Headline RoundupMay 27th, 2020

Death of George Floyd Raises Questions About Police Brutality, Racism

Summary from the AllSides News Team

The death of a Minneapolis man Monday following an incident with law enforcement rekindled tension and raised questions about police brutality and racism in policing. 46-year-old George Floyd, a black man, is seen on video repeatedly telling officers that he could not breathe as an officer pinned Floyd's neck to the ground with his knee. Floyd died later Monday night at a nearby medical center; it's unclear exactly what happened before and after the video was taken. All four officers involved have been fired, but no criminal charges have been filed as of Wednesday afternoon. Many voices, particularly left- and center-rated, argue that Floyd's death signifies law enforcement's systemic prejudice against minorities.

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