The murder of George Floyd sparked an extraordinary month for Black Lives Matter, punctuated with protests against police brutality and racial injustice. In Colorado, the legislature ushered in sweeping law enforcement reforms. The Denver Public Schools board voted unanimously to remove police from all schools, opting to redirect funds toward social workers, psychologists and for restorative justice. Just east of Park Hill, Stapleton leaders agreed to change the name of the neighborhood, eradicating ties to a former mayor who was active in the Ku Klux Klan.
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