That's thanks, in part, to the proliferation of camera phones, which have made it impossible to ignore atrocities committed against black Americans like George Floyd.
Americans have taken to the streets in the millions in protest, and after more than a week of demonstrations that have spread to hundreds of communities, we've seen action: A law that would require police training in understanding implicit bias and how to de-escalate conflict sailed through the state Senate on a unanimous, bipartisan vote. A new de-escalation training center is set to open at Wayne State University in Detroit. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has voiced support for laws that would require officers to intervene in acts of violence.