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The Black Lives Matter movement has never before been so prominent.
via: GettyLast week, on Monday, May 25th, a defenseless black man was killed while in a police restraint.
George Floyd was arrested and forced to the ground...
Where former police officer, Derek Chauvin, proceeded to kneel on his neck, while 3 other officers knelt on his back.
this man, #GeorgeFloyd did not deserve to die. #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/w405ouIk5V— moon (@moon)1590639498.0
Footage of George's "arrest" quickly circulated on social media...
via: TwitterAnd, in the highly distressing scenes, he could be heard begging with the officers to release him and repeatedly saying "Please, please... I can't breathe."
After nearly ten minutes, George was completely unresponsive.
An ambulance arrived and took the unconscious man to hospital but, devastatingly, he was pronounced dead upon arrival. He was only forty-six years old.
SAY HIS NAME. GEORGE FLOYD. HE WAS AN INNOCENT MAN, AND HE WAS MURDERED. HE COULDN’T BREATHE, AND HE BEGGED FOR HIS… https://t.co/7WNH4pzDLY— 🐌 (@🐌)1590620093.0
4 days after George's death, some justice was served.
via: Getty ImagesDerek Chauvin, the man who had knelt on George’s neck, was finally arrested. But this wasn't enough...
Chauvin was originally taken into custody and was charged with murder in the third degree and manslaughter.
via: Getty ImagesHis bond was set at $50,000, and he is due to appear in court on June 8th.
This kind of police brutality has been happening for centuries now...
via: GettyBut George's death has sparked an outrage like never before.
Thousands upon thousands of people have been taking to the streets in protest...
via: GettyAnd they are all marching for one thing: For the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.
But things have been quick to turn violent.
via: GettyProtesters became interweaved with rioters and, as they continue to clash with police, the scenes unfolding across our country have been becoming steadily more violent.
It's a truly terrifying time.
via: GettyBut change needs to happen and, at the moment, this seems like the only way to make it happen.
But, remarkably, they seem to be working.
Thanks to these riots, the Black Lives Matter movement is dominating global headlines, and it has completely taken over social media.
BLACK WOMEN MATTER. BLACK MEN MATTER. BLACK CHILDREN MATTER. BLACK FAMILIES MATTER. BLACK POSSIBILITIES MATTER.… https://t.co/y6dlDWKPN3— a gem (@a gem)1591104461.0
And of course, the news broke yesterday that Chauvin is now facing an upgraded charge...
He is now being charged with second-degree murder according to Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar.
Minnesota's Attorney General Keith Ellison elevates the charge against ex-officer Derek Chauvin to second-degree mu… https://t.co/2l8o6FpdP9— BBC News (World) (@BBC News (World))1591228388.0
As for the other officers?Let’s not forget that, while Chauvin is the man primarily responsible for George’s death, 3 other police officers – Thomas Lane, J.A. Kueng, and Tou Thao – also played a significant role in the incident.
Chauvin may have been the one to kneel on his neck...But alternative footage from the incident shows that 2 other officers were actually kneeling on his back, while a 4th stood on and watched. As reported by the New York Times, it was announced yesterday that Thomas Lane, J.A. Kueng, and Tou Thao have all been formally charged with aiding and abetting murder in the death of George Floyd.
This is only the beginning.
And it's so important that we continue to speak out and use our voices.
THEYRE CHARGING THE OTHER 3 OFFICERS AND RAISED THE DEGREE. KEEP SIGNING PETITIONS, KEEP DONATING, KEEP CALLING. THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING— gabryelle (@gabryelle)1591208344.0
But some people have been using social media for all the wrong reasons.
via: Getty ImagesIncluding one cop, who took to Instagram to share a horrific post about the BLM protests.
A Denver police officer posted a picture of himself and 2 colleagues in full riot gear along with the caption "Let's start a riot."
via: Getty ImagesThe post was made as police in Denver fired tear gas and pepper balls at crowds that have been protesting the killing of unarmed black people and the lack of consequences for the blatant racism.
According to Buzzfeed News, Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen ordered an internal investigation on Monday after reports of the Instagram post by Officer Thomas McClay surfaced.
And now, officials have confirmed that the officer has been fired.
ALERT: Regarding the Instagram post featuring 3 DPD officers posing in riot gear -- The Chief has ordered an Intern… https://t.co/0OqilUoxYc— Denver Police Dept. (@Denver Police Dept.)1591047647.0
Police announced McClay had been terminated from his position on Tuesday.
And stated that the post violated the department's social media policy.
UPDATE: #Denver https://t.co/1rxGNbjCfE— Denver Police Dept. (@Denver Police Dept.)1591133804.0
Here's the post:
via: InstagramFor more on this, scroll on to see the video of Meghan Markle speaking out about the death of George Floyd.