Teenager who has a video recording the murder of George Floyd He was awarded a special award by the Pulitzer Prize Committee to help revitalize the global movement for racial injustice.
Darnella Frazier was 17 years old when he met a black man, Floyd, who was crushed on the ground by white police officer Derek Chauvin, who was kneeling on a man’s neck when he was arrested last May.
Floyd begged for his life, so she used her phone to shoot. Frazier testified about Deep trauma She has since spoken to him at the Chauvin trial in Minneapolis in April. Convicted of murder..
“The courageous recording of George Floyd’s murder spurred protests against police atrocities around the world, and the important role of citizens in the quest for truth and justice for journalists, the Pulitzer Commission said on Friday. Was emphasized. ” Announced this year’s awards in media and art.
Frazier told the jury at Chauvin’s trial:
However, her shocking video, shot steadily over eight minutes, was at the heart of the trial and By many,including Floyd’s relatives, Extremely important in convincing the jury to convict.
The· Minneapolis The Star Tribune newspaper reported in breaking news that the May 25, 2020 killing of Floyd and the consequent months of massive protests and the explosion of public unrest that first struck the city after the murder. Won the award.
The coverage of events in the city by Star Tribune journalists was called by the board as “urgent, authoritative, and subtle nuances.”