Updated: May 28
By Ambrea Curry | Editior In Chief
Just this past Monday, a video taken by bystander Darnella Frazier that, according to The New York Times , surfaced on social media early Tuesday morning showing the brutal, animal-like, death of George Flyod (46). Five Minneapolis Police Officers had Floyd pinned down to the ground with one officer pressing his knee into an unarmed man’s neck. Despite his plea for help screaming, ”I can't breathe", the officer ignored him and continued to forcefully detain Floyd, which ultimately lead to his death. According to the Medical Examiner at Hennepin County Medical Center, Flyod was pronounded dead at 9:25pm Monday night.
Today, the Minneapolis Police Department identified the officers as Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng. Stories develope as to what charges are being filed againts the officers.
The African American Community, at large, is mourning the death of yet another one of ours due to the senseless disregard for the black life that was George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland and countless others. When will it stop? The hashtag #georgeflyod has exploded with posts of condolences, tributes and prayers for the deceased but that is simply not enough! Action followed by more action is needed until a social media uproar is not the only thing propting officials to make the right decisions, NOT for appeasing the masses but for justice!
Ryan Christian and his wife Danielle took to Instagram Stories to have a real conversation regarding the current state of America and the death of George Flyod. Ryan, with tears in his eyes, expressed heartfelt disbelief at the fact the noone stepped up to help save Flyods' life but stood there, in fear, and watched him die. "What's crazy is that we've been so conditioned to stand back. I'm not standing back bro, that man would've been alive if I was on that side walk."
The family and friends of George Flyod are forever in our prayers. Read more here.
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