Justice for Floyd George: Over 5.8 million people and counting have signed the petition – “Justice for George Floyd”, which means this is now the biggest Change.org US petition of all time. And it’s working.
One of the four men responsible for this horrific murder is in custody. “Our message is loud and clear: we will not stop until there is justice for George.”
George was handcuffed and restrained and being completely cooperative when this all went down. The officer put his knee on George’s neck choking him for minutes on minutes while George screamed that he could not breathe. Bystanders beg for the police officer to take his knee off George’s neck, but the officer didn’t listen and continued to choke him.
Not that it would matter at all, but George was not even wanted for a violent crime. A grocery store that he was signing a bad check.
We are trying to reach the attention of Mayor Jacob Frey and DA Mike Freeman to beg to have the officers involved in this disgusting situation fired and for charges to be filed immediately.
Please help us get justice for George and his family!
Among reasons millions have been signing the petition include
- There is NO justification for the murder of George Floyd. Police Officers are NOT judges, jury and executioners! These officers must be fired and arrested ASAP!
- This is institutional racism and the police officers involved deserve to be held accountable for their wrongful and racist actions.
- Because racism is a pandemic that has been present for way longer than corona virus, yet we still can’t find the time to make a cure for it. Enough is enough and the end to racism, bigotry, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia and social wealth gap needs to end now. Material things can burn and be rebuilt, black lives can’t.
In a related development, Kellie Chauvin, the wife of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, said she is filing for divorce after 10 years of marriage.
In a statement issued by her attorney, Kellie Chauvin said she is devastated by the killing of 46-year-old George Floyd, who died earlier this week while in police custody.
Kellie Chauvin’s attorney said she filed for divorce as a result of this week’s incident.
Derek Chauvin is facing third-degree murder and manslaughter charges after video surfaced showing him kneeling on Floyd’s neck for for more than 8 1/2 minutes while he pleaded for his life.
“Her utmost sympathy lies with [Floyd’s] family, with his loved ones and with everyone who is grieving this tragedy,” the statement read in part. “While Ms. Chauvin has no children from her current marriage, she respectfully requests that her children, her elder parents, and her extended family be given safety and privacy during this difficult time.”
Kellie Chauvin was born in Laos in 1974 during a time of war. In 1977, her family fled to safety in Thailand, where they lived in a refugee camp, the Associated Press reported. In 2018, she was crowned Mrs. Minnesota.