The former Minneapolis police officer seen kneeling on George Floyd’s neck has been released from custody. FSN reports that Floyd’s death ignited a national protest movement over police brutality and racial injustice. USA today reports that while sparring over race relations, during the US’s Vice Presidential Debate, as the nation reels from several high-profile police killings of black people this year, Vice President Mike Pence denied that systemic racism is an issue in the United States.