Protestors Take Over Police Station And Set It On Fire In Response To The Killing Of George Floyd

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“Being black in America should not be a death sentence, “Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey wrote on Facebook. “Say his name.” “I can’t breathe.” “Black Lives Matter” were some of what was shouted by protesters wondering what it takes for charges to be filed against the four police officers who killed an unarmed, handcuffed black man. Another black life lost on Livestream at the hands of law enforcement. As I was finishing up the first draft of my book, perhaps one of the most egregious examples of how little Black Lives are not valued, took place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 25, 2020. While the actions that took place that day, did not surprise me, I found myself outraged seeing another Black life lost on Livestream. As if I needed another death to make my case, the summary execution of George Floyd is the greatest example of the deadly consequences of being black in America. What transpired the following days were years of built up anger and sadness from a community who lost all hope in the system to do the right thing. From NYC to Los Angeles, Memphis, Chicago, Albuquerque, Columbus, Ohio, St. Paul and Minneapolis, protesters were expressing their frustrations and [...]