CNN host Don Lemon spoke out on Friday morning to present his ideas on the Derek Chauvin trial for George Floyd’s demise.
Whereas showing on the CNN present “New Day,” Lemon claimed that the video of Floyd’s demise is “indicative” of how black males really feel on this nation once they have interactions with police.
He then known as on People to look previous any issues he could have had by saying “George Floyd is us.”
Lemon Defends George Floyd
“It’s indicative of what particularly black males on this nation really feel and have felt for hundreds of years; that somebody is on their neck on a regular basis, dwelling in a paranoia about racism. … Particularly in the event that they get into an encounter with law enforcement officials, will that police officer see my humanity? That’s what all people is feeling. And that’s why it’s so traumatic, as you say,” Lemon mentioned.
“I’ve mentioned America is on trial. And I say sure, George Floyd is us,” the CNN host continued. “And I get a lot pushback from saying, it’s not us as a result of he had this in his previous. … What does that must do along with his encounter with a police officer?”
“What does that must do with one thing that you simply did years in the past?” he added. “What does that must do with something? Why are you making that excuse? Why are you attempting to justify in your thoughts the inhumane remedy of an individual by mentioning every thing that’s occurred of their lives? You carry up all of the negatives. What concerning the positives?”
Lemon Assaults These Who ‘Demonized’ Floyd
Not stopping there, Lemon went on to slam those that have “demonized” Floyd for his habit points.
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“It’s gross and disgusting,” he mentioned emphatically. “And it truly is unfathomable.”
“You concentrate on him being demonized for having habit points, when what we preach right here and what America has been preaching is don’t stigmatize individuals who have habit points, particularly round opioids, contemplating the place we’re with opioids proper now, across the heroin abuse and habit on this nation,” he concluded.
Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota in Might of final 12 months. Chauvin was the officer who was caught on digicam kneeling on his neck earlier than his demise.
This piece was written by James Samson on April 2, 2021. It initially appeared in LifeZette and is utilized by permission.
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