Thousands of people are back on the streets calling for racial justice and demanding an end to police brutality in the U.S.
Over the weekend, demonstrations that stretched from New York to California were largely peaceful. Protesters want justice following the death of African American George Floyd. Meanwhile, the white police officer accused of killing Floyd, after kneeling on his neck for nearly nine minutes, made a court appearance in Minneapolis Monday. While on Capitol Hill, Democrats knelt in remembrance of Floyd and introduced legislation aimed at police reform.
- Ameshia Cross, Democratic strategist, and commentator for the Sinclair Broadcast Group
- John Burnett, managing director and founder of 1 Empire Group.
- Lara Brown, associate professor and the director of George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management.
- Stephen LeDrew is a lawyer, broadcaster and former politician.
— The Hill (@thehill) June 6, 2020
Some police departments are holding their officers accountable, firing or suspending those accused of excessive force during recent protests.
But one Florida police organization's offer to re-hire officers accused of misconduct has prompted outrage. https://t.co/iUWodOVFdf
— CNN (@CNN) June 8, 2020
A "sacred trust" at stake: Former and current U.S. military leaders break ranks with President Trump over his threat to send in armed forces against U.S. street protests triggered by George Floyd's death. https://t.co/8pOVLgHkeW
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 6, 2020