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White House to Host George Floyd’s Family on Anniversary of His Death, but Will Miss Floyd Police Reform Bill Deadline

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This Tuesday will mark the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death. Two things were supposed to happen on or by that date: Floyd’s family was to be hosted at the White House, and a federal police reform bill named for Floyd was supposed to be on President Joe Biden’s desk. Unfortunately, it looks like only one of…

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Say What Now? Black Man Sues Illinois Police After They Mistook His Daughter’s Ashes for Drugs [Photos + Video]

Dartavius Barnes is now suing the police officers who had pulled him over during an alleged “unlawful” traffic stop, accusing them of spilling out his daughter’s ashes out of an urn and onto the ground during an “unlawful search.” via: Revolt According to The Washington Post, on April 6, 2020, Dartavius Barnes was placed in handcuffs and put into a squad car for allegedly speeding and ignoring a stop sign. […]

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