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Newly Released Bodycam Footage Reveals Minneapolis Police Officers Talking About ‘Hunting’ People During George Floyd Murder Protests 

In many ways, the events that took place over the summer of 2020 following the death of George Floyd continue to become even more disturbing as we learn increasingly more about them. The latest highly unsettling discovery from that time: some police officers in Minneapolis routinely spoke about “hunting” people…

Darnella Frazier

Darnella Frazier, Teen Who Recorded George Floyd’s Murder, Awarded Honorary Pulitzer Prize

The cellphone recording of George Floyd’s murder has not only been viewed around the world tens of thousands of times, but it also helped reignite a new wave of the Black Civil Rights Movement in the U.S., renewing calls for improved social justice and police reform across the country. And…

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Darnella Frazier, Teen Who Filmed George Floyd’s Murder, Releases Heartfelt Tribute In His Memory

Following the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death earlier this week, Darnella Frazier, the 17-year-old who filmed his murder, has released a heartfelt tribute in his memory. When Minneapolis police were apprehending Floyd, Frazier just happened to be walking by the scene with her nine-year-old cousin. As Floyd’s arrest began,…

Attorney General Merrick Garland

Department of Justice Launches Investigation of Minneapolis Police Department Following Derek Chauvin Conviction

One day after the conviction of Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd, Attorney General Merrick Garland has announced that the U.S. Justice Department would now be launching a full investigation of the Minneapolis Police Department, looking into possible patterns of discrimination and use of excessive force among officers…

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Derek Chauvin Found Guilty of Murdering George Floyd; President Biden Says Even More Must Be Done to Fight Systemic Racism in the US

Following global protests that drove millions out into the streets over the past year, and thanks in part to an excruciating cell phone recording of his murder that has played on a seemingly never-ending loop on many news networks, justice for George Floyd has finally been served. After just 10…

Vice President Kamala Harris

Following Derek Chauvin’s Guilty Verdict, Nation’s Top Black Women Political Leaders Push for Passage of ‘George Floyd Justice in Policing Act’

Following the justified and widely-celebrated guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd, Black congressional leaders, including Representatives Joyce Beatty of Ohio, Karen Bass of California, Cori Bush of Missouri and Vice President Kamala Harris, renewed calls to further honor Floyd by pushing forward with the passage…

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Police Officer Who Killed Michael Brown Won’t Face Charges

Darren Wilson, the former officer in Ferguson, Missouri, who, in 2014 fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager, will not face any charges, the Washington Post reports. St. Louis County’s top prosecutor, Wesley Bell, said at a news conference on Thursday that his office investigated the case, including witness statements, forensic…