George Floyd’s murderer Derek Chauvin found guilty by the jury. Last night this news revealed all over the major international News Channels and everyone came out to show their support to George Floyd’s family.
Although the outcome won’t bring back George Floyd, the justice gave and that’s the most important to hear.
George’s murder damaged the United States of America’s reputation, a whole new scenario began when that brutal incident took place and everyone’s anger came out with a rush of frustration.
For those of you, who don’t remember what exactly happened and how the Black Lives Matter Movement became worldwide global? Then here’s the recap.
George Floyd Murdered Under Police Custody:
On May 25th last year, the ex-police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled the innocent George Floyd, a 46-year-old man for over eight minutes and 46 seconds on the street somewhere in Minneapolis.
Not only Derek, his two fellow officers Alexander Kueng had his knee forcefully on his upper legs meanwhile the other officer J. Thomas Lane gripped Floyd’s handcuffed arms.
All these happened and during this brutal violence, late George Floyd kept saying “Please, please, please, I can’t breathe,” gasping for almost 20 minutes and lost the unarmed one-sided battle.
Even when George wasn’t conscious, Derek and his fellows didn’t leave him until the ambulance arrived. After two minutes, Alexander Kueng then checked his pulse, which surely not working (according to the prosecutor) and later George lost his life at the local hospital.
As per the Minneapolis Police Department’s statement, “He appeared to be intoxicated and “suffering medical distress.”
Further, the police said, “they were responding to a call that a man was trying to use a counterfeit $20 bill — and the description matched George Floyd.
Floyd asked to get out of his car, and police said he “physically resisted officers.”
Rise of the Black Lives Matter Movement:
Soon the incident happened, new chaos rumbled all over the globe especially in the USA and caused a lot. A new movement developed known as “Black Lives Matter”, the protest which got the support from worldwide that created this movement bigger in the picture.
People might be thinking, that Black Lives Matter started after the death of George Floyd. But no it began in 2013 when George Zimmerman killed an innocent unarmed teenager named ‘Trayvon Martin’ in Florida and got released by the court.
Thousands of people came out on the street of Minneapolis to showcase their support to Floyd, the supporters spread all over the United States and then throughout the world.
Justice Came Home
Finally, the justice served as the jury didn’t take much time to announce their verdict against Derek Chauvin and charged him for second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and manslaughter.
His fellow officers face trial later this year, even Derek would apply for an appeal against the verdict.
The happiness spread all over the court, as the verdict announced the crowd outside the court cheered with joy. Floyd’s family lawyer Ben Crump also shared his thoughts on justice, it marked a “turning point in history” for the US.
“Painfully earned justice has finally arrived,” he tweeted. “[It] sends a clear message on the need for accountability of law enforcement.”
Another amazing moment came for Floyd’s family when the United States President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris met the family after the verdict and said “at least now there is some justice”.
It’s surely a hard time for George’s family because there’s never been any police officer who got convicted for the murder, but this time system changed and people all over the world witnessed the justice.
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