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Derek Chauvin transferred to federal prison in Arizona
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Derek Chauvin transferred to federal prison in Arizona

Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of killing George Floyd, has been transferred to a federal prison in Tucson, Arizona where he will serve the rest of his sentence . Chauvin was moved from a state prison where he was reportedly in solitary confinement to a medium-security prison. RELATED: Derek Chauvin sentenced to 21 years in prison for violating George Floyd’s civil rights Chauvin was sentenced to 22 1/2 years in state prison for the death of Floyd. As part of a plea deal, in which Chauvin was sentenced to 21 years for civil rights violations against Floyd, he will serve the remainder of his sentence in federal prison concurrently with his state sentence. More about Chauvin’s sentence can be found here.
Social media model charged with killing boyfriend — 4 months after his death
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Social media model charged with killing boyfriend — 4 months after his death

An Instagram and OnlyFans model was arrested Wednesday on a murder charge, four months after allegedly fatally stabbing her boyfriend in the chest at their luxury apartment in Miami. Courtney Clenney was taken into custody while at a rehab facility in Hawaii, where she was reportedly receiving treatment for substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder. She was charged with second-degree murder with a deadly weapon in connection with the death of 27-year-old Christian "Toby" Obumseli, reported the Miami Herald. An attorney for the 26-year-old model has reportedly claimed that she acted in self-defense when Obumseil attacked her after stalking her for several weeks. An attorney representing Obumseli’s family reportedly said the announcement of a charge against Clenney was ...
Kidnapped Nigerian priest killed as religious violence surges
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Kidnapped Nigerian priest killed as religious violence surges

One of two priests who were reportedly kidnapped last week has been found dead. Father John Cheitnum was kidnapped from Christ the King Church in Lere, located in central Nigeria, on July 15 along with Father Donatus Suleiman. It is believed Father Cheitnum was killed the same day he was abducted. His body was discovered July 19, according to Catholic News Service. Father Suleiman was reportedly able to successfully flee from his abductors. Father Cheitnum is the fourth Catholic priest killed in Nigeria this year as religious violence continues to spread. Last month, dozens of Nigerians were killed when gunmen shut the door of a church during mass and opened fire. The assailants have not been caught. In May, a Nigerian woman was beaten and set on fire because of “blasphemy.” Christ...
Buffalo Massacre suspect pleads not guilty to federal charges
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Buffalo Massacre suspect pleads not guilty to federal charges

The 19-year-old man accused of killing 10 Black people and injuring three others in May at a grocery story in Buffalo, New York has plead not guilty to federal hate crime charges. Peyton Gendron plead not guilty during an arraignment today. Gendron was indicted last week on 27 charges, including 10 counts of hate crimes resulting in death; three counts of hate crimes involving an attempt to kill others; and one hate crimes count alleging that Gendron attempted to kill additional Black people inside or near Tops grocery store. There are also 13 counts of using, carrying, or discharging a firearm in relation to the hate crimes. Following a grand jury indictment on Thursday, in a statement U.S. Attorney General Merrill Garland said, “The Justice Department fully recognizes the threat tha...
Prosecutors in Mississippi say no plans to pursue Emmett Till accuser
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Prosecutors in Mississippi say no plans to pursue Emmett Till accuser

Prosecutors in Mississippi said there are no plans to pursue charges against the White woman who’s accusation about Emmett Till sparked his brutal death at the hands of two White men in 1955. Last week, the state Attorney General’s office delivered the news that there was no new evidence to reopen the decades-old case, which is why prosecutors were not pursuing the woman who now lives in North Carolina. Emmett Till’s horrific case has found renewed interest after an arrest warrant for his accuser was discovered. The warrant was never served by the sheriff’s department because the deputy reportedly said he didn’t want to bother the woman who had young children at the time. Till’s family members have reportedly said they intend to continue to press authorities to bring the woman to jus...
Exonerated man accused of killing civil rights leader Malcolm X sues NYC for $40 million
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Exonerated man accused of killing civil rights leader Malcolm X sues NYC for $40 million

One of the men who was wrongfully convicted and spent 20 years in prison for the murder of civil rights leader Malcolm X is suing the city of New York for $40 million. Lawyers for Muhammad Aziz filed the complaint on Thursday. Aziz, who is now 84, is suing for the denial of his due process rights, malicious prosecution, and negligence by law enforcement. Malcolm X was murdered in 1965. Three men were accused of the crime. Aziz was arrested in 1965 along with Khalil Islam. More than 55 years after Malcolm X was assassinated, Aziz was cleared of the murder last year. Authorities discovered many flaws in the case against him and at least one other man accused of killing the civil rights leader. Islam served 22 years in prison and died in 2009. He was posthumously cleared of wrongdoin...
Derek Chauvin sentenced to 21 years in prison for violating George Floyd’s civil rights
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Derek Chauvin sentenced to 21 years in prison for violating George Floyd’s civil rights

The former Minneapolis police officer who was convicted of the second-degree and third-degree murder of George Floyd was sentenced to an additional 21 years in prison today for violating the man’s civil rights. A federal judge sentenced Derek Chauvin who will serve the sentence a federal prison. In December, Chauvin plead guilty to violating Floyd’s civil rights. It was also the first time he admitted he kept his knee on Floyd’s neck resulting in his death. Chauvin is currently serving a 22-year sentence after his murder conviction, which he is currently appealing. He will serve his federal sentence concurrently with the state sentence. More about today’s sentencing can be found here. Opinion: With “good behavior” he could be out much sooner than he should be. A 22 year sentence ...
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Mexican official says string of Haitian murders not hate crimes; Community leaders say racism a systemic issue

An immigration official for Mexico reportedly said the recent violent deaths of Haitian migrants were not hate crimes but random criminal acts happening throughout the country. The statements come on the heels of questions and concerns in the Haitian community, many of whom have been in Tijuana and other parts of Mexico hoping for asylum in the U.S. The official reportedly said in part that Haitian immigrants have been welcome to Mexico because they are “hardworking.” Haitian community leaders in Mexico have said racism is a systemic issue in the country. Haitians have taken jobs when possible as they wait for possible entry into the United States. More than half of the Haitian migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. were denied entry. Thousands were turned away last year. Statistics sh...
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Black man accused of attacking Sikh men killed on streets of NY

A Black man accused of attacking three men in New York City who are Sikh has been killed. Authorities said on Thursday the 19-year-old suspect was stabbed to death in Brooklyn after a dispute with another person. In the first attack in April, the suspect was accused of punching the first victim, a 70-year-old man, in the nose without saying anything. Authorities arrested the suspect a couple of weeks later. He was also arrested that same day for an attack he was accused of carrying out the with the help of another person, beating two Sikh men with sticks, stealing cash and removing their turbans. The first victim was reportedly visiting America on a visa. He has since returned to India. It’s unclear why the suspect was released from custody. More about the heinous attacks can be foun...
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Police ask for help finding killer of Black transgender woman in Milwaukee

Authorities in Milwaukee, Minnesota are asking for the public’s help locating the person or people responsible for killing a young Black transgender woman. The woman was killed after someone shot at her on a street earlier this month and police are asking for leads. The victim’s mother reportedly believes she was targeted because her daughter was transgender. Authorities said they cannot comment on if the woman was killed because she was transgender due to limited information. It is not clear if authorities are exploring the homicide as a potential hate crime. A $2,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to an arrest. More about the woman’s murder investigation can be found here. Opinion: Transgender women are too often the targets of violent crimes, especially Blac...