Johnny Depp on George Floyd’s killing: ‘No way to make sense of what is senseless’

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Hollywood celebrity Johnny Depp has spoken out towards the custodial dying of George Floyd within the US, terming his killing as “grotesque” and “senseless”.

Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American man, died on May 25 in Minneapolis, Minnesota after a white police officer knelt on his neck for almost 9 minutes in an encounter caught on video. The officer, Derek Chauvin has been charged with homicide and manslaughter. Three different officers who had been current with him had been additionally charged.

The 56-year-old actor took to social media to share a speech by his pal, rapper-activist Killer Mike about racism.

 

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As the bulk of American folks, our international neighborhood and our prolonged household of people helplessly watched a person die on tv… I too, was uncovered to the atrocity of blatant barbarism, ruthless cruelty and unmitigated lack of humanity. A handcuffed man, pleading for his life lay inclined with the total weight of a person sworn to defend the peace on his neck. The sufferer of this heinous act of cowardice, George Floyd, advised the officers that he couldn’t breathe. As he referred to as for his lifeless mom, how might our collective hearts not break as his face was floor and mashed firmly into the pavement by these sworn to shield him, and all of us? Justice, I desperately hope, will tackle the horror of Officer Chauvin’s nonchalance and indifference to his participation within the agony, struggling and finally the homicide of our fellow traveler George Floyd in a grotesque illustration of the abuse of energy!!! There is no way to make sense of what is mindless. There is no way to restore a life that has been taken. Just as there is no way to un-break a coronary heart that is damaged. What we are able to do is make a vow to ourselves that racism and the ignorance inherent in such judgmental ugliness that it provides delivery to, is NO LONGER AN OPTION!!! THERE MUST BE A CHANGE!!! DEMAND IT!!!! My pricey pal and brother, Killer Mike – (Run The Jewels), is a superb musician, artist, activist for social justice and the son of an Atlanta Policeman. He is additionally, one of the kindest, most caring and loving human beings that I’ve ever had the pleasure and honor to know!!! I urge everybody to hear to the remarks of this true statesman. True statesmen have by no means been so wanted, and so they’ve by no means been in such brief provide. With All Love, JD

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“As the majority of American people, our global community and our extended family of humans helplessly watched a man die on television. I too, was exposed to the atrocity of blatant barbarism, ruthless cruelty and unmitigated lack of humanity.  A handcuffed man, pleading for his life lay prone with the full weight of a man sworn to defend the peace on his neck,” Depp wrote.

The actor recalled how Floyd repeatedly pleaded for his life from the officer, as he addressed the bigger points of police brutality and systemic racism.

“Justice, I desperately hope, will address the horror of Officer Chauvin’s nonchalance and indifference to his participation in the agony, suffering and ultimately the murder of our fellow traveler George Floyd in a grotesque illustration of the abuse of power! There is no way to make sense of what is senseless. There is no way to restore a life that has been taken. Just as there is no way to un-break a heart that is broken,” he added.

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Depp mentioned societal adjustments had been overdue and it was about time that they lastly occur. “What we can do is make a vow to ourselves that racism and the ignorance inherent in such judgmental ugliness that it gives birth to, is NO LONGER AN OPTION!!! THERE MUST BE A CHANGE!!! DEMAND IT!” he added.

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