After the murder of George Floyd, Minneapolis leaders pledged to dismantle the city's police department. Residents disagree on what that should look like.
"It's important to acknowledge how far we've come. Those who raised their voices to demand justice for George Floyd need to know that their activism made a difference," the family said.
She said in a victim impact video played in court that when she is someday reunited with her father, she wants to "play with him, have fun. Go on a plane ride. And that's it."
Chauvin "treated Mr. Floyd without respect and denied him the dignity owed to all human beings," wrote Judge Peter Cahill, adding an additional 10 years to Chauvin's presumptive sentence.
Committee officials who give out the prestigious prize in journalism and the arts said Frazier's recording highlighted "the crucial role of citizens in journalists' quests for truth and justice."
Public trust is a priority for Lou Dekmar, Police Chief of LaGrange, Georgia, since 1995. Chief Dekmar is evolving and adapting his force to an era when police are social workers with guns. This week on Georgia Today, we listen to some of his bold initiatives in policing.
Executives pledged to make diversity a priority, but the past year has highlighted how difficult it is to implement change in corporate America.
"If it weren't for my video, the world wouldn't have known the truth. I own that," says Frazier, who was 17 at the time. "It made me realize how dangerous it is to be Black in America."
Last June, a veto-proof majority of the Minneapolis City Council pledged to defund and dismantle the police department. They have since softened their tone.
Calls for racial justice and an end to police brutality still fill social media platforms a year after George Floyd's murder. But Black Lives Matter says posts targeting it are full of disinformation.
We asked two scholars who have spent decades studying empathy and bias to discuss what they've seen in the past year. They offer their view of what has changed - and what has not.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Change is coming to Stone Mountain Park after the board approved a series of plans to begin reframing the park’s glorification of the Lost Cause. We mark the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd. His death sent millions of Americans into the streets to march for racial justice and police accountability.
After the murder conviction of Derek Chauvin, Black police officers in America are considering what's changed and what hasn't in the year since George Floyd's death.
"We need space" before the trial to let a federal case proceed, Judge Peter Cahill said, citing the need to let publicity ease about George Floyd's death.
The judge found that Chauvin abused a position of trust, treated George Floyd with "particular cruelty," committed the crime as part of a group, and the offense occurred in front of children.