By Ernesto Castañeda and Daniel Jenks*

June 7, 2020

Protest on June 1, 2020, in Richmond, Virginia in front of the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, which the Governor has announced will be removed soon © Ed Holten

In all fifty states and numerous countries, protesters are demonstrating against racialized police brutality. In one of the latest recorded incidents, on May 25, 2020, a police officer in Minnesota knelt on Mr. George Floyd’s neck, for over eight minutes while he pleaded for his life, ultimately unable to breathe. Three officers watched on…