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Social Media Platforms Cracking Down on Racist #GeorgeFloydChallenge

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*Social media platforms are reportedly cracking down racists who are participating in the “George Floyd challenge.”

As reported by the New York Post, the trend went viral after three teens were arrested in the UK for a possible hate crime after sharing photos of themselves mocking the death of Floyd, the handcuffed black man who died after a police officer pressed a knee against his neck for several minutes. 

One participant in the challenge claimed to be a recent Air Force graduate, who captioned the sick photo, “Graduate Lives Matter.”

Social media giants such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter appear to be taking action by not returning any results under the #GeorgeFloydChallenge hashtag; or users are being met with a “Hashtag is Hidden” message. 

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“We are aware, and are removing these posts for violating our Community Standards,” a spokesperson for Facebook told The Post, noting it was deemed “encouraging participation in a high-risk viral challenge.”

The challenge has also sparked outrage from social media users.

“How is possible that people is dying outside, whole afro community are finally saying out loud that #EnoughIsEnough and … you came with this disgusting challenge,” one user wrote

“This is disgusting,” a user named Ila tweeted, asking, “Who the HELL does this?”

“If you think this is funny, you’re apart of the problem,” wrote @TheRealLadyRaw, calling it “F–KING DISGUSTING.”

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Meanwhile, the final 20-age autopsy report was released on June 3, and the family is outraged that it indicates Floyd had fentanyl and methamphetamine in his system at the time of his death, but the drugs are not listed as the cause of his death. 

Floyd’s death has been ruled a homicide.

The autopsy report concludes the cause of death was “cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck compression.” 

However, an independent examiner hired by the Floyd family listed the cause of death as “asphyxiation from sustained pressure.”

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‘This Is Not Kneeling On A Neck’: Cop Shot During Breonna Taylor Raid Says It Was ‘Not a Race Thing’ (Watch)

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*Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, the officer who was shot in the leg while carrying out a search warrant at Breonna Taylor’s apartment, seems to think that because none of the officers knelt on her neck as in the George Floyd police killing, that race shouldn’t be a factor in their case.

Speaking out for the first time exclusively to ABC News and The Courier Journal in Louisville Tuesday, Mattingly said, “This is not relatable to George Floyd. This is nothing like that.”

Mattingly has been accused of raiding Taylor’s house under the guise of a narcotics investigation. The officers claimed that they were executing a late-night “no-knock'” warrant. Mattingly said he was shot at by Taylor’s boyfriend, after which the police opened fire which resulted in Taylor’s death.

None of the officers have been charged with the death of Taylor, and Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is under fire from critics.

“It’s not a race thing like people want to try to make it to be. It’s not. This is a point where we were doing our job, we gave too much time when we go in, I get shot, we returned fire,” Mattingly said in the interview.

“This is not us going, hunting somebody down. This is not kneeling on a neck. It’s nothing like that.” he added.

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African-American Museum in Louisville Unveils Exhibit for Black Victims of Police Violence (Video)

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Unarmed: An Afternoon of Images and Reflection created in memory of black victims of police violence in Louisville, KY’s African American Museum

*The African-American Museum in Louisville, Ky unveiled a new art exhibit called Unarmed: An Afternoon of Images and Reflection, which was created in memory of black victims of police violence.

New York artist, Raafi Rivero, created a series of sports jerseys, each designed in the colors of a victim’s local sports team. The number is the victim’s age and stars on the jerseys represent how many times that person was shot.

Rivero said he began the project in 2013 after the death of Trayvon Martin, and as there were more and more victims, he added jerseys, including Breonna Taylor’s.

View the jerseys on display in this WHAS 11 news report on the exhibit below.

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EUR Exclusive! A Nonapologetic Ice Cube & Tonetalks Discuss Election 2020 – Trump v. Biden, Economics and Voting / WATCH

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*Attorney Antonio Moore holds a discussion with rapper Ice Cube on his Black contract and the recent controversy around his support of Donald Trump’s Platinum plan.

Moore delves into the recent California Reparations bill, Donald Trump’s Platinum plan for Black America, and Joe Biden’s “Lift Every Voice” African American plan.

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