George Floyd, video evidence, public perception

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Demonstrators participate in an anti-police brutality protest following the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota by a white police officer. Los Angeles, California on May 27, 2020. Photo credit: Ronen Tivony/Sipa USA/Reuters

Cities nationwide have erupted in anguish and protest after police recently took the lives of African Americans: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and  Ahmaud Arbery. Would the public have known about any of this if it weren’t for cell phone videos taken by witnesses? How do these videos change public perception?