George Floyd died on May 25, 2020 after officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes. The officer was captured on video with three other officers purposely kneeling on George Floyd's neck while George continually gasped and said "I can't breathe." The video captured the moment that Floyd expired, and was uploaded to the internet. Derek Chauvin and the other three officers were not immediately arrested, and that sparked a series of protests that resulted in full scale riots. The following days saw an outbreak of protests across the nation. This was not the result of a single death at the hands of police, but a number of deaths of black men in custody at the hands of police.
The question in this debate is: "Are protests against police brutality justified as a means to changing our current system of policing?"