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In Minneapolis, rage over George Floyd extends beyond cops

 

Last updated 6/11/2020 at 5:56pm

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. AP Photo/John Minchillo photo

Margie Mason and Robin McDowell

The Associated Press

To truly understand the rage people in Minneapolis 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 stairs and soo...



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