An Italian American defending George Floyd and fighting against racism and injustice: meet Antonio Romanucci.
The world has seen a video in which for 8 minutes and 46 seconds a human being held his knee on the neck of another human being, and killed him, with the complicity of three other human beings. It wasn’t a movie, it wasn’t a TV show, it wasn’t a play. It was unfortunately the truth, the reality, life and death that had been repeated for too long in the United States of America.
We the Italians has always had and will always have nothing but respect and admiration and gratitude for the many police officers, Italian American and not, who fight crime in America and Italy. Not for those few, like the four in Minneapolis, who take advantage of their badge to trample on citizens’ rights, and this often happens with African American citizens. The thing I personally hate the most is racism, absolutely.
That is why I am particularly grateful to Francis Donnarumma who helped me reach Antonio Romanucci. Mr. Romanucci is a wonderful example of those Italian Americans who worked hard and achieved the American dream: when America meets Italy you have excellent results. Together with Lead Counsel Mr. Ben Crump, Mr. Romanucci will defend George Floyd’s family in the civil case that – we are certain – will bring justice for a heinous, unjust crime that we wish we had never seen and that we wish would never, ever, ever happen again. Justice for George Floyd, and thanks to Antonio Romanucci.