NYPD officers in May 2020.
Wednesday, Nov. 25, marks six months from the day Minneapolis police officers killed George Floyd. | Steve Sanchez Photo/Shutterstock
After George Floyd was killed, New York City only pretended to change policing.
NOVEMBER 24, 2020

Wednesday, Nov. 25, marks six months from the day Minneapolis police officers killed George Floyd. Floyd’s dying cry of “I can’t breathe,” caught on video as his neck was crushed against the pavement by Officer Derek Chauvin, lit the nation on fire.

In New York City, residents of all races demanded action from our elected officials. For a city that thought of itself as enlightened and progressive, despite a long history of police brutality and racism, it felt like the time for change had come.