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Tyre Nichols’ death was sickening. Yet not enough in Memphis has changed.

Posted on AllSides January 11th, 2024
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The whole country was horrified last year when five Memphis police officers were seen viciously beating Tyre Nichols, a 29-year old Black motorist who’d run from them on foot. Nichols died three days later, on Jan. 10, 2023, and the officers on tape were fired and charged with murder. Those steps in the right direction followed fierce activism and organizing in Memphis and across the country. The Department of Justice announced a pattern-or-practice investigation against the Memphis Police Department. But, beyond those initial steps, not enough has changed in the year since Nichols was beaten.

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