2020-05-25, Lief dagboek

Maandag, dag 67 thuis, Death of George Floyd, particitatiewet & Wajong, basisinkomen, huurverhoging, week van de schildklier, nerd & geek pride & towel day, missing children, Afrikadag, EU week tegen kanker.

Death of George Floyd:
The death of George Floyd, an African-American man, occurred in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, when Derek Chauvin, a Caucasian Minneapolis police officer, knelt on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, with 2 minutes and 53 seconds of that occurring after Floyd was unresponsive, according to the criminal complaint filed against Chauvin. Floyd was handcuffed and lying face down on the road, while Chauvin had his knee on his neck. The three other arresting officers were identified as Thomas K. Lane, Tou Thao, and J. Alexander Kueng. Officer Kueng held Floyd’s back while Lane held his legs, and Thao stood nearby and looked on. The four officers were fired the next day.

Death of Rayshard Brooks:
Rayshard Brooks, a 27-year-old black man, was shot and killed by an Atlanta Police Department officer on the evening of June 12, 2020. Brooks had resisted arrest and wrested a taser as he wrestled on the ground with two police officers. During a foot chase, Brooks fired the taser at one of the officers, who then shot Brooks in the back with his sidearm.

Video of the incident went viral. Atlanta Chief of Police Erika Shields resigned the next day, saying she wanted to help rebuild trust in the community. Protestors later burned down the Wendy’s where the shooting had taken place.




In de geschiedenis

Agenda – Death of George Floyd

Agenda – Death of Rayshard Brooks

Agenda – PBS NewsHour Presents “Race Matters: America in Crisis” (TV PBS / YouTube)