The word "woke" was first used in the 1930s to mean Black American awareness, however, it has recently been co-opted and demonized as any part of the liberal agenda.
The city of New York is on the verge of settling a class action lawsuit brought on by protesters who were detained by "kettling" from officers of the New York Police Department at a George Floyd protest in the Bronx in 2020.
It seems Mayor Eric Adams has some more work to do. It has been reported over 150 New York City police offers have been involved in misconduct responding to George Floyd’s passing.
It's been two years since the death of George Floyd due to police brutality by now-incarcerated Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin, but it appears that the crisis of Black people dying due to shootings by law enforcement hasn't slowed down at all.
Former Minneapolis police officers Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng, and Thomas Lane were guilty of violating George Floyd's rights when they failed to intervene as Chauvin pressed his knee into Floyd's neck while he was on the ground for over three minutes on May 25th, 2020. The jury also found that Thao and Kueng were guilty of ignoring Floyd's medical needs on the scene.
Convicted murderer Derek Chauvin saved himself another trial and possibly more years to his prison sentence by pleading guilty to two federal charges related to violating George Floyd’s civil rights.
An actor with minor roles on shows such as "Parks and Recreation" along with numerous commercials has been arrested and charged by the New York Police Department with allegedly vandalizing a bust of George Floyd which is part of a social justice art installation in Union Square Park.
Today (June 25), ex-police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 270 months, 22.5 years, for the murder of George Floyd. While he will serve time for his crime, the collective response from social media, unless you're a card-carrying bigot, is that the sentence was not harsh enough.
Darnella Frazier was awarded an honorary Pulitzer Prize for her bravery in recording the death of George Floyd at the hands of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
Naturally, Chauvin's lawyer, Eric Nelson, is requesting a "probationary sentence with an incarceration period of time served."
Vernon Jones played himself big time on Twitter.