Internet lashes out at media for calling Derek Chauvin an 'alleged murderer' in the death of George Floyd
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter following the tragic death of the 46-year-old black man George Floyd. The disturbing video recorded at the time of the incident shows Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck until his last breath, despite the latter pleading that he couldn't breathe. The brutal police action has enraged hundred and thousands of protestors who are demanding justice for Floyd.
Meanwhile, today (May 30), TMZ reported that Chauvin is on a suicide watch and the "accused murderer of George Floyd, has a camera focused on him round-the-clock, and cops check on his cell regularly." The headline of the latest report also referred to the former cop as the "Alleged Murderer" and the choice of words seems to have irked internet users, who are convinced that the media is trying to downplay Chauvin's actions and trying to defend a convict.
Several Twitter users re-shared TMZ's original report and established that Chauvin is not an alleged murderer, but the actual killer. While one wrote, "He is not an ALLEGED murder. Derek Chauvin MURDERED George Floyd, an INNOCENT man. Don't go around spreading that fake shit," another added, "Why do headlines keep saying 'alleged' like we didn't just watch Derek Chauvin murder, George Floyd."
Some asserted that there is enough evidence that proves Chauvin killed an innocent Floyd and how he doesn’t deserve to be treated as anything else. "Alleged? ALLEGED? THERE IS VIDEO PROOF THAT DEREK CHAUVIN MURDERED GEORGE FLOYD. GET THE F**K OUT OF HERE WITH THE 'ALLEGED' BULLSHIT," expressed one angry internet user.
Another added to that saying, "@TMZ there is a 10-minute video circulating of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin sitting on George Floyd's neck until he died there's nothing 'alleged' going on here he's a murderer who's been arrested on murder charges take this tweet down and change the headline." Meanwhile, some of them have noted that they aren't feeling bad about Chauvin considering suicide after what he has done.
"I never want a person to feel like they need take their life but I DONT FEEL BAD !! You ruined a family you hurt friends. You took GEORGE FLOYDS LIFE. You are a coward!" wrote a user.