New Charges in Floyd Murder Case

New Charges in Floyd Murder Case

( – Millions of Americans were outraged when they watched a Minneapolis police officer murder George Floyd on May 25. To add to the fury was the fact that three other cops stood by and let it happen. Fortunately, the victim’s family may finally get justice.

On June 3, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced the three former officers are being charged with aiding and abetting murder. The men charged are J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane, and Tou Thao.

In the video, former-officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck until he died while Kueng and Lane helped to hold the victim down. Tou Thao stood by while Floyd died. Ellison also said Chauvin is now being charged with second-degree unintentional murder, an upgraded charge from the third-degree charge assessed earlier. This is in addition to the charges he’s already facing.

Now that the former cops have been charged, hopefully, the protests will stop. The US justice system is the best in the world, and it can take over from here. Also, stopping the protests means agitators like Antifa won’t be able to exploit them any longer. Not only that, but all four men deserve a fair trial. That’s their constitutionally guaranteed right and these protests could potentially poison the jury pool. It’s time to move the discussion of racial inequality forward and off the street.

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