George Floyd Death: Over the weekend, SpaceX celebrating the first successful man-mission into space. But the CEO Elon Musk stay well-aware of the civil unrest in his country and worldwide. He weighed deeply on the death of George Floyd.
The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX joined the protest in the week for the George Floyd death protest. George, an African-American man, died after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled his neck for several minutes. One of the citizens recorded the video and later posted it on social media. The video goes viral in no time, showing the dark side of racism in the USA.
Musk Against Not Charging Other Policemen
All four officers at the scene fired from the job. Last Friday, officer Derek Chauvin arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. The other three officers still have not charged by anything. On Monday, Elon Musk responded against this on Twitter. He said, “Definitely not right that the officials were charged with nothing”.
He tweeted, “What message does this send in general to officers who stand by while another does wrong?” with a #JusticeForGeorge. On a clip from Chris Rock Special on Netflix, the comedian discuss police brutality as a few bad apples. The 2-minute long video was shared on Twitter. There Chris says, “I know it’s hard being a cop…but some jobs…everybody gotta be good”. Musk tweeted, “Well said,” in response to the video.
World Is Against The Injustice
In response to this shameful incident, the whole world is coming together, protesting the inequalities and racism. Many notable celebrities such as Emma Watson, Michael Jordan, etc. protesting against Floyd’s death.
Streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu also supported it with sharing #BlackLivesMatter. YouTube decided to donate $1 million in support of the efforts to social injustice worldwide as well as, UBER will donate $1 million to the Equal Justice Initiative and the Center for Policing Equity center.