The Tragic death of George Floyd and the protests that have followed shine a new light on two major Massachusetts Supreme Court cases involving Race and how our Constitution is going to be interpreted.
The tragic death of George Floyd involves shocking actions that are likely to result in murder charges being filed against the officers involved. As a result of this injustice, protest are taking place in major cities with a major incident of violence in Minneapolis as a police station was set on fire.
From what I have seen of the video, it does not appear that Floyd was any type of threat of the officers. There was simply no justification for having a knee to his neck; This method of restraining someone is not taught in police trainings and other police officers have voiced their disapproval of the officers’ actions. From what we know, the video evidence presents an overwhelming case of police brutality with no justification.