Last evening (May 29), rapper and activist Killer Mike gave a speech on the Atlanta Mayor’s Press Conference. Mike’s speech was in response to protests stemming from the dying of George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis on May 25 after Derek Chauvin, who’s been charged with third-degree homicide and manslaughter, used his knee to pin him down.
Mike begins his speech by asserting his respect for law enforcement officials, and mentioning members of the family who served in regulation enforcement, together with his father. He additionally acknowledges the truth that black law enforcement officials have confronted racism inside the police division for many years. “Here we are 80 years later, ” Mike mentioned, “and I watched a white officer assassinate a black man.” He continued:
Elsewhere in his speech, Mike inspired voting in native elections, and advocated for systemic change. “I’m mad as hell,” he mentioned. “I woke up wanting to see the world burn yesterday, because I’m tired of seeing black men die. He casually put his knee on a human being’s neck for nine minutes as he died like a zebra in the clutch of a lion’s jaw.” Mike added: