Texas Standard For June 8, 2020
What began as protests over George Floyd’s death now mark something larger: a shift, in Texas and nationwide, over the use of police power. A closer look today on the Texas Standard. And: In cities in Texas, as elsewhere, demonstrations against the inequitable use of police force spark calls for defunding and or dismantling police departments as we have known them. We’ll look at the use of police force in demonstrations across Texas and demands for change. Also: The nexus of demonstrations and a global pandemic. Plus: a profile of the man whose killing sparked this historic moment.