People flock to support teenager who filmed George Floyd’s murder
A rush of people flocked to a nearly year-old GoFundMe to support Darnella Frazier, the teen who filmed George Floyd’s murder last year.
More than 1,000 people donated to the crowdfunding campaign and offered words of support Tuesday after former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death. Frazier, who was 17 at the time, tearfully testified during the trial that she regretted not doing more to save Floyd’s life.
But Frazier was flooded with praise by many, including Oprah Winfrey, for her decision to stand and bear witness to the fatal arrest outside Cup Foods on May 25.
“Dear Darnella, your quick-thinking and sense of justice on the corner of 38th and Chicago last May have changed our world,” one supporter, Susan J. Barker, wrote. “May you find comfort in knowing that you are truly heroic. I am deeply grateful.”
Another donor said Fraizer’s country “owes you a debt of gratitude — and heaven knows we also owe you peace and healing.”
In his remarks after the conviction, President Joe Biden called Frazier “a brave young woman with a smartphone camera” for stopping to record the interaction.
Michael Moore, the filmmaker and activist, echoed a sentiment expressed by many on social media: “You changed the world.”
“No film in our time has been more important than yours,” Moore tweeted. “Now the rise-up, the fight, moves quickly forward. Thank you, Darnella.”
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