Protests against police brutality have swept the country over the last week after a white police officer in Minneapolis was seen on video pressing his knee into the neck of George Floyd, a black man who then died. The incident has reinvigorated calls for law enforcement accountability measures, including the use of body cameras.
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On Friday, June 5th at 1:00 p.m. Vermont Governor Phil Scott will join But Why Live on Vermont Public Radio for a special kid press conference. First, VPR reporter Peter Hirschfeld will guide us through what a press conference is and how journalists think about what questions to ask. Then Governor Scott will join us for the rest of the hour to field questions from cub reporters.