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Virginia inmates start Black Lives Matter chapter (Virginia Times Dispatch)


By Frank Green, July 16, 2020, Virginia Times Dispatch.

Courtney Henson knows the spot outside Cup Foods on Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis where George Floyd's life ended under the knee of a police officer on May 25.

Three decades ago Henson, then a teenager and now a resident of Virginia's River North Correctional Center, lived with his mother across the street from the store where Floyd allegedly passed a counterfeit $20 bill prompting a call to the police.

β€œIt's sad that George had to pass away. Nobody deserves to [lose] his life. But it made a movement for Black people that they needed for a long time. They needed this because they've been getting stepped on for so long and this actually made a movement where they're getting justice," said Abumayyaleh.

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