Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (R) penned an op-ed in The Washington Post Thursday, imploring that the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police must be a catalyst for change in the U.S.
“Floyd’s horrific death should be enough to finally move us to positive action,” Rice wrote.
Floyd was killed last Monday in Minneapolis after being arrested. Footage of his killing showed former officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for over eight minutes, continuing to do so even after Floyd was unconscious.
In the video, Floyd can be heard saying that he couldn’t breathe multiple times before becoming unresponsive.
Chauvin and the three other officers involved were fired from the Minneapolis Police Department following the incident. Chauvin is currently facing second-degree murder and manslaughter charges, and the three officers involved at the scene were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder.
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