The $20 Murder

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George Floyd was arrested over possibly attempting to pass a counterfeit $20 bill.
I once went to make a deposit at the Chase Bank at the corner of Little Neck Parkway and Northern Boulevard in Queens, NY.  After a long delay, I was informed that a $20 bill was being confiscated and sent to the Mint in DC for verification because it appeared to be counterfeit.  This large bank could not distinguish between real and fake money.  Several months later I was credited with $20 because the bill turned out to be genuine. 
What if I had been black George Floyd instead of white Ruth Cohen?  Would the police have been called?  Would I be dead?
Ruth A Cohen
Lake Grove, NY
My recent Letter to The Editor (above) appeared in the current

About D. Posnett MD

Emeritus Prof. of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
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