Derek Chauvin, the former police officer convicted in the killing of George Floyd, has been seriously injured during a prison attack, but people across social media are not expressing any sympathy for him.
Chauvin was stabbed approximately 22 times by an inmate in the Federal Correctional Institution in Tucson, Arizona.
According to court documents, the attack occurred in the prison’s law library, where John Turscak, a 52-year-old inmate, assaulted Chauvin with an improvised knife.
The motive behind this attack is reported to be symbolic, linked to the Black Lives Matter movement and the Mexican Mafia criminal organization.
Turscak, who has been charged with attempted murder, expressed intent to kill Chauvin, had the correctional officers not intervened promptly.
The charges against Turscak include assault with intent to commit murder, carrying maximum penalties of up to 20 years in prison.
Chauvin is currently serving two concurrent sentences for Floyd’s 2020 murder.
That case became the focal point in the global movement against racial injustice and police brutality.
Floyd was lying on the ground begging for mercy as Chauvin knelt on his neck for nine minutes.
People on social media are asking if Chauvin felt helpless as he was being stabbed, hoping someone would rescue him – as the guards did – although he did not allow anyone to help Floyd.