Cousins! Before the night is over we’d like to continue in keeping the family and friends of George Floyd uplifted in prayer following the three year anniversary of his tragic passing!
George’s inhumane death at the hands of Minneapolis police amplified one of the most historic social justice movements within the 21st century . From hundreds to thousands of protests in major cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and more joined together from various walks of life to rally against police brutality along with the slogan, “I can’t breathe”
Civil Rights attorney Ben Crump as well as members of the Biden administration took to social media to pay tribute to George following the third year anniversary of his death.
“Today, America mourns the murder of George Floyd three years later. I’ll never forget Gianna Floyd’s words: “Daddy changed the world.” He has – unifying people of every race and generation in peace and with purpose to say: Enough. Hate can never have safe harbor in America,” reads a tweet from President Biden.
“A brother, a son, a father was taken from the Floyd family – with George’s murder, they lost a piece of their soul. We will never forget what happened that day. We will never forget George Floyd’s name. We will never stop taking action in his honor.”
As we previously reported George was murdered by a Minneapolis police officer after a store clerked had suspected that he paid for items with a counterfeit twenty dollar bill on May 25th 2020. One of the four responding police officer’s identified as Derek Chauvin kneeled on the 46 year old’s neck and back for a total of 9 minutes and 29 seconds. It has been indicated that George’s death was caused by a lack of oxygen. The entire incident was captured on cell phone footage and released online. The video caused outrage and social media users demanded justice.
A few days later after George’s death Derek had been fired from the Minneapolis Police Department and charged with second-degree murder. He is currently serving a 22 1/2 year federal sentencing.
Back in May 2021, fellow responding officers J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao, were indicted by a federal grand jury.