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Homeless man freezes to death at Ohio bus stop during Christmas holiday

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A homeless man from Cincinnati, Ohio was found frozen to death at a bus stop early in the morning on December 26.

Local news station KGUN 9 reports that Ken Martin, a homeless man who had struggled with addiction and who volunteered for local homeless assistance organization Maslow’s Army, was found dead at 5:45 a.m. on December 26.

Cincinnati Police Sgt. Eric Franz said that Martin was “determined to have died from unknown cause and there was nothing suspicious at the scene.”

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Sam and Susan Landis, the co-founders of Maslow’s Army, mourned Martin’s loss in a Facebook post where called him a “family member” and lamented his “senseless death.”

Maslow’s Army has also been lobbying the Cincinnati city government to fund a 24-hour shelter for homeless people in the city that they can use whenever temperatures grow cold.

Cincinnati City Councilman Chris Seelbach similarly lamented Martin’s death, and said that the city “must do better” to provide critical resources to the homeless during cold winters.


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Chicago Police Board president files complaint alleging he was struck 5 times by cops at George Floyd protest

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On Friday, WTTW reported that Ghian Foreman, the president of the Chicago Police Board, has filed a complaint alleging he was beaten in the legs five times by police officers at a protest against the killing of George Floyd last Sunday.

The Chicago Police Board is an independent civilian commission that has power over police disciplinary cases.

"Foreman filed a complaint with the Citizens Office of Police Accountability alleging that he was struck by at least one officer during a protest sparked by the death of George Floyd in the custody of Minneapolis police, said Ephraim Eaddy, a spokesperson for the agency," said the report. "Foreman’s complaint, which identifies the officer Foreman said struck him, is one of 344 complaints of police misconduct filed with COPA between midnight May 29 and 7 a.m. Friday, Eaddy said. The complaint itself is confidential."

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Derek Chauvin accused of illegally voting in Florida — where he was allegedly registered as a Republican

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Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin has been accused of committing felony voter fraud in Florida.

Dan Helm, a candidate for Supervisor of Elections in Pinellas County, sent a letter to the State Attorney of Orange County outlining the allegations.

"I write to inform you that, Derek Chauvin, the police officer who killed George Floyd in Minnesota, voted in Orange County Floriday in 2016 and 2018 as a registered Republican," Helm wrote to Aramis Ayala.

He said he discovered the information in the voter file.

"While living in Minnesota, working there, paying taxes there, Derek Chauvin cannot claim residency in Orange County. His home, residency and where he intends to live is in Minnesota, not Florida," he charged. "This is a violation of our election laws, specifically Fla. Stat. 104.011 (2)."

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Justin Trudeau dons mask to attend anti-racism protests — and takes a knee in solidarity

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While President Donald Trump refuses to wear a coronavirus mask and demanded "no kneeling" on Friday, there was a far different scene developing in Canada.

"Prime Minister Justin Trudeau knelt on the ground as part of a crowd gathered on Parliament Hill Friday afternoon, in solidarity with anti-racism demonstrators protesting police killings of Black people," CTV News reported Friday. "The demonstration is one of multiple events in Canada, following days of demonstrations against racism and police brutality in numerous American cities."

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