George Floyd is Dead, What About Justine Damond?
George Floyd is dead, and he shouldn’t be. Justine Damond is dead, and she shouldn’t be. What do these two deaths have in common?
They both occurred in Minneapolis.
A black man and a white woman both dead because of the actions of the police.
By now you probably think this article is about police abuse or racism. You’re wrong.
It’s also not about bad police. In fact, it’s not about police at all except for the events following both deaths.
Floyd was known to Derek Chauvin the man eventually convicted for his contribution along with three others to Floyd’s death. He was sentenced to 22 years in prison.
Not the place you want to be as an ex-cop.
Floyd was born in North Carolina and grew up in Houston and played basketball and football in high school and college.
“Between 1997 and 2005, he was convicted of eight crimes. He served four years in prison after accepting a plea bargain for a 2007 aggravated robbery in a home invasion. “
“After he was paroled in 2013, he served as a mentor in his religious community and posted anti-violence videos to social media. He delivered meals to senior citizens and volunteered with other projects, such as the Angel By Nature Foundation, a charity founded by rapper Trae tha Truth” (Source)
After his death riots erupted in Minneapolis and all 50 states and internationally. Looting and burning went on not only in Minneapolis but protests were seen around the world.
Colleges and universities have scholarships in his name. The name of the area where he died was renamed George Floyd Jr. Place.
A Go Fund Me account was set up in his name. Murals started showing up in many major cities.
A bill proposed by US Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, the George Floyd Law Enforcement Trust and Integrity Act, was designed to reduce police brutality and establish national policing standards and accreditations.