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272 NYPD Officers File for Retirement Since George Floyd’s Death

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New York City police officers are retiring in droves following the death of George Floyd in police custody.

Two hundred and seventy-two uniformed officers have filed retirement papers between May 25, the day Floyd died while he was in police custody, and June 24, according to the New York Post.

The number represents a 49% spike from the same time period last year, the department said.

The relationship between the New York Police Department and city leadership has become strained over the last few years but has intensified since Floyd’s death. The two sides have openly criticized each other, and New York City Bill de Blasio recently promised to cut funding to the department and encouraged reforms such as disbanding the force’s plainclothes unit, which was criticized by at least one police union leader.

NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said last week that the criminal justice system in New York City is reaching a “breaking point.”

Washington Examiner

NYPD Officers Are Retiring In Droves Over Leadership’s Handling Of Riots

Pelosi Gifts Philonise Floyd Folded Flag Reserved Only For Fallen Veterans

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi bestowed an encased folded American flag to the brother of George Floyd, who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer last month.

“Congresswoman Pelosi presented Mr. Floyd an American flag flown over the U.S. Capitol – a symbol of our shared commitment to securing justice for George & all victims of police violence,” Pelosi’s official website stated.

Folded American flags are traditionally presented by the U.S. government to families of fallen veterans during military funerals.

The National Cemetery Administration of the Veterans Affairs Department states the specific criteria necessary to receive a folded American flag.

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Dems Channel African Slave Traders In Kneeling BLM Photo Op

$564 Million: Corporate America Floods Social Justice Causes with Cash Amid Floyd Protests

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Corporations are opening up their treasuries to give money to social justice causes, including Black Lives Matter, in the wake of nationwide protests and riots over the death of George Floyd.

Many of the big companies are pushing their employees to do the same.

Some businesses are donating to controversial bail funds like the Minnesota Freedom Fund that seek to bail out protesters and rioters.

Here is a list thus far.

Sony Music—a fund “to support social justice and anti-racist initiatives around the world”—$100 million

Walmart—a new racial equity center—$100 million

Warner Music—campaigns against violence and racism and social justice causes related to music industry—$100 million.

Apple—a “racial justice initiative,” details to come—$100 million.

Nike—“Organizations that put social justice, education and addressing racial inequality in America at the center of their work”—$40 million

Alphabet/Google—various organizations, starting with $1 million each to Center for Policing Equity and Equal Justice Initiative—$12 million

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Biden Says George Floyd’s Death Had Bigger Impact Than MLK Assassination

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Joe Biden on Thursday suggested that the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968 did not have the same global impact as the recent death of George Floyd at the hands of police.

Speaking at an economic roundtable in Philadelphia, the presumptive Democratic nominee, 77, said cellphones have changed the way people are able to document police brutality much like television first introduced Americans to the horror of the 1960s civil rights battle.

“Even Dr. King’s assassination did not have the worldwide impact that George Floyd’s death did,” Biden said.

“It’s changed the way everybody’s looking at this,” he said of cellphones.

“What happened to George Floyd — now you got how many people around the country, millions of cellphones. It’s changed the way everybody’s looking at this,” he continued. “Look at the millions of people marching around the world.”

New York Post

Meme Becomes Reality: George Floyd Pallbearers Dance While Carrying Casket

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One of the internet’s most viral memes has become reality as George Floyd’s pallbearers danced with his casket during the nationally televised funeral on Tuesday afternoon.

For those who are unfamiliar with the original meme, KnowYourMeme.com explains, “Coffin Dance, also known as Dancing Pallbearers or Dancing Coffin, refers to several videos showing Ghanian pallbearers dancing while they are carrying a coffin. In March 2020, the videos, paired with EDM song ‘Astronomia’ by Tony Igy, gained popularity in FAIL edits, similar to To Be Continued and We’ll Be Right Back memes.”

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New York City sees spike in murders and shootings amid George Floyd protests

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Violent crimes shot up in New York City last week as the city dealt with protests in response to George Floyd’s death in police custody.

Law enforcement sources told the New York Post that murders and shootings were much higher than what transpired in the same period last year.

The city saw 13 murders between June 1-7, with 40 reported shootings, the sources said. There were five murders and 24 shootings during the same time period in 2019.

Chicago police have reported similar spikes in murders and shootings compared with 2019. Shootings increased by 71% in May compared with the year before, with 409 people shot, and murders were up 60%, with 85 reported.

Protests, and in some cases riots, have spread across the country in nearly every major city as people decry police brutality following Floyd’s death.

Washington Examiner

Pilot Draws Raised Fist With Flight Path in Honour of George Floyd

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A pilot showed his support for George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement by “drawing” a raised fist in the sky.

Dimitri Neonakis from Canada designed a flight path that would chart the outline of a fist over Halifax.

Taking nearly two and a half hours on Thursday 4 June, the aerial tribute covered 330 nautical miles.

Tracking site Flight Aware shared a speeded-up video of the flight path last week, tweeting: “HAPPENING NOW In the skies over Halifax, Canada.”

Neonakis shared the flight path on his Facebook page, dedicating it “For George” and also sharing a picture of George Floyd alongside images of his journey.

Yahoo UK

Candace Owens: George Floyd is Neither a Martyr or a Hero, But I Hope His Family Gets Justice (Video)

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Cringe: Top Democrats Take Knee in Congress As Tribute To George Floyd

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The Democrat leadership in Congress knelt in tribute to George Floyd just before unveiling “defund the police” legislation in response to Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police.

Garbed in African scarves, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer led two dozen other Democrat lawmakers in Congress’ Emancipation Hall in eight minutes and 46 seconds of silent kneeling to mark the length of time a police officer knelt on top of Floyd’s neck.

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Candace Owens Suspended From GoFundMe After Restaurant Owner Criticized George Floyd

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The account was suspended because of a pattern of “inflammatory statements that spread hate, discrimination, intolerance and falsehoods against the black community”

Candace Owens stirred up the Black Lives Matter conversation last week when she assailed George Floyd as “neither a martyr or a hero” in video on Twitter TWTR, +5.07% . Her message was later amplified by President Trump after she talked about the protests in a chat with Glenn Beck.

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