by The Dragon Flyer staff
Understanding the situation:
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/31/us/george-floyd-investigation.html?action=click&pgtype=Article&state=default&module=styln-george-floyd&variant=show®ion=TOP_BANNER&context=storylines_menu The New York Times does a really thorough job of compiling a complete timeline of George Floyd’s death: the before, during, and immediately after. It can be hard to watch, so proceed at your own risk. If you aren’t comfortable with watching the video, here is an explanation of the situation, as well as Floyd’s life, without a video: https://www.nytimes.com/article/george-floyd-who-is.html and how his death has swayed public opinion: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/06/10/upshot/black-lives-matter-attitudes.html?action=click&pgtype=Article&state=default&module=styln-george-floyd&variant=show®ion=TOP_BANNER&context=storylines_menu
Updates on the cops in prison.
Updates on the cop that was released on bail.
What Fauci thinks the protests will do to affect corona.
Statistics backing the fact that police officers are disproportionately violent towards black men.
Ways you can help:
This is a really useful site with 30 petitions to sign. If you feel like it, you can read up on the situations, too, but signing petitions alone is a really quick and easy way to help contribute to change.
This is a compilation of places to donate, whether it be a victim memorial fund or community restoration/enrichment organizations. There are enough different types of funds that you can contribute to whichever one you feel most passionate about!
A place to donate directly to the black lives matter movement. Also provides separate links to petition for equal access to covid numbers.
What you can do to help, even if you do not have money to donate. It is important to remember that everything helps and money is not the only way to make a difference.