Dr Aiden Warren
It’s been decades since the ‘92 LA riots, triggered by white police brutality against Rodney King. It’s been years since the eruption of nationwide protests after the deaths of Eric Garner in New York and Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, which gave rise to the Black Lives Matter movement. And here we are again, after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week. Initially protests started in Floyd’s hometown of Minneapolis, and even after one officer, Derek Chauvin, was charged with third degree murder, rioting escalated between protesters and police in dozens of cities from L.A, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh to Columbia, S.C. But with the ongoing pandemic, a deteriorating economy and poor leadership from Trump, what will this mean for the USA’s recovery in the lead up to November’s election?