Safe to Call it Murder

Joshua Broussard kneels in front of a memorial and mural that honors George Floyd at the Scott Food Mart corner store in Houston's Third Ward, where Mr. Floyd grew up on June 8, 2020, in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Joe Raedle/via Getty Images) I had a dream last night about George Floyd. He was at Cup Foods and speaking fairly clearly to cops about his fear of being put in a police car. The police were also calm and used common sense to figure out that the $20 bill likely wasn’t a fake, and even if it was, this was a tiny infraction. In my dream, the Minneapolis police treated George Floyd as if he were a white man in an affluent neighborhood — it was like all of the police interactions I have ever witnessed personally.

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