YouTube / Fox 9Just less than one year ago, the world was shocked and rattled by the horrific death of George Floyd.
Now, one teacher in the US has been suspended for telling her class that he would've lived had he complied with cops...
Keep scrolling to see exactly what she said...
A teacher in the USA has been suspended.
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After footage of her telling students George Floyd would still be alive if he complied with cops went viral.
Now, the world changed forever on May 25th 2020 when George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, was ruthlessly killed by police officers.
The forty-six-year-old father was arrested and forced to the ground...
Where former police officer, Derek Chauvin, proceeded to kneel on his neck, while 3 other officers knelt on his back.
After nearly ten minutes, George was completely unresponsive. An ambulance arrived and took the unconscious man to the hospital but, devastatingly, he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
George died unlawfully at the hands of these officers.
via: GettyThe independent autopsy confirmed that he had passed away as a result of "asphyxiation from sustained pressure." This pressure had cut off blood flow to his brain, the autopsy concluded.
This kind of unjust police brutality towards Black men and women has been happening for centuries now...
via: GettyBut George's death sparked an outrage like never before.
Thousands upon thousands of people began taking to the streets in protest...
The increased awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement was ultimately triggered by the protestors...
And still, to this very day, justice is being demanded not only for George Floyd, but also for so many other Black people who have died at the hands of racism and law enforcement.
In the days following the incident...
via: GettyThere was an overwhelming demand for the 4 police officers involved - Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J.A. Kueng, and Tou Thao - to face criminal charges for their actions.
The day after George's death, it was announced that all 4 officers had been fired...
via: GettyAnd after an overwhelming surge of anger and protest, the officers were arrested just days later.
Derek Chauvin, the man who had knelt on George's neck, was arrested and charged with murder in the third degree and manslaughter.
His bond was set at $50,000 before he faced an upgraded charge of second-degree murder, according to Minnesota Senator, Amy Klobuchar.
And less than a year after Floyd's death, Derek Chauvin faced trial.
And his charge for third-degree murder was reinstated.
Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill, who presided over Chauvin's trial, reinstated the charge on March 11.
It came after a Court of Appeals ruled - asking him to reconsider restoring the charge based on its precedent in a separate case.
Cahill said he had to reinstate the charge because he was "bound" by the Court of Appeals ruling.
Chauvin had tried to appeal to block the charge from being reinstated, however the appeal was blocked by the Minnesota Supreme Court.
The additional charges now mean that prosecutors have another route to convict him.
Speaking to Buzzfeed, Ted Sampsell-Jones, a Mitchell Hamline School of Law professor said: "For example, if the jurors were divided about second-degree murder, they could settle on third-degree murder as a compromise."
While Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said in a statement: "The charge of 3rd-degree murder, in addition to manslaughter and felony murder, reflects the gravity of the allegations against Mr. Chauvin."
"We look forward to presenting all 3 charges to the jury."
Those convicted of third-degree murder could face up to twenty-five years in prison.
Eventually, Chauvin was found Chauvin guilty on three counts: unintentional second-degree murder; third-degree murder; and second-degree manslaughter.
But the latest story is about a school teacher.
Was talking With Mom— Cher (@cher) April 3, 2021
& She Said “I Watched Trial Of Policeman Who Killed George Floyd,& Cried”.
“Mom,I Know This Is Gonna Sound CRAZY,But..
I Kept Thinking .....Maybe If I’d Been There,...I Could’ve Helped😔
Who has been suspended after telling her students that George Floyd would still be alive - if he complied with officers.
And she's been immediately criticized for her 'white saviour' comment.
The teacher, Ms Gardner, from Alaska's Fairbanks city made the comment over Zoom - and the incident was caught on camera.
She did not defend Derek Chauvin.
Cher......... what was yo ass finna do? pic.twitter.com/fCOr7DI6ZO— Petty L'Belle ☾ (@xoJoyBelleox) April 3, 2021
However she did say that if Floyd listened to what officers were saying to him, he would still be alive...
The footage went viral.
And then the teacher was suspended by the school as her comments were labelled 'racially insensitive'.