Kevin Hart applauds America for taking a stand against the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed black man whose neck was pinned to the ground by white officer Derek Chauvin’s knee.
Tuesday on Instagram, the “Jumanji: The Next Level” actor posted a screenshot of a CNN segment where chief national correspondent John King reports that protests honoring Floyd have reached all 50 states.
“This is POWER.....Enough is Enough. It’s time for change,” the stand-up comedian wrote on his page.
On Wednesday, Hart shared another screenshot announcing that Chauvin — who was previously arrested and charged last Friday with third degree murder and manslaughter — is now also facing a charge of second degree murder.
Additionally, the three other police officers involved in Floyd’s death — Thomas Lane, Tou Thao, and J. Alexander Kueng — were charged with aiding and abetting second degree murder and aiding and abetting second degree manslaughter.
Per CNN as of Wednesday, 6:09 p.m. ET, Chauvin is being held at the Minnesota Department of Corrections facility in Oak Park. His bail was increased to $1 million that day.
The bail for Lane, Thao, and Kueng is also set at $1 million.
“This is an amazing display of justice....This is a step in the right direction. We still have a lot of work to do tho,” Hart exclaimed. “Our voices are strong when we use them together. Let’s continue to push & fight to end racism people....our world will be a much better world without hate in it. Let’s remove it damn it. Enough is enough.”
Last week, Hart shared a touching picture of himself and son Kenzo, 2, with the caption, “As a father I’m worried about the future of our next generation of black men & the generations after that & the ones after that.”
He continued, “If we do not do our job right now & do what we can to have a law put in place to help us feel protected in these streets then this type of crime will continue to happen without a worry in the world.”
To prevent incidents like that of George Floyd, Hart proposes a law “that will make these officers accountable as well as the other officers who are present at the scene of the crime.”
Read his full post (below):
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As a father I’m worried about the future of our next generation of black men & the generations after that & the ones after that. If we do not do our job right now & do what we can to have a law put in place to help us feel protected in these streets then this type of crime will continue to happen without a worry in the world. A law needs to be put in place that will make these officers accountable as well as the other officers who are present at the scene of the crime. This needs to happen....This shouldn’t even be a discussion it should be an immediate ACTION!!!!! We need all of you governors & mayors to step up and do the right thing. I don’t know how to go about this but I promise you that I will try my best to figure it out.....ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! We deserve the right to feel safe. A law like this will give us a level of comfort. Consequences to such ridiculous acts should be immediate and known by all. 20yrs in prison or life in prison....it has to be something....the other officers present that don’t stop or prevent these acts should get time as well....SOMETHING HAS TO CHANGE IN THE SYSTEM NOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!!! Point blank.... Enough is Enough!