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The beating death of a Black man in Memphis, Tennessee by members of the city’s police department was “eerily reminiscent” of the videotaped beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles officers in 1991, the head of the local chapter of the NAACP said Wednesday evening.

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A funeral for Tyre Nichols blended a celebration of his life with outrage over the brutal beating he endured at the hands of the Memphis police and heated calls for police reform. The Rev. Al Sharpton and Vice President Kamala Harris both delivered impassioned speeches Wednesday calling on Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, a broad package of police reforms that includes a national registry for police officers disciplined for misconduct, a ban on no-knock warrants and other measures. In the three weeks since his death, five officers have been fired and charged with murder, and their specialized unit was disbanded.

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