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Peaceful Riots Spark Change in Minnesota Police Procedures

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People all across the country have been protesting against police brutality and demanding for a shift in the police system.

The unification of our voices against injustice is beginning to work as Minneapolis agrees to ban chokeholds and neck restraints. 

Check out these pics and videos…

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⚠️WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES⚠️ Swipe through these pics/videos to see how speaking up against injustice is beginning to work, but we have a long way to go as yesterday it was announced that police officers in Minneapolis will no longer be allowed to use choke holds or neck restraints, with Governor Tim Walz saying “those of you who protested peacefully over the past week, changed the policy on chokeholds in Minneapolis,” and California Governor Gavin Newsom and more than a dozen police agencies in California are now calling for a similar ban. Please share this important news with your followers and tag people, influencers & celebrities who need to see it, but remind them this is just the start as we must all continue speaking out to #endpolicebrutality not just in one state, or a few, but IN ALL STATES RIGHT NOW! Police officers with accusations of using excessive force and racial bias must be investigated and brought to justice NATIONWIDE because #blacklivesmatter and we must get #justiceforgeorgefloyd #justiceforahmaud #justiceforbreonnataylor #justiceforericgarner & ALL other victims of police brutality too! Swipe through these videos to see #policebrutality from 2014 in New York with the death of Eric Garner, who started the #icantbreathe movement, and some present day examples in Las Vegas & Washington. WE MUST CONTINUE SPEAKING OUT AND DEMANDING CHANGE so share this post with your followers, tag people who need to see it and comment below with your thoughts as conversation is key to solving this crisis! #awareness #stoptheviolence #karmagawa

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As part of the change, officers — regardless of rank or tenure — will also have to intervene and make a report if they witness excessive use of force.

“Those of you who protested peacefully over the past week, changed the policy on chokeholds in Minneapolis,” stated Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, according to CBS Minnesota.

California Governor Gavin Newsom and more than a dozen police agencies in California are calling for a similar ban.

It’s encouraging to see that the momentum of our voices is leading to change. Our voices are stronger together and when we unite around important causes, we can actually change the world.

There’s still such a long road ahead of us … but small changes will add up.

At Karmagawa, we are against police brutality and we believe that black lives matter so we are using our different platforms to not only continue these messages — but to show positive accomplishments so we can keep the momentum going. 

It’s important to promote love and not hate.

We’re proud to share this new charity merch HERE, and we’re donating 100% of the profits to three Black Lives Matter charities: Color of Change, the Black Lives Matter Foundation & Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp.

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