Attorney General William Barr holds press conference on George Floyd | USA TODAY

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Attorney General William Barr holds a press conference on the situation in Minnesota following the death of George Floyd in police custody and four days of demonstrations and rioting.

The governor of Minnesota said Saturday he would be "fully mobilizing" the National Guard after overnight protests that he said were no longer about the death of George Floyd but rather an "attack" on civil society by people who were not from the community.

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"The situation in Minnesota is no longer in any way about the murder of George Floyd. It is about attacking civil society, instilling fear and disrupting our great cites," Gov. Tim Walz said in an earlier press conference.

The mayors of the Twin Cities echoed the governor's claim that a majority of protesters were from outside Minnesota but did not immediately provide details.

Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died Monday after a white Minneapolis police officer kept his knee pressed into his neck for more than eight minutes. Across the country, protesters took to the streets for a fourth day to express their anger of his death.

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67 Comments on "Attorney General William Barr holds press conference on George Floyd | USA TODAY"

  1. Pamela Collins | May 30, 2020 at 2:15 PM | Reply

    arrest the others ones that sat there n did nothing to stop the killing

  2. Jennita Foy | May 30, 2020 at 2:28 PM | Reply

    Get it right so this madness can stop listen for once in your life to the people, listen!!!
    All we want is justice. Get it right! Make it right.

    • @American Paisa I never mention profiling

    • @American Paisa NO. If he killed 20 people, they’d have a reason to treat him like that. This was over,a,20 dollar bill . excessive force is not for such an act. Trump incites violence all the time and,you must know it
      He’s been doing it forever

    • @ramona j I was wondering how long it would take before someone got around to blaming Trump, I hope you realize these rioters are all liberals, just like you they blame everything on Trump .
      Now tell me who is doing the destroying

    • American Paisa | May 30, 2020 at 10:46 PM | Reply

      How exactly is looting, burning and vandalizing other people’s property going to bring you justice. All this is doing is enraging people who had nothing to do with the incident in MN. The majority of people out there doing the rioting are black. This gives the cops even more of a reason to profile.

    • @R.C.B. trump is destroying Democracy and OUR REPUBLIC by acting like a,petulant manbaby and being the WORST LEADER we have ever had.

  3. everintransit 42 | May 30, 2020 at 2:29 PM | Reply

    The audio is far too low.

  4. St. Paul Mayor: Everyone Arrested Last Night In His City From Out Of State
    62,625 views•May 30, 2020
    WCCO – CBS Minnesota
    St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter III addresses the state (9:11). WCCO 4 News – May 30, 2020

  5. Seventh Anubis | May 30, 2020 at 2:31 PM | Reply

    I didn’t know that undercover police agent provocateurs were perusing their own agenda or that they were leftists of all things? I was always pretty sure they were on your side and right wing nut jobs…..lol

    • Gregory Carroll | May 30, 2020 at 3:01 PM | Reply

      DEM Gov. DEM ANTIFA MAYOR, Black Police Chief, Knee to neck was approved containment in that department, where is the Right wing person? There are none. George Soros bussed in Antifa…you will see…you are wrong. RED WAVE NOVEMBER

    • Seventh Anubis | May 30, 2020 at 3:10 PM | Reply

      @Gregory Carroll Well, al-Qeada was approved by Jimmy Carter and continued to be used by Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama….. November is a waste of time. That being said, I still love the Diebold ATM, so I don’t have to deal with Karen at the bank anymore. Oddly, it was the black security guard who introduced me to the machine, because he knows and has to work with a whole bunch of Karens.

    • Gregory Carroll | May 30, 2020 at 3:43 PM | Reply

      @Seventh Anubis Regan was forced to have George Bush by the Deep State, all Presidents after were wholly owned by Globalist interests. Even the establishment Republicans woudnt support Trump. Problem is people do not research. Easy to fall for the bs when the only info you are fed is globalist propaganda. msm

  6. boondockpaint | May 30, 2020 at 2:33 PM | Reply

    “Society is a Contract.”
    -Trevor Noah

    • Taylor Craig Newbold | May 30, 2020 at 2:44 PM | Reply

      lmao is that supposed to be somehow profound and revelatory?

    • Taylor Craig Newbold
      Probably equally to anything Trevor Noah has ever spoke

    • Nezbit Odenstien | May 30, 2020 at 3:23 PM | Reply

      @Taylor Craig Newbold Floyd chose to go out by Home invading, armed robbery, drugging, counterfeiting, fighting with police officers. Yes, this is who this is all about. Good. We don’t need people like that in society.

    • @Scott Hill – Trevor Noah may or may not be relevant but SOCIETY IS A CONTRACT.

    • @Taylor Craig Newbold – It IS profound and relelatory. You are obviously uneducated.

      Social Contract Theory
      Social contract theory, nearly as old as philosophy itself, is the view that persons’ moral and/or political obligations are dependent upon a contract or agreement among them to form the society in which they live. Socrates uses something quite like a social contract argument to explain to Crito why he must remain in prison and accept the death penalty. However, social contract theory is rightly associated with modern moral and political theory and is given its first full exposition and defense by Thomas Hobbes. After Hobbes, John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau are the best known proponents of this enormously influential theory, which has been one of the most dominant theories within moral and political theory throughout the history of the modern West. In the twentieth century, moral and political theory regained philosophical momentum as a result of John Rawls’ Kantian version of social contract theory, and was followed by new analyses of the subject by David Gauthier and others. More recently, philosophers from different perspectives have offered new criticisms of social contract theory. In particular, feminists and race-conscious philosophers have argued that social contract theory is at least an incomplete picture of our moral and political lives, and may in fact camouflage some of the ways in which the contract is itself parasitical upon the subjugations of classes of persons.

  7. “Commitment to the rule of law.” 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • Forever Remain Nameless | May 30, 2020 at 2:36 PM | Reply

      The irony 💀🤯😂

    • william carter | May 30, 2020 at 2:57 PM | Reply

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    • The Trump administration makes it’s own rules with no regard for law. It’s not justice it’s Just Us.

  8. Chaz Tupper | May 30, 2020 at 2:35 PM | Reply

    Good people on both sides right?👍

  9. Kathyl Anderson | May 30, 2020 at 2:36 PM | Reply

    3rd degree charges is not good enough he need 1st degree he tortured Mr Floyd because you could hear him talking to him, where are the charges for the other 2 who was on him. It time for this country to be free for all, all races have died for it

  10. Sooo, they’re making driving a long time to go rioting illegal, which was already illegal. Got it.

  11. can hardly hear , fix audio SMH

  12. Matthew Moore | May 30, 2020 at 2:43 PM | Reply

    Add 2nd degree murder because we know he’ll be acquitted of murder 1 and manslaughter is not enough

  13. “Radical” “Leftist” “agenda” sounds like you are making excuses for somethings instead of whats actually is going on.

    • jjosephdubya | May 30, 2020 at 3:13 PM | Reply

      @Johnny Klebitz It’s not a fact and there is no evidence that makes it one.. It’s his speculation and not something he should not even be talking about. This is not a political issue. He’s trying to divert attention from what happened because he knows he’s not going to do a damn thing about it.

    • WHY IS THIS FAT SL0B/CORRUPT SCUMBAG TALKING POLITICS

    • @jjosephdubya gov of Minnesota agrees with him. Guess you lost this one.

    • jjosephdubya | May 30, 2020 at 10:19 PM | Reply

      @Eric O Actually he didn’t agree with him. The governor said they were white supremacists groups. That’s not anyone with a “radical leftist agenda”. So you look like a fool claiming he agrees with Barr.

    • @jjosephdubya nobody knows for sure who they are, but the commonality there that they do agree on are bad actors

  14. Waste of tme

  15. PermaKulHurTur | May 30, 2020 at 2:55 PM | Reply

    Antifa tacticts. Does this FA know what ANTI stands for?

    • Gregory Carroll | May 30, 2020 at 3:05 PM | Reply

      They even copied the Nazi symbols….keep lying to yourself. Your IDEOLOGY DIES NOVEMBER 3

    • Jason Vyzer | May 30, 2020 at 3:11 PM | Reply

      Despite wikipedia’s assertions, Fascism is not exclusive to any political party. It’s the extreme end of any government controlled society. Nazi Germany was a Fascist and Socialist regime. Such a regime would not be possible if Fascism was solely a right wing position.

    • Ohhhh they’re called antifa so that must be exactly what they are. No way in hell they could call themselves anti fascist while simultaneously attempting to terrorize people and install a left wing authoritarian dictstorship.

  16. Rodney Grinnell | May 30, 2020 at 3:00 PM | Reply

    Stealing TVs and burning building don’t have anything to do with what happen!

    • Gregory Carroll | May 30, 2020 at 3:16 PM | Reply

      redpete
      28 minutes ago
      St. Paul Mayor: Everyone Arrested Last Night In His City From Out Of State
      62,625 views•May 30, 2020
      WCCO – CBS Minnesota
      St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter III addresses the state (9:11). WCCO 4 News – May 30, 2020

    • Deborah Murray | May 30, 2020 at 4:25 PM | Reply

      Rodney Grinnell amen

  17. Rioting should be stopped by all legal means every where.

  18. J.X Gonzalez | May 30, 2020 at 3:48 PM | Reply

    HE WILL BE EXPOSED

  19. The mobs are wasting their energy. They need to wait for a verdict. If they acquit, im afraid the city will probably burn.

  20. napha sayachack | May 30, 2020 at 6:57 PM | Reply

    Don’t listen to him 😤 he from KKK JUST LIKE DONNA

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