Despite Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey calling for now-fired Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin to be charged with having murdered George Floyd…Chauvin having clearly ended Floyd’s life by keeping his knee on Floyd’s neck until asphyxiation occured…
Despite the obvious, authorities haven’t charged Chauvin because, I’m assuming, certain elements within the Minneapolis police department and judicial system have resisted because they’re persuaded it would be rash or bad for police morale or some such hooey.
No one believes that the other three officers involved in the incident — Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng — should be charged, but Chauvin definitely needs to pay the piper.
“I’ve wrestled with, more than anything else over the last 36 hours, one fundamental question: Why is the man who killed George Floyd not in jail?” Frey said in a news briefing. “If you had done it, or I had done it, we would be behind bars right now. And I cannot come up with a good answer to that.”