Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms captured the nation's attention when she addressed the civil unrest occurring in her city after George Floyd's death. "I am a mother to four black children in America, one of whom is 18 years old," Bottoms said Friday in a rousing speech. "When I saw the murder of George Floyd, I hurt like a mother."
Vandals robbed malls and shopping centers in communities outside Chicago. Banks and a sleek, modern office building were burned to the ground in a San Diego suburb. As officials locked down city centers due to protests and violent unrest over police brutality, trouble has emerged in some neighborhoods and suburbs, leaving communities that felt insulated from the early unrest suddenly vulnerable and fearful.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has imposed a curfew starting Saturday night after violent protests erupted across the city.
Lightfoot, the city's first black female mayor, said she took the video of George Floyd's death "personally" as a black woman.