The Rev. Al Sharpton on Tuesday used his eulogy at George Floyd’s funeral service to take aim at President Trump after former vice president Joe Biden in a somber video linked Floyd’s death in police custody to the nation’s enduring struggle for civil rights.
Here are some significant developments:
- Sharpton said that the outcome for the now-fired Minneapolis police officer who was filmed kneeling on Floyd’s neck would be very different if their races were flipped.
- The New York state legislature on Tuesday passed a bill that would disclose years of law enforcement disciplinary records. Those in support of the bill say it will help rebuild public trust in law enforcement and increase accountability.
- Trump sparked another uproar with a morning tweet endorsing the baseless conspiracy theory that a 75-year-old protester in Buffalo could have been part of a “set up” coordinated by anti-fascist demonstrators.
- A New York police officer who was caught on video violently shoving a woman to the ground during a recent protest is facing criminal charges, prosecutors said.
- A Chicago police officer who was pictured flipping off a crowd of protesters is on desk duty, the police department announced Tuesday.
- Joe Biden said in an interview with CBS News that there is “absolutely” systemic racism in policing, but also in housing, in education and “in everything we do.”
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