Ellen DeGeneres Demands ''Justice'' After George Floyd's Death: ''People Have Gotten Away With Murder''

Ellen DeGeneres struggled to hold back tears as she shared her reaction to George Floyd's death in a new video shared to social media on Monday.
von McKenna Aiello Jun 01, 2020 22:31Tags
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DeGeneres said that despite feeling at a loss for words over the situation, she hopes to see real change take effect following this latest police killing. 

"People have gotten away with murder and that's what's happening. We've got to see fairness and justice for all, because right now this is not a fair world," she remarked. 

DeGeneres' message concluded with a call to action: "We have a long way to go to even get close to being fair. If you don't understand this, then you've never felt like you weren't heard or you weren't equal. But if you've ever felt that, magnify it and see what's happening. Let's send a whole bunch of love out there and try to find some piece and some communication in this." 

Officer Derek Chauvin, who has been identified as the man who knelt on Floyd's neck, was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter on Friday, May 29. He was among four Minneapolis officers fired last week for their involvement in George's detainment.

According to an autopsy report released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, Floyd died from "cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint and neck compression." 

The manner of death was deemed to be homicide.