Minneapolis marks 2 years since George Floyd's murder
Today marks two years since George Floyd was murdered.
The big picture: Floyd's death under the knee of former Minneapolis Police Department officer Derek Chauvin sent shockwaves through our city, the nation and the world.
The impact: Protests and calls for more action to transform policing and address racial inequalities have led to policy changes in the Twin Cities and beyond.
- Later today, President Biden will sign an executive order directing federal police agencies to revise their use-of-force policies and use grants to encourage local reforms.
Yes, but: Many activists and community members say those steps haven't achieved nearly enough. Some worry that, two years in, the urgency has faded.
Zoom in: Here in the Twin Cities, many are still grappling with the lasting, more localized impacts of Floyd's death and the civil unrest that followed.
- Community members, business owners and officials are still working to strike a balance for how to preserve and protect the intersection of 38th and Chicago Avenue.
- Some businesses on riot-damaged corridors are still on a long road to recovery.
Plus: The debate over the future of MPD remains front and center, as we await consent decrees and city action aimed at addressing deep-rooted issues within the department.
Happening this week: A number of exhibits and events have been planned to commemorate the anniversary of Floyd's death.
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