One of the police officers who was charged in the murder of George Floyd was spotted shopping at a grocery store in Minnesota over the weekend, and one angry customer couldn't let him walk by unnoticed.
Keep scrolling for the full story, and to see the footage of the confrontation for yourself...
On May 25th, a defenseless and unarmed black man was killed while in a police restraint.
via: GettyAnd, ever since, the world has been alight with anger.
Footage of George's "arrest" quickly circulated on social media...
via: TwitterAnd, in the highly distressing scenes, he could be heard begging with the 4 officers kneeling on his neck and back to release him and repeatedly saying "Please, please... I can't breathe."
After nearly ten minutes, George was completely unresponsive.
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
George died unlawfully at the hands of these officers.
via: GettyThe independent autopsy confirmed that he had passed away as a result of "asphyxiation from sustained pressure." This pressure had cut off blood flow to his brain, the autopsy concluded.
This kind of unjust police brutality towards black men and women 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.
Yet, despite the global attention George's death has gained, justice is yet to be served.
via: GettyIn the days following the incident, there was an overwhelming demand for the 4 police officers involved - Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J.A. Kueng, and Tou Thao - to face criminal charges for their actions.
The day after George's death, it was announced that all 4 officers had been fired.
via: GettyBut there was still no sign of any criminal charges then.
Steadily, the anger began to build...
Apparently, at this moment, #DerekChauvin is hiding in his home trying to get food delivered. Imagine if a video of… https://t.co/gCCwFsS9Yy— Richard Marx (@Richard Marx)1590622294.0
The mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey, even called for the officers' arrest.
via: Getty“Why is the man who killed George Floyd, not in jail?" Frey asked during a press conference. "If you had done it or I had done it, we would be behind bars right now, and I cannot come up with a good answer to that question."
The general mood of the public was overwhelming:Arrest these officers now.
However, 4 days after George's death, some justice was served.
via: GettyDerek Chauvin, the man who had knelt on George's neck, was finally arrested.
Chauvin was taken into custody and was charged with murder in the second degree and manslaughter.
via: GettyAnd people were elated with the news.
But what about 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. Alexander Kueng, and Tou Thao - also played a significant role in the incident.
Well, at the start of the month, we all got the news we'd been waiting for.
via: GettyAs reported by the New York Times, it was announced on June 3rd that Thomas Lane, J.A. Kueng, and Tou Thao had all been formally charged with aiding and abetting murder in the death of George Floyd.
Finally, there was some justice in this awful situation.
CHARGED: These are the mug shots of the four Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd.… https://t.co/BMPU7QD0ap— ABC30 Fresno (@ABC30 Fresno)1591228806.0
However, this is America, and justice will forever be just out of reach.
Update: J. Alexander Keung was released on bail set at $750,000. Who tf is releasing them? https://t.co/Y5Q3n114cx— you have no hair sweetie (@you have no hair sweetie)1592680398.0
Yep, this man is free once more.Welcome to America, folks.
But, of course, people aren't going to let this man enjoy his freedom too much.Yesterday, on June 21st, an angry customer decided to confront him when she recognized him shopping in a Cub Foods in Minnesota.
Sporting a beard and a grey cap, Kueng evidently believed no one would recognize him...
via: YouTubeBut how wrong he was.
In the video, which has been posted onto YouTube, Kueng can be seen standing quietly as the woman filming exclaims:
via: YouTube"He has the nerve to literally come outside thinking that we don't know what he looks like. How dare you! You will be going back to jail. Trust."
Another shopper can be heard asking if he made bail...
via: YouTubeIn which the woman responds, "Yeah, he bailed out. How did you get the money?" When he fails to respond, she greets another customer and points him out. "Hi... Yeah, this is one of the police officers who was involved with killing George Floyd."
The entire time, Kueng says nothing.
via: YouTubeBut, eventually, he turns to the woman and says: "What? Yeah, that's me." She accuses him of "comfortably shopping in Cub Foods", to which he responds, "I wouldn't say comfortably."
The woman then tells him that he shouldn't have made bail...
via: YouTubeAnd he replies calmly, "I can understand that. I'm sorry you feel that way." Clearly riled up by his comment, the woman responds: "No you're not sorry! Like, you're literally outside here comfortably as if you didn't kill that man? Did you think that people aren't going to recognize you?" With this, he resorts back to ignoring her comments, and quietly queues to pay for his items.