Colin Kaepernick has launched an initiative to help the protestors pay legal fees while Minneapolis is taking to protests and riots seeking #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd.
Financial resources and access to top lawyers will be provided for protestors who face charges.
The “Know Your Rights Camp Legal Initiative” is an extension of his nonprofit organization–Colin Kaepernick Foundation, according to the official website, whose primary focus is fighting oppression through education. The former NFL quarterback tweeted, “In fighting for liberation there’s always retaliation. We must protect our Freedom Fighters. We started a legal defense initiative to give legal representation to Freedom Fighters in Minneapolis paid for by @yourrightscamp For representation or to donate,” followed by a link to the website.
Derek Chauvin, the ex-Minneapolis Police Officer who reportedly had his knee in Floyd’s neck was just arrested. He has been charged with third-degree murder. Many people are still calling for the arrests of the other three officers who were involved.
The city of Minneapolis has been in an uproar, since Tuesday, as they demand justice for Gregory Floyd, a Black man that was arrested on Monday by ex-officer Derek Chauvin and three other acting officers, as previously reported. While handcuffed, Chauvin had his knee in his neck. Ignoring pleas from Floyd that he couldn’t breathe, he later died.
Looters have taken over stores, including Target and Dollar Tree. Three precincts were also burned, as people demanded the officers to be arrested. Across the country, cities like Los Angeles, Atlanta, Pensacola, and Memphis have also joined in the fight, demanding that George Floyd gets justice.
On Thursday, Donnie tweeted that “thugs” were not honoring Floyd’s memory. He also stated, “when the looting starts, the shooting starts,” which was met with much criticism.