Dave chappell Returning to the stage and addressing George floydThe death of.
In a new Netflix exclusive title 8:46The comedian appeared in Yellow Springs, in his first gig since Ohio Coronavirus The epidemic canceled many shows.
But instead of cracks in jokes, Dave made some remarks on George’s death, resulting in protests around the world for two weeks. He began by describing his experience living through a Northridge, California, earthquake that was “absolutely terrible.”
“This earthquake could not have been longer than 35 seconds. This man knelt on a man’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds. Can you imagine? This child thought he was about to die. He Knew he was going to die. ” Dave shared, remembering George’s death at the hands of the Minneapolis Police. “He took his mother’s name. He called his dead mother. I had seen it once before in my life and called my father for his grandmother on my death bed. When I saw that tape, I understood that this man knew. He was about to die. “
The Emmy winner continued, “People saw it. People filmed it. And for some reason, which I don’t understand yet, all these f – king cops had their hands in their pockets. Who are you talking to? Are you? What are you doing? ” Indicating that you can kneel on a man’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds and realize that you will not get the wrath of God? This is happening right now. “
Three Minneapolis police officers were later charged with aid and murder. He remained in jail except for Thomas Lane, who was released on bail on Wednesday. “We’re glad she’s out,” her lawyer told E! news. “It is very easy to protect a client who is out of jail. Now we can defend the case as we intended.”
Another officer, who placed his knee on George’s neck, was charged with second-degree murder. He remains in jail with a bail of $ 1.25 million and still has to file a plea. All four officers were fired.
Dave said he did not mean to be “heavy” in returning to the stage, the comedian told the crowd that he had something to say. The audience later clapped in support of Dave.
“He told the police he couldn’t breathe. One of the hardest parts of the tape to listen to, he said ‘Please.’ I can’t tell you. Something happens through a person watching each other, that makes you feel like that, “shared Dave. “I hadn’t seen the tape for a week. But when I saw it, I understood that no one was going home. Whoever saw it, well they’re raging.”
While the special can be seen in full on Netflix, many people can also watch the 27-minute special on YouTube. In less than a day, close to 2.5 million people have seen it.
“Normally I wouldn’t show you something unrefined, I hope you understand,” Dave wrote in a note posted on YouTube. “To learn how you can support the Equal Justice initiative.”