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Thank you, Darnella Frazier.

April 20, 2021

After arriving home from school today, I turned on the television to learn that the jury in the Derek Chauvin trial had reached a verdict:

Guilty on all three counts in the death of George Floyd.

I thought of Darnella Frazier, the then-17-year-old who filmed Floyd’s death at the hands of Chauvin.

Darnella Frazier, a 17-year-old with a Smart phone doing what usually aggravates me as a teacher of high school students.

Those kids. Always on their phones. Reliant upon those phones and social media for everything.

Thank God for Darnella Frazier, who filmed a terrible incident and posted it to social media– and whose actions provided the ugly truth of those 10 minutes, placing it front and center for a country that cannot deny the video’s ugliness.

Thank God for Darnella Frazier, who helped our country make a critical, relief-laden shift toward the American Pledge of Liberty and Justice for All.

Thank you, Darnella.

Darnella Frazier

4 Comments
  1. Christine Langhoff permalink

    Our kids have been through so much. That Darnella continued to film so horrific an act, at her tender age, speaks volumes about her moral character. I hope she can sleep at ease tonight. Our country is in her debt.

  2. How sickening; Chauvin did NOT get a fair trial. Those who are for the intimidation of juries and racist lies of those like Rep. Waters are against America. Period. You are horrifying, communist, and should move to a Communist country. Not to mention educators FOR racist ‘equity’ indoctrination. Another sickening development.

  3. Laura H. Chapman permalink

    FuHunt is clearly beyond listening and learning. Darnella provided key evidence that made a difference in the trial. Even the nine-year old who gave testimony had a moral center that said, in effect, what I am seeing is WRONG. Thanks Mercedes, for reminding us all of Darnella’s major contribution to the outcome of the trial.

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