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Stay current with all the latest and breaking news from George Floyd, compare headlines and perspectives between news sources on stories happening today. In total, 403 stories have been published about George Floyd which Ground News has aggregated in the past 3 months.

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How is the media covering George Floyd?

George Floyd often is covered by Left Media sources.
Left: 48%
Center: 27%

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Judge overseeing Chauvin civil rights case accepts plea deal
Black Lives Matter · Washington

Judge overseeing Chauvin civil rights case accepts plea deal

58% Center coverage: 71 sources
Derek Chauvin pleaded guilty Dec. 15 to violating George Floyd's civil rights. Chauvin is already serving a 22 1/2 year sentence for his murder conviction in state court last year. Three other ex-officers were convicted of related federal civil rights charges in February. The presentence investigations for Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng are still underway.See the Story
Police Officer Appeals Murder Conviction for Killing George Floyd
Black Lives Matter · Minneapolis

Police Officer Appeals Murder Conviction for Killing George Floyd

56% Center coverage: 75 sources
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is appealing his murder conviction. Chauvin pinned George Floyd to the ground with his knee on his neck for 9 minutes, 29 seconds. Floyd had been accused of passing a counterfeit $20 bill at a convenience store. Three other fired officers face state trial this summer of violating Floyd's civil rights.See the Story
Former Pentagon chief Mark Esper says Trump wanted to shoot protesters
Black Lives Matter · Washington

Former Pentagon chief Mark Esper says Trump wanted to shoot protesters

57% Left coverage: 30 sources
Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper writes that then-President Donald Trump suggested in a 2020 Oval Office that protesters outside the White House be shot. Esper called the moment "surreal" but said it "wasn't a difficult decision" to reject Trump's idea. Esper’s book had to be cleared by nearly three dozen 4-star generals, senior civilians and some Cabinet members, Axios reports.See the Story

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Black Lives Matter · Minneapolis

Judge resets trial to Oct. 24 for 2 ex-cops in Floyd killing

72% Center coverage: 28 sources
Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng are charged with aiding and abetting murder and manslaughter. Their trial was supposed to start this month, but Judge Peter Cahill postponed it until Jan. 5. The state sought to start it as soon as this summer, while a defense lawyer asked to delay it.See the Story
George Floyd · Minnesota

Federal prosecutors want 25 years for Chauvin for violating George Floyd’s rights

Coverage: 8 sources
Derek Chauvin pleaded guilty in December to depriving George Floyd of his civil rights. Chauvin kneeled on Floyd's back and neck for over nine minutes on May 25, 2020. Floyd's death sparked protests nationwide against police brutality and racial injustice. A sentencing date has not been set.See the Story
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Report: Judge accepts Derek Chauvin plea deal in civil rights case

60% Left coverage: 5 sources
Chauvin pleaded guilty Dec. 15 to violating Floyd's civil rights. He will serve his federal sentence concurrently with his prison time from his state conviction in Floyd's murder. Chauvin on May 25, 2020, kneeled on Floyd's neck for more than 8 minutes, killing him. The incident galvanized the U.S. police reform movement.See the Story
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Prosecutors seek prison for 3 ex-cops in Floyd killing

50% Left coverage: 8 sources
Four former Minneapolis police officers convicted of civil rights violations in George Floyd's killing. Former Officer Thomas Lane should get between 5 1/4 and 6 1/2 years in prison, prosecutors say. Prosecutors say former Officer J. Alexander Kueng deserves a significantly higher sentence. They say they'll seek a similar sentence for former Officer Tou Thao.See the Story
Europe · Glasgow

Sheku Bayoh: Public inquiry launched into death of 'Scotland's George Floyd', who died in police custody

57% Left coverage: 7 sources
A lawyer said Sheku Bayoh was "face down on the ground in less than 50 seconds" and was restrained by up to seven officers. He adds that there were "repeated attempts to criminalise, stereotype and smear" Mr Bayoh. See the Story
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Three Police Officers Indicted in Connection With 2020 Dallas George Floyd Protests

71% Center coverage: 7 sources
A grand jury has indicted two Dallas police officers and a Garland police officer. They are accused of assaulting protesters who were marching in support of George Floyd during the summer of 2020. The Dallas Police Association also held a press conference Friday afternoon, calling the indictments an overstep of judicial power and authority.See the Story
Black Lives Matter · Michigan

Man charged with hate crimes after leaving nooses and racist notes throughout his neighborhood

100% Left coverage: 3 sources
Kenneth Pilon, 61, faces six counts of interfering with federally protected activities for incidents in June and July 2020. Authorities claim Pilon left several nooses and handwritten notes at stores in Saginaw. Pilon is also accused of targeting a Black man and his family after he supposedly saw the man's then-wife wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt.See the Story
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Trump Asked Authorities If They Could Shoot Protesters "in the Legs" During George Floyd Protests

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Former President Donald Trump asked if authorities could shoot protesters "in the legs" during the protests that erupted in 2020 after the brutal police killing of George Floyd.See the Story

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