George Floyd’s Brother Reacts to the Guilty Verdict in the Trial of Derek Chauvin
It had to be incredibly painful for George Floyd’s older brother Philonise Floyd to sit in the courtroom during Derek Chauvin’s trial. He said that the worst part was watching the video of his brother’s death over and over again.
Philonise Floyd testified during the trial, and in the end, the verdict was what he was praying for. Chauvin was found guilty on all charges including unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.
After the trial was over, Floyd reacted by saying, “This is monumental. This is historic. This is a pivotal moment in history.” He added, “Today has been an occasion where people can celebrate, but tomorrow is back to business.”
Even though he is obviously sad about his brother’s death, he finds comfort in the impact his brother’s death is having on the world. He explained, “My brother, man, he didn’t deserve it, but he has changed the world.”
Watch the video below to hear more of Floyd’s thoughts about the guilty verdict.
Terrance Floyd is George Floyd’s younger brother. After the trial, he reacted by saying, “History is here. This is monumental.” He added, “We said God, we need justice. We need it now. And he answered.”
Like his brother Philonise Floyd, Terrance Floyd finds comfort in the fact that his brother’s death has sparked change. He said, “I’m gong to miss him but now I know he will be in history. What a day to be a Floyd!”
Rodney Floyd is the youngest of the Floyd brothers. He was definitely happy with the jury’s decision. He said, “There is no color barrier on this. This is for everyone who has been held down and pinned down.”
Do you think the jury’s decision is historic? Does the reaction of George Floyd’s brothers surprise you at all? Does the jury’s decision surprise you at all?