8:30am: Floyd was accused of trying to use “counterfeit” money to buy cigarettes. Police were called and he was “resisting arrest”. Officer Derek Chauvin held his knee to George Floyd neck for approximately 8 mins and 46 seconds. Floyd was pronounced dead at 9:25pm.
9:00am:City of Minneapolis is in a uproar and rightfully so. Senator Amy Klobuchar asked for a comprehensive investigation of George Floyd death.
2:00pm:Chief Arradondo announces that all four officers involved have been fired at this time
5:00pm:Protest starts in Minneapolis and begins to damage the Third Precinct.
6:00am:Rioting and looting throughout the whole city.
4:15pm: Protesters are outside of the house of Derek Chauvin.
12:00pm:Derek Chauvin taken into custody
1:00pm:Charges filed against Chauvin included third degree murder and manslaughter charges.
3:00pm:City announced 8pm curfews.
9:00pm:Riots become intense. Fires and chaos become worsen.
Spirit of George Floyd
I was not expecting to be killed over a counterfeit 20-dollar bill. How they know it was fake anyway? Was the force you inflicted on me necessary? 4 trained officers to detain me? Help me understand. I told you officer Chauvin I could not breathe. I asked for my mother. Isn’t that a sign of despair?
I am identified as a biracial male. To the majority I am black. I only seen the picture. I will not watch the video. I was brought to tears looking at the pic. I want to help, I want to change the system. Your death was traumatizing. The whole world felt this in their soul.
What can we do to change systematic racism?
I do not know. We have a racist president in office. We have racist cops all over the United States. I do tell you one thing. We have been protesting since your death. People around the world has also been rioting and looting. I know looting sounds horrible and God please forgive them. But can I asked a question?
Please keep the peace and Yes you may ask a question.
I’m not justifying the looting but where do you think these museums get their artifacts from? They were stolen from White America. The United States stole from every culture you can think of. They stole land from Native Americans. The United States passed the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. The Harlem Renaissance which African American had their own business, music, literature, art, and sports. European Whites were constantly burned their churches and establishments. The end of the Harlem Renaissance was a result of WHITES RIOTING. Let’s not forget about the Black Wall Street burnings. Whites were scared that Us “colored folks” were going to take over the capital and finally be the majority of this world.. Slavery, hmph where do I begin? Tamir Rice? Sandra Bland? Eric Gardner, and countless others. Oh… my… Trayvon Martin. SO keeping the peace is far from peoples minds. We want JUSTICE!!
I know I am deceased. This is heartbreaking for my family. I pray to God or any higher power that my death would be an example of change in our country. Maybe we could can have social justice and distribution of wealth amongst everyone. It took my death to realize the systematic racism in our country is a major issue. I do see everyone of you protesting in my name. Please be safe.
(Phillip Roberts). Change is starting to happen worldwide. We as an culture will have to be consistent and prepared for what’s going to happen next…..
TO BE CONTINUED