George Floyd

Where Things Stand: A Lot Of Aggression For A Bunker Boy Prime Badge
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The former president hid in his bunker when country-wide protests flared up in Washington, D.C. over the police killing of George Floyd last summer.

He was mocked with a variety of entertaining “bunker boy” related nicknames (not hard to get creative with that alliteration) and ultimately decided to show his strength by violently clearing out Lafayette Square and taking a picture in front of a historic church flinging around a Bible.

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Where Things Stand: It’s Been One Year Since George Floyd Was Murdered Prime Badge
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It’s been a year since George Floyd was murdered by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who knelt on Floyd’s neck for nearly 10 minutes while he repeatedly told the officer he couldn’t breathe. Chauvin was found guilty of murder on all counts last month.

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President Joe Biden  with Vice President Kamala Harris looking on makes remarks about the Derek Chauvin Trial, at the White House, Tuesday April, 20, 2021. (Photo by Doug Mills/The New York Times)
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