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George Floyd: “We Can And Must Do Better,” Obama Says About Death Of Unarmed Black Man Shot By Minneapolis Police

ūüϧ Christian Smith,¬†DENISAURUS News

Barack Obama has condemned the action that led to the death of a black man, who died after coming in contact with officers of the law in America. 

George Floyd, a 46-year-old, unarmed man died on Monday, after he was pinned down by the neck by a white police officer in Minneapolis, a city in Minnesota.

It is not the first time an unarmed black man has been unlawfully killed by a white police officer in America.

In July 2014, Eric Garner a resident of New York City, died after struggling to breathe while being held down by police officers.

Mr Obama, the first and only black President of the United States of America noted that death in police custody, “shouldn’t be ‘normal’ in 2020 America.”

The former US President stated that: “it can’t be ‘normal.’ If we want our children to grow up in a nation that lives up to its highest ideals, we can and must be better.”

Mr Floyd, a security man who worked in the same as the officer who caused his death was 46 at the time of dying.

The death has led to several protest. A police officer, Derek Chauvin, has now been been arrested and charged with third degree murder, following three days of protest in the state.

Mr Chauvin was filmed kneeling on Mr Floyd’s neck in the presence of other officers.

Activist say that third degree murder, which is not intentional, is not satisfactory.

Some argue that Mr Chauvin, who had his kneel into Mr Floyd’s neck for more than 11-minutes, should be charged for something more serious so that it gives protesters more assurance that they are being heard.

Prosecutors have also been advised by activists to charge the three other officers, who were present at the time of Mr Floyd’s untimely death.

 

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