The Beachcomber

Cleveland Protests the Floyd Killing

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Brooklyn Hollimon, News Editor

June 5, 2020

Protests have broken out in cities across the country since May 25, when George Floyd, an unarmed black man, was killed by Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer.  Floyd was accused by a convenience store cashier of paying with a counterfeit $20. Chauvin, along with officers Tou Thao, ...

What Happened Was Wrong. Why Can’t People Accept That?

America has been built on protests, and these confrontations have given Americans eight hour work days, freedom from slavery, women’s rights and many other things that we wouldn’t have if the generations before us were just complicit.

Carrington Peavy, Co-Editor-in-Chief

June 3, 2020

Nine minutes. 540 seconds. 540,000 milliseconds. Since May 25, the whole world has watched Derek Chauvin holding his knee on George Floyd’s neck for nine minutes. For three of those minutes, Floyd was unresponsive and no longer the “threat” that police perceived him to be.  We watched...

Why #BlackLivesMatter Matters

In many cities, police and the National Guard, as well as local governments, have been fiercely pushing back nonviolent protests.

Amy Chen, Co-Editor-in-Chief

June 3, 2020

Footage of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin holding down George Floyd went viral on May 25 and reignited conversation about police brutality towards African-Americans. In the video, Chauvin pressed into Floyd’s neck with a knee for a devastating eight minutes as the victim pleaded for his l...