Darnella Frazier, teen who filmed George Floyd’s murder, awarded Pulitzer Prize
Darnella Frazier, a teenager who filmed George Floyd’s murder in a live-streamed video that quickly spread worldwide, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize on Friday.
Many argue that without the clear video evidence of what happened on that day in 25 May, 2020, the nationwide protests that followed Mr Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police would’ve never occurred. It was months before officials released the full police body camera footage of what happened.
The prize committee said in a statement it decided to pay tribute to Ms Frazier, who was 17 when she captured the now-infamous video, for “courageously reporting the murder of George Floyd, a video that spurred protests against police brutality around the world, highlighting the crucial role of citizens in journalists’ quest for truth and justice.”
Video of the incident captured the brutality and callousness of Mr Floyd’s murder up close. The unarmed man told officers he couldn’t breathe 27 times before passing out then dying underneath their knees, as a nearby policeman joked that, “This is why you don’t do drugs, kids.”
And the video …
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