Since his premature release from prison for abetting the murder of George Floyd, Alexander J. Kueng has been dominating the headlines.
And now, his mom has spoken out and has revealed his family's unexpected stance on his arrest...
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.
George Floyd 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" after his neck was knelt on for over 8 minutes. 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.
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
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 always 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.Last week 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 a video 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."
Even though Kueng and the other officers deserve to be called out...
@VH1PNUT___ Hell eventually pay but harassing him isn’t the way to go. He’s still human he can go get food if he wa… https://t.co/wOsTaYnaSE— Man of the Year (@Man of the Year)1592761848.0
Kueng's mom, Joni Kueng, has now spoken out about her son's arrest...
via: TwitterAnd she explained how his siblings believe that he should be serving his time behind bars.
She spoke exclusively to The New York Times...
via: The New York TimesAnd she started by explaining how heartbroken the entire family is over what Kueng did.
Joni explained how her son, who is from a black family, joined the police force to try and make a difference.
via: The New York Times
"He argued that diversity could force change in a Police Department long accused of racism. He had also seen one sibling arrested and treated poorly, in his view, by sheriff’s deputies. He had found himself defending his decision to join the police force, saying he thought it was the best way to fix a broken system. He had clashed with friends over whether public demonstrations could actually make things better."
Given his background, Kueng thought he had the ability to bridge the gap between white and black worlds.
Derek chauvin Thomas lane Tou thao J. alexander kueng All the 4 should be charged with the murder of george floyd,… https://t.co/hu0RhHlPok— 𝐛𝐞𝐲 生 (@𝐛𝐞𝐲 生)1590784079.0
His mom didn't expect this, especially because he comes from a racially diverse family.
IT TOOK FOUR PEOPLE TO MURDER GEORGE FLOYD three of them are still free Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kuen… https://t.co/Z3Cum4166v— max (kinda ia) (@max (kinda ia))1590797793.0
His siblings, Taylor and Radiance, have even joined in with the protests.
J. Alexander Kueng, one of the cops who killed George Floyd, is black. https://t.co/FmvuHt16dh— Margaret Kimberley (@Margaret Kimberley)1591275432.0
When will justice be served?
via: GettyKeung is due to appear in court at the end of the month. It's just the question of when the justice system in our country will finally take responsibility and do the right thing.