In May last year, former US police officer Derek Chauvin arrested George Floyd, an African-American man, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on suspicion of using counterfeit money. During the suppression, Mr Chauvin placed his left knee between Mr Floyd’s head and neck for more than nine minutes, causing him to die. Mr Floyd repeatedly begged for mercy and said he could not breathe, but Mr Chauvin ignored his cry for help. The video uploaded to social media led to the outbreak of Black Lives Matter. This is the most concerned criminal case in the United States in recent years. It has aroused reflections on the racial prejudice of police enforcement in the United States and strengthened the global voice against racial discrimination.
Mr Chauvin was convicted of second- and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. After three weeks of court trials, 12 jurors reached a consensus and found the three counts guilty. Many people who support the racial equality movement view that as a big step towards racial equality.
The current U.S. President Joe Biden said that “Nothing’s going to make it all better, but at least now there’s some justice.” It shows his attitude towards supporting the affirmative movement. The former President of the United States (Barack Obama), an African-American, said, “True justice requires that we come to terms with the fact that Black Americans are treated differently, every day. It requires us to recognize that millions of our friends, family, and fellow citizens live in fear that their next encounter with law enforcement could be their last,” he continued. “And it requires us to do the sometimes thankless, often difficult, but always necessary work of making the America we know more like the America we believe in.”
As more and more people begin to focus on and supervise the issue of racial equality, the passing of Freud makes a change imminent. Regardless of whether the federal government supports it or not, the social movement triggered by Freud’s death is expected to set off a new one. A series of experiments on police reform by local governments.