“This is not normal in 2020 America” – Read Obama’s statement on the killing of George Floyd

Barack Obama issues emotional statement on death of George Floyd by police officer

Former American president Barack Obama has issued an emotional statement regarding the death of a black man named George Floyd by a police officer.

The statement by Obama came out after Derek Chauvin the police officer responsible for the death of George Floyd was arrested and charged with manslaughter and third-degree murder.

The statement by Obama who is 58-years-old was released on his official Twitter account.

The statement said, “This shouldn’t be ‘normal’ in 2020 America. It can’t be normal. If we want our children to grow up in a nation that lives to its highest ideals, we can and must do better.

“It was fall mainly on the officials of Minnesota to ensure that the circumstances surrounding George Floyd’s death is investigated thoroughly and that justice is ultimately done.

Watch American police kill black man George Floyd using his knees (video)

“But it falls on all of us, regardless of our race or station – including the majority of men and women in law enforcement who take pride in doing their tough job the right way, every day – to work together to create a “new normal” in which the legacy of bigotry and unequal treatment no longer infects our institutions or our hearts.”

“It’s natural to wish for life “to just get back to normal” as a pandemic and economic crisis upend everything around us,” he said.

“But we have to remember that for millions of Americans, being treated differently on account of race is tragically, painfully and maddeningly “normal” – whether it’s while dealing with the healthcare system, or interacting with the criminal justice system, or jogging down the street, or just watching birds in a park.”

My statement on the death of George Floyd: pic.twitter.com/Hg1k9JHT6R

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