Prosecutors in the trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights accused the men on Monday of standing by as fellow Officer Derek Chauvin “slowly killed George Floyd right in front of them.”
Kentucky has its old home. Alabama, its sweet home. Tennessee has Rocky Top, but there is no house there — and for good reason. Houses in Tennessee are increasingly hard to come by.
The authorities in the United States need to initiate tough and serious action to stop such mindless killings and ensure that justice is done when they do occur.
At the junction where a police officer was filmed kneeling on George Floyd’s neck as he gasped for air, there were shouts and cheers when it was announced the man had been charged with murder.
It is fitting that the white US police officer charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter of an African-American in Minneapolis bears the French family name of Chauvin. The name has morphed into “chauvinist” meaning bigot over the decades since a soldier called Nicolas Chauvin was honoured as a super patriot by the Emperor Napoleon for loyal service during his multiple military campaigns.
George Floyd died in Minnesota, but we share the same home of Houston, Texas.
July the Fourth is coming up at the end of the week. How will you celebrate our nation’s independence? President Donald Trump, a traditionalist, is planning to observe a fireworks display at one of our national monuments
The killing of George Floyd and the subsequent protests have compelled a righteous reckoning. Facing pressure from a large and diverse movement of Americans, many of our country’s institutions are facing up to their role in perpetuating racial injustice.
Last weekend’s commemorations of the holiday marking the founding of the US 244 years ago was like none which had gone before. Division rather than unity marked July the 4th.
While Minneapolis chief of police Medaria Arradondo has been applauded for immediately firing the four officers involved in 46-year-old George Floyd’s death just over a week ago, questions about prosecutors’ choice to charge former officer Derek Chauvin with third-degree murder rather than a more serious charge continue to provoke outrage.