I look at this situation here, the big question is, should this officer, Derek Chauvin, have been charged right there on the scene, once they looked at the video?

“And my answer is a resounding yes, he should have been charged.”

GEORGE FLOYD CASE: MINNEAPOLIS POLICE CHIEF SAYS CITY’S ‘DEFICIT OF HOPE’ CANNOT BE COMPOUNDED WITH MORE TRAUMA, VIOLENCE

The death of Floyd shortly after his arrest has led to widespread protests and rioting, as well as calls for the four officers involved in the arrest to face criminal charges.

“I want you to just think about it in reverse, Bill,” Williams said. “Suppose it was a citizen that had his knee on the neck of a police officer and that police officer died. That citizen would be arrested right away. This man [Chauvin] should have been arrested right away. And I expect in the near future that he will be arrested.”

Chauvin, who has been identified in media reports as the man kneeling on Floyd’s neck, was fired from the Minneapolis police force on Tuesday along with three other officers involved in the incident: Tou Thao, Thomas Lane, and J. Alexander Kueng.

“There was no need for this police officer to have his knee on this man’s neck,” Williams said. “And one of the things that I’ve been able to research and find out is that Chauvin, this police officer, the 19-year veteran of that police department, he’s had numerous police misconduct complaints, but he knows the rules and regulations out there on the street.”

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Williams also criticized the other three officers for not intervening.

“What they needed to have done was … immediately get that man on the ground and put him in a car,” he said, “and that they didn’t do for about seven minutes.”

Fox News’ Barnini Chakraborty contributed to this report.

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St. Paul police disperse looters as protests over George Floyd’s death continue in Twin Cities

Demonstrations continued over the death of George Floyd in the Twin Cities Thursday, with protesters launching various objects at St. Paul police vehicles and looters striking local businesses.

Floyd, a black man, died in police custody earlier this week after a white police officer appeared to pin him to the ground with his knee for several minutes.

St. Paul police wrote on Twitter that officers encountered looters and vandals near the Target store on University Avenue and elsewhere. Police said they were met with protesters hurling rocks, liquor bottles and bricks.

MINNEAPOLIS PROTESTS GET HEATED, LOOTING REPORTED AS GEORGE FLOYD DEATH SPARKS NEW OUTCRY

Sarah Danik, a reporter for the local Fox 9 TV station, shared images Thursday that she said were taken at the scene beginning around 3 p.m. They show crowds of masked protesters and police officers, and crashing or banging noises can be heard in some of the videos. In one image, a cloud of smoke, which she identified as tear gas, is seen rising from the sidewalk.

“Officers are giving dispersal orders to groups gathered in various areas of the city, damaging property and attempting to steal from businesses,” the St. Paul Police Department tweeted.

By 4:30 p.m., Danik tweeted that the crowds had dispersed, and she posted a photo that showed a small fire burning in the parking lot near a police vehicle.

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter implored city residents to “please stay home.”

“Please keep the focus on George Floyd, on advancing our movement, and on preventing this from ever happening again,” he tweeted. “We can all be in that fight together.”

On Wednesday night, looters ransacked a Target store off East Lake Street in Minneapolis, which is near the city police department’s 3rd Precinct building, according to Fox 9.

Gov. Tim Walz activated the National Guard early Thursday evening to help respond to violence stemming from the protests. He also urged demonstrators to act “peacefully and safely.”

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A protester runs away from where police deployed chemical irritants near the 3rd Precinct building in Minneapolis on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, during a protest against the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody earlier in the week. (Christine T. Nguyen/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)

In the video that prompted the protests, which was released earlier this week, Floyd pleaded for his life and said he couldn’t breathe. Numerous bystanders asked the responding officers to take the pressure off of his neck and check his pulse.

GEORGE FLOYD’S COUSINS SPEAK OUT ABOUT HEARTBREAK OVER HIS DEATH IN MINNEAPOLIS POLICE CUSTODY

Floyd was unconscious by the end of the clip, which is several minutes long. Medics arrived in an ambulance to load him onto a stretcher, and he appeared limp. He was later pronounced dead.

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have voiced concerns over the video, with President Trump tweeting Wednesday night that he had requested the FBI to open an investigation into Floyd’s death.

“My heart goes out to George’s family and friends,” Trump wrote. “Justice will be served.”

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The FBI is expected to deliver an update on the case early Thursday evening.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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George Floyd protests: Video footage goes viral on social media

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Protests over the death of George Floyd while in police custody broke out Wednesday night, with protesters and rioters calling for justice — and the scenes in Minneapolis, Minn., Los Angeles and other parts of the country could be seen in footage circulating on social media.

After protests spawned the Minneapolis streets on Tuesday, a man posted a video of what he said was the inside of a Target store in Minneapolis being destroyed overnight Wednesday.

The footage accumulated more than 2.5 million views only 12 hours after it was posted — and it was only a small sample of the viral videos recorded during the protests.

GEORGE FLOYD CASE: MINNEAPOLIS POLICE CHIEF SAYS CITY’S ‘DEFICIT OF HOPE’ CANNOT BE COMPOUNDED WITH MORE TRAUMA, VIOLENCE

A local reporter, Max Nesterak, posted a separate video of the Target store, which attracted another 3.2 million views:

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The same local reporter also showed what was happening outside the store in a series of viral videos:

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Nesterak later also provided an update on the Target store:

Another local reporter’s footage has been viewed more than four million times:

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One protestor appeared to fall off a moving police car in Los Angeles:

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Video of a woman in a motorized wheelchair being attacked also went viral. She was hit repeatedly and sprayed with a fire extinguisher as a bystander shouted that she had a knife.

“While some deplored the video as a brutal attack on a disabled woman, others saw [the woman] as the aggressor and the fire extinguisher as an act of self-defense,” the Daily Mail reported.

Video later circulated that claimed the woman got out of the wheelchair and walked on her own following the altercation:

As of Thursday morning, parts of Minneapolis had been burned to the ground:

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The death of Floyd, a black man whose arrest was captured on video by several bystanders, showing the man panting that he could not breathe as a police officer, who is white, jarred a knee into his neck for eight minutes until Floyd was rendered motionlessness.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, who has demanded the arrest of the police officer who had his knee on Floyd, has called for calm during the demonstrations.

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More demonstrations protesting police violence are planned in the upcoming days, including one in Seatle on Saturday.

No charges have been filed in connection with Floyd’s death.

Fox News’ Hollie McKay contributed to this report. 

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What charges could Minneapolis police officers face for George Floyd death?

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Fox News legal analyst Mercedes Colwin told “America’s Newsroom” on Thursday that the officers involved in the arrest of George Floyd, a Minnesota man who died in police custody this week, could face murder charges.

Floyd, 46, died Monday night after he was pinned to the ground by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. He has been identified as the officer seen on camera kneeling on Floyd’s neck as he struggled to breathe.

Chauvin, along with three other police officers involved in the incident – Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng – were fired from the force on Tuesday.

“The fact that they were terminated … applause to the police department, they did it so swiftly, within 24 hours, but there is so much more that needs to be done,” Colwin said.

The circumstances surrounding Floyd’s death have weighed on the city and led to protests and in some cases to violence, including stores sets on fire and looting.

“I mean certainly there is reason for outrage,” Colwin said on Thursday.  “[It’s a] horrific set of circumstances,” she added, referencing videos of the arrest.

Colwin pointed out that the video shows Floyd “begging, he’s saying he can’t breathe, his neck hurts, his stomach hurts, his body hurts, he’s saying repeatedly, ‘I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe’ and nothing.”

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She also noted that the video shows that there was “no evidence of any resistance” from Floyd.

Colwin said that Chauvin “certainly can be charged with murder two or murder three.”

She explained that he could face second-degree murder charges because of the “circumstances of which he created, which was the asphyxiation of him was certainly there.” She said third-degree murder “is basically reckless endangerment of an individual that leads to the death.”

“But it’s not just the officer that’s kneeling on Mr. Floyd’s neck, it’s also the other officers that were standing around that could also be charged as accessories,” Colwin explained, adding that they could hear Floyd screaming for help as he struggled to breathe while witnesses pleaded for them to intervene.

“Yet those other officers … were not doing a thing,” she said.

Benjamin Crump, the Floyd family attorney, told the “Today Show” that Floyd’s case is “worse than Eric Garner in many ways because you hear the people even pleading with them, ‘Please get your knee off his neck, have some humanity, this is a human being.’”

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has demanded the arrest of Chauvin and called for Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman to “act on the evidence before him.”

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On Thursday morning, the Justice Department said that it has made the federal investigation into George Floyd’s death a “top priority” and assigned experienced prosecutors to investigate the killing.

It has also promised a “robust” probe by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  

Fox News’ Lucia Suarez and Barnini Chakraborty contributed to this report.

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George Floyd case: Protests erupt across the country after Minnesota man’s death

Multiple cities across the U.S. exploded into outcry on Wednesday night, just days after Minneapolis resident George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died while in police custody.

In contrast to the peaceful protests that spawned the Minneapolis streets on Tuesday, the demonstrations Wednesday descended into chaos soon after the sun fell.

Images show hundreds of demonstrators gathering around the Third Precinct headquarters, and later an apartment complex and several businesses on fire.

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A fire burns in an AutoZone store during a protest Wednesday, May 27, 2020, in Minneapolis against the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody earlier in the week. (Christine T. Nguyen/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)

Police documented incidences of looting, and local reports highlighted a number of shops such as Target and a liquor store were targeted. The frenzied night also brought with it another loss of life, as a man was found unresponsive on a sidewalk near Bloomington and Lake Street, believed to have succumbed to a gunshot wound.

The police said the deadly shooting was connected to the looting of a pawn shop, whereby the business owner allegedly opened fire.

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The death of Floyd, whose arrest was captured on video by several bystanders – showing the man panting that he could not breathe as a police officer jarred a knee into his neck for eight minutes until he was rendered motionlessness – also spawned demonstrations through the streets of Los Angeles and Memphis.

In Los Angeles, around 1,000 people from the Black Lives Matter chapter converged downtown in a call for justice on Wednesday night — with dozens blocking the 101 Freeway, one of the city’s main traffic arteries.

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Demonstrators protest for George Floyd in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Local reports and footage show a police cruiser on the scene being assailed and its window shattered, with a man seemingly riding on its hood as it drove away before rolling to the ground. He was later hospitalized.

The Los Angeles CBS affiliate reported that several could be seen burning an American flag. Despite the violent twist the demonstrations took, no arrests were made.

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Demonstrators shut down the Hollywood Freeway in Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, during a protest about the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Meanwhile, scores took to the streets in Memphis, congregating outside the Memphis Midtown Police precinct and prompting authorities to shutter a portion of the road.

Nashville’s News25 reported that the crowds moved through the city well into the night, chorusing Floyd’s haunting last words, “I can’t breathe.”

The Black Lives Matter protesters were, according to WREG NewsChannel 3, met by counter-demonstrators belonging to the Confederate 901 – an activist outfit that takes on the 901 Memphis area code and bills itself as “a group of patriots who stand up for the Constitution and freedom.” Despite an apparent exchange of words, tensions between the two did not escalate.

More demonstrations protesting police violence are planned in the upcoming days, including one in Seatle on Saturday.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, who has demanded the arrest of the police officer who had his knee on Floyd, has called for calm during the demonstrations.

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The demonstrations come at a time when racial tensions are flaring following the recent shooting death of jogger Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, and a time when local leaders are urging residents to wear masks, practice social distance and stay home when possible, as the coronavirus pandemic drags on.

The U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement Thursday that the federal investigation into Floyd’s death is a “top priority.” Four officers involved in the incident were fired from the Minneapolis Police Department earlier this week.

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According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, “kneeling on a suspect’s neck is allowed under the department’s use-of-force policy for officers who have received training in how to compress a neck without applying direct pressure to the airway. It is considered a ‘non-deadly force option,’ according to the department’s policy handbook.”

However, “a chokehold is considered a deadly force option and involves someone obstructing the airway,” and the police department’s handbook mandates that officers “only an amount of force necessary that would be objectively reasonable.”

No charges have been filed in connection with Floyd’s death.

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Former NFL player Benjamin Watson reacts to Minnesota riots: Anger over systemic injustice is ‘tearing us apart’

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Former NFL tight end Benjamin Watson told Fox News’ Shannon Bream that he is “tired” and “discouraged” by the system after a night of riots, fires and looting in Minneapolis over the death of George Floyd.

“Look, I am tired, I am discouraged,” Watson told “Fox News @ Night” Thursday. “We are coming from a few weeks where we had Ahmaud Arbery…Breonna Taylor, we’ve had a number of altercations that ended in a black person dying in circumstances that were not right. I think there is a call for justice and that is what we need.”

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Watson, who authored “Under Our Skin: Getting Real About Race,” said the first step to the path forward lies in a willingness by the public to have the necessary “uncomfortable” conversations.

“The first step is to have a willingness to be uncomfortable, a willingness to be honest, a willingness to not be offended and not offer whatabout-isms when people talk about the way they feel,” he said.

“The question is really for America:  what are we willing to do to bring the country back together?”

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“We need people willing to engage…willing to listen and we also need a justice system that will do what we expect it to do which is to bring convictions, administer justice equally.”

The FBI was called in to aid local police in the investigation into Floyd’s death, which immediately drew comparisons to the case of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man who died in 2014 in New York City after he was placed in a chokehold by police and pleaded for his life, saying, “I can’t breathe.”

“Now that we have videotapes and all the stories we heard, we can’t deny them anymore,” Watson said. “They are right in our face. The question is really for America, ‘what are we willing to do to bring the country back together…to grasp a certain population that has systemically and from generation to generation…been treated different?'”

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Watson called for “swift” convictions, but that “is simply one tentacle in a larger the discussion that has to be had,” he said.

“Sometimes we see instances like this and it is very easy for all of us to say this is wrong, this is racist, this is unjust,” Watson argued, “but this is one tentacle of a much larger animal we have to deal with in America that has been Achilles heel since our inception.”

Watson added, “These things have built up over time, this isn’t an overnight fix, but this is something we really really have to grapple with. This can literally tear us apart and we see it tearing us apart right now.”

Fox News’ David Montanaro contributed to this report.

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Louisiana cop fired for suggesting it was ‘unfortunate’ coronavirus hadn’t killed more more black people: report

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A Louisiana police department apologized and one of its officers was fired over a Facebook comment suggesting he thought it was “unfortunate” more black people have not died from the coronavirus.

Kaplan Police Department Officer Steven Aucoin was dismissed on May 15, just hours after making what was viewed as a racist comment below a local news station’s Facebook live feed of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ daily coronavirus press briefing.

“Virus that was created to kill all the blacks is death,” one user commented, according to screenshots of the thread viewed by KLFY.

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“Well it didn’t work,” Aucoin wrote, before adding in a separate message: “How unfortunate.”

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Kaplan Police Department in Louisiana.

Kaplan Police Chief Joshua Hardy said Aucoin was fired following an investigation into the entire thread of comments posted below the video.

“We’re held to a higher standard than normal civilians, so you got to watch what you do, you got to watch what you say. You can’t just go and post anything you want on social media,” Hardy said.

“There were some comments that were further up that was not suitable for a police officer to put up on Facebook,” the chief added.

The police department in Kaplan, about 87 miles southwest of Baton Rouge, added in a Facebook post: “We are writing this to inform everyone that we were made aware of the situation with the comments on Facebook from Steven Aucoin. Chief Hardy had the incident looked into and the officer was terminated. Chief Hardy and the Kaplan Police Department would like to apologize for this matter.”

“I applaud your swift and decisive action regarding this matter,” St. Martin Parish Councilman Craig Gregory, also a black pastor at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Branch, La., commented.

“Your willingness to serve notice on bigotry and ignorance is a genuine representation of redoubtable leadership that is necessary during these difficult times,” he continued beneath the police department’s post. “Blessings and it is my prayer that this individual’s actions will not be viewed as the only representation of your department’s ethics and commitment to the values of Law Enforcement.”

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Though the incident occurred two weeks ago, the local story resurfaced Wednesday in a report by NBC News.

The report came a day after protesters first took to the streets of Minneapolis after a video surfaced online showing a handcuffed 46-year-old George Floyd, who was black, being pinned to the ground by a white officer’s knee, while pleading that he couldn’t breathe. Floyd later died in custody.

Protesters, activists, celebrities and politicians around the country have called for the officers involved — four of whom have been fired from the police department — to be charged in his death.

The National Guard was called in Wednesday night as demonstrations in Minneapolis grew increasingly violent. Social media videos showed buildings on fire and looters carrying bags of items out of businesses. There was a fatal shooting at a pawn shop, where the owner fired at looters raiding the building.

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Speaking to Fox News Thursday, Chief Hardy confirmed Acoin was fired from the department two weeks ago. He said no addition action was being pursued by Kaplan Police after the initial investigation. Hardy said he did now know if the former officer was seeking employment by another law enforcement agency, but explained that normally applicants are asked why they left their last job.

Louisiana, as of Thursday, recorded 38,497 confirmed coronavirus cases, with at least 2,617 deaths, according to the state health department. Data has shown black communities across Louisiana – from more populated cities like New Orleans to more rural areas – have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19, The Times-Picayune reported.

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George Floyd protests in Minneapolis turn deadly as city mayor urges calm

Minneapolis woke up Thursday morning to fires still burning and smoke hanging in the air after a second night of violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody turned deadly overnight.

A man was found dead Wednesday night on a sidewalk. Police, who responded to the area of Bloomington and Lake Street at 9:25 p.m., said the initial call was a reported stabbing, but the wound turned out to be from a gunshot.

The man, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

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A fire was started at an AutoZone shop in Minneapolis during violent demonstrations in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a black man killed while in police custody. (Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune via AP)

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The Star Tribune reported local law enforcement officials were still working early Thursday after at least five people were struck by gunfire throughout the night.

In the case of the fatality, the newspaper reported it is believed the man was killed when the owner of a pawn shop opened fire on a man he believed was burglarizing his business.

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A fire was started at an AutoZone shop in Minneapolis during violent demonstrations in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a black man killed while in police custody. (Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune via AP)

A 59-year-old man is in custody in connection to Wednesday night’s fatal shooting, but the details of the case were “still being sorted out,” police spokesman John Elder told reporters.

He said the death is being investigated as a homicide.

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A protester runs away from where police deployed chemical irritants near the 3rd Precinct building in Minneapolis on May 27, during a protest against the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody earlier in the week. (Christine T. Nguyen/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)

Demonstrations broke out in the early afternoon Wednesday near the city’s 3rd Precinct station, in the southern part of Minneapolis, where 46-year-old George Floyd died on Memorial Day after an officer knelt on his neck until he became unresponsive.

Footage from the ground showed protesters milling in streets, some running in and out of nearby stores. A Target, a Cub Foods, a Dollar Tree and an auto parts store all showed signs of damage and looting. As darkness fell, a fire erupted in the auto parts store before protesters set other fires in the street.

On Thursday morning, blocks of buildings with broken-out windows and other damage were seen.

Mayor Jacob Frey tweeted for calm early Thursday. “Please, Minneapolis, we cannot let tragedy beget more tragedy,” he said on Twitter. He also asked for the public’s help in keeping the peace.

It was the second night of violent protests since the death of Floyd, whom police were seeking to arrest outside a Minneapolis grocery store on a report of a counterfeit bill being passed. A bystander’s cellphone video showed an officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck for almost eight minutes as he eventually becomes unresponsive.

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The officer and three others were fired Tuesday, and on Wednesday, Frey called for him to be criminally charged.

“I’ve wrestled with, more than anything else over the last 36 hours, one fundamental question: Why is the man who killed George Floyd not in jail?” Frey asked during a news conference. “If you had done it, or I had done it, we would be behind bars right now.”

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Protesters damage properties at the Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct in Minneapolis on May 27. The mayor of Minneapolis called Wednesday for criminal charges against the white police officer seen on video kneeling against the neck of a handcuffed black man who complained that he could not breathe and died in police custody. (Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune via AP)

Frey also asked the governor to deploy the Minnesota National Guard to help with the response to the protests. A spokesperson with the governor’s office told FOX 9 the state has so far deployed 50 to 60 state troopers to assist Minneapolis police.

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Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, who urged calm, told FOX 9 there is an internal investigation as well an FBI investigation of Floyd’s death underway.

“Justice historically has never come to fruition through some of the acts we’re seeing tonight, whether it’s the looting, the damage to property or other things,” he said.

Fox News’ Barnini Chakraborty, Eddie DeMarche, and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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