Both the Brooklyn Center police Chief and the cop who shot Daunte Wright have resigned. If this has happened a year ago, they would both still have their jobs.
Also, a year ago, Kimberly Potter would never have been charged with manslaughter. Instead, at best, the DA would have commissioned a grand jury and then thrown the case as Bob McCulloch did in the case of the Michael Brown police murder in Ferguson, Missouri.
At the very least, the optics are changing.
George Floyd's murder, and the protests growing from that, have led to a positive change in this country.