Boots on the Ground: A look at Minneapolis' exhausted Black community after George Floyd | USA TODAY 1

Boots on the Ground: A look at Minneapolis’ exhausted Black community after George Floyd | USA TODAY

 

USA TODAY spent nearly two months covering the Black community in Minneapolis, before, during and after the murder trial and conviction of former police officer, Derek Chauvin, who killed George Floyd. We talked to, photographed and made videos of traumatized, frustrated and inspired residents who are connected through generational trauma and a history of police violence.

"Boots on the Ground" examines what needs to happen for these killings by police to end and what it would mean to Black Americans who are exhausted by this reality.

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    1. It’s not about people breaking the law. If George floyd was a white man the police wouldn’t have killed him or treated him like that.

    2. @Samantha Parker um, news flash, this has happened before.. to white people. You’re an idiot. You know what doesn’t help black people? Telling them that they can act however they want, and they’re not accountable at all. Telling them that every time they break the law that it’s just racist white police out to get them, white people in general out to get them. Use your brain.

  1. Humanity really needs to stop reducing themselves to color labeling and just start addressing each other as human beings.

  2. Resisting arrest, running, fighting, arguing, reaching for a weapon, disrespecting…..and you wonder why bad things happen??? C’mon man.

    1. White peoples get treated well. Same can’t be said about how black peoples get treated.

  3. I think the defense made a huge mistake and missed an opportunity in
    this trial. They rested too early. I posted in length what I think on my
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