Darnella Frazier tearfully speaks on the death of 46-year-old George and says that the situation has left her feeling utterly traumatized after people accused her of recording the video for clout.
AceShowbiz -Darnella Frazier, a teen who filmed George Floyd’s death, has returned to the scene of the crime to recount the traumatic experience. Speaking on the street in Powderhorn, a neighborhood south of downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, a day after the incident, the 17-year-old emotionally spoke on how it has deeply affected her.
“I watched this man die. I was the one that was recording the whole thing,” she tearfully said in a video which has been posted online. “I posted the video last night, and it just went viral. And everybody’s asking me how do I feel? I don’t know how to feel.”
“This man literally right here, 8 P.M. Yesterday,” she went on recounting, while wiping her tears several times. “I [was] walking my cousin to the store, and I just see him on the ground. I’m like, what is going on? I pull my camera out. This man cannot f**king breathe at all. He’s like ,’Please, I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe.’ And they did not care. They killed this man. And I was right there! I was like 5 feet away! It is so traumatizing.”
Darnella also addressed the hate she received online after posting the video. “I’m doing it for clout ?? For attention?? What ?? To get paid ?? Now y’all just sound dumb and ignorant!!” she wrote on her Facebook page. “I don’t expect anyone who wasn’t placed in my position to understand why and how I feel the way that I do !!”
Explaining why she filmed the whole incident instead of helping George, she shared, “MIND YOU I am a minor ! 17 years old , of course I’m not about to fight off a cop I’m SCARED wtf. I don’t give 2 f**ks about what y’all would’ve did because was y’all there ?? NO. Fighting would’ve got someone else killed or in the same position George (may he Rest In Peace) was in !”
She added, “If it wasn’t for me 4 cops would’ve still had their jobs , causing other problems. My video went world wide for everyone to see and know !! His family was reached out to! The police most definitely would’ve swept it under the rug with a cover up story. Instead of bashing me , THANK ME! Because that could’ve been one of your loved ones and you would want to see the truth as well. Anyone with something negative to say pls block me. I’m not forcing you to watch me.”
Darnella’s mother has also spoken to TMZ, saying that her daughter never should have experienced this, including the nasty aftermath. She’s worried about her daughter’s mental state, because Darnella already suffers from social anxiety.
Echoing Darnella’s sentiment, her mother believes her daughter was where she needed to be, in order to capture the tragic event and share it to the world. It also should be noted that Darnella and other eyewitnesses shouted at the officers that George was dying.
George died after Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer, knelt on his neck while he was handcuffed on Monday, May 25. He lost consciousness and was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, but could not be saved.
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