The trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting in the death of George Floyd will be pushed back to March 2022.
In his ruling, Judge Peter Cahill found that Derek Chauvin abused his authority as a police officer when he restrained George Floyd last year, and that he treated Floyd with particular cruelty.
Nigerian preacher David Oyedepo claimed during a church service that Covid-19 vaccines are effectively death warrants, stating that the jabs were not tested before they were distributed globally. He also told followers that the shots are mandatory in
The senator makes provocative but scientifically unproven claims about the risks of getting a covid vaccine.
One prosecutor filed notice that she’ll also seek hate crime charges.
A Fulton County grand jury indicted Robert Aaron Long, 22, in the March 16 slayings.
An Instagram post claimed that “the death rate for fully vaccinated people is significantly higher than non-vaccinated (people).” The post featured a screenshot of a tweet by Chuck Callesto, a former candidate for Florida’s 3rd congre
REVIEW The COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing massive COVID-19 vaccination campaign led to the rollout of an important epidemiological and clinical surveillance. As of 7 May 2021, almost 600,000 persons died from COVID-19 in the U.S. and almost 100 m
Did a surgeon from Ohio die shortly after receiving the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine? There is no evidence that Dr. Thomas Lee Flanigan's death on April 27, 2021, was related to the COVID-19 vaccine he had received 12 weeks earlier
Three of the four officers, including Derek Chauvin, are charged with violating George Floyd’s right to be free from unreasonable seizure and excessive force.
SciCheck Digest A tweet that migrated across social media platforms falsely suggests that any deaths in the 20 days following positive COVID-19 tests are to be attributed to the disease, “no matter what other factors were involved.” There i
A total of 3,780 COVID-19 deaths were recorded in India on May 4, 2021. This is the highest number of recorded deaths in a single day in the country.
Did "The Simpsons" television show predict several future events including George Floyd's death, the Notre Dame cathedral fire, Donald Trump touching an orb and others? No, that's not true. A video containing clips of events that the FOX
Did a federal agency document 3,848 deaths due to COVID-19 vaccinations? No, that's not true: The claim exploits the government's rough list of unverified reports collected by the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). Anyone can
UNICEF estimated 228,000 deaths among South Asian children in 2020 due to cuts in the availability and use of public health services, not lockdowns.
If you die within 20 days of testing positive for COVID-19 are you therefore added to the pandemic's death toll? No, that's not true: The claim was made with no offer of proof and in apparent ignorance of the systems by which cause of dea
Although the official record shows that there were no deaths on May 2, the figures could represent a lag or undercount due to weekend reporting.
The actress faced criticism and ridicule after an unusual condolence message posted in 2018.
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Russia’s state statistical service did not provide an explanation for the sharply higher death toll, but critics have suggested that Russian officials underplay the severity of the pandemic in the country.
Did the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show the death rate for people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is higher than the death rate for those who are not vaccinated? No, that's not true: While some of the data cited wi
The family of an unarmed 26-year-old San Francisco Bay Area man is struggling to understand how a minor confrontation with police led to his death on the same day a jury in Minneapolis began considering similar circumstances in the George Floyd case.
Multiple images posted on Instagram claim rapper DMX received a Covid-19 vaccine days before a heart attack before he died aged 50 on 9 April 2021. This claim was first shared by American gossip website MTO News. The same story was reported by a number
The Justice Department brought federal hate crimes charges in the death of Ahmaud Arbery, charging a father and son who armed themselves, chased and fatally shot the 25-year-old Black man after spotting him running in their Georgia neighborhood.
The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation released a statement on April 23 in response to the death of Ma’Khia Bryant. The website states: “Ma’Khia Bryant called the police for help. Columbus police officer Nicholas Reardon sho
The FBI launched a civil rights probe into the death of Andrew Brown Jr., a Black man killed by deputies in North Carolina.
She was shot to death by police during a raid at her home.
A post on Facebook has claimed that: “In Oxford, researchers have started testing the AstraZeneca vaccine in children…Those experiments with children have now stopped. There have been severe side effects...such as SIDS...Some children have
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times on Facebook and Twitter alongside a claim it shows crowds of Indian Muslims gathered during Ramadan in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad. The posts circulated online as India endured a huge
Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, will be sentenced in June.
Multiple social media posts have shared a claim that death row inmates in Indonesia are individually responsible for paying around 200 million rupiah ($13,700) to cover the expenses of their own executions. This claim is false: the expenses are covere
Did Derek Chauvin's attorney say that "space aliens" flew in, inhabited Chauvin's body and caused George Floyd's death? Yes, but the meaning is lost without the full context of the statement. Defense attorney Eric Nelson mentioned space a
Many killings by police involve a decision to shoot in a heated moment and are notoriously difficult to prosecute even when they spark grief and outrage.
A statement was posted on her Twitter account on her 95th birthday which she personally signed as Elizabeth R.
Black Americans from Missouri to Florida to Minnesota cheered, marched, hugged, waved signs and sang jubilantly in the streets.
Social media posts claim there have been 3,005 “Covid vaccine deaths” since December 1, 2020. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it has received that many reports of deaths among people who took a Covid-19 vaccine, but fou
Are COVID-19 death totals off by nearly 25%? No, there's no evidence that's true. A post making the claim provided no sourcing except to urge users to check out a news website. Lead Stories found nothing on that site to back up the claim.
Facebook and YouTube posts circulating in the Philippines claim CCTV footage shows a village official being shot dead after she made controversial comments about essential food products during lockdown. The claim is false: the video shared in the
Did deaths in 2020 caused by foreign objects placed in the rectum surpass total deaths from "AR" (Armalite Rifle) fire in the last five years? No, that claim cannot be supported with available data: As of April 16, 2021, there is no publi
A video spreading on Instagram claims to show evidence of the government saying that the third wave of deaths during the pandemic will come from vaccines. The person recording the video can be heard saying: “People need to read this: ‘The r