Did George Floyd Get Due Process?

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

Warning this graphic! Video of George Floyd last minutes https://www.facebook.com/546666432134640/posts/1920364578098145/?vh=e&d=n

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Author: Angela Grant

Angela Grant is a medical doctor. For 22 years, she practiced emergency medicine and internal medicine. She studied for one year at Harvard T. H Chan School Of Public Health. She writes about culture, race, and health.

8 thoughts on “Did George Floyd Get Due Process?

  1. I´m speechless! What a Society! And all the time they talk about “Human Rights”!
    Take care!
    Cordial regards

    1. Hi Andreas, pure hypocrisy! Yesterday, Minnesota criminal justice officials asked the public for more evidence that a crime was committed. Their stance was the officers were innocent until proven guilty. Apparently that footage wasnt enough to convince those doing the investigation that the officers committed a crime.

  2. Even from a distance this makes my blood boil in overwhelming anger and disgust. Time to give these assholes a taste from the past, and condemn them to lynching. Yes I know, I shouldn’t have said this, but what else should be done then to get at least a little bit of justice? There is no possible justice here. Not for Mr. Floyd. He’s dead. The only thing left is revenge!

    1. Only one of them was charged with third degree murder. I believe the maximum he can get is 25 years. I’m not sure why officials think it was an accident when bystanders expressed concern. The police officers fought off one bystander who wanted to help. Now it’s coming out that Derek Chauvin and the man he murdered, George Floyd, worked together in the past. Was that investigated?

      If third degree murder is all they can come up with after that tape then laws need to change to hold police accountable. They create more crimes than they solve. They put more lives in jeopardy than they protect. They are a swamp that should be drained.

  3. I have to check but I think Minneapolis is a majority #ADOS city. I believe there fifty cities where ADOS is the majority. Those cities should be targeted by Black organizations as putting in DAs that will do the right thing and we back and protect this person 100%.

  4. Good to see you posting again. It’s crazy how long it took to get all 4 of them charged. This event really popped off a chain reaction of protests all over the world. It also seems like there’s at least one news story every day about abusive cops, politicians, and even celebrities being exposed for their horrible words or actions.

    1. Thanks Curtis, I haven’t been prolific. Listened to Roland Martin unfiltered this morning where he talked about the need for black media to tell positive stories about who we are as individuals and as a community. I think blogs can fill that gap. So I don’t understand why I’m not out there blogging?

      What do you think of the lineup of racists willing to risk their careers and reputation on racist remarks?

      1. You’re welcome. Funny you mention Roland Martin because I saw a couple of recent clips of his show yesterday. I certainly agree about black media telling positive stories and blogs certainly can be part of the independent media. After these protests, I felt obligated to talk about more of those events like my post about the Leopold statues coming down in Belgium.

        Good question, Angela. I’ve certainly been seen more of them being exposed and punished for certain things, but I know that’s not the be all end all. With these racists in question, I think they see bigotry as a necessity like air, water, or food.

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