TINLEY PARK, IL — A man faces several charges after police said he battered a woman and his infant child inside the Super Target store in Tinley Park before fleeing police. Dwyane Johnson, 31, of Maywood was charged with aggravated battery to a child, endangering the life or health of a child, domestic battery, criminal damage to property and two counts of fleeing and eluding police after turning himself in to Tinley Park police, authorities have said. Both the woman and child suffered non-life threatening injuries as a result of the battery, police said. … [Read more...] about Baby, Woman Battered Inside Target; Man Charged: Police
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A looter uses a claw hammer as he tries to break in to a cash register at a Target store in Minneapolis on Wednesday. Rioters ignited fires and looted stores all over the city, as peaceful protests turned increasingly violent in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP) … [Read more...] about Twin Cities simmer as rioters ignore curfews imposed to prevent destruction
Businesses across the Twin Cities region boarded up in an effort to prevent vandalism and looting. Looters were spotted at a Target store Wednesday trying to break into cash registers. The retail giant, which is headquartered in Minneapolis, announced it will temporarily close two dozens stores in the region. … [Read more...] about Twin Cities rioting continues as Minnesota governor claims Guard, police responding
The store’s owner, Mahmod Abumayaleh, told WCCO one of his employees called 911 on Floyd because he bought a pack of cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill. The owner says he confronted Floyd, who was sitting in his car outside. He says Floyd apologized and gave back the cigarettes. Abumayaleh said Floyd appeared to be intoxicated and seemed somewhat out of control. He says he wants justice for Floyd, and has offered to pay his funeral expenses. … [Read more...] about Unrest After George Floyd’s Death: Violence Spans Twin Cities, 3rd Precinct Overtaken & Burned, CNN Reporter Arrested
Shocking footage showed flames billowing out of the Minneapolis Third Police Precinct Thursday night just hours after prosecutors warned Thursday there is 'evidence that does not support criminal charges' in the case of four cops accused of killing Floyd, sparking fears that the police officers will continue to walk free. … [Read more...] about George Floyd and cop who knelt on his neck before his death worked TOGETHER at the same Minneapolis club just months earlier
Minneapolis mayor declares a state of emergency as rioting breaks out for the third night while NYPD cops brawl with protesters in the Big Apple and shots are fired in Denver Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has declared a state of emergency as rioting breaks out for the third night in the city while protests over Floyd's death spread across America. … [Read more...] about Black man reveals he spent four days in hospital after cop involved in death of George Floyd ‘punched and kicked him until his teeth broke’ and was paid $25,000 in damages
Where in Minneapolis was George Floyd killed? Floyd was arrested for allegedly trying to use forged documents at a local deli in the southern part of the city. … [Read more...] about Why are there riots and looters in Minneapolis?
At a briefing Thursday, Frey, the Minneapolis mayor, once again decried Floyd’s death, calling for the officer who knelt on him to be charged. Frey appealed for calm, tweeting: “Please, Minneapolis, we cannot let tragedy beget more tragedy.” … [Read more...] about George Floyd death: Protesters set police station on fire; National Guard called in
The death came amid outrage over the death of Ahmaud Arbery, who was fatally shot Feb. 23 in Georgia after a white father and son pursued the 25-year-old black man they had spotted running in their subdivision. More than two months passed before charges were brought. Crump also represents Arbery’s father. … [Read more...] about Minneapolis mayor: Officer who put knee on man’s neck should be charged
Pakistani actor Uzma Khan assaulted in viral video This story reads like a terrifying soap opera: three women and an entourage of 12 gunmen reportedly entered Khan’s house in Lahore, smashed her stuff, and assaulted her and her sister. Apparently they were angry Khan had had an affair with one of their husbands. Affairs, you know, are always the woman’s fault! The incident was filmed and went viral. Two of the women involved in the attack on the famous actor are apparently the daughters of a powerful Pakistani property magnate, Malik Riaz (not the husband in question), which may be why much of the country’s media has been rather quiet about this. … [Read more...] about If violence isn’t the way to end racism in America, then what is?