• Death Floyd, the head of the Pentagon: no to the army to quell the protests


June 3, 2020 The Minnesota Attorney General indicted the three Minneapolis police officers involved in the death of African American Geroge Floyd for "help and complicity" in second-degree, that is, voluntary murder. The American media reported this by citing court documents. The three policemen are: Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao, already fired after the outbreak of the case. 

Agent Chauvin faces up to 40 years in prison.
The charges against Derek Chauvin, the policeman accused of murdering African American George Floyd in Minneapolis, a case that sparked a wave of protests across the United States, also escalates. The state prosecutor of Minnesota has now charged him with second-degree murder and the man faces up to 40 years in prison. According to the prosecution, Floyd's death, however unwanted by Chauvin, was caused by a crime committed by the agent, who kept his knee on the African American's neck for nine minutes until suffocating him. Meanwhile, the Democratic senator from Minnesota, Amy Klobuchar, has said that the three other agents present on the scene will also be indicted by the state's attorney general, Keith Ellison.

Attorney Ben Crump, who represents George Floyd's family, tweeted that the Floyd family is "deeply gratified" by the action of the attorney general, who has changed the charge for agent Derek Chauvin in unannounced voluntary murder, and called it "a source of peace for George's family in this difficult time".

Prosecutor seeks $ 1 million bail
The Minneapolis attorney general has requested that the bail for all four policemen accused of the murder of George Floyd be set at one million dollars. The US media report it.

Snapchat no longer promotes Trump account, incites violence
Meanwhile, the social platform Snapchat no longer promotes the account of the American President Donald Trump due to messages considered an incitement to violence. "We are not promoting the president's content on Snapchat's Discover platform" - said a company spokesman for Snap - "we will not amplify the rumors that incite racial violence and injustice by giving it free promotion on Discover". Trump's Snapchat account, which has 1.5 million followers, will however remain on the platform. The step comes after Trump's tweets against protesters protesting the death of George Floyd, one of whom is threatening the use of "ferocious dogs".