정책비교/국제정치2020. 5. 30. 04:38

트럼프 정치적 무능: 조지 플로이드 질식사망 사건, 미국 흑인 차별 민낯 그대로 드러내다. "숨을 쉴 수가 없다. I can't breathe" 

1. "숨을 쉴 수가 없다. I can't breathe" 경찰 데렉 쇼빈이 무릎으로 조지 플로이드 목을 누를 때, 그는 숨을 쉴 수가 없다 호소했다. 신체적 고통과 고문이 사회적 불평등과 차별,인권무시임을 상징적으로 보여주는 잔혹한 사건이었다. 길거리에서 경찰이 사람 목을 눌러 죽이는 광경은 처음 본다.


충격적인 것은 조지 플로이드 목을 누르는 살인과정을 길거리 시민들이 촬영하고, 경찰들에게 항의를 하는데도, 백인 경찰 데렉 쇼빈과 아시아계 경찰 토우 타오는 이들을 무시하고, 살해과정에 동참했다는 점이다. 92년 LA 한인-흑인 갈등을 연상케하는 비참한 광경이었다.


2. 사회적인 가난과 차별, COVID-19 미 흑인 희생자가 다른 인종에 비해 3배나 많은 현실을 직시해야한다.


abc 나이트라인 동영상 뉴스를 보니, 조지 플로이드는 과거 미식축구선수였는데, 그 이후 사업실패 경험이 있었다 한다.

미국에서 미식축구선수면 '공인'인 셈이다.

조지 플로이드가 받은 범죄 혐의는, 그가 20달러 위조 지폐를 유통시켰다는 것이었다. 코로나 19 이후, 미국의 저소득층이 받는 경제적 고통과 심리적 좌절감이 크다.


오늘 이 시각에도 LA, 뉴욕, 샌프란시스코 등에서는 '폭동'과 '반란'이 일어나고 있는데, 이러한 거리 범죄를 언론에서 피상적으로 보여줘서는 이번 조지 플로이드 사망 사건의 근본적인 원인들은 제거하지 못할 것이다.


3. 트럼프의 트위터는 '정치'를 포기해버렸다. 트럼프는 '사유재산 관리자'이지 대통령이 아니었다. "노략질이 계속되면, 총으로 쏴라"고 명령했다. 미국 프런티어 정신인가? 미국 원주민 땅을 뺏기 위해 유럽 이민자들이 원주민을 총으로 쏴 죽이고, 그 강탈한 토지를 지키기 위해 총으로 침략자,노략자를 쏴 죽였던 미국의 범죄 역사가 2020년에도 동일하게 벌이지고 있다.


지금 미국 지배자들의 언론과 TV 는, 흑인들의 폭동 장면만 여과없이 보도하고 있다. 사유재산 강탈자만 이제 남았고, 트럼프의 정의군대와 정의경찰은 이 약탈자들을 깡그리 청소하는 일만 남아 있다.


Stephen Jackson, former NBA player and George Floyd's friend: 'Make these men pay'

"He was a stand-up guy and one of the best people I met," Jackson said.

By

Juju Chang

and

Anthony Rivas

28 May 2020, 19:45

9 min read



George Floyd’s death reopens old wounds of similar police-involved incidents

8:54

Copy and paste to share this video

Copy and paste to embed this video

George Floyd’s death reopens old wounds of similar police-involved incidents

Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.

Former NBA player Stephen Jackson says his longtime friend George Floyd, who called him his "twin," was in the middle of getting his life together when he was killed Monday after he was apprehended by Minneapolis police and pinned him to the ground for more than seven minutes with a knee on his neck while he pleaded for his life.


Jackson said on Wednesday that he wants the police officers responsible for Floyd's death to receive the death penalty and that without that, the protests over his death will get worse. He spoke to ABC News just before a second night of what had been largely peaceful protests escalated into violence.


"You're going to see more and more stuff going on which I don't agree with, but people are not getting justice," Jackson told "Nightline" co-anchor Juju Chang. "Just losing a job is not enough. These people are really hurt. You're taking someone's life just because you can, because you know you're protected. ... It's going to get worse. Trust me, it's going to get worse."



ABC NewsStephen Jackson, who played in the NBA for 14 years, talks about knowing George Floyd since they were teenagers, on ABC News' "Nightline."Stephen Jackson, who played in the NBA for 14 years, talks about knowing George Floyd since they were teenagers, on ABC News' "Nightline."

ABC News

"So let's get this right. Make these men pay for what they've done to my brother and keep the peace," he added, referring to the four Minneapolis police officers involved in Floyd's arrest who were terminated from their jobs Wednesday.


Jackson, who won an NBA championship with the San Antonio Spurs in 2003, said he could have "easily" been Floyd if it were not for the opportunities he had been given that led him down a different path. Jackson was born in Port Arthur, Texas, but regularly visited Floyd in his hometown of Houston. Jackson said the two became close and that they "looked out for each other" in Houston's South Side.


"When I was in Houston, he looked out for me," Jackson said. "So ... it was a relationship that grew over just being in the streets, growing up together. And we just became tight over the years, and the fact that we look alike made us grow even tighter."


As they grew older, Jackson said Floyd was there to support him during the 14 seasons he spent in the NBA, through all the ups and downs. Floyd, who was a high school football star and also played basketball, lived through Jackson's success.


"Every city, every team I played on, everywhere I was, we talked. He was excited. Everything I did," Jackson said. "He was excited because the first thing he said was, 'My twin is doing this. My twin is doing that.' He lived through me. He knew he had the talent, he had the same skills and everything I had. … I just had more opportunity."


MORE: Minneapolis mayor calls for charges against white officer in death of African American man George Floyd

Jackson said that although Floyd had associated with the wrong people in Houston -- he was charged in 2007 with armed robbery and sentenced to five years in prison as part of a plea deal in 2009 -- he had moved to Minneapolis to build a better life. He said Floyd had "beat the hood."


"He'd been through a lot of stuff in his life -- a lot of stuff -- and to make it out after you rehabilitate yourself and you're intelligent enough to know I can't go back to the same surroundings because it's gonna bring me back to the same spot," Jackson said.


"He was excited to tell me he was driving trucks and he was going to Minnesota and start over -- get a new start," he continued.


He said that the last time they spoke, one year ago, Floyd was preparing for a job interview in which he planned to wear a suit handed down by Jackson.


"He's like, 'Man, it fit me, man. I even got the shirt with your initials because I want people to know my twin gave me this shirt,'" Jackson said. "That's the type of person he was. ... He wanted everybody to know that we called each other 'twin.' And like I say, there wasn't many more people that was [more] proud of me than Floyd."



Courtesy Ben Crump LawGeorge Floyd is pictured in an undated photo released by the office of Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump.George Floyd is pictured in an undated photo released by the office of Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump.

Courtesy Ben Crump Law

In addition to moving to Minnesota for work, Jackson said Floyd also wanted to become a better father.


"He [was] proud to see me live on my best days and being in a good place. He was happy to see that, and that's the direction he wanted to go. ... We were going in that direction together, and that's what I'm going to miss most about him -- that I know his best days were now. He was living his best days. He was becoming his best self."


MORE: 'Dangerous' protests erupt overnight on George Floyd's death in Minneapolis

Although a Minneapolis Police Department statement from Monday said Floyd "physically resisted officers" when they were called in "on a report of a forgery in progress," Jackson said it would have been unlike Floyd to resist arrest.


"I know his character; that ain't in his character. If you listen to him, he's calling out for his mom. He's calling out for his kids. This is a family guy. This is a loving guy," Jackson said. "The last thing he was thinking about was resisting arrest."


Jackson said that hearing about Floyd's death was unexpected, and that "it hurts that it happened to a good person."


"He was a stand-up guy and one of the best people I met. ... His heart was always in the right place and the video, showing him not resisting and all that, it just killed me that my brother's not here."


Jackson said the video showing Floyd handcuffed and on his stomach as a Minneapolis police officer pressed down on his neck made him angry. In the video, Floyd could be heard calling for his late mother and pleading with the police to ease up on his neck, saying, "I can't breathe, please, the knee in my neck."


"[It] makes me angry. Makes me so angry because Floyd is one of the strongest people, you know. But to hear that scream and that cry for help in his voice, it's just wrong. It's just wrong. And he cried out for help," Jackson said tearfully. "It's just wrong man. It's just wrong. No way around the boy, it's wrong. ... Just picture it being a white guy with black cops. We wouldn't even be having this discussion."


MORE: Sister of George Floyd, black man who died after police kneeled on his neck, speaks out

Jackson said this incident with Floyd shouldn't be the wakeup call people need to start caring about police-involved killings. There have been "hundreds of other incidents" that should have woken people up, he said.


He also called out those who appropriate or buy into black culture, whether that's music or clothing, and implored them to step up.


"You cannot say you love me as the entertainer, actor or news personality ... and not love my people as a whole," Jackson said. "The white people that want to be black when it's time to buy music or it's time to be at concerts or it's time to dress black, if you want to be black, there is time to be black now. ... It's time for you to come ... and support the black culture."


Comments (

46

)


ABC News

Top Stories


Stephen Jackson, former NBA player and George Floyd's friend: 'Make these men pay'

May 28, 7:45 PM


Former President Barack Obama issues statement on George Floyd

2 hours ago


Minnesota protest live updates: Derek Chauvin charged with murder in Floyd death

12 minutes ago


Twitter slaps warning label on tweets from Trump and White House accounts

4 hours ago


What the National Guard can and can't do in Minneapolis

2 hours ago

ABC News Live

ABC News Live

24/7 coverage of breaking news and live events


ABC News Network

Posted by NJ원시

댓글을 달아 주세요