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The Day Before Derek Chauvin’s Conviction Was Announced, a Judge Denied Walter Scott’s Killer’s Request to Be Set Free

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On Tuesday, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd. It was a small victory. It was justice, I guess. It was, for the most part, a single instance of the kind of accountability that desperately needs to be normalized.

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‘I Hope There Will Be Change’: Students Across Minnesota Staged Walkout to Protest Police Violence and Racial Injustice

I can’t imagine how hard it must be for Black students trying to navigate today’s world. If they’re not worrying about getting shot up at school, then they’re worrying about a cop shooting them on the way home. Considering all that Minneapolis has gone through with regards to police violence over the last 11 months,…Read more...

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