Former President Barack Obama, in an essay published June 1, 2020 on the blogging platform Medium, then tweeted to his more than 119 million Twitter followers, emphasized that nationwide protests in response to the death of George Floyd could prove to be a "real turning point" in efforts to reform policing and the criminal justice system if demonstrations lead to increased participation in state and local elections. Read the full essay here.

 

Extended Cut: The Protesters Speak

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