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George Floyd’s brother speaks to Congress

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/10/20, 05:06 pm

WASHINGTON—As Congress considers the Justice in Policing Act, which would make sweeping changes to police prosecution and accountability, Philonise Floyd pleaded with them to “stop the pain.” Floyd, whose brother George died in police custody on May 25 in Minneapolis, testified along with other African Americans before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. “Be the leaders that this country, this world, needs,” he said. “Do the right thing.”

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The road to Utopia

Race Issues | Rioting in the streets is completely logical, but not for the reasons pundits think
by Lynn Vincent
Posted 6/10/20, 02:12 pm

When I was a young teen, my mother tried to strangle me on a Hawaiian beach where we were homeless and living in tents. I had spent much of my childhood in the islands. I was in the minority, a “haole” (white) girl growing up in a liberal (if violent and dysfunctional) family and raised to appreciate the diversity of races amid the predominantly Asian and Pacific Islander culture. When I ran away to escape my mother, my grandmother took me in. She lived in Alabama.

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George Floyd buried in Houston

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/09/20, 05:52 pm

In the video that sparked protests around the world, George Floyd could be heard crying for his mother as a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck shortly before his death on May 25. Floyd was buried next to her in Houston on Tuesday after a private funeral ceremony.

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