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Author Ellison, Keith, 1963- author.

Title Break the wheel : ending the cycle of police violence / Keith Ellison.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York, NY : Twelve, 2023.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  363.232 ELL    ON HOLDSHELF
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Description xi, 285 pages ; 24 cm
Contents "Mamma! Mamma! I'm through!" -- The four cops -- The prosecution -- Courts and the law -- Rolling up our sleeves -- The preliminary hearing -- The mock trial -- Jury selection -- The trial -- Superhumans exist in comic books, -- The verdicts.
Summary "The murder of George Floyd sparked global outrage. At the center of the conflict and the controversy, Keith Ellison grappled with the means of bringing justice for Floyd and his family. Now, in this riveting account of the Derek Chauvin trial, Ellison takes the reader down the path his prosecutors took, offering different breakthroughs and revelations for a defining, generational moment of racial reckoning and social justice understanding. Each chapter of Break the Wheel goes spoke to spoke along the wheel of the system as Ellison examines the roles of prosecutors, defendants, heads of police unions, judges, activists, legislators, politicians, and media figures, each in his attempt to end this chain of violence and replace it with empathy and shared insight. Ellison’s analysis of George Floyd’s life and the rich trial context he provides demonstrates that, while it may seem like an unattainable goal, lasting change and justice can be achieved.
Note "Leading the fight for justice in the murder trial of George Floyd"--Front jacket.
Includes index.
Subject Floyd, George, 1973-2020 -- Influence.
Chauvin, Derek, 1976- -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Trials (Murder) -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis.
Police brutality -- Prevention.
Police misconduct -- Prevention.
Social justice.
ISBN 9781538725634 (hardcover)
1538725630 (hardcover)
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