Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar announced that Minnesota Attorney General, Keith Ellison, will be increasing Derek Chauvin charges to 2nd degree in George Floyd’s murder and also charging the other 3 officers involved. George Floyd died in police custody on Memorial Day, and a bystander recorded the former video police officer, Derek Chauvin, kneeling on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes. Another video shows Officers Keung and Lane also put their body weight on Floyd during the arrest. Officer Thao stood by with his back turned during the arrest.Chauvin was previously charged with third-degree murder.Floyd’s death has sparked anti-police brutality protests in dozens of major cities. There have been thousands of protestors marching peacefully, unfortunately, some have turned into riots.Ben Crump, an attorney for the Floyd family, released a statement on Twitter following Klobuchar’s announcement.
TEAM Coco’s Jamal John rode a well-calculated race to win the 15th edition of the Victor Macedo Memorial cycle road race yesterday, in a time of three hours, five minutes 11 seconds. The winning time was six minutes faster than last year’s, which was three hours 11 minutes six seconds.After rolling off from Macedo’s residence on Peter Rose Street, Queenstown, Georgetown, and getting the green flag on Homestretch Avenue, John along with Jaikarran Sukhai, Paul Cho-Wee-Nam, Alonzo Ambrose, Michael Anthony, Akeem Wilkinson and Raul Leal broke from the pack and led all the way to Long Creek, Linden/Soesdyke Highway, via the East Bank Demerara carriageway and were never caught again until after turning for home from Long Creek, Linden/Soesdyke Highway.They were eventually caught by Team Evolution’s Orville Hinds near the Umbrella Resort on the Linden Highway.Together, the leading bunch worked in tandem until they reached the final turn at the National Cultural Centre into Homestretch Avenue when Cho-Wee-Nam staged an attack with approximately 500 metres remaining to the finish line, but John was quick to respond followed by Ambrose with the other five cyclists struggling to keep up with the pace.In the end, the inform John won ahead of Ambrose, Hinds, Cho-Wee-Nam, Wilkinson, Leal, Anthony and De Nobrega respectively.Anthony won three of the 10 prime prizes that were up for grabs, while John and Leal won two each. Ambrose, Cho-Wee-Nam and Hinds won one each.In the Junior category, Christopher Cornelius returned three hours 16 minutes 17 seconds in winning his category ahead of Nigel Dugid and Adealie Hodge, respectively.Eon `Dumb Boy’ Jackson won the Veterans’ over 40 years of age category ahead of Amrit sankar, while in the Veterans’ under 45 years category, Jaikarran Sukhai was first. Second place went to Junior Niles, while Warren McKay placed third.Ozia McAullay won the Mountain Bike category ahead of Julio Melville and Jude Bentley in that order.The event was sponsored by Macedo Transportation Services and was organised by the Flying Stars Cycle Club.