It’s been just over two weeks since the world watched George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, die under the knee of a white Minneapolis police officer. In the time since, the media has rushed to try and capture the energy of demonstrations that’ve unequivocally denounced the systematic oppression of Black Americans and unfair policing by militarized law enforcement around the country.
Protesters have been clear about their intent to keep marching until real change—like revamped community police review boards—comes to their communities.
CL has been in awe of the bravery young protesters have shown as they take pepper spray to the face, and march peacefully, so that the world may have a chance at seeing that change.
We’d also like to do more to help, so we teamed up with Tampa Heights’ Busciglio Sheridan Schoeb trial attorneys to put the newspaper’s June 4 cover on the front of a shirt, which comes in black or white. On the back are some basic rights to know if you're detained by the police.
All profits from sales of the shirt will be donated to a bail fund organized by the Tampa Bay chapter of Students for a Democratic Society at University of South Florida. The fund supports bail costs, legal fees, and medical needs.
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