In The Tragedy Of George Floyd’s Death, There Is A Hero | The Last Word | MSNBC

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Lawrence O’Donnell says the full truth of George Floyd’s death can only be told thanks to the heroism of a 17-year old who recorded the actions of the officers for the world to see. Aired on 5/29/2020.
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59 Comments on "In The Tragedy Of George Floyd’s Death, There Is A Hero | The Last Word | MSNBC"

  1. スカイーハイ | May 30, 2020 at 12:56 AM | Reply

    ‘May peace prevail on earth’

    R I P George Floyd

  2. Shame on those black Trump supporters who stood behind him at his rallies!

    • Yourlife Endsnow Oh,you are so full of wisdom.🙄😂💙💙💙💙

    • @jorge jimenez They are getting crazier because only a crazy would publically support Trump

    • Adrian Grant | May 30, 2020 at 8:16 PM | Reply

      @Jerry Marasco I understand your brain is not 💯 but try to engage it before you open your mouth because you’re making yourself sound stupid

    • Sherry Triplett | May 30, 2020 at 8:24 PM | Reply

      No, shame on the whites who supported his racism.

    • Michael Chappell | May 30, 2020 at 9:17 PM | Reply

      @Johnny Wang one word grand Dragon he been hate on black people all his life I would vote for a grape before I vote for trump

  3. Lacey Pelham | May 30, 2020 at 1:02 AM | Reply

    think of what that would feel like. imagine it while in handcuffs. fair minded people have to admire this brave young lady. thank you for exposing the truth Darnella Frazier.

  4. Roselie Kane | May 30, 2020 at 1:03 AM | Reply

    Sad — or disgrace — is when the kids start monitoring the police. That girl knew what to do in that moment because she was not shocked by witnessing what was going on. Her courage to stand up under duress is what stands out here. We as a society are in serious trouble and it starts at the very top. Not every police officer is a bully, a racist or a murderer but they will all be painted with the same brush. I hope not. My condolences to the family of George Floyd.

    • Ben Bosshard | May 30, 2020 at 3:40 AM | Reply

      I appreciate comments that are genuine and like yours, beneficial. I joint your condolences to the family of George Floyd.

    • Ash Roskell | May 30, 2020 at 4:55 AM | Reply

      Ben Bosshard : A, “genuine,” thought I struggle with; is WHY the authorities expect these communities to, “not,” be lawless? When your authority shows you that your community is without law, or justice, is it not their responsibility to restore law and order? If they were to arrest all four of those officers, and charge them with Murder in the First Degree, all these rioters would go home? But, you can’t expect people to behave, “lawfully,” in a town that has NO LAW, and has been SHOWN that by the people in charge? This is what the lawlessness that THEY MADE looks like. That’s on the authorities? Do they even GET THAT?

    • Ben Bosshard | May 30, 2020 at 7:52 AM | Reply

      @Ash Roskell I fully understand the anger, frustration, rebellion and helpessness in the situation. But please, please bear with me … the only thing that is over … is George Floyd’s live. But please DO not misunderstand the word “only” in the sentence. JUSTICE is what we need for all. You and me (black white green red or blue) are all cought in the anger. I don’t want to participate in it but help make this place better ….how much pain can one go through but like MLK still make a point…. together stand up next to you…. and make statement. ..with out distruction of facilities we desperately need.

    • Ash Roskell | May 30, 2020 at 8:53 AM | Reply

      Ben Bosshard : While I see and appreciate what you’re saying (I really do) firstly, I must make clear that I was actually trying to impose a purely Socratic, rationale as a template, over this complex, emotional, and historical issue? What I’m getting at is the concept of, “equality under the law.” If they are ALL treated completely as equals, with deference to their respective positions, then surely a wise ruler would say;
      “It was the police who started this lawlessness, and who must be held accountable for these riots, as it was not just their actions which lead to them, but their actions can be adjudged to be the first act of the riot itself. They murdered a man, in plain sight of all, whilst he and strangers, onlookers, pleaded for his very life. They who were trained to know better, KNEW their actions would result in his death, which is 1st Degree murder. Even a 17 year old girl (to whom we all owe a debt of gratitude, for her courage in the face of threats from four officers in the act of murder, and refused to stop filming) knew the plain, obvious difference between right and wrong, and begged them to STOP MURDERING a man. A 17 year old girl with NO training! So, for them to deliberate for days, and then to only arrest ONE of the murderers, for a lesser charge, is an insult to that community and, more importantly, a MESSAGE. And that message is that there is NO LAW, and any one of you can be slowly, degradingly, publicly murdered, with impunity, and you have no defence. This is the message you want to give a community, which knows from experience that THEY only need look sideways at an officer, and without the right, “training,” could end up shot to death, or certainly arrested. Such a double standard is intolerable. Therefore, stop the riots by announcing that the people who began the lawlessness will be held fully accountable for the riots and their murders, and will be dealt with swiftly, and harshly, with the police force acting as witnesses for the prosecution. And reassure them that the fact that the murderers and their victim was known to them, for 10 years, is acknowledged and will be used against them. That all four will fail to escape justice. And, make that happen.”
      I’m pretty sure the riots would end, and the people would go home? Because they need a country to believe in, which must believe in them first. But, I’m neither a wise man of Athens or a Minneapolis Police Chief, so what does my view count? I was just applying logic to the situation. Even now, these rioters have done NOTHING that weighs so heavily as the murders they witnessed? Why should ANY pressure be on THEM? Let the ones who created the lawlessness STOP their lawlessness? And, THEN I’ll blame the rioters, if they don’t all go hame at that point? But, I bet they would ✌️👍
      Btw. Thanks for taking the time, man. Almost forgotten what it feels like to disagree with an intelligent man or woman? Felt good 👍

  5. Aliel Jorax | May 30, 2020 at 1:04 AM | Reply

    When somebody tells you that you cannot change the world, that a single person cannot change the world, refer them to this hero Darnella Frazier. Her video sparked a nationwide protest of historic significance.

    • @quest 77051 forgive my ignorance, what’s L.E.O?

    • quest 77051 | May 30, 2020 at 2:12 PM | Reply

      @Mr Ron Law Enforcement Officer.

    • Stephen Baldwin | May 30, 2020 at 9:31 PM | Reply

      i hope that is true.
      as a rule one person can’t make a difference, but i really hope this is an exception.
      a sickening act.
      a brave 17 year old.
      hopefully a change.
      but im not holding my breath

    • I can’t be watching the video after the initial viewing, I cover it on screen whenever they show it

    • Stephen Baldwin | May 30, 2020 at 10:28 PM | Reply

      @Aliel Jorax immediately after commenting i searched the video and i empathise with wanting to never see it again, though i think it is important to sear that horror into our memory to put the reality to the horror of what happened.
      its too easy to turn a blind eye to the reality and meerly agree with the story, but when the evidence is right there, unavoidably and indelibly in our memories… its harder to do nothing and still call yourself one of the good guys

  6. Mary Thomas | May 30, 2020 at 1:05 AM | Reply


  7. Michael Humphrey | May 30, 2020 at 1:06 AM | Reply

    I think the age of technology has clearly exposed the extent of institutional racism against people of colour that would have, otherwise, never been seen.

  8. police have learned NOTHING from the brutal attack that they perpetrated on Rodney King which led to the LA riots

    • zammmerjammer | May 30, 2020 at 4:20 PM | Reply

      Sure they have. They learned that they can get away with it. Those cops were all acquitted. These cops will be too.

  9. Cass Sandra | May 30, 2020 at 1:16 AM | Reply

    Riots on the streets, police brutality to the extent of murder and the National Guard called out, but Trump had bigger things on his mind. His ‘Twitter’ account.

  10. It is ALWAYS the youth who lead the way – thank you Darnella Frazier for your courageous service

  11. altitude illume | May 30, 2020 at 1:23 AM | Reply

    we only need *unbiased professionalism* in law enforcement, justice.

  12. Perfecto Ali Salaam El | May 30, 2020 at 1:27 AM | Reply

    This is Lawrence at his best… He needs more monologues minutes

  13. Dodgy Trump | May 30, 2020 at 1:27 AM | Reply

    How many cops committed such crimes and got away with it in the history of America? We may never know the truth.

  14. wildgoosedreaming1 | May 30, 2020 at 1:34 AM | Reply

    This is compelling honest journalism.

  15. Chauvin is a reject, not fit to be a dog catcher, take that uniform off & he is a very sad weak little unit

  16. Google User | May 30, 2020 at 1:35 AM | Reply

    Thank god finally someone talk sense.

    Not those ‘saints’ condemning the protests without knowing the full story!

    That girl is the real hero, and George Floyd deserve justice!

  17. This was cold blooded murder caught on Camera and he still hasn’t been charged with first degree murder. They’re covering up, they don’t blame other murders on pre existing conditions.

  18. Genevieve Words | May 30, 2020 at 2:39 AM | Reply

    He saw his Mother at those last Moments…She was waiting with loving arms for him.❤❤

    • That is a beautiful thought. I hope you’re right about that, really do.

    • Liliana Mendive | May 30, 2020 at 8:11 AM | Reply

      I had the same thought, they embraced and went to the light together, leaving behind this cruel world and the despicable man who took his life and will surely have to face the consequences of his actions , if not in this world in the next one.

    • Terra Forming | May 30, 2020 at 9:38 AM | Reply

      It is a lovely thought and way to look at it. But all this man would have felt is pain and helplessness. Makes me really sad that our world is like this.

    • You are 1000% CORRECT!

  19. Wendy's Garden | May 30, 2020 at 6:41 AM | Reply

    thank you, Darnella. And thank your parents for raising such a true American.

  20. The BizzMoneyB | May 30, 2020 at 7:59 AM | Reply

    All officers have to say is “he resisted arrest” or “he had a gun” or “he reached in his pocket” and it allows them to do whatever they want.

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