By: Surjit Singh Flora
George Floyd, 46, a member of the black community in the United States, was arrested by Minneapolis City Police on suspicion of possessing and using counterfeit currency. Police stopped his car, told him to get out of the vehicle and handcuffed him.
Police say he was physically reluctant to be handcuffed, but police managed to handcuff him. George Floyd was alone and unarmed and had four policemen in custody. After being handcuffed, he could easily have been taken to a police station for questioning.
According to the law, inquiries and searches could be carried out, and evidence of forgery could be found, charged, and produced in court. The four policemen present at the scene were non-black, and what they did to this black man is very painful.
A handcuffed George Floyd is knocked down by a policeman with his knee on his neck, which he is continuously pressing while three police officers are watching the spectacle. A passerby had made a video of the whole incident, which went viral due to the age of videography.
George Floyd repeatedly complains of shortness of breath and pleads, ‘don’t kill me’ but to no avail. Many people gather on the spot and shout at the police to refrain from doing so, but it also does not affect the police.
George Floyd faints, and people alert the police, which does not affect. Within minutes, an ambulance arrives, and the half-dead carry George on a stretcher, which is pronounced dead by doctors.
In this video clip, handcuffed George does not force the police in any way but pleads not to breathe in a heartrending voice. The police fired four shots after the video of George’s death went viral, and city Mayor Jacob Frey said based on the video that police officer Derek Chauvin should be prosecuted in connection with George Floyd’s death.
The FBI has been tasked with investigating the case, but this is not the first case of naked white discrimination against blacks in the United States. This type of treatment of blacks has been reported many times by the police in different states and cities of the United States.
The force used by the police was not only unreasonable, but it was also cruel, and all four policemen should be severely punished.
On Thursday night, the riots in Minneapolis also spread to the neighboring state capital, St. Paul, where fires and vandalism broke out.
After that vandalism and breaking out to the business places, Mike Freeman of the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced the Minnesota Department of Public Safety initially announced the third-degree murder and manslaughter charges after Derek Chauvin’s arrest.
Also, Freeman said, “We have now been able to put together the evidence that we needed. witness statements, Police body camera footage, and a preliminary medical examination of Floyd were among the evidence prosecutors have gathered.
The third-grade murder sentence is up to 25 years in prison. The state ’s criminal regulations define it as “applying to anyone ’s unintentional death, and causing the death of another person by carrying out actions that are extremely dangerous to others and showing depraved thoughts, regardless of human life”
In these countries, the police have formed unions that support the promoters in every way, and so will the police union in Minneapolis. There have been mass protests against the crackdown, and there has been arson and looting, which is worrying.
There should be peaceful protests against this police coercion, and the culprits should be severely punished. George Floyd deserves justice.