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Consider This from NPR : NPR

People pays their respects to George Floyd in the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue on May 25 in Minneapolis.

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People pays their respects to George Floyd in the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue on May 25 in Minneapolis.

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After his death on May 25, 2020, George Floyd became the face of a movement against police violence. But attorney Andrea Ritchie says, in some ways, the prosecution and conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin created a false sense of progress in that movement. Ritchie focuses on police misconduct and is the author of the book, Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women And Women Of Color.

Bowling Green State University criminologist Phillip Stinson explains why so few police officers are prosecuted and convicted for murder. Stinson maintains the Henry A. Wallace Police Crime Database.

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This episode was produced by Brent Baughman, Brianna Scott and Lee Hale. It was edited by Sami Yenigun and Patrick Jarenwattananon with help from Wynne Davis and Acacia Squires. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.

Source: U.S. News and National Top Stories : NPR

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