June 3, 2020

George Floyd's Brother Calls for Voting, Not Violence

  • Flyover Country

By: Ted Patterson

In Brief:

The brother of the man whose death has sparked national outrage, riots, violence, and looting, is asking people to make their voices heard at the ballot boxes instead of in the streets. 

The Background:

NBC News reports:

[Terrence] Floyd arrived at the intersection around 1 p.m., the first time a member of his family had visited the spot where George Floyd died after a police officer kept a knee on his neck for more than eight minutes.

“First of all, first of all,” Terrence Floyd said. "If I’m not over here wilin’ out, if I’m not over here blowing up stuff, if I’m not over here messing up my community — then what are y’all doing? Nothing, because that’s not going to bring my brother back at all.

“So let’s do this another way," he said. "Let’s stop thinking that our voice don’t matter and vote…because it’s a lot of us and we still going to do this peacefully.”

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Ted Patterson is editor of Republic Press.

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