Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis Police Officer charged with murdering ex-con George Floyd after a confrontation outside a corner store, has posted $1 million bail, NBC News reports.
The news could trigger another wave of protests, as Floyd’s murder, caught on video depicting Chauvin callously pressing his knee into Floyd’s neck for more than 8 minutes, was widely credited as the spark that ignited the racial tensions sweeping the country this year.
Floyd’s death preceded a string of other police killings involving black men (some of them armed, some of them unarmed) – incidents that have garnered widespread press coverage and spurred even more violence in the streets of American cities.
Floyd’s death was ruled a homicide by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, a death caused by “cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck compression” along with other “significant” conditions like hypertensive heart disease, fentanyl intoxication and recent methamphetamine use.
Unsurprisingly, leftist kooks took to Twitter to demand that whoever paid Chauvin’s bail be identified so they can harass and threaten , while bemoaning the injustice of the justice system.