"On May 25th, 2020, George Floyd was tragically killed by police officers in Minneapolis. While George Floyd’s death was the shock that catapulted the Black Lives Matter (“BLM”) movement to the center of international attention, it was also just the tip of the iceberg. Floyd’s death was not the first death of a black person at the hands of the police, nor would it be the last. “A black person is killed by a police officer in America at a rate of more than one [person] every other day.” These repeated incidents across the country have ignited a mass movement centered on police violence against people of color, and predictive policing is at the forefront of the conversation. Yet the timing and casual cruelty of the death of George Floyd, recorded and shared on social media, spurred a national uprising. As people across America protested in the streets, the public seemed to take a greater interest in the history of the American criminal justice system and its roots in racial oppression. Although BLM has existed since 2013, the movement and policy discussion has gained a great deal of attention since the summer of 2020." [..]
Madison Blevins, When Dirty Data Leads to Dirty Policing, 29 Rich. J.L. & Tech. 166 (2023).