CNN host Don Lemon spoke up Friday morning to share his thoughts on the Derek Chauvin trial over George Floyd’s death.
While appearing on the CNN show “New Day”, Lemon claimed that the video of Floyd’s death is “indicative” of how black men in this country feel when they interact with the police.
Then he urged Americans to look beyond any problems he might have had by saying, “We are George Floyd.”
Lemon defends George Floyd
“It is an indication of what especially black men in this country have been feeling and feeling for centuries. that someone is on their necks all the time living in a paranoia about racism. … Will this policeman see my humanity, especially if they get into an encounter with policemen? Everyone feels that. And that’s why it’s as traumatic as you say, ”Lemon said.
“I said America is on trial. And I say yes, we are George Floyd, ”the CNN host continued. “And I get so much kicking back when I say it’s not us because he’s had that in his past. … What does this have to do with his encounter with a police officer? “
“What does this have to do with something you did years ago?” he added. “What does that have to do with anything? Why are you making this excuse? Why are you trying to justify the inhuman treatment of someone on your mind by addressing everything that happened in their life? You address all negatives. What about the positives? “
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Lemon attacks those who “demonized” Floyd
Without stopping there, Lemon slammed those who had “demonized” Floyd for his addiction problems.
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“It’s disgusting and disgusting,” he said emphatically. “And it’s really unfathomable.”
“They remember that if what we preach here and what America preaches doesn’t stigmatize people with addiction problems, especially opioids, given where we’ve been with opioids around the world, he will be demonized for addiction problems Heroin is abuse and addiction in this country, ”he concluded.
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Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota last May. Chauvin was the officer who kneeled on his neck in front of the camera before he died.
This piece was written by James Samson on April 2nd, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used with permission.
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