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Updated on Jun 13, 2020. Posted on Jun 9, 2020

17 Things The Anti-Racism Protests Have Already Changed

A lot has happened in two weeks.

1. First, all four officers who were involved in George Floyd's death have been arrested and charged.

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2. The Minnesota Department of Human Rights filed a civil rights charge against the Minneapolis Police Department in connection with George Floyd's death.

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3. Minneapolis officials agreed to ban the use of chokeholds. Other cities are following suit.

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4. LA Mayor Eric Garcetti pledged to redirect as much as $150 million from the LAPD budget to youth jobs, health initiatives and "peace centers,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

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5. Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged to cut New York City's police budget.

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6. Minneapolis committed to dismantling its police department.

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7. Confederate statues have been taken down across the country.

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8. Cities, including Minneapolis, Denver, and Portland, are removing police resource officers from public schools.

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9. New Jersey announced several law enforcement reforms, including expanding their use-of-force database and launching a pilot program to expand crisis intervention training.

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10. "Breonna's Law" is being discussed in Louisville. The ordinance would regulate no-knock warrants.

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11. The Dallas Police Department announced numerous new policies, including the duty to intervene "when force is being inappropriately applied or is no longer required."

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12. The Denver police introduced multiple changes to department policy. This includes a requirement that officers notify their supervisors any time they point a gun at another person.

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13. Tulsa will not renew its contract with the TV show Live PD.

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14. House Democrats have proposed a police reform bill.

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15. IBM will stop selling its facial recognition programs for "mass surveillance or racial profiling."

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16. Portland's white police chief stepped down and has been replaced with Chuck Lovell.

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17. Finally, millions of dollars have been donated to the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Note: This is not an exhaustive list of all the progress protesters have made.

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