Roxie Washington, the mother of George Floyd’s daughter, choked back tears at Minneapolis City Hall Tuesday afternoon as she told reporters that Minneapolis officers involved in Floyd’s death “get to go home and be with their families” but six-year-old Gianna does not have a father:
“He will never see her grow up, graduate. He will never walk her down the aisle. If there’s a problem she’s having and she needs a dad, she does not have that any more.”
Retired N-B-A player Stephen Jackson, Floyd’s childhood friend, consoled Washington — saying he’ll be there to wipe her tears and those of her daughter.
“I’m here for my baby, and I’m here for George, because I want justice for him, ’cause he was good. No matter what anybody thinks, he was good and this is the proof that he was a good man.”
Retired N-B-A player Stephen Jackson:
“We gonna put my brother to– we gonna send him home and in beautiful ways this week, but I’m telling you, we are not leaving, we’re demanding justice. And I’m tired of seeing that. I’m not gonna see her hurt every day like this. We need justice, we demand it, and some kind of way, goddammit, we gonna get it.”