Former President Barack Obama responded to the Minneapolis police officer ’s killing of George Floyd on Friday, writing in a statement, “To thousands of Of Americans have implemented different treatments … The United States should not be “normal” in 2020. “
On the evening of the second day of the protest in Minneapolis, Obama issued a statement on Twitter that the protesters razed police precincts and other buildings in the Midwest city.
“We must remember that for millions of Americans, being treated differently because of their race is a sad, painful, and maddening” normal “state-whether when dealing with the health care system, Still interacting with the criminal justice system, or jogging on the street, or just watching birds in the park, ” Obama wrote.
“In the United States in 2020, this should not be ‘normal’. This cannot be” normal. “If we want our children to grow up in a country that achieves the highest ideals, we can and must become better.” He added.
Obama added that it will depend on local leaders and police to help society “do better.”
He wrote: “It depends mainly on Minnesota officials to ensure a thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding George Floyd’s death and ultimately to achieve judicial justice.”
“But it depends on all of us, regardless of our race or station, including most law enforcement personnel who are proud to do the hard work correctly in the right way every day, to jointly create the ‘new normal’, he added:” The tradition of bigotry and unequal treatment no longer affects our institutions or our hearts. “
Floyd died after the death of the Minneapolis police earlier this week Derek Chauvin nailed his neck to the street with his knee.
Floyd was stopped by police after it was reported that someone paid off with a fake $ 20 bill at a local store.