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Helplessness. It’s a feeling many of us can relate to right now, as protests and riots over racial injustice and police brutality continue to spread across the country, despite the existence of a surging deadly pandemic that is showing no signs of slowing down.

The killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, by a white police officer in Minneapolis ignited the explosion of riots and protests, and a few weeks later, it happened again. At the time of this writing, we had just learned that police in Atlanta shot and killed Rayshard Brooks, a Black man who failed a sobriety test and appeared to wrestle a Taser from an officer, in a Wendy’s parking lot on June 13. Like Floyd’s death, the incident was caught on video.

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Natasha Chilingerian

Natasha has served as an editor for CU Times since March 2015. She also served as a communications specialist for Xceed Financial Credit Union (now Kinecta FCU) in Los Angeles from 2013-2015, and as a CU Times freelancer from 2011-2013. She has been a professional writer for more than 16 years, specializing in news and lifestyle journalism as well as marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space.

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