Thursday, May 19, 2022

Family of George Floyd Unveil Hologram in Richmond, Tour to Follow [VIDEO]

*On Tuesday night in Richmond, Virginia, George Floyd’s family unveiled a hologram in his likeness over the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on historic Monument Avenue. 

The event was organized by the George Floyd Hologram Memorial Project, reports Yahoo! News

As stated in the press release, the new project hopes to “transform spaces that were formerly occupied by racist symbols of America’s dark Confederate past into a message of hope, solidarity and forward-thinking change.” 

The hologram, which features “a myriad of fireflies that form into a 3-D image” of Floyd. It will be taken on a week-long tour through North Carolina, Georgia and more, along the route of the 1961 Freedom Rides.

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Change.org partnered with the George Floyd Foundation to create this hologram image, TMZ reports.  

“Since the death of my brother George, his face has been seen all over the world,” Rodney Floyd, George’s brother, said in a statement. “The hologram will allow my brother’s face to be seen as a symbol for change in places where change is needed most.” 

George’s family want his hologram displayed in cities they believe need it most amid the rising racial tension in America.

In related news, Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who killed Floyd during an arrest, could receive more than $1 million in pension benefits during his retirement years even if he is convicted. 

As reported earlier… Chauvin has been the subject of national fury since Memorial Day when footage emerged of him kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes as Floyd begged him to stop. After his firing for the heinous act and amid national protests, he was eventually charged with second-degree murder. Three other officers involved with the incident were also fired and face felony charges.

But as far as his pension, none of that matters.  Chauvin still stands to benefit from a pension partially funded by taxpayers. While a number of state laws allow for the forfeiture of pensions for those employees convicted of felony crimes related to their work, this is not the case in Minnesota.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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