George Floyd kin joins protest anthem album project
Terrence Floyd, brother of George Floyd, plays the drums with other artists during a recording session for an album of protest songs with the Rev. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK – Before a late night rehearsal in December, Terrence Floyd couldn’t remember the last time he squatted on a drum throne, sticks in hand and ready to perform. Surely, he said, it had not happened since his brother, George Floyd, died at the hands of police in Minneapolis last May, sparking a global reckoning over systemic racism and police brutality. Kevin McCall, a civil rights activist who said he believes an album of street-inspired protest anthems does not yet exist. AdSome historians cite Billie Holiday’s musical rendition of the Abel Meeropol poem, “Strange Fruit,” in 1939 as one of the sparks of the civil rights movement.
George Floyd’s brother rallies voters on Election Day
Terrence Floyd, brother of George Floyd, waits to speak at a Get Out the Vote Rally outside the Brooklyn Museum, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK – The murmurs spread quickly among the poll workers late Tuesday morning at a Brooklyn neighborhood station: George Floyd’s brother was present. A few came up to Terrence Floyd, whose brother George died at the hands of Minneapolis police, sparking protests for racial justice across the nation. A 42-year-old school bus driver in New York, Terrence is normally a quiet man, deeply attached to his three children. “My administration is fully committed that, for George and his family, justice will be served,” Trump said in remarks from the White House Rose Garden.
On the spot where George Floyd died, his brother urges calm
An emotional Terrence Floyd is comforted as he sits at the spot at the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, Minn., where his brother George Floyd, encountered police and died while in their custody, Monday, June 1, 2020. I doubt y’all are half as upset as I am,” said Terrence Floyd, who lives in New York. Terrence Floyd took several minutes sitting in the spot where the officer pinned his brother, and he sobbed. Before his death, George Floyd — like millions of Americans during the coronavirus pandemic — was out of work and looking for a new job. “George Floyd!” the crowd answered back.
Video of black man’s arrest spurs outrage, NYPD probe
The man in the video had fled officers who approached him and another man as they were smoking marijuana in a park around 7 p.m., Shea said. No arrest needed.”Gayle's lawyer, Sanford Rubenstein, said the video demonstrates “that the era of stop and frisk is not over in New York City. At its peak, stop and frisk resulted in millions of police stops of mostly black and Hispanic New Yorkers. NYPD officers conducted 13,459 stop and frisk procedures in 2019, up from 11,008 in 2018. Video of the confrontation between Garner, who was black, and the white officer drew outrage and was viewed millions of times.