GoFundMe Set Up By Family of George Floyd Raises More Than $1M: ‘We Continue to Seek Justice’
George Floyd died this week after a Minneapolis police officer forcefully kneeled on his neck during his arrest
, has surpassed $1 million in under a day.The donation page — created by Floyd’s sibling, Philonise Floyd — attracted more than 50,000 donations as of Thursday afternoon, bringing its total to more than $1.156 million.Get push notifications with news, features and more.
+FollowingYou'll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications."My family and I watched in absolute horror as the now infamous and horrifying video began to spread quickly throughout social media," Philonise wrote in a description on the page.
"What we saw on that tape left us shell shocked; a white Minneapolis police officer kneeling directly on my brother's neck, obstructing his ability to breathe," she continued. "As some officers knelt on his neck, other officers participated and watched; no one took any action to save my brother's life. Those officers would continue to brutalize my brother until he died."
Philonise said thecampaignwill help the family cover Floyd's funeral and burial expenses, as well as help them "as we continue to seek justice for George."Floyd's death on Monday quickly sparked outrage and led to protests across the country. The tragedy also led to the firing of four Minneapolis police officers on Tuesday when a video of the incident went viral on social media.
Maybe they’ll donate to some of the people who lost their business or family member due to rioting ! Maybe someone will sue them for damages ! 11 million Ridiculous They continue to get rich. There isn't justice anymore. Each administration same thing. March on Washington 2. Should give to more families in need but will probably keep it all for themselves. SAD
Ex-cop: Video of George Floyd feels like a monstrous rerunThe widely-circulated video of a Minneapolis police officer with his knee on George Floyd's neck is horrific, says law enforcement veteran Cedric L. Alexander. But in too many ways, it's a re-run of Eric Garner and the wrenching phrase 'I can't breathe' - and a sobering reminder, despite the firing of the four officers involved, that all police officers are only as good as their training and the culture that surrounds them. Opinion Throw them in jail Opinion I’m beyond tired of this bull 💩 JusticeForGeorgeFloyd Opinion NP
Protesters gather in Minneapolis where George Floyd was killedWATCH: Protesters filled the streets in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the corner where George Floyd was pinned to the ground by a police officer. GeorgeFloyd Why does this continue? Does nobody in power care?! Rodney King that!!! Yes my brothers speak for him , show them we will NO LONGER stand for racist officers
New George Floyd video shows him compliant and handcuffed early in fatal encounterWhile the video only shows one phase of the arrest process and has no audio, it shows George Floyd handcuffed and appearing to follow the officers' instructions. All LIVES matter so sad God Bless him he didn’t deserve this I know he’s in Heaven with our Heavenly Fathery✝️🙏🏼❤️
Hundreds Protest in Minneapolis After Death of George Floyd in Police CustodyDemonstrators reportedly faced tear gas and rubber bullets in the city where George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died in police custody on Memorial Day Each death in unjust captivity, Each persecution with no cause shown Sows a seed of vengeful hostility That sprouts in places unknown & It takes but one malignant blossom, A fruit of unassuaged enmity To wreak such reckoning so awesome Shall level generations in posterity EVIL
Hundreds gathered in the Minneapolis intersection where George Floyd died after police encounterAfter George Floyd's death, hundreds packed the streets of Minneapolis, many gathering at the spot where he was pinned to the ground by police shortly before he died. Demonstrators chanted 'I can't breathe,' which were some of the last words he uttered. Justice for George POLICE Brutality MUST end !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We're not against whites.. we're against the cops, they're our enemies.
Bystander Videos of George Floyd and Others Are Policing the PoliceVideos of police interactions with civilians now act as a central witness, often challenging official accounts and raising the question of what might have occurred had no cameras been around and just like that...poof black lives matter and Antifa come out of their basements Proud to be living 26 years and never set foot in the dystopian hell that is America there are quite a few POC who could tell you the presence of cameras still didn’t save their lives. How messed up are we as a society. Hopefully the cameras can bring about justice but even that’s not assured.