George Floyd, a 46 year old black man was killed by a Minneapolis police officer May 25, 2020. George was arrested for allegedly using counterfeit money to buy cigarettes. Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, is seen on video kneeling on George's neck/back for 8 minutes and 46 seconds which caused him to become unconscious, ultimately killing him. During the video you can also see EMT telling Chauvin that he can get up off of George. This awful tragedy has sparked Black Lives Matter protests all over the world calling for justice for George, police reform, and to address racial inequalities.
George Floyd was born October 14, 1973 in Fayetteville, NC and grew up in Houston, Tx. In 2014, He moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and lived there until his death.
As a Houstonian, I must say that seeing so many people, and people of all races come together was beautiful. We were all together for George, for peace, and for unity. I'm sure George was looking down on Houston smiling. Even though the events that led up to his death were very heartbreaking, his death will not be in vain. He was used as a vessel to bring about change in the world. People are getting tired of blacks being targeted and killed by the police and are saying Enough is Enough! Let's not ever forget George Floyd and all of the other black men and women who have lost their lives by hands of police officers.