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Minneapolis officials have removed parts of a memorial and cement barricades at the George Floyd Square, the site where Floyd died in May 2020 after a city police officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes.

City work crews began the process early Thursday morning, in an effort to clear the intersection of Chicago Avenue and 38th Street to help businesses that have blocked off from vehicles and shoppers and in response to crime that has occurred there over roughly the past year.

“Barricades have been removed so that ultimately (the intersection) will be reconnected into the neighborhood and traffic will be able to resume,” city spokeswoman Sarah McKenzie told CNN. “This intersection will never go back to ‘normal.’ This city is really doing everything it can with the community to preserve as many art pieces as possible.”

McKenzie effort was done in coordination with the Agape Movement group.

Minnesota Democratic Gov. Tim Walz said the effort was “community lead.”

Such artifacts as the fist sculpture in the center of the intersection will remain, while other will be put in storage. Some residents reportedly objected the removal of the barricades, setting up makeshift ones, that on Thursday temporarily blocked vehicle traffic again.

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VIDEO: Kim Potter Only sentenced to 16 months in prison for 1st Degree Manslaughter

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Extreme Leniency: Kim Potter was just sentenced to 24 months (2 years) in prison with credit for 8 months time served, meaning her sentence is 16 months.

Judge Regina Chu said that this was the case of a “cop who made a tragic mistake. She drew her firearm thinking it was a Taser and ended up killing a young man.”

The court approved a downward departure from the typical sentence, as Chu said Potter never intended to use her firearm and the scene painted as chaotic. (guy sitting in car)

By Minnesota law, Potter was sentenced only on the higher charge of first-degree manslaughter. The maximum charge is 15 years, but for someone with no criminal history like Potter, guidelines range from between six and eight-and-a-half years.

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Charleston BLM leader sentenced to 18 months in prison over violent rioting and arson

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A Black Lives Matter leader in Charleston, S.C. who rioted multiple times in 2020 has been sentenced this week to 18 months in state prison for setting fire to a police vehicle and battering officers. Abraham Jenkins was also federally sentenced last year to 18 months in federal prison for violent rioting and arson. Many people donated to get him bailed out of jail before he pleaded guilty.

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VIDEO: Colin Kaepernick Compares playing in the NFL with slavery.

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In this Netflix show, Kaepernick fails to mention that all white players go through the same evaluation process.

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