Black Lives Matter here and everywhere

By Katie Peters, Claire Crittendon & Meghan CarrollEditors-in-Chief & News Editor

A Black Lives Matter sign sits in an Auburndale resident’s front yard. Photo by Katie Peters

On May 25, the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd at the hands of then-police officer Derek Chauvin set off nationwide protests, bringing to light racial in- justice and police brutality that Black Americans face. Black Lives Matter (BLM) was established in 2013 following the deaths of two Black men killed by police, Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

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A knee used for vanquish

By Ruth Kehinde– Digital Editor

Protestors pushing against the knee of former officer, Derek Chauvin, implanting their role in providing justice for George Floyd. With permission of Illustrator Andrew Dat Tran.

There have been many occurrences of police brutality in the United States of America, having the outlook of justice seem as if it has ceased to exist. Police brutality is being exposed more and more over the past couple years, with the influx of people recording these actions. This act was witnessed yet again with a 46-year-old black man named George Floyd, who was murdered after police were called for an act of alleged forgery in a store called Cup Foods in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25. 

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