Derek Chauvin, 44, the officer filmed kneeling George Floyd’s neck for eight minutes, is a 19-year veteran of the force. Chauvin was involved in a fatal police shooting and one of the other fired officers paid a $25K settlement after being sued for using excessive force in arrest where he punched and kicked a handcuffed suspect. Derek Chauvin was investigated in 2006 over a fatal police shooting and again in 2008 and 2011 for two more shootings. A second officer involved in Monday’s arrest, Tou Thao, was sued in 2017 for using excessive force. The lawsuit, accuses him of punching and kicking a handcuffed suspect. George Floyd died Monday in police custody, hours after footage showed cop Chauvin knelt on him for eight minutes during the forgery arrest in Minneapolis; all four officers involved in Monday’s incident were fired. The remaining two officers have also been named as Thomas Lane and J Alexander Kueng, both are rookie cops still in their probationary periods.
Joe Burrow (also know as Joseph Lee Burrow), was born 10 December 1996. Parents are Robin and Jimmy Burrow. His dad, along with his two older brothers, Jamie and Dan, all played football at Nebraska. The Cincinnati Bengals selected former Louisiana State University quarterback Joe Burrow with the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, which was held virtually for the first time ever. Here’s Joe Burrow Biography and Profile.
“Jeff Okudah is going to be a star at the NFL level — there’s no coverage he can’t play, no role he can’t fill in the secondary. Okudah pairs prototypical size with trust in his technique and dynamic movement skills and should be a lockdown cornerback at the NFL level in just about any system. This is a top of the 1st-round caliber player that will excel in man or zone and can be used to mirror and erase the opposition’s best receiver in the NFL. A future Pro Bowl and All-Pro player,” Crabb said.
Born Albuquerque, New Mexico, NM, United States, Multi-faceted rapper, writer, youth advocate, MC/touring artist-educator/producer and renowned lyricist, Christopher Mike-Bidtah, aka Def-i, has taken his music as far as Eminem’s XM Radio program, NPR, the BBC and beyond. He helped raise over $1 million for the legal funds of Standing Rock Water Protectors, and is a dedicated environmental activist himself. Here’s Def-i Biography and Profile.
Candi Staton (Canzata Maria Staton), born 13 March 1940, an American singer–songwriter, best known in the United States for her 1970 remake of Tammy Wynette’s “Stand By Your Man” and her 1976 disco chart-topper “Young Hearts Run Free”.
Candi Staton: “I am so blessed and thankful. There are so many of my peers that are not here to see something like this happen to them.” Here’s Candi Station Biography and Profile.
Marielle Franco, human rights activist, was born July 27, 1979. She was assassinated 14 March 2018.
“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her chains are very different from my own,” Marielle Franco said to the mixed crowd of activists fighting to build a better life in the South American country.
Here’s Marielle Franco Biography and Profile.
Kaitlin Bennett, born 15 October 1995, is an American gun rights advocate, anti-abortion activist, and social media personality. Kaitlin Bennett doesn’t support any form of gun regulation. “A lot of millennial gun control advocates come from a place of emotion,” Bennett said. “They want people to stop dying from guns, and I agree with that. However, they just let their emotions override their logic.” Here’s Kaitlin Bennett Biography and Profile.