The verdict is out on the murder of George Floyd , and Americans can finally rejoice because justice is served. Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three charges, and this verdict would not have been possible if it was not for the courage and strength of Darnella Frazier.
Black women have been at the forefront of every movement in America; so its no surprise that 17-year-old Darnella Frazier was there on the day of Floyd’s murder and filmed the entire thing from her smartphone. Frazier was taking her 9-year-old cousin to Cup Foods last May when she saw police officers holding Floyd on the sidewalk near the back of a police car. She captured the longest and clearest video of George Floyd’s painful murder. During Frazier’s testimony, she described the scene as “a man terrified, scared, begging for his life.” She said, “I heard George Floyd saying, ‘I can’t breathe, please, get off of me’… and crying for his mom,”He was in pain.” It seemed like he knew it was over for him.”
The video that she took emerged that night and allowed the public to understand what all happened that day in Minneapolis.
When the verdict was released on Tuesday, she posted her reaction to the news to her social media.
“I was so anxious … But to know GUILTY ON ALL 3 CHARGES !!! THANK YOU GOD THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. George Floyd we did it!! justice has been served.”
If it were not for her courageous efforts, the three other officers on the scene would still be on active duty. Not only were they fired, but they also banned the chokehold from being used by the police force as a form of restraint.
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