- A Kentucky man named Sean Baker Sr has gained viral attention after making a racist comment on the death of George Floyd
- In a screenshot now circulating on social media, Baker says the murder of Floyd was “glorious to watch”
- The “SEAN BAKER SR DISCUSSION” group on Facebook already has just under 4,000 members
As more video evidence is being released showing the moments leading up to George Floyd’s murder at the hand of Derek Chauvin and three other Minneapolis police officers, outrage is continuing to grow both online and in the streets of Minneapolis. Sean Baker Sr has become one of the targets of that outrage following an extremely racist comment left on Facebook.
In a screenshot that has now gone viral, Baker wrote, “Awesome, one less piece of shit in the world. Hope it didn’t breed. It was glorious to watch.” Baker is either new to the Internet or simply just gives no fucks. While it is not clear where the original comment was made or if Baker deleted it, one thing is for sure. The Internet never forgets.
As of now, Baker’s Facebook account is still up but set to private. A Facebook group named “SEAN BAKER SR DISCUSSION” already has almost 4,000 members. Inside the group, members have doxxed Baker and even called for a boycott of what appears to be his business, “Baker Lawn Care.” Baker’s home address, phone number, and other personal information have been shared in the group and across several social media platforms. It is not clear if Baker is aware of his newfound viral fame.
An incredibly disturbing video has caused a mass uprising in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd. The video that has now gone viral on social media shows Officer Derek Chauvin pressing his knee into the back of Floyd’s neck as he repeatedly tells the officer he cannot breathe.
Floyd was not the only person pleading with Chauvin to let him breathe. Onlookers began pleading with Chauvin to get off Floyd’s neck as his nose began to bleed and he became unresponsive. At one point Chauvin pulled out his pepper spray as a witness began to approach him while telling him to get off of Floyd. A second officer, Tao Thao, is seen in the video blocking witnesses from approaching Floyd and refusing to tell his fellow officer to get off the subdued suspect.
Since videos of the incident went viral, four officers have been fired according to Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo. Mayor Jacob Frey said terminating the officers was the “right decision for our city.” However, the decision to fire the officers has not been enough to calm anger in Minneapolis as thousands flooded the streets on Tuesday in protest. The entire incident is deeply disturbing to watch. Chauvin keeps his knee buried deeply into the back of Floyd’s neck for nearly the entire duration of the over ten-minute video. Paramedics arrive towards the end of the video as an unresponsive Floyd is placed in the ambulance.