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NYPD officers face peaceful protesters. Photo: Ryland West/ALM

For far too long, black men and women have been treated differently by our criminal justice system. There has been no better example than the injustices we have witnessed over the last few months. In Minneapolis, Minnesota, an officer used his knee to immobilize and choke George Floyd despite pleas that he could not breathe. In Louisville, Kentucky, Breonna Taylor was shot and killed by police while residing in her home.

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