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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 01:24 PM

Darnella Frazier, the teen who filmed George Floyd's murder, wins honorary Pulitzer

https://19thnews.org/2021/06/darnella-frazier-teen-filmed-george-floyds-murder-wins-honorary-pulitzer/

Darnella Frazier, the teenage girl who whipped out her cell phone and recorded the police murder of George Floyd last summer, a video that rocked the nation, has received an honorary Pulitzer Prize for her courage.

Frazier, now 18, was honored with a special citation for her video, which “spurred protests against police brutality around the world, highlighting the crucial role of citizens in journalists’ quest for truth and justice.”

“Even though this was a traumatic life-changing experience for me, I’m proud of myself,” Frazier wrote in an Instagram post on the one-year anniversary of Floyd’s murder. “If it weren’t for my video, the world wouldn’t have known the truth.”

On May 25, 2020, when Frazier saw Floyd pinned under the knee of former police officer Derek Chauvin outside of a Minneapolis convenience store, she said she felt what she saw “wasn’t right.” While she didn’t know Floyd, she recognized another human being suffering and in pain.

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Reply Darnella Frazier, the teen who filmed George Floyd's murder, wins honorary Pulitzer (Original post)
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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 01:25 PM

1. K&R

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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 01:27 PM

2. Well deserved. That girl's a hero.

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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 01:27 PM

3. Great!

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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 01:30 PM

4. Congratulations to Frazier for her actions which warrant every honor imaginable including a Pulitzer

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 01:33 PM

5. Here's the announcement, at 2 minutes in

&t=10s



Also at 18:50 minutes in

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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 02:08 PM

6. Well deserved!!!

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 02:24 PM

7. More than anyone, that young woman set the world to changing.

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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 03:00 PM

8. Frazier literally changed the world

It took so much courage to film that horrific event and yet, she will be traumatized for the rest of her life. I’m glad she received this much-deserved award. However, I wish our country was a place where police murders in broad daylight never happened.

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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 03:01 PM

9. Congratulations to her! Well-deserved!

A lot of seasoned professional journalists would have had a hard time standing there and facing down those killers - her courage should be an inspiration to all of us.


I hope she and everyone who witnessed that is getting treatment for PTSD. I read an interview with her a little while back and she described all the classic symptoms. There's so much trauma in this country, and so much of it purposely, maliciously inflicted.

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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 03:58 PM

10. FABULOUS NEWS!!!! Couldn't happen to a more deserving person!!!

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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 04:02 PM

11. The Pulitzer selection committee (whatever they call it)

has come a long way since the 1930s (when everyone involved with "Of Thee I Sing" received an award except George Gershwin, because there was then no category for music.)

I'm delighted they have figured out how to honor someone who fits in no category but is eminently deserving.

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Sat Jun 12, 2021, 02:05 AM

12. Congratulations to Ms. Frazier!

It renews my faith in humanity to see this strong, principled, young woman make her mark in history.

I hope she is continually lifted by loving support, wherever she goes.

Thanks for sharing this, Nevilledog. ❤






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Sat Jun 12, 2021, 11:02 AM

13. I went to the George Floyd Memorial Square yesterday. It still hurts.

They are breaking it down and phasing it out, letting cars go through on 38th Street.

In our community there is at least the knowledge that Derek Chauvin WAS found guilty of police brutality, even if not as it seemed to all with eyes to see of intentional murder of a black man because he could knowing the badge protected him.

It may not be TRUE justice, but it is better than many have received and the support of the community and those around the world is obviously WHY any justice at all happened.

BUT IT HURTS that a neighbor died in this way.

Minnesota has always been known as "the land of ice and nice" because usually we are SO VERY NICE to others.

I worked with the 5th Precinct as a block leader back in the '90's and THOSE police officers were NOT like Chauvin.

They were working to reach out and make connections WITH the neighborhood. There were programs to help neighbors settle their disputes without resorting to violence. THEY were part of the solution. THEY put their lives on the line FOR the people they promised to PROTECT AND SERVE.

CHAUVIN pissed on them with his lies and dishonorable behavior as much as he pissed in the face of the public and on George Floyd's memory.

I mourn the loss of trust because of what was done to MY neighbor on THAT corner by a CORRUPT police man who was SUPPOSED to UPHOLD the law, NOT violate it with a shit eating grin on his face.

Yet, just as I feel honored by the grief I have over my Father's death, because it shows how much I cared for him. EACH tear I cry for George and the others like him who were murdered and the process of justice questioned because of the bullsh** assumption that white is right and black is wrong.... EACH tear and broken hearted gasp for air I make reminds me that I AM a HUMAN who cares.


THERE IS ONLY ONE RACE.

THE HUMAN RACE.

Lots of varieties.

That's what makes the world a beautiful place.




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Sat Jun 12, 2021, 01:10 PM

14. She showed an enormous amount of courage.

For all she knew, it might have ended badly for her.

Also kudos to the Pulitzer committee for recognizing her contribution!

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