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George Floyd’s Family Lawyer and Local Politicians React To New Charges

June 03, 2020 | By Hopeton O’Connor Dennie|

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison

“One goal is Justice for George Floyd.”

“A separate Federal Civil Rights investigation on the way.”

“I ask for your patience, we will not do much public statements. Winning a conviction will be hard. History does show there are challenges here.  George Floyd was loved and respected.  We do need to await the outcome to start to do anything.  A protest can shake a tree but still you must collect that fruit.”

The AG went on to say: “We are here today because George Floyd should have been alive, but he is dead”

George Floyd’s Son

It was an emotional Quincy Mason Floyd, George Floyd’s son who met the assembled press at the site where his father’s murder took place a week ago. George Floyd was murdered by a quartet of police with Derek Chauvin  the ring leader who knelt on the deceased neck for a reported 8.46 minutes.

Reacting to the new criminal charges: “I want justice” declared a sad looking Quincy Mason Floyd. Responding to questions why it took so long to charge the other three.

Ben Crump

Ben Crump lawyer for the family said “I think that a first degree murder charge should be laid.”  “For him to call for his mother is an act of desperation.”  “The Man was tortured to death”

Senator Klobuchar

Minnesota State Senator Amy Klobuchar said in a statement that she thinks the action of the three is aiding and abetting.

Governor Walz

Minnesota State Governor Tim Walz said  “you only have one chance to get it right”


President Dereck Jackson of NCCAP said: “Justice has been served. This is a tipping point. Sitting on this man’s neck was illegal. Justice should be applied equally.”

Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie is Senior National & International Correspondent for Vision Newspaper.

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