Following the protests in the state of Minnesota, Tomi decided to throw her two cents into the mix with a tweet asking, “How does looting, rioting and destroying your OWN community bring justice for anyone?”
The tweet caught the eye of Cardi who replied back, “How does targeting, profilin,beating and murdering black men with no consequence equal serving and protecting? Who’s giving them justice and trust on cops ? Mind your business and eat your salad !”
How does targeting, profilin,beating and murdering black men with no consequence equal serving and protecting? Who’s giving them justice and trust on cops ? Mind your business and eat your salad ! https://t.co/QKuAmpuDwG
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) May 28, 2020
Another person commented, “Tomi Lahren didn’t say a thing about George Floyd’s death, but when the looting started she jumped in like it was double dutch.”
On May 25, 2020, Minneapolis Police Officers responded to an alleged forgery in progress. At the scene, Floyd was handcuffed and Officer Derek Chauvin forcefully put him on the ground and placed his knee on his neck.
Bystanders walking by noticed things were amiss and began filming the arrest. In the footage filmed, Officer Chauvin is seen placing his knee on Floyd’s neck with his face on the ground for at least seven minutes. The people who gathered around can be heard shouting at the officers to do something as Floyd laid their lifeless.
Another officer, Tou Thao, is seen scolding the bystanders and telling them to back off. Floyd was pronounced dead at the hospital.
After the death, Police have tried to say, officers, “were able to get the suspect into handcuffs and noted he appeared to be suffering medical distress. Officers called for an ambulance.” Floyd was not armed. Two other officers, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng, were involved in the arrest but not visible in the video.
In the days since Floyd’s death the community has demanded the officers be charged with murder. Prosecutors have yet to file charges.
When cardi b sees tomi lahren pic.twitter.com/DQ7ITD3JKV
— Shan (@shanuddin889) May 28, 2020