As the trial of Derek Chauvin proceeds, we look at statements from police and medical professionals who call the death of George Floyd the result of “deadly force.”
This week, while many states are setting new plans for reopening in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, many Americans are still getting vaccinated, while others await vaccine availability in their localities. Also, the Senate continues to weigh options regarding the filibuster, and Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law allowing him to serve two more terms. Meanwhile, as the trial of Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin ensues, experts including members of law enforcement and medical professionals have taken to the stand, calling Chauvin’s actions which led to the death of George Floyd “excessive” and “deadly.” We examine all this, and more on this week’s edition of Middle Theory.
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- FILIBUSTER: Senate official gives Democrats tool to bypass filibuster on certain bills.
- PUTIN: Putin signs law allowing him to run for two more terms as Russian President
- Navalny says he’s continuing hunger strike despite a high temperature and bad cough
- COVID: A dangerous Covid-19 variant has spread to all 50 US states. Experts worry it could send cases surging
- Biden to move deadline for states to open Covid vaccines to all U.S. adults to April 19
- CHAUVIN TRIAL: Doctor who treated George Floyd says Floyd’s heart stopped as he tried to resuscitate
- CHIEF: Chauvin broke rules in Floyd arrest, says city’s police chief
- George Floyd is what happens when police dismiss the community
- Derek Chauvin trial is another media spectacle that causes trauma rather than healing
- SHOOTING: 2 Injured After Navy Medic Opens Fire Near Fort Detrick, Suspect Dead
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