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Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Recording the police is risky, but it's become the norm for Gen Z

Recording the police is risky, but it's become the norm for Gen Z

Videos of police encounters have become a crucial tool in holding law enforcement accountable, and for the generation raised with smartphones, recording racial injustice is instinctual. 

Nowhere has the power of a bystander willing to hit record been more clear than the case of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man who was murdered by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on May 25, 2020. Chauvin, who is white, pressed his knee into Floyd's neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds, ignoring Floyd's insistence that he couldn't breathe. Floyd's death at the hands of a white officer sparked a global movement against systemic racism and police brutality, bringing even more attention to police violence in the United States as law enforcement tear gassed, beat, and detained demonstrators. Read more...

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