ESPN 1 Jun 2020

Jalen & Jacoby reflect on the death of George Floyd and the weekend's protests


Jalen Rose and David Jacoby reflect on the death of George Floyd and the weekend's protests around the United States and world.


On today's What America's Thinking, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds 63% of voters believe the death of George Floyd was an example of a larger pattern of how police interact with minorities and not an isolated incident. Public opinion analyst and Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, Karlyn Bowman, and Director of Research at Ipsos, Mallory Newall, explain public opinion on the issue.
For three generations of one family, the death of George Floyd has made them reflect on growing up as black men in America.

BBC My World brought together Leonard, who was born into the era of Jim Crow laws and segregation, with his nephew Duane and his 16-year-old son, Nijel.

They discuss whether they think things are changing.
For 8 minutes and 46 seconds, George Floyd was pinned to the ground with a policeman's knee on his neck.

This documentary examines those terrible moments, the wave of global protest that followed, and asks whether what happened in Minneapolis will be a pivotal moment in the anti-racism movement or simply another death of a black man at the hands of a white police officer.

Narrated by Idris Elba, Eight Minutes and 46 Seconds features contributions from Rev Jesse Jackson, Malcolm X's daughter Ilyasah Shabazz, novelist and playwright Bonnie Greer and Black Lives Matter campaigner Zellie Imani.

The programme contains strong language and distressing scenes, including the killing of George Floyd.
The former police officers charged in connection with last month's death of George Floyd, an unarmed African American, all appeared in court on Monday.

Derek Chauvin faces a second-degree murder charge while three other officers have been charged with aiding and abetting.

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