Main image: George Floyd and his daughter Gianna.
It couldn’t have been any other verdict.
‘Derek Chauvin found guilty of murdering George Floyd.
Jury finds former Minneapolis police officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes, guilty on all counts’.
‘Second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter’.
Add to that, racism, police brutality and abuse of power.
He will be in jail for decades and inmates don’t like police officers.
“Justice for Black America is justice for all of America,” the Floyd family’s lawyer Benjamin Crump said in a statement, the Reuters news agency reported.
“This case is a turning point in American history for accountability of law enforcement and sends a clear message we hope is heard clearly in every city and every state.”
It is now time for the other three sacked officersThomas Lane, J Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao, who face charges of aiding and abetting second-degree murder, and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter, to face justice.
It was a form of ‘mob justice’, where cowards find courage amongst themselves. Disgusting!
Certainly the main protagonist in the murder of George Floyd was Chauvin, but why didn’t they stop him?
My condolences to George Floyd’s family and friends, and most importantly, to his daughter Gianna.
I dedicate this beautiful piece of music composed and played by Arson Fahim. He composed it for Farkhunda Malikzada, a young woman that was murdered in Afghanistan. She is now a martyr.
She was a student of religious studies. A mulla accused her of burning a Qaran. She was innocent but nonetheless she was murdered in the most horrific way by a mob that had quickly gathered outside the mosque. The police did nothing to help her.
A young shop assistant accused George Floyd of passing a counterfeit $20 note. There are similarities…