It’s time for another Who Won the Week prompt. The idea behind Who Won the Week is for you to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.
I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.
For this week, I have chosen Darnella Frazier.She is the 17-year-old girl who took the video of George Floyd being suffocated and killed by four Minneapolis police officers on Monday. Her 10-minute video shows Floyd clinging to life and eventually becoming unconscious. Floyd later died at an area hospital. His death has caused a firestorm of controversy and has led to numerous protests across the country.
Frazier said that she is traumatized after recording the officer, who has since been arrested and charged with third degree murder, using his knee to suffocate Floyd. She went on to explain how since the video surfaced, people have found her online social media pages and have been criticizing her for not stepping in to do more for the victim other than recording.
If not for her video, which she posted on Facebook, Floyd’s death at the hands of the police might have gone almost unnoticed. But her video went viral and because of it, the whole world witnessed a brutal and totally inappropriate and unnecessary murder of a black man at the hands of white police officers.
Sadly, but given the divisions in our country and the nature of social media these days, not surprisingly, people are harassing Frazier online. She’s being lambasted for posting the video and not intervening, even though she is heard in the video asking police many times to stop pinning Floyd. She posted, “I am a minor! 17 years old, of course I’m not about to fight off a cop.”
And now it’s your turn, folks. Who (or what) do you think won the week?