Juneteenth celebrates the freedom of the last enslaved people in America. Many could argue however, legislative practices and policies such as redlining, urban renewal, and redistricting overshadow this landmark celebration.
On May 25th, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a local law enforcement officer killed an unarmed Black man, George Floyd, during an arrest for using a counterfeit twenty dollar bill. Officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into Flyod's neck, while laying breathless on the pavement pleading "I Can't Breathe", for nearly nine minutes, while officers Alexander Keung, Thomas Lane, and Tou Thao, aided the murder.
"George Floyd: What We Know about the Officers Charged over His Death." BBC, 8
June 2020, www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52969205.
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