Floyd family attorney Benjamin Crump says:
“We cannot celebrate, because an arrest is not a conviction, and we want justice.”
…audio courtesy Fox 9. Crump says he believes it’s a tipping point, when the nation finally addresses that there are two justice systems in the country — one for black America and one for white America.
Civil rights leader, the Reverend Al Sharpton gives the eulogy at today’s (Thurs 1pm) memorial service in Minneapolis. Sharpton says about elevated charges filed against ex-officer Derek Chauvin and the charges against the other former officers:
“I think it’s a step but it’s gonna be a long haul. We must turn this moment into movement.”
Sharpton says he’ll make a specific announcement during the eulogy today.
He says in the last 30 days there have been killings in Georgia, Kentucky and now Minnesota:
“Clearly George Floyd is a spark that came, that people are coming out at the risk of their lives in a pandemic to rally and march.”
“The difference about this is that people have had enough. This combination of a trio of racism forced people out of their comfort zone, and I think that it’s time for us to mobilize nationally and answer this.”