Racism has reared its face again, and this time it happened in Minnesota. George Floyd died, after a police put his knee into his neck, while having he was handcuffed and Donald Trump is asking for an expedited investigation.
The President tweeted,
“At my request, the FBI and the Department of Justice are already well into an investigation as to the very sad and tragic death in Minnesota of George Floyd….” he wrote. …I have asked for this investigation to be expedited and greatly appreciate all of the work done by local law enforcement. My heart goes out to George’s family and friends,” he added. “Justice will be served!”
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As we previously reported, on Monday, a Black man, George Floyd, died while being arrested by the Minneapolis Police Department, as we previously reported. At the time of the arrest, an officer can be seen kneeling on the man. After George Floyd stated that he couldn’t breathe, he later became unresponsive and passed away. The Minneapolis police officers involved have now been released.
Mayor Jacob Frey tweeted,
“Four responding MPD officers involved in the death of George Floyd have been terminated,” he shared. “This is the right call,” Frey added. He also held a press conference to speak about the incident involving George Floyd.
“When you hear someone calling for help, you are supposed to help.,” the mayor stated. He continued, “This officer failed in the most basic human sense. What happened on Chicago and 38th this, last night, is simply awful.,” he added,. “It was traumatic, and it serves as a clear reminder just how far we have to go. To the Black community, to the family, I’m so sorry.”
In response, riots have taken over Minneapolis. Subsequently, fires have started all over the city, in response to the death of George Floyd.
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