Violence over George Floyd death: “Is militarized response really what we need today?”

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To understand Donald #Trump’s talk of “dominating the battlefield”, Columbia Law School professor Bernard Harcourt tells #F24Debate how counter-insurgency tactics in Iraq and Afghanistan led to the militarization of local police departments throughout the United States.
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In This Story: George Floyd

George Floyd was an African-American man who died on 25th May 2020 in Powderhorn, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, following police arrest. Video recording by a witness, showing Floyd repeating “Please”, “I can’t breathe”, and “Don’t kill me”, was widely circulated on social media platforms and broadcast by media. The incident led to widespread protests across the United States.

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