George Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American Man. The man lived in St. Louis Park, a Minneapolis suburb. He was dead arround 9 PM. Monday at Hennepin County Medical Center, according to the medical examiner.
He grew up in Houston, in a black neighborhood south of downtown. Mostly all the childhood he spend with his two cousins, Shareeduh Tate and Tera Brown.
Before his Dreadful death beside Minneapolis police officer’s knee, George Floyd has suffered the same problem as millions of Americans. During the coronavirus pandemic, he was also out of work and looking for a new job to survive.
Floyd moved to Minneapolis from his native Houston several years ago. Like any other good individual in the world he wants to find work and start a new life, said Christopher Harris, Floyd’s lifelong friend.
“He was looking to start over fresh, a new beginning,” Harris said. “He was happy with the change he was making.”
At 6ft6in, Floyd emerged as a star football player, nicknamed “gentle giant”. Positioned as the tight end for Jack Yates’ high school team, and also played in the 1992 state championship game in the Houston Astrodome.
“Quiet personality but a beautiful spirit,” Cooper said.
Unfortunately, he lost his job as a bouncer at a restaurant when Minnesota’s governor issued a stay at home order.
How George Floyd Died?
It was a dark Monday night, an employee at a Minneapolis grocery store called police after Floyd allegedly tried to pass a counterfeit $20 bill. But fortunately one was recording the whole incidence, one of the many members in public that witnessed the violent event. Floyd, the black man was badly treated during the whole incidence. The police man cuffed his hand behind him brutally on the ground. While a white officer, brutally pressed him to the pavement with his knee on Floyd’s neck.
Chauvin can be seen holding Floyd down for minutes as Floyd complains “I can’t breathe”, speaking with greater difficulty. And then only the silence prevails and he becomes unresponsive. The video ends with paramedics lifting a limp Floyd on to a stretcher and placing him in an ambulance.
Though the full report of George Floyd has not come. But the complaint states that the post-mortem examination did not find evidence of “traumatic asphyxia or strangulation”.
The medical examiner had even noted Mr. Floyd had underlying heart conditions. And the combination of these, “potential intoxicants in his system” and being restrained by the officers “likely contributed to his death”.
What Happen to the police officers?
Frey even tweeted that 4 policemen involved in the case had been terminated. And “This is the right call,” he said.
The Police Department’s statement said that no weapons had been used and that the officers’ body cameras were recording. Frey said at a news conference Tuesday that he had seen the video “taken and posted by a civilian of the country”. But footage from the body camera is till left to see.
Frey even expect some more investigations from the FBI, and in a statement posted to Twitter said, “Being black in America should not be a death sentence. For five minutes, we watched a white officer press his knee into a black man’s neck. Five minutes.”
When all that incident happen everyone was sad and in a rage with the incidence. Hennepin County Prosecutor Mike Freeman said Mr. Chauvin should get punishment for this incidence. They charged the guilty officers with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
Mr. Freeman also said his office to charge this case as quickly as evidence has been presented in front of all.
“This is by far the fastest that we’ve ever charged a police officer,” he noted.
According to the criminal complaint, Mr. Chauvin acted with “a depraved mind, without regard for human life”.
What was in the viral video?
The civilian video shows a white Minneapolis police officer pressing his knee brutally into a black man’s neck during an arrest. And George repeatedly says, “I can’t breathe,” and, “Please, I can’t breathe.”
The video recorded in Minneapolis on Monday shows that after the few minutes, the man, lying face down in the street with his hands cuffed behind his back, becomes silent, and static; the officer continues to pin the man to the pavement with his knee.
The whole scene was dreadful to become got viral on the internet.
Why the protests?
Frustration was already simmering over the brutal death of Floyd.
After the scenario every one was in rage. For safety from people white house was sealed. “I can’t breathe,” demonstrators, protestors were chanting, invoking the last words of Mr. Floyd.
The lockdown ended at about 20:30 EDT, with the US Secret Service reopening the building’s entrances and exits to staff. Meanwhile, curfews have been ordered for the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-Saint Paul, on both Friday and Saturday night.
On Thursday, during the third night of protests over Mr. Floyd’s death. People set alight one police station. People had burned, looted and vandalized the number of buildings in recent days,. The whole scenario becomes out of control prompting the activation of the state’s National Guard troops.