“I think the officer should be charged with murder.”
A new video was released soon after the murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Department. The video showed Floyd pulled out of his car and handcuffed at first. Then a police officer had knelt down on his neck for quite a long period and finally Floyd ended up dying.
The footage which was released by Fox 9 was from a video camera which was mounted on a dashboard of a vehicle and shows the 46 year old George Floyd being roughly removed out of his Mercedes-Benz ML 320 SUV.
And also the CCTV video clip which was posted to Twitter by CBS News last night shows the incident from another angle. The video shows Floyd sitting against the wall handcuffed and an officer lifting him up to stand. Then the officer takes Floyd forcibly towards the car.
Any of the videos don’t show Floyd resisting at any instance.
However, the video clips went viral over all social media platforms and millions of users shared the videos within a short time.
Soon after hours of slaying another video was released showing Officer Derek Chauvin kneeling into Floyd’s neck for about 8 minutes until the victim was entirely unconscious. The video clips show Floyd complaining saying he can’t move and breathe. Floyd complained, “my stomach hurts, my neck hurts, everything hurts.”
In the same time, the onlookers begged the officer to stop pressing Floyd’s neck. But as a response an Asian-American officer who was Tou Thou in his name joked saying, “this is why you don’t do drugs, kids.”
The new video clips released casts a firm doubt against the press statements which were released by the Minneapolis police saying that Floyd was alleged to have done an act of “forgery” before he was ordered to get out of his vehicle at around 8 p.m. The press statements also read that Floyd was accused of being “under the influence” and of having “physically resisted officers.”
The statement was able to put up all the innocence in Floyd and has choked him to death. The statement read:
“Officers were able to get the suspect into handcuffs and noted he appeared to be suffering medical distress. Officers called for an ambulance. He was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center by ambulance where he died a short time later.”
By the way attorney Ben Crump, who is the representative of Floyd’s family, thanked all the residents for providing the necessary video clips on Wednesday.
Without such footage, Minneapolis police “would’ve given a false narrative and they would’ve swept it under the rug,” he said to Today. The lawyer questioned:
“How many more of these senseless, excessive-force killings by the people who are supposed to protect us can we take in Black America and all of America?” He continued:
“It’s an ‘I can’t breathe’ again case in 2020, and it’s worse than Eric Garner in many ways because you hear the people even pleading with them, ‘Please get your knee off his neck, have some humanity, this is a human being.”’
Both the incidents, the murder of Floyd in 2020 and the murder of Eric Garner, a 43-year-old Black male in 2014 were compared with each other. Eric Garner was gripped tightly on his neck by New York City police and died in a similar way complaining and begging for his life saying, “I can’t breathe.”
The murder of Garner took place a month earlier the murder of a Black teenager named Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The incident made the active rebels to unrest the U.S. for a long time.
As per the things said by Crump, the murder of George Floyd during day time is even more worse. Crump explained:
“I mean, it was 8 minutes. It is in many ways worse than Eric Garner as they have his knees on his neck and he is begging, pleading for not one minute, not two minutes, not three minutes but eight minutes – begging them to let him breathe so we have ‘we can’t breathe’ again in 2020.
“It just takes you back to Eric Garner and now we have another black man saying to the police ‘I can’t breathe’ and them not offering any humanity.’
the now lifeless subject of your command and control policing ,
the human being under your brutal knee.
— 𝐑𝐞𝐯. 𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐖𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐦 𝐁𝐫𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐬 (@CornellWBrooks) May 26, 2020
Even though Crump thinks that firing the officers was a “good first step,” he also says that it is a too simple to attain justice for the deceased Floyd – A large crowd of community members chanted with slogans such as “no peace, no justice” and waved signs reading “jail killer cops” last night in Minneapolis’ Third Precinct.
“I think the officer should be charged with murder,” the lawyer told TMX.news in reference to Derek Chauvin, the officer who knelt on the neck of Floyd.
According to Minneapolis Star-Tribune only Thou and Chauvin were identified to have a history regarding force complaints among another total four officers who were fired.
Derek Chauvin who is 44 years old is a 19-year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department. He was there when another officer shot a 42-year-old Wayne Reyes in 2006. Wayne Reyes was alleged to have pulled a shotgun on the group of police.
And also there was another complaint against him for shooting Ira Latrell Toles in the abdomen during a domestic dispute call. Ira Latrell was alleged for trying to grab the gun of an officer at the moment.
Tou Thao too has an alleged history of negative interactions with people. Another person named Lamar Ferguson claimed against Tou Thao and his partner officer Robert Thunder for handcuffing him, throwing him to the ground. And also Lamar had claimed that Ferguson kicked him and Thao punched him. The incident happened when Ferguson was walking home with a lady who was pregnant for 8 months. However Ferguson was taken to the hospital before he was taken to the jail only with his underwear and t-shirt which was against the rules of the hospital staff.
Eventually, Ferguson was settled with the MPD for $25,000.
Neither of these videos below appear to show George Floyd resisting in any fashion or form:
New video sent to us shows the moment George Floyd was removed from his vehicle and handcuffed on 38th and Chicago.
Video courtesy of Christopher Belfrey pic.twitter.com/MiIIula4sA
— Alex Lehnert (@AlexLehnertFox9) May 26, 2020
MORE: Video obtained by CBS News shows what appears to be the start of the confrontation between George Floyd & Minneapolis police officers. A restaurant’s security footage shows cops taking him into custody, but the restaurant owner says it does not show Floyd resisting arrest. pic.twitter.com/KR8r7B1WPl
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) May 26, 2020
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