"Witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership," followed the general. "We can unite without it, taking advantage of the strengths of our civil society. This will not be easy, as the last few days have shown us, but we owe it to our citizens, to past generations who bled to defend our future, and to our children. . "
The former Pentagon chief stepped down in 2018 after disagreeing with Trump over the withdrawal of 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria. For two years, he avoided commenting on the government but broke the silence at this moment of effervescence in the USA.
The United States entered the ninth day of demonstrations against racism after the death of former security guard George Floyd in a police action in Minneapolis. According to the authorities themselves, the violence decreased on Tuesday night and the number of detainees was also lower in several cities.
On Wednesday, Minnesotta's attorney general, Keith Ellison, stepped up the charges against Derek Chauvin, the policeman who knelt on Floyd's neck. In addition, Ellison accused three other policemen who worked with Chauvin the day Floyd was arrested and died. Although they did not appear in the video, they helped to immobilize the former security guard.
Now, Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder and Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao are accused of helping and favoring second-degree murder (unintentional, intentional murder, when the perpetrator intends to cause bodily harm to the victim).