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‘More people are afraid of the police than community violence’

People congregate Tuesday in Atlanta in front of a mural of George Floyd following the guilty verdict at the trial of Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer.
People congregate Tuesday in Atlanta in front of a mural of George Floyd following the guilty verdict at the trial of Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer. (Elijah Nouvelage/AFP via Getty Images)

It’s been 30 years since the world saw Rodney King on video being beaten by Los Angeles police officers. Since then, the list of Black people killed at the hands of police has grown — Eric Garner, Daunte Wright and Ma’Khia Bryant, the 16-year old Black girl shot hours before Chauvin was pronounced guilty of murdering George Floyd. Mary C. Curtis speaks to activist and podcast host DeRay McKesson on how to challenge the power of the police and how policies can be changed for the better.

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