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At George Floyd Square, hopes for major change in Minneapolis policing fade with the darkness

Posted on AllSides November 3rd, 2021
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Kimberly Wooster gazed sadly into the fire she tended across the street from where police killed George Floyd, processing the reality that voters had rejected a proposal aimed at replacing the city's Police Department.

"I had hope," she said quietly. "I really did."

Hours before, the activists who had helped turn the intersection into an epicenter for the police reform movement warmed burritos in the fire. They discussed how the past 527 days had changed the dialogue on public safety as they awaited results from the polls.

But their hopes...

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