From Rodney King to George Floyd: Inside 30 Years of America's Police Violence | NYT
NYT, 20 Apr 2021
The trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer seen on video kneeling on George Floyd’s neck last May, is at the center of a national reckoning with race and policing. But this is nothing new. In recent decades, several high-profile cases with videos showing officer-involved deaths of Black men and women set off cycles of protests and consciousness. Ultimately, they have left families of the victims unsatisfied, and still searching for justice. To better understand this, we watched the trial with three families who have been at the center of previous national upheavals to see this moment in history through their eyes.
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