Did George Floyd get the due process that Minneapolis officials feel the four officers involved in his murder deserve?
Racial tensions are high! Protests are popping up in the US after a video emerged of George Floyd’s last 6 minutes alive, the actual time to death was 8 minutes and 46 seconds. The footage showed a handcuffed George Floyd lying belly down on the ground with Officer Derek Chauvin’s knee on his neck. It’s a hard video to watch! It is a video of a man murdered by four police officers, Derek Chauvin, Tou Thao, and J Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane. Within six minutes, George Floyd goes from pleading that he can’t breathe to silence and a lifeless body. All the while, Officer Chauvin smirked and kept his knee firmly pressed on George Floyd’s neck. The other three officers stood guard and prevented witnesses from intervening to help George Floyd. There is even a part where the officers tell George Floyd to get in the car, knowing he can’t because Officer Derek Chauvin has him pinned down.
People are angry and rightly so. People want justice! They are tired of a corrupt criminal system that supports the brutality of police officers. If officials want the riots to stop, they have to charge the four officers involved and hold them without bail. Most importantly, they have to be convicted.
Listen to the people!
Did George Floyd and countless others like him get due process?
A riot is the language of the unheard. -Martin Luther King