The Daily Populous

Wednesday May 27th, 2020 evening edition

image for George Floyd's family says four officers involved in his death should be charged with murder

Four officers involved were fired Tuesday, the police department said, and state and federal authorities are investigating the case.

That includes Officer Derek Chauvin, the man seen on video restraining Floyd with his knee, Chauvin's attorney Tom Kelly said.

The Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis said in a statement the officers were cooperating in the investigation and urged "now is not the time to rush to (judgment)" while the officers' actions are examined.

Two officers handled the man on the ground while another stood nearby with his eyes on the bystanders as traffic passed.

"They need to be charged with murder because what they did was murder," Brown told CNN.

The officers' firings are "definitely not enough justice for me and my family," she told "Good Morning America."

An undated photo of George Floyd, provided Wednesday to news media by Benjamin Crump, attorney for Floyd's family. »

Trump threatens to shut down social-media platforms after Twitter put a fact-check warning on his false tweets

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He made the threat Wednesday, the morning after Twitter tagged some of his tweets with a fact-check warning.

President Donald Trump has threatened to close down social-media platforms that he argues censor conservative voices after Twitter on Tuesday tagged some of his messages with a fact-check warning.

"Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices," Trump tweeted Wednesday. »

No new cases of Covid-19, nobody in hospital with the coronavirus

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There has now been five days with no new cases, and there has been just one case in the past week.

There have been no further deaths and one further person is listed as recovered from the virus in New Zealand.

Dr Bloomfield said there were now more than 17,000 QR posters in businesses around New Zealand that worked with the app. »

Guerrilla Public Service Redux

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As he passed through downtown Los Angeles, he was going to merge onto another freeway, the I-5 North.

Years later, when Ankrom moved to downtown Los Angeles, he was driving on the same stretch of freeway where he’d gotten lost before.

He looked up at the big green rectangular sign suspended above and realized why he missed the exit all those years ago. »

Anti-porn filters stop Dominic Cummings trending on Twitter

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Twitter’s anti-porn filters have blocked Dominic Cummings’ name from its list of trending topics despite Boris Johnson’s chief adviser dominating British political news for almost a week, the Guardian can reveal.

Who is Dominic Cummings, and why has his lockdown car trip convulsed UK politics?

Although Twitter does not publish the contents of the word filter list, users can check whether a particular term is blocked from trending by searching for it. »