Rally in Garden City marks 1 year since George Floyd's death

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A White House official has confirmed to Mediaite that President Joe Biden will meet with the family of George Floyd on Tuesday, May 25 - exactly one year after the 46 year-old was murdered by police. Within a matter of days, citizens in almost every state and more than a dozen countries took to the streets to press officials and lawmakers for change. Chauvin was convicted of murdering Floyd last month following a weeks-long trial.

- Floyd's death sparked a social justice movement in cities all over this nation, centered around police reform and deep-seated racism, police brutality against people of color something Terrence admits, at one point, he wrongly became numb.

Defendants Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao are charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.

Floyd's sister Bridgett told those in attendance: "It has been a long year". It has been a painful year.

"What happened to George Floyd, as well as so many others, is driving change not only across America but the world", he said.

Speakers at the event included several local activists, Floyd family attorney Ben Crump, and the Rev. Al Sharpton, who called on the U.S. Senate to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.

Other provisions in the bill House Democrats passed on a mostly party-line vote of 220-212 in March include establishing a national standard for the operation of police departments, creating a national registry for data on police misconduct, streamlining federal law to prosecute excessive force and banning chokeholds and no-knock warrants. "Because I didn't see it coming, none of us did". We want something that will change federal law.

Hundreds of people gathered for the rally Sunday in front of the courthouse in downtown Minneapolis where former police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted last month in Floyd's death.

President Biden will host Floyd's family at the White House.

The nonprofit was launched in Floyd's honor by his siblings in September 2020 to help combat racial inequities in Black and brown communities.

A virtual "day of action" that encourages people to organize remotely and a candlelit vigil are among other memorial events planned. He tells me, in 2016, George surprised him with a visit here to NY.

'If you keep my brother's name ringing, you´re going to keep everybody else's name ringing, ' Terrence Floyd said. There´s a lot of them'. Despite large grants from corporations and other organizations, Harris the average donation to the nonprofit was $47.

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