Saturday 26 June 2021

'Finally We Can Breathe' — George Floyd's Family Reacts To Chauvin's Jail Sentence

TonyGists App 3 Out Now. Download from Play store
Judge Peter Cahill sentenced former Minneapolis police officer, Chauvin to 22 years imprisonment, after having been held in solitary confinement since April.


Derek Chauvin

Derek Chauvin

BBC reports that following the court ruling that sentenced Derek Chauvin to 22 years imprisonment, the family of George Floyd have noted that they are relieved.

On Friday, Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill sentenced former Minneapolis police officer, Chauvin to 22 years imprisonment, after having been held in solitary confinement since April.

In a video by the BBC, a family member was heard saying the black community can finally breathe. She also noted that the judgement is the beginning of the healing process for some of the black community though not all.

The family of George Floyd also released a written statement through their lawyers.

It read, "For once, a police officer who wrongly took the life of a Black man was held to account.

"While this shouldn't be exceptional, tragically it is.

"Day after day, year after year, police kill Black people without consequence."

The statement calls for "real, lasting change in police departments from coast to coast" and for Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021.

The BBC also published a statement by Bridgett Floyd who said there is still a long way to go.

"The sentence handed down today to the Minneapolis police officer who killed my brother George Floyd shows that matters of police brutality are finally being taken seriously," she says.

"However, we have a long way to go and many changes to make before Black and Brown people finally feel like they are being treated fairly and humanely by law enforcement in this country."

Bridgett has set up a non-profit foundation in her brother's name.

"Our work at the George Floyd Memorial Foundation has only just begun because the fight for justice is far from over," her statement adds.

Also speaking, Reverend Al Sharpton noted that justice would have been that Floyd was never killed.

"This is not justice because George Floyd is in a grave tonight even though Chauvin will be in jail," he says.

"Justice would have been George Floyd never having been killed. Justice would have been the maximum," Sharpton says, referring to the full 30-year sentence that the prosecution asked for.

He says that "22.5 years is longer than we have ever gotten but shorter than what we should have gotten in the past."

He then leads the family and other onlookers in prayer.

Are You On youtube? subscribe to Hot GIST Channel Latest Updates - @Hot Gist

Are You On youtube? subscribe to Gospel World (which is also owned by Tony Gists) youtube Channel Latest Updates - @Gospel world

Are you on audio mack? Follow Tonygists on audio mack to listen and download to the latest Mfm sermons Latest Updates - @Tonygists

Follow Tonygists on LinkedIn to get more jobs opportunities Latest Updates - @Tonygists

Are You On youtube? subscribe to Honest Ose Channel Latest Updates - @Honest Ose

Are You On youtube? subscribe to Honest Web Solutions Channel Latest Updates - @Honest Web Solutions

Are You On youtube? subscribe to Xtremely Honest Channel Latest Updates - @Xtremely Honest

Are You On Twitter? Follow Us Now For Latest Updates - @tonygists

Are You On FACEBOOK? Like Our Page For Latest Updates - tonygists

Are You On FACEBOOK? Join Our Group For Latest Updates And Interactions - TonyGists

© 2024 Tonygists | Portions are © 2024 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may be published, broadcast, rewritten, or distributed.

Share This Post Via

Related Posts

Next Post »

Reliance Training and Management Consulting, a dynamic, fast growing indigenous entity, was established and duly registered with the aim to nurture, develop and innovate people and organisations through customized training, development and management consulting services, with excellent performance, deep sense of commitment, transparency, honesty and responsibility, to demonstrate the highest standard of technical and operational expertise.

Reliance is competently positioned to provide technical knowledge and skills relevant to practical management and business problems, to stimulate the creativity and innovation necessary to build a better community, a better nation and a better world with a committed mind set to contributing our best to the maximization of personal potentials and skills toward optimizing productivity and achieving organisational goals.