The bronze memorial to Colston was torn down amid worldwide Black Lives Matter protests triggered by the death of George Floyd. Mr Floyd died after a white police officer held him down by pressing his knee into his neck for almost nine minutes in Minneapolis on May 25
One month ago today. George Floyd. Murdered. Lynched by a cop’s knee w/ a lynch mob of cops looking on. His little girl was right:’“My daddy changed the world!” Now it’s up 2 us 2 make that happen, to transform a broken country & ensure the sacrifice Mr. Floyd made wasn’t in vain
One month has passed since the killing of George Floyd. We owe it to Mr. Floyd—& all the other Black & Brown lives stolen by racism & injustice in this country—to bring real justice & accountability to policing. @SenateDems are ready to work across the aisle to make that happen.
“Mr. George Floyd’s tragic death was not due to a lack of training — the training was there,” Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said. “This was murder — it wasn’t a lack of training...."
“The brutal murder of George Floyd by a white police officer who ignored Mr. Floyd’s pleas for mercy exposes pervasive and profound human development challenges in the [U.S.].” Read@fhi360 ’s @PfineFine’s message regarding current events in the U.S.
*NEW COLUMN* He failed to protect America from COVID-19, now a cowardly President fuels the fires & fiddles in his bunker as America burns with rage at George Floyd’s despicable murder by police – shame on you, Mr Trump.
George Floyd must not have died in vain. Mr. Floyd’s killing must be a moment in which this nation actually learned and grew and progressed to make this place a better place.
"I am absolutely, devastatingly sorry for their loss. If I could do anything to bring Mr. Floyd back, I would do that. I would move heaven and Earth to do that." Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo addresses the family of George Floyd live on CNN.