A deeper look at the policies behind the death of George Floyd

Pictured: Derek Chauvin (left) and George Floyd

The world has united in protest after a graphic video emerged showing a Black man dying under the restraint of a White police officer. The victim, George Floyd, was in clear distress. He was pinned to the ground by three officers, with one officer — Derek Chauvin — placing a knee on his neck. For over five minutes, he tells the officers that he is unable to breathe. George Floyd died as horrified bystanders told the officers they were killing him.

The video is unquestionably horrific.

But in our rush to condemn an aggressive use of force and pursue justice…

Gavrilo David

Writer, researcher. Lover of nuance. Shoot me an email. GavriloDavid@gmail.com

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