This is hard to watch: George Floyd is not on trial

(Courtesy of Color of Change)


The trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer accused of murdering George Floyd, began this week and the first few days have been extremely hard to watch. Witness after witness gave their testimonies, adding context for the jury and millions of viewers at home to the traumatic events that led to the untimely death of Floyd.

Darnella Frazier, the brave teen who captured the video footage that went viral and caused global outrage testified with remorse and sincerity. We also heard the testimony of Charles McMillian, 61, who sobbed inconsolably on the witness stand as he watched the body cam footage capturing Floyd’s demise.

The trial is expected to go on for weeks.



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