“The whole world’s watching,” was the chant at the 1968 Democrat convention in Chicago when the Police rioted against thousands of demonstrators protesting the War in Vietnam.
This American scene is unfolding again as the country erupts following the Police murder of black civilian George Floyd.
Minneapolis (CNN)[Breaking news update at 2:23 p.m. ET]
The former Minneapolis police officer seen in a video with his knee on George Floyd’s neck has been arrested and faces charges of third-degree murder and manslaughter, according to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.
The officer, Derek Chauvin, was taken into custody Friday by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety John Harrington said in a news conference.
The late George Floyd and his now accused murderer ex-cop Derek Chauvin
“The investigation is ongoing,” Freeman said, adding that he anticipated charges against the other three officers involved in the incident.
“We entrust our police officers to use certain amounts of force to do their job to protect us. They commit a criminal act if they use this force unreasonably,” he said.