• Elon Musk said Monday it's "definitely not right" for three other officers involved in the arrest that led to George Floyd's death to avoid charges.
  • "What message does this send in general to officers who stand by while another does wrong?" the Tesla and SpaceX CEO said on Twitter.
  • Protests in cities across the United States coincided with a successful launch by SpaceX over the weekend.
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Elon Musk has weighed in on the death of George Floyd, joining cries for the other three officers who did not intervene during the arrest to also be criminally charged.

"Definitely not right that the other officers were charged with nothing," the Tesla and SpaceX CEO said on Twitter Monday morning, following a weekend of protests that swept cities across the United States . Only one officer, Derek Chauvin, was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter after video showing his knee pressing into Floyd's neck spread online.

"What message does this send in general to officers who stand by while another does wrong?," Musk said . He also responded to a video clip of a Chris Rock joke, in which the comedian how "bad apple is a lovely name for murderer."

The protests, some of which were peaceful and some of which ended in fire and violent responses from police, coincided with one of SpaceX's most significant milestones yet: successfully launching a manned crew of NASA astronauts on Saturday to the International Space Station in a postponed launch originally set for May 27.

Musk was far from the only corporate voice wading into the anguish demonstrated since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Target, headquartered in the Minnesota city, said it would pay scheduled hours and find alternative work sites for employees displaced by stores closed at the epicenter of demonstrations, while also providing essentials like water, diapers, and more. And across the country, firms from makeup makers to tech giants and sports franchises issued statements and donations in support of Black communities.

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