*CHARLOTTE – In what would have been George Floyd’s 47th birthday, his sister Bridgett Floyd is participating in a national advertisement for Biden for President.
Separately, the George Floyd Memorial Foundation – created by the family of George Floyd – has also partnered with the National Urban League in an effort to encourage the public to vote in the upcoming Nov. 3 election.
“My brother should still be here today,” said Bridgett Floyd. “In honor of his birthday, we’re encouraging change through voting in every way we can. Through this, my brother can receive justice.”
In the Biden for President advertisement, Bridgett Floyd shares a personal message about the power of standing up for change and voting this election in the wake of the tragic killing of her brother by law enforcement in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Beginning today, the ad will air nationally on television, radio and digital outlets including key states such as Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Titled “Change,” the 30 second spot was created by black-owned and Washington, D.C.-based Truxton Creative, which is owned by Terrance Green.
Additionally, the George Floyd Memorial Foundation has partnered with the National Urban League for a voting campaign, encouraging citizens to make a voting plan and ask their senators to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act in honor of George’s birthday. As part of the digital campaign and day of action, Attorney Ben Crump and Bridgett Floyd participated in a Facebook Live conversation with Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League.
Citizens can participate in the digital campaign and day of action by posting to their social media platforms on Wednesday, October 14 at 1:47PM ET using graphics located here and the hashtags #FloydDayOfAction, #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd, #ReclaimYourVote and#JusticeisontheBallot.
The Memorial Foundation also continues to seek donations to continue to help mobilize voters and empower communities. Last month, the foundation presented its first grant to the Salvation Army Harbor Light Center in Minneapolis.
Geo. Floyd’s Killer Derek Chauvin Has Divorce Settlement DENIED Due to Possibility of Fraud
*A Washington County (Minnesota) judge has rejected a divorce settlement filed by Derek Chauvin’s estranged wife due to the possibility of fraud.
Days after Derek was officially charged with manslaughter and the murder of George Floyd, Kellie Chauvin filed for divorce on May 31. However, divorce attorneys have looked into the paperwork and claimed it may have been a ploy to protect their assets against lawsuits in civil court as reported by Star Tribune. Judge Juanita Freeman wrote in her ruling back in October that a “court has a duty to ensure that marriage dissolution agreements are fair and equitable. One badge of fraud is a party’s transfer of ‘substantially all’ of his or her assets.”
Attorney Marc Beyer stated due to the timing of the divorce filing, the court can suspect that there could be a possibility of fraud but it is still speculation.
“This is just speculation, but it’s possible that the [agreement] was intentionally drafted to get assets out of Chauvin’s name in anticipation of a civil judgment against him from the estate of George Floyd.
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MAGA Creature at D.C. Trump Rally Says Cop Should’ve Kneeled On George Floyd’s Neck Longer (Watch)
*A supporter of outgoing President Donald Trump has gone viral for saying that George Floyd would be alive today had he just “behaved,” and that former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin should have kneeled on his neck “longer.”
“If he would’ve behaved from the get-go, and not try to pass false money, he’d still be alive today,” the man says to the person recording. “It’s not that hard to behave.”
The video was tweeted Sunday, Nov. 15, by Dave Pal, who runs the Twitter account Fifty Shades of Whey. The man, whose name isn’t known, is sporting a red “Trump 2020” visor over a wig. In a follow up tweet, Pal said that he was “last seen” at the “Million MAGA March” on Nov. 14 in Washington, D.C.
A man’s voice behind the camera asks the marcher if he is “OK” with the fact that Chauvin kneeled on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds.
“He should’ve done it f****** longer. He should’ve done it longer,” he says again on camera. “You need more?”
The videographer then says he is “flabbergasted” before filming stops.
Shemar Moore Insisted ‘S.W.A.T.’ Season Premiere Link to Death of George Floyd (Video)
*Tonight’s season premiere of “S.W.A.T.” takes on the police killings of African Americans as part of a systemic pattern, and you can thank star/executive producer Shemar Moore and executive producer Aaron Rahsaan Thomas for the choosing to focus on the subject matter.
“We’ve been successful for three years playing super-cops and entertaining folks,” Moore told the Associated Press. “For ‘S.W.A.T.’ to take on what’s been happening around this country, in the world, is very brave and very bold.”
Thomas said it’s a step toward fulfilling the vision for the series he co-created with Shawn Ryan (“The Shield”). It’s a reboot of the 1975-76 series with Steve Forrest as Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson, head of a mostly white SWAT unit. This time around, Hondo is an LA-born African American striving to uphold the law and connect his multiethnic team with the community it serves.
The episode, notes The AP, “is one answer to whether network TV dramas, ever reliant on law enforcement officers as unalloyed heroes, can reflect opposing views as the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others drive demands for systemic change in police practices.”
The “S.W.A.T.” story line is directly linked to Floyd’s death last May while in the custody of Minneapolis police. Watch the promo above.
The episode airs 9 p.m. EST Wednesday on CBS.
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