Source: APThe arrest of Chauvin came as it was revealed the incident was not the first time he was connected with the death of a black man.He was reportedly involved in three police deaths throughout his 19 year career as an officer, and was the subject of several complaints over his conduct none of which resulted in disciplinary action.A lawyer for Mr Floyd’s family welcomed the arrest, but said he expected a more serious murder charge and wanted the other officers arrested.On Monday, police were trying to put Mr Floyd in a squad car when he stiffened and fell to the ground, saying he was claustrophobic, a criminal complaint said.An undated handout photo of George Floyd. Source: Christopher Harris via APChauvin and Officer Tou Thoa arrived and tried several times to get the struggling Floyd into the car.At one point, Chauvin pulled Mr Floyd out of the car’s passenger side, and Floyd, who was handcuffed, went to the ground face down.When Officer Lane asked if Mr Floyd should be rolled onto his side, Chauvin said, “No, staying put is where we got him.” Officer Lane said he was “worried about excited delirium or whatever”.A video of the Minneapolis police officer kneeling on Mr Floyd’s neck has sparked widespread outrage. Source: Darnella Frazier via AP..
UPDATE 4:30pm: District 4 Council Member Greg Casar cited as the responding “Contestee” in Pressley’s election contest filed with the Travis County district court, issued the following statement this afternoon in response to the filing: “Since taking office earlier this month, I’ve been focused on the issues that District 4 voters elected me to work on: creating good job opportunities, addressing our cost of living, investing in education and literacy, and finding solutions to our traffic and public safety issues. Yesterday, I was proud to collaborate with my Council colleagues in creating a historic new Council committee structure that will improve public participation in local government. She is asking the court either to determine revised results or “order a new election that fully complies with the Texas Election Code and the Secretary of State election procedures.”.
Midland took their name from a Dwight Yoakam song (“Fair to Midland”), and they nod to the neo traditionalist once again in the title of a new acoustic EP. Guitars, Couches, Etc., Etc., an allusion to Yoakam’s 1986 album Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc. Etc, features bare bones renditions of some of the country trio’s songs.Hits like “Drinkin’ Problem,” “Burn Out,” and “Cheatin’ Songs” get the stripped down treatment, along with the early fan favorite “Fourteen Gears” and the Let It Roll standout “Fast Hearts and Slow Towns.” Band members Mark Wystrach, Cameron Duddy, and Jess Carson recorded the songs remotely during quarantine, and Duddy painted the EP’s cover art.More from Rolling StoneMike and the Moonpies Cover Gary Stewart on New Album, ‘Touch of You’Midland Talk ‘Tiger King,’ Texas on Chris Shiflett PodcastWatch Midland Sing Joe Exotic’s ‘I Saw a Tiger’ From ‘Tiger King’Midland have been active online since the live music industry ground to a halt, with the members offering tours of their homes, fielding questions from fans, and playing songs.