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United States: Gun rights group defends armed man killed by police

A gun rights group has condemned the Minneapolis police killing of a man who was shot while lying on a couch. Bodycam video shows Amir Locke, 22, stirring under a blanket before he is gunned down by a Swat team during a dawn raid on Wednesday. Mr Locke, who appeared to be holding a pistol […]

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Daunte Wright Case: Kim Potter found guilty of manslaughter after taser mix-up

A veteran former Minnesota police officer has been found guilty of manslaughter for the fatal shooting of a black motorist in April. Kim Potter, 49, has claimed she mistakenly drew her gun instead of a Taser and killed 20-year old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop. His death occurred at a time of high tensions, […]

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Kim Potter: Ex-Minnesota officer tearfully recounts ‘chaotic’ moment she shot dead black motorist

A former Minnesota police officer has tearfully recounted the “chaotic” moment she shot and killed a black motorist in April. Kim Potter, 49, claims she mistakenly drew her gun instead of her Taser and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright. She now faces two manslaughter charges for his death. Her defence team claims he was resisting arrest. […]

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Minnesota: 13-year-old fatally shoots 5-year-old while filming video for social media

A 5-year-old in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, was shot and killed on Thanksgiving by a 13-year-old who accidentally fired a gun while a group of kids were making a video for social media, according to local police. Brooklyn Park Police responded to a home on Florida Avenue around 10:20pm Thursday in response to reports of a […]

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Rare infectious disease that killed two people traced to aromatherapy room spray

A rare mysterious tropical infection that had sickened people in the states of Minnesota and Kansas, as well as Texas has been traced to an aromatherapy room spray. They all were infected with a bacteria known as Burkholderia pseudomallei, and the disease it causes is called melioidosis, marked by non-specific symptoms such as cough and […]

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5-year-old boy fatally shoots 3-year-old girl in Minnesota

A three-year-old girl was accidentally shot and killed by a five-year-old boy in Minnesota, United States. In a Facebook post, the sheriff says that around Friday 4:00am the department received a report of an accidental shooting at a Bena residence and when deputies got there they learned the boy shot the girl inside the home. […]

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George Floyd Murder: Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22 years and six months in jail

Derek Chauvin, white ex-officer convicted of murdering African-American man George Floyd in Minneapolis in May 2020 was sentenced to 22 years and six months in jail. Mr Floyd, 48, died after Chauvin knelt on his neck for nine minutes. His murder caused global protests against racism and police brutality. Chauvin, 45, was convicted of second-degree […]

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Grand jury indicts four former Minneapolis police officers in George Floyd’s death

A federal grand jury formally accused four former Minneapolis police officers in connection with the death of George Floyd, alleging the officers violated Floyd’s constitutional rights, according to court documents Minnesota court. The indictment says Derek Chauvin who was convicted last month on state murder charges in the Black man’s death, deprived Floyd of the right […]

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Minnesota, United States: Police fatally shoot carjacking suspect near Minneapolis

A man suspected of carjacking was shot by police in Burnsville, Minnesota, on Sunday afternoon, according to the Burnsville Police Department. The suspect, described as a White man in his 20s, initially crashed a vehicle with stolen plates before carjacking a second vehicle at gunpoint, according to police in Burnsville, which is about 16 miles […]

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Minneapolis Police shoot dead 20-year-old Black man after stopping his vehicle for traffic violation

Protests erupted against police when an officer fatally shot a young Black man after stopping his vehicle for a traffic violation on Sunday about 16 km from where George Floyd was killed during an arrest in Minneapolis last May. Angry crowds swelled into the hundreds outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department building on Sunday night, […]

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Man grown 1,065kg pumpkin wins $16,450 in prize money

A man based out of Minnesota cultivated a pumpkin that weighs a massive 1,065 kg and he won a huge amount of money after he took home the first prize in a Northern California pumpkin-growing competition. Mr Gienger won the first prize in the 47th annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon in […]

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19-year-old girl receives Starbucks drink with “ISIS” written on it

A 19-year-old woman in Minnesota received her coffee cup with the word “ISIS” written on it. The Muslim woman identified as Aishah said she was wearing a hijab and face mask when she ordered a beverage at a Target store in St. Paul. “ISIS” – an abbreviation for the Islamic State terrorist group. “The moment […]