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Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson alongside people in Flint, Michigan demonstrating against police violence and the kiling of George Floyd in neighboring Minnesota last week. "When we reached the police station, the officers were lined up and everyone immediately took a knee," said local photographer Leni Kei Williams who documented what transpired. "The Sheriff asked one question... 'We are mad too! What can we do?' and the crowd responded, 'Join us.'" And then they did. (Photo: Leni Kei Photography / U
"Do I think this has solved the issue between police and unarmed black, human beings? No. But I do believe that this type of leadership is a positive step in the right direction and gives me hope for black men and women around the world and for all of humanity."
Jon Queally, staff writer
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks to guests during a campaign stop at Berg Middle School on January 11, 2020 in Newton, Iowa. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)
"Our most vulnerable communities are hungry, desperate and under enormous...
Jon Queally, staff writer
Police officers take position to shoot tear gas at the demonstrators in Downtown Los Angeles on May 30, 2020 in protest against the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died while while being arrested and pinned to the ground by the knee of a Minneapolis police officer. Clashes broke out and major cities imposed curfews as America began another night of unrest Saturday with angry demonstrators ignoring warnings from President Donald Trump that his government would stop violent protests over polic
Driving SUVs into demonstrators. Firing paint-ball rounds at people on their...

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America rages, reels, mourns. Police riot. A fascist clown bullies and blurts, "MAGA loves the black people." Still, slivers of light appear. Cops join protesters, white women lock arms to shield black compatriots from brutality - "This is what you do with your privilege" - William Barber urges we listen to the country's wounds, which "tell us where to look for hope." And Keedron Bryant, 12, sings a searing song of what it's like: "I’m a young black man/ doing all that I can/ to stand..."

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