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In Minneapolis, rage over George Floyd extends beyond cops

 

Last updated 6/8/2020 at 5:44pm

In this Monday, June 1, 2020 file photo, protesters gather at a memorial for George Floyd where he died outside Cup Foods on East 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. The deaths of Floyd and other black men at the hands of Minneapolis police have exacerbated the corrosive relationship between people of color and a criminal justice system they feel is stacked against them. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

MARGIE MASON and ROBIN McDOWELL

Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - To truly understand the rage people in this city felt as they watched a video of George Floyd begging, gasping and slowly succumbing beneath the weight of a police officer's knee, it's necessary to step back in time.

Seven years before Floyd's cheek was smashed against the pavement, Terrance "Mookie" Franklin cowered behind a water heater in a dark basement after fleeing police who were trying to confront him about a burglary. With flashlights mounted on their guns and a police dog leading the way, they thumped down the sta...



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