The death of George Floyd, an African-American man, occurred in Powderhorn, a neighborhood south of downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. While Floyd was handcuffed and lying face down on a city street during an arrest, Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer, kept his knee on the right side of Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds; 2 minutes and 53 seconds of which occurred after Floyd became unresponsive, according to the criminal complaint filed against Chauvin.
Sharpton spoke near a casket carrying Floyd’s body at the North Central University in Minneapolis. The event was the first in a series of memorial services honoring Floyd.
Floyd’s family was joined by dozens of guests, including civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson, Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, Martin Luther King III and actor Kevin Hart.
Following his eulogy, Sharpton directed attendees to join him in silence for 8 minutes and 46 seconds — the same amount of time than an officer held his knee on Floyd’s neck while he was in custody.”That’s a long time, Sharpton said. “That’s how long he was laying there.”The first service for Floyd was held on Thursday in Minneapolis. Family, friends and public officials gathered to honor him.
The first of a handful of services planned to honor Floyd’s life and mourn his death, hundreds of people, including family and civil rights leaders, were in attendance. Family remembered Floyd’s 46 years of life.
In Conclusion , it is very sad what happened to George Floyd and many more before him who were killed by the police, now there is some great police officers, here in New York City and nationwide, who are very honorable , doing there there work, as they should be doing.
They you have a bad few who make it bad for many good police officers, as these 4 police officers who were involved in the killing of George Floyd. So the peaceful protests are a great thing as we marched with many good people in New York city, to bring awareness to this cause, throughout the nation and worldwide.
Until these laws are passed by these politicians, we cannot feel safe if you are Black, Brown or Yellow. So please do start off with voting speaking calling your politicians on City, State and federal levels, and protesting peacefully, not looting or vandalizing, as some people who did that.May God Rest George Floyd’s Soul, he will never be forgotten, he will be remembered for years to come.
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