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A security guard's job

Long long ago I worked security at a hospital. We had strict instructions that unless one of the parties with a hospital patient, we were not to intervene in any incident. We were to call the police and be witnesses.

If we chose to intervene in something between non-patients, we would be fired and be on our own for any legal or civil repercussions.

I can understand why the security guard who saw the attack in New York took no action, he likely is under similar if not stricter conditions. It has been reported he called the police. I did not see that on video, but he may have radioed a dispatcher who called.

That does not explain however why he did not render aid after the attack was over.

'Enough is enough': Law enforcement partners announce plan to reopen George Floyd Square

'Enough is enough': Law enforcement partners announce plan to reopen George Floyd Square

Wednesday afternoon, law enforcement leaders from local and federal departments came together to announce a new plan to reopen George Floyd Square in Minneapolis and hold those who are committing violence accountable.

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo recognized it's an important area for many people but acknowledged that violence there has gotten out of hand, calling it "staggering and unacceptable."

Arradondo, along with the U.S. Attorney's Office, Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, FBI Minneapolis Field Office and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said the focus will now shift to restoring order in the area.

"I'm putting them on notice, enough is enough. Our community will not tolerate this anymore," Arradondo said when asked about those contributing to the violence.

Law enforcement taking point on this will go over like a fart in church... doing it during the trial will be like a flamethrower in a dynamite factory.

Derek Chauvin's defense asks to delay and move trial in light of Minneapolis settlement...

Derek Chauvin's defense asks to delay and move trial in light of Minneapolis settlement with George Floyd's family

Derek Chauvin's defense attorney Eric Nelson asked the court Monday to delay Chauvin's criminal trial and move the venue in the wake of a $27 million civil settlement between Minneapolis and George Floyd's family.

In a hearing Monday, Nelson said he is "gravely concerned" by the announcement, calling it "incredibly prejudicial."

"It's amazing to me, they had a press conference on Friday, where the mayor of Minneapolis is on stage with city council, and they're using very, what I would say, very well-designed terminology. 'The unanimous decision of the city council,' for example. It just goes straight to the heart of the dangers of pretrial publicity in this case," Nelson said.

Nelson said the court should "strongly consider" their request to delay the trial and move it outside of Hennepin County. He also asked for extra peremptory strikes and re-questioning of jurors who had been selected.

I had questioned the announcement and timing on Friday if it would have an effect on the trial. The answer seems to be yes.
It appears the judge is saying no to moving venue but will consider delaying the trial. Also one potential juror has been dismissed has been dismissed because of her reaction to hearing about the settlement. The jurors who have already been selected will be called back for further questioning.

Minneapolis City Council approves $27M settlement in George Floyd family lawsuit

Minneapolis City Council approves $27M settlement in George Floyd family lawsuit

The city of Minneapolis on Friday agreed to pay $27 million to settle a civil lawsuit from George Floyd's family over the Black man's death in police custody, even as jury selection continued in a former officer's murder trial.

The Minneapolis City Council emerged from a closed session to announce the record settlement, which includes $500,000 for the neighborhood where Floyd was arrested. Floyd family attorney Ben Crump called a news conference for 1 p.m. that was to include family members.

Crump, in a prepared statement, said it was the largest pretrial civil rights settlement ever, and "sends a powerful message that Black lives do matter and police brutality against people of color must end."

Floyd was declared dead on May 25 after Derek Chauvin, a former officer who is white, pressed his knee against his neck for about nine minutes. Floyd's death sparked sometimes violent protests in Minneapolis and beyond and led to a national reckoning on racial justice.

Will the defense argue this settlement prejudices the trial?
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