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L.A. Police Officers Circulated Racist Meme Mocking George Floyd’s Killing

HeadlineFeb 16, 2021

In California, an investigation is underway after a Los Angeles police officer reported fellow officers made and circulated a Valentine’s Day meme with an image of George Floyd and the words “You take my breath away.” L.A. County District Attorney George Gascón wrote on Twitter, “Celebrating the murder of a Black man at the hands of police demonstrates a profound absence of humanity.” Last summer, massive racial justice protests erupted across the country in response to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. A viral video shows white police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes, while Floyd repeatedly gasped for air and said, “I can’t breathe.”

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