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Senate leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins on anniversary of George Floyd’s murder

May 25, 2021 – In recognition of the one-year anniversary of the killing of George Floyd by the Minneapolis police department, we talked with Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins about the social unrest following the tragedy, the waning support for the Black Lives Matter movement and her personal trepidation in advance of the verdict against Derek Chauvin.

The Westchester County Democrat also discusses the criminal justice agenda for the remainder of the legislative session in Albany and weighs in on a bill designed to curb police killings of civilians during traffic stops.

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