Protests have erupted across the United States and around the world since May 25, when a white Minneapolis police officer named Derek Chauvin killed a Black man named George Floyd by pressing a knee onto Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds even as Floyd cried out, “I can’t breathe.” Police had arrested Floyd for allegedly trying to purchase cigarettes in a convenience store with a counterfeit $20 bill. The protests over his death also speak to years of systemic racism, well-documented prior instances of police brutality going back decades, and repeated calls for action falling on deaf ears of elected officials.