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Technology How to demand justice for George Floyd and aid those fighting on the frontlines

02:30  02 june  2020
02:30  02 june  2020 Source:   hellogiggles.com

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On Monday, May 25th, another Black life was taken as a result of police brutality. George Floyd, a 46-year-old security worker and truck driver, was killed after a Minneapolis police officer pinned him to the ground with his knee on his neck for several minutes. Floyd pleaded for help, saying, “I can’t breathe”—the all-too-familiar last words of Eric Garner, another Black man killed by a police officer in 2014.

Floyd’s fatal arrest started with a report that he had allegedly used a counterfeit $20 bill at a store. Videos of the incident spread across social media, showing officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on top of Floyd as three other officers (Thomas Lane, Tou Thao, and J Alexander Kueng) stood by. Since then, angry, heartbroken, traumatized, and exhausted citizens have filled the streets of Minneapolis and cities across the nation every day to protest.

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At this point, the four officers have all lost their jobs, which is the below-the-bar, bare minimum punishment for the murder millions of people feel they were each complicit in. On Friday, Chauvin was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter by Hennepin County—but that doesn’t mean he’ll be convicted. At a press conference announcing the arrest, Hennepin County attorney Mike Freeman said, “This is by far the fastest we’ve ever charged a police officer.” Like Freeman said, this is not the norm. Without nearby phones to record, most instances of police brutality go unnoticed and even with phones recording, the victims’ families never see justice. Chauvin’s arrest likely would not have happened without widespread media attention and many protests, calls, emails, and petition signatures putting pressure on officials to hold the officers accountable. The Change.org Justice For George Floyd petition garnered over 2 million signatures in the 48 hours after it was launched.

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However, the fight for justice isn’t anywhere close to over. As CNN reports, Floyd’s family wants murder charges against the remaining three officers complicit in his murder. CNBC also reports that Floyd’s family is calling for first-degree, not third-degree, murder charges against Chauvin, since the autopsy report recently revealed his cause of death was asphyxiation (the deprivation of oxygen). Some activist groups, including Black Visions Collective and Reclaim The Block, are also pushing for the Minneapolis City Council to divest from the Minneapolis Police Department and invest in community-led health and safety strategies instead. These are some of the many demands seen at protests across the country, along with the ever-urgent message that “Black Lives Matter.”

Police forces—including 500 National Guard soldiers that have been activated in Minneapolis—have met protesters with tear gas, rubber bullets, and arrests. According to Minnesota’s Department of Public Safety’s tweet posted on Monday morning, 481 arrests have been made in the state since Friday. To help free protesters who have been arrested in the past week, bail funds across the country are asking for donations.

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Organizations like the below need community support and funds to do their work. Keep reading to find out various ways you can help, whether it’s on the frontlines or from afar.

How to demand justice for George Floyd and others:

1Sign petitions.

  • Sign Color For Change’s #JusticeForGeorge petition to demand that all four officers involved in Floyd’s death be arrested and charged. You can also text “FLOYD” to 55156 (or tell others to do so) to be directed to the link and sign the Change.org Justice For George Floyd petition here.
  • Sign Reclaim The Block’s petition to defund the police and pressure Minneapolis’ city council to divest from the police department and invest in “the resources that really keep us safe and healthy, especially in Black communities, Indigenous communities, and communities of color.”
  • Sign Black Lives Matter’s petition to #DefundThePolice nationally here.
  • Sign the Justice For Tony McDade petition. McDade, a Black trans man, was murdered by police on Wednesday, May 27th. As the petition states, “the police officer has not been named, body camera footage has not been released, and no charges have been brought to the people responsible.”

2Make calls and send emails.

  • Call Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman at (612) 348-5550 and email at citizeninfo@hennepin.us to demand that he press charges against all of the officers involved in Floyd’s murder.
  • Call the Minneapolis Police Union at (612) 788-8444 and email at info@mpdfederation.com to demand that they hold police officers accountable now and in the future for all instances of brutality and violence.
  • Call the Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey at (612) 673-2100 to demand that he call for the arrest of the remaining officers involved in the murder of Floyd and urge him to defund the Minneapolis Police Department.

See the post below and swipe to the third photo for templates to use for your calls and emails.

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Wherever you are, you can demand justice for Floyd 's killing by police. In the wake of the horrific murder of George Floyd , Americans have taken to the streets day after day in cities across the country to demand justice for him and other victims of police brutality.

In the days since George Floyd 's death, thousands have poured onto the country's streets to protest the killing and those who died before him as a result of police brutality.

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3Go out and protest.

If you are physically able and feel safe doing so, research what protests are taking place near you and join in the fight. Keep reading to find more protest safety tips.

Resources for protesters:

If you are Black and protesting: Prioritize your safety. Check out Women For Political Change’s “A Guide to Protesting: how to keep yourself and your community safe” here. The guide includes tips about wearing unidentifiable clothing, knowing which numbers to call if you get arrested, and making sure all your loved ones get home safe. The organization also shared a post with a guide to digital security that you can access here. “Our data and communication can become compromised,” it wrote. “Digital security is especially important if you are protesting or organizing an action.” Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also shared a graphic and few tips for protesting safely on her Instagram.

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If you are White and protesting: Remember your place. This is not your moment to take the spotlight. Follow Black leaders and uplift their voices in this movement. Do not aggravate police forces or incite violence in any way—this will put Black and Brown protesters at higher risk of retaliation. Protect the lives and bodies of Black and Brown comrades around you. Police are less likely to attack White people, so shield those around you if possible, and step in if you see someone being harassed by the police.

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  Dozens protest at U.S. embassy in Paris in solidarity with George Floyd Dozens protest at U.S. embassy in Paris in solidarity with George Floyd , an African-American whose death in police custody last week has sparked unrest in the United States. © Reuters/CHRISTIAN HARTMANN Protest against the death of George Floyd, in Paris Most dressed in black and wearing face masks due to the coronavirus crisis, the demonstrators held signs saying: "Racism is choking us," "Justice for Floyd" and "I can't breathe" -- the last words Floyd gasped as a white officer knelt on his neck.

Another important reminder from an Instagram story by WFPC: “We’re still in the midst of a pandemic that’s disproportionately impacting Black and Brown people. DO NOT enter a predominately BIPOC neighborhood if you have tested positive or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive. Wear a mask, wash your hands, and maintain a 6-feet distance from volunteers, friends, and strangers you aren’t quarantined with.”

4Donate money and supplies.

Whether you don’t feel safe or are unable to join protests in person for other reasons, you can still offer aid by dropping off supplies or donating to protesters. Research the protests taking place nearby you and find the drop-off location for supplies and gear. See the post below for places to donate that are directing funds to protesters on the frontlines.

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More places to donate:

George Floyd Memorial Fund: Floyd’s family fund has received an outpouring of support with over 7 million dollars raised, far surpassing their 1.5 million goal—but it doesn’t hurt to keep giving.

Community bail funds: Find a local bail fund in this document and help bail protesters out of jail by donating what you can. The Minnesota Freedom Fund has received a large number of donations in the past week, which is a great thing, but it’s asking that people look to distribute funds elsewhere to ensure other organizations are getting the support they need.

Black Visions Collective: This is a Minnesota based, Black-led, queer- and trans-centered organization focused on healing and transformative justice. Donate here to support its work.

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Reclaim The Block: This coalition is dedicated to demanding that Minneapolis divest from policing and invest in long-term alternatives. It has received an outpouring of donations recently and shared this document to direct people to a list of more organizations that need support.

Black Lives Matter: BLM is a global movement pushing for action and responses to anti-Black racism. Support the global movement by donating here or find your local chapter here.

What you should and shouldn’t share on social media:

DO: Say George Floyd’s name. Though the news of the murder has now spread far and wide, it’s important to keep the memory of Floyd alive and make sure that victims of police brutality and racial violence don’t go unknown or forgotten.

DON’T: Share photos or videos of the brutality Floyd and other Black people endure. This can cause or exacerbate trauma for Black people for whom the reality of this violence is already abundantly clear. Instead, share photos of Floyd while he was living, not dying, and share the story of his life. He was a Houston native who recently moved to Minneapolis for work, CNN reports. He stood 6″7′ tall and his brother calls him a “gentle giant.” He played basketball in college and is a father of two daughters. Former NBA player and friend of Floyd, Stephen Jackson, told CNN that Floyd told him he wanted to better himself and be a better father. “That’s all he talked about,” Jackson said.

DON’T: Share photos or videos showing protesters’ faces. As Minneapolis-based group Women for Political Change shared in an Instagram post, this can put these people at risk of retaliation.

DO: Share resources and accurate information. Share action steps and educational tools, like this document of anti-racism resources for White people. It’s especially important that White people use their platforms to put the pressure on other white people to pay attention and take action while uplifting (not overshadowing) the voices of Black people and organizations.

DON’T: Post as if nothing is happening. Silence makes a loud statement in times like these. Be mindful of your posts and the freedom you have to keep calm and carry on while others are fighting for their lives. Show solidarity by showing up and using whatever platform you have for justice.

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George Floyd’s family demanded Wednesday that all four officers involved in his death be arrested and charged before the memorial in his honor scheduled to be held in Minneapolis Thursday.The lead attorney for the Floyd family, Ben Crump, joined by Floyd’s son Quincy Mason, held a press conference Wednesday in Minneapolis in the same spot captured on video Memorial Day. Floyd is seen in the footage in custody with a white Minneapolis police officer’s knee to his neck and is heard saying, “I cannot breathe.

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