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>>> THIS IS AN NBC NEWS SPECIAL.REPORT..REMEMBERING GEORGE FLOYD..REPORTING FROM HOUSTON, HERE IS.LESTER HOLT..GOOD DAY EVERYONE FROM SOUTHWEST.HOUSTON, WE ARE HERE TO BRING.YOU LIVE COVERAGE OF GEORGE.FLOYD..TWO WEEKS AGO, FLOYD’S LIFE.ENDED WITH HIM PINNED BENEATH.THE KNEE OF A MINNEAPOLIS.OFFICER NOW FIRED AND NOW.CHARGED WITH MURDER..IN THOSE TWO WEEKS FLOYD HAS.SEEN AN EXTRAORDINARY AFTER LIFE.IF YOU WILL AS A SYMBOL OF.POLICE BRUTALITY AND RACIAL.JUSTICE..HIS NAME IS A RALLYING CRY FOR.CHANGES AND REIGNITING THE BLACK.LIVES MATTER ACROSS THE COUNTRY..TODAY’S SERVICE IS NOT FAR FROM.WHERE FLOYD GREW UP..IT WILL BE INCLUDED WITH FAMILY.MEMBERS AND MUSIC AND BIBLE.READINGS AND FAMILY MEMBERS HERE.YESTERDAY AND A EULOGY FROM.REVEREND AL SHARPTON WHO SPOKE.SO MEMORABLY IN MINNEAPOLIS AT.HIS MEMORIAL..FLOYD’S BODY WILL BE TAKEN TO.THE SILVER LAKE CHURCH AND.TRANSFERRED BY THE HORSE.CARRIAGE..HE’LL BE LAID TO REST BESIDES.HIS MOTHER WHERE HE CRIED OUT.TWO WEEKS AGO..WE HAVE OUR TEAM AND.CORRESPONDENTS AND ANALYSTS.STANDING BY HERE TO HELP US.COVER THIS WHAT PROMISES TO BE A.SOLEMN AND MOVING DAY..MORGAN CHESKY IS OUTSIDE THE.FOUNT OF PRAY CHURCH, MORGAN,.GOOD DAY..>> Reporter: LESTER, IT WILL BE.A DAY OF CELEBRATION AND A CALL.FOR JUSTICE AFTER THE DEATH OF.GEORGE FLOYD..WE ARE STANDING OUTSIDE THE.ENTRANCE OF THAT CHURCH WHERE.THE FAMILY MADE THEIR ENTRANCE.SHORT TIME AGO..THE FIRST ONES INSIDE THE.SANCTUARY WERE SO MANY PEOPLE.WILL BE MAKING THEIR WAY IN.TODAY TO SAY GOOD-BYE BEFORE.HE’S LAID TO REST..THE MOOD HERE, LESTER,.CELEBRATING HIS LIFE BUT ALSO.MAINTAINING THAT MOMENTUM THAT.WAS STARTED TWO WEEKS AGO ON.THAT CORNER IN MINNESOTA..PEOPLE TELLING ME THEY DON’T.WANT THE CAUSE TO END TODAY AND.THE FIGHT AGAINST POLICE.BRUTALITIES AND RACIAL INJUSTICE.MUST CARRY FORWARD..WE KNOW THERE IS A LARGE GROUP.OF POLITICIANS AND CELEBRITIES.IN SUPPORT OF THE FLOYD’S FAMILY.TODAY..I HAD A CHANCE TO SPEAK TO ROCKY.ROXY.WASHINGTON WHO SHARED A DAUGHTER.WITH FLOYD TONIGHT..SHE SAYS SHE’S GIVING ALL HER.STRENGTHS TO HER SIX-YEAR-OLD.DAUGHTER TO GIANNA..SHE WILL NO DOUBT GROW UP AND.REALIZE WHO HER FATHER WAS AND.THE IMPACT HE HAD ALL OVER THE.WORLD..PEOPLE STILL STREAMING INTO THIS.CHURCH BEHIND ME..WE DO KNOW THE PANDEMIC.PRECAUTIONS ARE BEING PUT IN.EFFECT..A LOT OF MASKS ARE BEING WORN.AND GLOVES AND SOCIAL DISTANCING.BEING PRACTICED WITH A 500 MAX.CAPACITY BEING PLACED ON THIS.LARGE CHURCH SANCTUARY WHERE.THIS IS GETTING UNDERWAY..WE’LL GET A CLOSE EYE ACTIVITY.ON THIS SIDE OF THE CHURCH..FOR NOW WE’LL SEND IT BACK TO.YOU..>> WE RECOGNIZE THE TIME, MORGAN.CHESKY, I AM NOT WEARING A MASK,.I AM A GOOD EIGHT FEET FROM OUR.OUTDOOR LOCATION..DURING THE FUNERAL THERE WILL BE.SOME ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF A PROTEST.THAT HAS BEEN OCCURRING OVER THE.COUNTRY..I WANT TO GO TO STEVE PATTERSON.AT THE HOUSTON GARDEN MEMORIAL,.THAT’S WHERE GEORGE FLOYD WILL.BE LAID TO REST..WE KNOW THAT HE WAS BORN IN.NORTH CAROLINA BUT HE GREW UP.HERE IN HOUSTON..>> Reporter: THIS IS ABOUT 12.MILES AWAY FROM WHERE YOU ARE.AND SERVICES ARE..WE BELIEVE THE PER SESSION WILL.COME ABOUT 1:00, WE’LL SEE A.LINE OF CARS COME INTO THIS.AREA, THIS AREA THOUGH WILL BE.SHUT DOWN FOR AN AMOUNT OF TIME..IT IS EXPECTED TO BE A HORSE.DRAWN CARRIAGE IN THE LAST.STRETCH THAT’LL BRING FLOYD IN.AND WHAT WILL BE SOME.SPECTACULAR SITE..WHY BURY HERE?.THIS IS THE SITE WHERE GEORGE’S.MOTHER WAS BURIED AS WELL..WE KNOW HE LOVED HIS MOTHER..IT WAS THE LAST MOMENT WHERE WE.ALL SAW WHERE HE WAS CALLING OUT.FOR HIS MOTHER..THAT’S WHY HE’LL BE BURIED HERE..THEY’LL REST TOGETHER..THE LOCAL POLICE IS DEALING IN.CONCERT WITH STATE TROOPERS TO.SHUT DOWN THIS PART OF THE ROAD..THIS WILL BE A TIGHT LOCK IN THE.AREA..THE ONE BIGGEST THING AS THEY.ARE WORRYING ABOUT AS YOU ARE.EXPERIENCING AS WELL AS I AM IS.THE HEAT, IT IS CLOSE TO 100.DEGREES..IT WILL FEEL LIKE 110 DEGREES BY.THE TIME THAT PER SESSION ROLLS.THROUGH..THEY’RE ASKING PEOPLE TO TRY TO.HYDRATE AND FIND A COOL SPOT TO.STAY..SO MANY PEOPLE WANT TO SEE THIS.MOMENT OF HISTORY..THEY’LL BE LINING THE STREETS.HERE JUST A FEW HOURS FROM NOW..BACK TO YOU, LESTER..>> I NOTICED THAT DRIVING UP TO.THE CHURCH THERE WERE ALREADY.PEOPLE LINING UP..I WANT TO GO TO GABE GUTIERREZ.WHO’S IN MINNEAPOLIS, THE.EPICENTER OF ALL THIS, THE PLACE.WHERE GEORGE LOST HIS LIFE..PAINT THE PICTURE FOR US TODAY..>> Reporter: WELL, THERE IS.SMALL SIGNS THIS NEIGHBORHOOD IS.BEGINNING TO RETURN TO NORMAL..THIS IS A CHANGED COMMUNITY..I WANT TO STEP OUT OF THE WAY SO.YOU CAN SEE PEOPLE HERE FROM ALL.WALKS OF LIFE PAYING THEIR.RESPECTS OUTSIDE OF WHICH GEORGE.FLOYD TOOK HIS LAST BREATH..THAT CONVENIENT STORE REOPENED.FOR THE FIRST TIME..THERE IS NOW A CLENCH, THIS HERE.IS MADE OUT OF PLYWOOD..THIS MEMORIAL AREA I SHOULD SAY..THIS ALL COMES PAYING THE.RESPECTS HERE COMES A DAY AFTER.THE OFFICER AT THE CENTER OF ALL.THIS, DEREK CHAUVIN WENT BEFORE.A JUDGE YESTERDAY AND BAIL IS.SET AT A MILLION DOLLAR..MORE THAN TWO WEEKS OF THE DEATH.OF GEORGE FLOYD OF THE FUTURE OF.THIS DEPARTMENT, THE CITY.COUNCIL HERE AGREED TO DISBAND.THE POLICE DEPARTMENT PRACTICE.AND REBUILD IT WITH MORE.COMMUNITY BASED POLICING..THERE ARE STILL A LOT OF.QUESTIONS HOW IT WILL WORK OUT.HERE..COUNCIL MEMBERS SAY IT COULD.TAKE UP TO A YEAR FOR DETAILS TO.BE IRONED OUT..MANY PEOPLE ARE STILL PAYING.THEIR RESPECTS A FEW DAY AFTER.THAT MASSIVE MEMORIAL SERVICE.HERE IN MINNEAPOLIS, LESTER..>> GABE GUTIERREZ, THANK YOU FOR.THAT..>>> ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE.SCREEN WE SEE SOME MEMBERS OF.GEORGE FLOYD’S FAMILY MAKING.THEIR WAY INSIDE THE CHURCH..WE’LL BE EXPECTING THINGS TO GET.UNDERWAY..LET ME GO TO WASHINGTON TO OUR.EUGENE ROBINSON, I FEEL ACUTELY.RIGHT NOW THIS FEELS LIKE AN.EMIT TILL MOMENT FOR THIS.COUNTRY..>> IT DOES..I THINK THE VIDEO OF OFFICER.CHAUVIN WITH HIS KNEE ON THE.NECK OF GEORGE FLOYD IS.COMPARABLE TO THE PICTURE OF.TILL’S BATTERED BODY THAT.CHANGED SO MUCH IN THE 1950s..HERE WE ARE, NO ONE COULD HAVE.IMAGINED A MONTH AGO THAT NUMBER.ONE, GEORGE FLOYD WOULD BE DEAD.AND NUMBER TWO, HIS FUNERAL.WOULD BE A WORLDWIDE EVENT THAT.IT SPARKED A REMARKABLE.MOVEMENT, CITIES ACROSS THE.NATION AND AROUND THE WORLD.ABOUT POLICE VIOLENCE AND.SYSTEMATIC RACISM AND WOULD HELP.CHANGE MINDS THAT WE WOULD SEE.THE KIND OF OPINION POLLING FOR.THE FIRST TIME WHITE AMERICANS.ARE TRYING TO SAY WE GET IT, WE.UNDERSTAND OR WE ARE BEGINNING.TO UNDERSTAND AND SO IT IS A.VERY SAD DAY..GEORGE FLOYD SHOULD NOT HAVE.BEEN KILLED..HE CAN HAVE SOME HOPE THAT HIS.DEATH STARTED ALL THIS THAT’LL.LIVE ON AND WE’LL MAKE THIS A.BETTER COUNTRY..THAT’S WHAT WE CAN HOPE AND WORK.TO MAKE IT HAPPEN..>> Reporter: WHITE HOUSE’S.CORRESPONDENT YAMICHE ALCINDOR.IS JOINING US NOW..THIS HAS SHOWN SIGN OF THAT AS.WELL, THAUS DUST THAT IN YOUR.VIEW THREATEN THE PROGRESS OF.THE MOVEMENT THAT STARTED HERE?.>> I THINK WHAT WE HAVE SEEN IS.AN OUT CRY FROM BOTH SIDES.POLITICALLY IN A WAY THAT WE.HAVE NOT SEEN IN THE PAST AND.THAT’S BECAUSE OF A LIFE THAT.WAS GONE AND OF COURSE, GEORGE.FLOYD, I NEVER HEARD MITCH.McCONNELL AGREE WITH NANCY.PELOSI WHEN IT COMES TO THE IDEA.THAT THIS PERSON SHOULD NOT HAVE.BEEN KILLED..THE PRESIDENT AS MUCH AS HE’S.STILL NOT LAYING OUT A PLAN..THIS VIDEO OF GEORGE FLOYD DYING.DISTURBED HIM..I THINK MAYBE POSSIBLY THERE MAY.BE SOMETHING THAT COMES OUT OF.THIS THOUGH DEMOCRATS YESTERDAY.LAYING OUT THEIR PLANS, THEY.WERE ONLY DEMOCRATS, ROMNEY.MARCHED WITH PROTESTERS BUT.THERE HAS NOT BEEN A MEETING OF.REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS TO SAY.THIS IS WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO.BECAUSE WE ALL SAW THAT VIDEO..HERE WE SHOULD ALL AGREE THE.CHANGE, TODAY UNDERSCORES ISSUES.THAT’S GOING TO BE AT PLAY HERE..AFTER EVERY HASHTAG AND T-SHIRT.AND SOCIAL MEDIA MOVEMENT, THERE.IS A FAMILY GRIEVING..THIS IS AN EMIT TILL MOMENT AS.YOU SAY BUT IT IS ALSO AN AHMAUD.ARBERY MOMENT AND.BREOANNA TAYLOR MOMENT..WE HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THEIR.FATHER WHEN WE THINK OF FLOYD..POSSIBLY PEOPLE TOGETHER WILL.THINK ABOUT A MAN SHOULD NOT.HAVE BLOCKED HIS LIFE AND.THAT’LL MOVE PEOPLE PASS THE.VOTE..>> YAMICHE, THANK YOU..FORMER PROSECUTOR LEGAL ANALYST,.PAUL BUTLER IS HERE WITH US AS.WELL..WE HEARD A LOT THAT THE COUNTRY.IS AWAKENING TO INJUSTICE, I.WONDER IF WE ARE NOT GIVEN THE.AMERICAN PUBLIC ENOUGH TO.UNDERSTAND THIS..IF IT IS NOT A FULL AWAKENING,.WHAT IS THIS?.>> WE HAVE TO SEE..WE HOPE THERE IS AN AWAKENING.WHEN MICHAEL BROWN WAS KILLED.AND TRAYVON MARTIN AND HOPEFULLY.THIS IS A MOVEMENT AND NOT THE.MOMENT..I AM ALSO REMEMBERING EMIT TILL,.HE WAS THE 14-YEAR-OLD CHILD.THAT WAS KILLED IN 1955..HIS MOTHER WANTED AN OPEN-CASKET.SO THE WHOLE WORLD COULD SEE..THERE WAS A PROTEST THAT YOUNG.ACTIVISTS NAMED ROSA PARK.ATTENDED IN MEMORY OF EMIT TILL..MAYBE THE GRAPHIC IMAGE OF.SUFFERING AND DEATH OF GEORGE.FLOYD WILL ALSO IGNITE A.MOVEMENT THAT’LL CHANGE THE.WORLD IN A WAY THE EARLY CIVIL.RIGHTS MOVEMENT DID..>> PAUL, THANK YOU, LET ME GO TO.MORGAN CHESKY, HE’S WATCHING THE.ARRIVAL AND GIVE US A SENSE OF.WHAT WE ARE SEEING HERE..MORGAN?.>> Reporter: INSIDE THE.SANCTUARY, WE KNOW JOYFUL MUSIC.IS BEING PLAYED..PEOPLE ARE BEING ASKED TO TAKE.THEIR SEATS..THE REST OF THE FAMILY IS.ARRIVING..WE KNOW GEORGE FLOYD ARRIVED IN.A DIFFERENT SUIT THAN THE ONE HE.WORE YESTERDAY..HE’S WEARING A BLACK SUIT AND.BLACK TIE..PEOPLE ARE TAKING THEIR TIME.WALKING INTO THAT ROOM AND.LOOKING UPON HIS FACE BEFORE.BEING USHERED TO NEAR BY SEATS..WE KNOW FAMILIES ARE SITTING.TOGETHER LESTER INSIDE AND.GIVING SPACE FOR OTHER GROUPS TO.COME IN SO THEY CAN TAKE THEIR.SPACE AND AGAIN THERE IS A MAX.CAPACITY HERE ON THE CHURCH FOR.SAFETY SAKE TODAY BUT RIGHT NOW.A SOLEMN TONE IS BEING TAKEN AS.THE CHURCH IS GETTING UNDERWAY.IN ANY MOMENT..>> FAMILY AND FRIENDS WEARING.WHITE AS THEY MAKE THEIR WAY.INTO THE SANCTUARY THERE..A PRIVATE SERVICE AND YES, THERE.WERE TWO OTHER MEMORIALS WE.WATCHED LAST WEEK AT MINNEAPOLIS.AND NORTH CAROLINA..HOUSTON WAS ESSENTIALLY GEORGE.FLOYD’S ADOPTED HOMETOWN, BORN.IN NORTH CAROLINE BUT RAISED.HERE, A STAND OUT ATHLETE IN.HIGH SCHOOL..LET’S GO TO STEVE PATTERSON NOW..>> Reporter: LESTER, I WANT TO.SHOW YOU AROUND HERE..YOU CAN SEE THEY SET OUT.BARRICADES ALREADY..THEY EXPECT THIS ENTIRE SERVICE.TO BE COVERED WITH PEOPLE,.ONLOOKERS AND MOURNERS AND.PROTESTERS CHANTING BLACK POWER.AND HOLDING THEIR FIST IN THE.SKY..YOU CAN SEE PEOPLE ARRIVED JUST.TO GET A GLIMPSE WHERE GORGE.FLOYD WILL BE CARRIED HERE..THERE IS A WOMAN ACROSS THE.STREET OFFERED US SOME WATER..THAT’S THE BIG DANGER OF BEING.HERE BECAUSE IT IS SO HOT..WE ARE STARTING TO SEE PEOPLE IN.THE COMMUNITY COME TOGETHER FOR.THAT..THIS IS A PRIVATE CEREMONY AS.YOU MENTIONED, THIS WILL BE A.PUBLIC SHOW AS THAT CASKET IS.BROUGHT DOWN AGAIN..THE LAST LEG OF IT AND MILE WILL.BE FROM THE HORSE DRAWN.CARRIAGE, WE’LL SEE THAT TRAFFIC.WILL STOP FLOWING AND THIS.ENTIRE STREET WILL SHUT DOWN,.WE’LL SEE THE BODY OF GEORGE.FLOYD BEING BROUGHT TO THE.CEMETERY AND ONLOOKERS ARE.EXPECTED TO LINE THE STREETS.HERE, LESTER..>> STEVE, THANKS..WE TALKED ABOUT GEORGE FLOYD.BEING THOUGHT AS SOMEONE CHANGED.THE COURSE OF THE CONVERSATION.ABOUT POLICE AND EXCESSIVE.FORCE..LET ME GO TO OUR NBC’S POLITICAL.ANALYST EUGENE ROBINSON..WE HAVE SEEN POLICE DEPARTMENT.MOVED QUICKLY TO FIRE THE.OFFICER WHAT WAS ABUSIVE.BEHAVIOR..THAT’S SOMETHING WE HAVE NOT.SEEN IN THE PAST..HOW SIGNIFICANT IS THAT?.>> I THINK IT IS VERY.SIGNIFICANT BUT WE’LL SEE HOW AS.THINGS PROGRESS..THERE HAS BEEN SAID IN THE PAST.WHERE OFFICERS WERE DISCIPLINED.AND FIRED OR SUSPENDED FOR SOME.TIME AND LATER BECAUSE OF.APPEALS OR ARBITRATION OR.WHATEVER..THIS IS A TEST FOR ALL OF US AND.ONE OF THE THINGS BEING TESTED.IS WHETHER THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.NOW SAY THEY UNDERSTAND THAT.POLICE DEPARTMENTS HAVE POLICIES.AGAINST THIS SORT OF VIOLENCE.AND AGAINST ASH TROIR KIND OF.ARMY OF OCCUPATION AND..WILL THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TAKE.THOSE POLICIES SERIOUSLY,.BANNING CHOKEHOLDS SHOULD BE A.PRIORITY OR SEEING AN OFFICER.DOING SOMETHING TERRIBLY WRONG?.WHETHER THOSE POLICIES ARE.IMPLEMENTED AND THEN WHETHER THE.DEPARTMENT FOLLOWS IT THROUGH..IN SOME CASES AND PARTICULARLY.IN MINNEAPOLIS, IT WILL BE.INTERESTING TO SEE HOW THE.COMMUNITY FOLLOWS THROUGH ON.DISBANDING IS THE WORD THEY’RE.USING AND REPLACED BY NEWLY.CONSTITUTED DEPARTMENT..HOW DOES THE CITY DECIDE.MINNEAPOLIS GO ABOUT THAT AND.WHAT DOES IT RESOLVE?.AND WHAT KIND OF COMMUNITY BASE.AND IS IT A REAL IMPROVEMENT?.WE’LL SEE ALL OF THIS..IT IS A LOT OF FOLLOW-THROUGH IN.ORDER FOR THIS MOMENT TO HAVE.BEEN AS IMPORTANT..>> NOW WE SEE REVEREND AL.SHARPTON THERE..HE’LL DELIVER THE EULOGY AS HE.DID AT THE MEMORIAL IN.MINNEAPOLIS LAST WEEK..I WANT TO TURN TO FORMER.PROSECUTOR PAUL BUTLER..WHEN WE TALK ABOUT JUSTICE AND.PEOPLE WANT POLICE TO BE HELD.ACCOUNTABLE THE SAME WAY.CIVILIAN SHOULD BE, IS IT THE.CASE THAT POLICE HAVE MORE.LATITUDE AND COULD THAT BECOME.AN ISSUE AS SOME OF THESE CASES.OF DISCIPLINES EVENTUALLY MAKE.THEIR WAY INTO THE COURTROOM..>> SO ABOUT 100 TO 150 POLICE.OFFICERS HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH.MURDER IN THE UNITED STATES..ONLY ABOUT 10 HAVE BEEN.CONVICTED OF MURDER..THE REST WALKED AND THEY HAVE.BEEN FOUND NOT GUILTY OR CHARGES.DISMISSED OR BEEN CONVICTED OF.LOWER CRIMES..THE PROBLEM OF PROSECUTING.OFFICERS ARE THAT AS YOU.ACKNOWLEDGED, LESTER, THE LAW IS.GOING TO DECIDE AT THE TOP..IT TELLS THE JURORS TO LOOK AT.THE EVIDENCE FROM THEIR.PERSPECTIVE..EVEN IF THEY THINK THE TOP MAKES.MISTAKE, THERE IS SYMPATHETIC.BECAUSE THEY’RE JUST TRYING TO.DO THEIR JOB..SOMETIMES THEY DON’T CORROBORATE.WITH THE PROSECUTION..>> THE FAMILY HAS BEEN TAKEN IN.PLACE..LET’S GO TO MORGAN CHESKY WHO.GOT A CLOSER LOOK OF WHAT’S.GOING ON..MORGAN?.>> Reporter: THAT SERVICE IS.ABOUT TO GET UNDERWAY..CARS ARE STILL PULLING IN AS.THAT JOYFUL MUSIC PLAYS INSIDE.THAT BUILDING..THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS WE HAD A.CHANCE TO GET A CLEAR PICTURE OF.THE MAN THAT GEORGE FLOYD WAS..IN ADDITION TO SPEAKING TO ROXIE.WASHINGTON AND I GOT TO SPEAK TO.HIS TEAMMATES, I ASKED THEM I.WANTED TO KNOW WHAT GEORGE WAS.LIKE OUTSIDE OF THAT VIDEO THAT.THE WHOLE WORLD HAD SEEN..THEY QUICKLY WENT BACK TO A.MEMORY, THEY WERE A GREAT HIGH.SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM, AFTER ANY.LOSS AND THERE WERE FEW AND FAR.BETWEEN, GEORGE WAS ALWAYS THE.GUY TO LIGHTEN THE MOOD AND.CHEER UP THE TEAM..HE WOULD NOT LET ANYONE GET DOWN.ON THEMSELVES UNTIL ON TOP OF.BEING AN INCREDIBLE ATHLETE, HE.WAS ALSO MUCH MORE OF A SPARK.PLUG TO THAT TEAM..ONE GENTLEMAN WHO NOW RESIDES IN.OKLAHOMA WHEN HE SAW THE VIDEO,.HE DIDN’T KNOW THE NAME OF THE.PERSON WHO WAS ON THE GROUND.WITH DEREK CHAUVIN’S KNEE ON HIS.NECK BUT UPON HEARING IT WAS.GEORGE, HE WAS CRUSHED..HE SAID THIS WAS A MAN THAT WAS.FULL OF LIFE AND THIS WAS A MAN.THAT WAS FULL OF LOVE AND HE.TOLD ME A TELLING STORY, THEY.FOLLOWED EACH OTHER ON SOCIAL.MEDIA AND WHILE THEY DID NOT.COMMUNICATE THAT OFTEN, A FEW.MONTHS AGO GEORGE FLOYD HAD MADE.A POST ON HIS FACEBOOK PAGE.WHERE HE MADE A STATEMENT.”EVERYBODY IS GOING TO KNOW BIG.FLOYD, BIG FLOYD IS GOING TO BE.KNOWN ALL OVER THE WORLD.”.HE DIDN’T THINK ABOUT IT AT THAT.TIME AND NOW AT THIS POINT IN.TIME WHERE THE NAME OF GEORGE.FLOYD IS BEING SAID FROM THE.UNITED STATES AND COUNTRIES ALL.OVER THE WORLD, HE SAYS THAT HE.WISH IT DID NOT HAVE TO HAPPEN.THIS WAY BUT GEORGE’S WISH HAS.INDEED COMES TRUE AND HE HAS.BECAME A CATALYST IN THIS.MOVEMENT..HE’S ABLE TO FIND SOME SOLID OF.THIS INCREDIBLE LOSS..>> IT IS SIMPLY REMARKABLE TO.THINK OF THIS IS A NAME THAT.NONE OF US KNEW AND TO WATCH HOW.THIS CAPTURES THE ATTENTION OF.NOT ONLY AMERICA BUT MANY PARTS.OF THE WORLD..LET ME GO BACK TO YAMICHE.ALCINDOR..THE TOPIC OF RACE, HOW LONG WILL.THIS DOOR STAY OPEN, HAVE YOU.THOUGHT ABOUT THAT?.>> THE DOORS STAY OPEN AS LONG.AS PEOPLE CONFRONT THE FACT THAT.AMERICA IS A COUNTRY THAT’S.STOLEN BY AMERICAN AND BUILT ON.THE BACK OF SLAVES OF.AFRICAN-AMERICANS..WE CAN MOVE FORWARD AND HAVING.MEANINGFUL CONVERSATIONS AND.WHAT I HAVE BEEN HEARING FROM.ACTIVISTS AND OFFICIALS THAT WE.CAN’T DUST OFF THE OLD TALKING.POINT..WE CAN’T JUST TALK ABOUT.POLICING AND BODY CAMERAS AND.TRAINING..ALL OF THOSE THINGS WERE TALKED.ABOUT AFTER FERGUSON IN 2014 AND.YET STILL GEORGE FLOYD HAD AN.OFFICER KNEELED ON HIS NECK FOR.8 MINUTES AND 53 SECONDS..HE WAS UNCONSCIOUS..THAT KIND OF CONVERSATION SHOULD.NOT BE HAPPENING ANYMORE..PEOPLE HAVE TO THINK OF RACE AS.CONSTANTLY ON EVERYBODY’S MIND.AND EVERY SINGLE DAY AND FOR A.LOT OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS, IT IS.SOMETHING THEY HAVE TO THINK.ABOUT EVERYDAY..IT IS HOW THEY SURVIVE IN.AMERICA..SO FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE THIS IS.JUST THEIR EXPERIENCE..I THINK IT IS GOING TO BE THE.PEOPLE THAT DON’T HAVE THAT.EXPERIENCE THINKING OF RACE.EVERYDAY, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE.TO THINK OF HOW COULD WE MOVE.FORWARD, I WILL GO BACK TO THE.FACT THAT THE PRESIDENT AT LEAST.AT THIS POINT HAVE NOT LAID OUT.HIS PLAN FOR ADDRESSING.SYSTEMATIC RACISM..SO FAR WHEN YOU ASKED HIM ABOUT.HOW HE WANTS TO MOVE FORWARD.FROM PROTEST AND DEMANDING.CHANGE, HE SAYS IT IS A BETTER.ECONOMY..HE SAYS THAT’S WHAT’S GOING TO.FIX AFRICAN-AMERICANS THAT WAS.UNFORTUNATELY KILLED BY POLICE..MOST PEOPLE SAY IT IS NOT GOOD.ENOUGH, INCLUDING REPUBLICANS..WE HAVE TO GET COMFORTABLE WITH.THE IDEA WE HAVE TO FIGURE OUT.WHEN WE SAY “BLACK LIVES.MATTER,” WHAT DOES IT MEAN?.SO I THINK WE HAVE TO PULL BACK.THE CURTAIN OF WHAT BLACK LIVES.MATTER WHAT IT REALLY MEANS AND.NOT JUST THE FACT THAT EVERYONE.IS SAYING IT NOW..ALSO, BE CENTER ON THE FACT THAT.WE HAVE TO HAVE THIS FUNERAL IN.THE FIRST PLACE..>> LOOKING AT THE TIMING OF.THIS..BEFORE ALL THIS HAPPENS AND OF.COURSE WE ARE STILL FACING THE.CORONAVIRUS BUT ONE OF THE.THINGS WE HAD TO FACE ABOUT THAT.IS HOW DISPROPORTIONATELY.AFFECTED POOR AND MINORITY.COMMUNITY..>> THAT’S RIGHT, THERE WERE SO.MANY PEOPLE WHO TOLD ME THEY.WERE IN THE STREETS BECAUSE THEY.FELT LIKE AMERICA REALLY HAD TWO.VIRUSES THAT ARE KILLING.AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND PEOPLE OF.COLOR..PEOPLE FEEL DEEPLY IN THEIR SOUL.AND WE KNOW THAT’S THE CASE..EVEN WHEN YOU LOOK AT GEORGE.FLOYD, THE OFFICIAL AUTOPSY.REPORT, PART OF WHAT THEY SAID.KILLED HIM OF UNDER LINE HEALTH.CONDITIONS, THAT IN ITSELF.IS — EVEN IF THEY GET KILLED,.THEY’LL USE UNDER LINING.CONDITIONS THAT WE CAN’T.BREATHE..WE LOOK AT THE PANDEMIC AND THE.KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD’S DEATH..WE UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE ALL.OVER THE COUNTRY ARE UP AND ARMS.INCLUDING WHITE PEOPLE –.[ INAUDIBLE ].>> RIGHT..WE ARE OUTSIDE THE CHURCH HERE.IN HOUSTON..A GIANT CHURCH, THE SANCTUARY.NOW IS FILLED WITH MOURNERS FOR.THIS PRIVATE FUNERAL FOR GEORGE.FLOYD..AS I NOTED LEAVING THE CHURCH ON.THE BOULEVARD HERE, THERE ARE.AMERICAN FLAGS ALONG..OUR JOE FRIAR IS ALONG THE ROUTE.THERE..THIS RIGHT HERE IS THAT WHITE.CARRIAGE AND SO THE PER SESSION.GETS ABOUT A MILE FROM THE.CEMETERY, IT WILL COME HERE, THE.CASKET WILL BE TRANSFERRED INTO.THIS HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE, THIS.IS THE CARRIAGE THAT’LL THEN.TAKE GEORGE FLOYD THE LAST MILE.AND THAT MILE WILL TAKE ABOUT 20.MINUTES OR SO..THIS CARRIAGE IS OWNED BY A.LOCAL FAMILY, THEY HAVE BEEN IN.BUSINESS FOR 11 YEARS..THEY GOT A CALL ABOUT A WEEK AGO.AND IMMEDIATELY VOLUNTEERED TO.DO THIS FOR FREE..THEY SAID IT IS THAT IMPORTANT,.THEY CALL THIS AN HONOR AND A.PRIVILEGE, THEY SAID WHAT.HAPPENED TO GEORGE FLOYD WAS.UNJUST..SO THIS IS DEEPLY PERSONAL FOR.THIS FAMILY AND THEY SAID IT IS.AN HONOR TO DO IT..AFTER THE FUNERAL, THEY’LL MAKE.THEIR WAY HERE TO THIS PARKING.LOT AND THE CASKET WILL BE.TRANSFERRED INTO THIS CARRIAGE.AND TAKEN THE LAST MILE..>> JOE, THANK YOU, LET ME GO.BACK TO GABE GUTIERREZ, WALK US.THROUGH HOW WE GOT TO WHERE WE.ARE, GABE..>> Reporter: YOU SAID SOMETHING.THAT CAUSED ME TO REFLECT ABOUT.THIS..MORE THAN TWO WEEKS AGO NO ONE.KNEW GEORGE FLOYD’S NAME BUT NOW.PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD HAVE.SPOKEN HIS NAME FROM LONDON TO.AUSTRALIA..THESE PROTESTS ERUPTED ACROSS.THE WORLD..MORE THAN TWO WEEKS AGO STARTED.OUT AS A SMALL POLICE INCIDENT.AND WE GOT WORD FROM THE POLICE.AND THE INITIAL STATEMENT THAT.DID NOT FULLY CAPTURE WHAT HAD.HAPPENED BUT THEN THE VIDEO CAME.OUT OVER NIGHT AND IT.IMMEDIATELY TOOK ON A NATIONAL.IMPLICATION FOR SEVERAL DAYS.TENSIONS WERE BUILT HERE..THE MAYOR MAKING A DECISION TO.HAVE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.RETREAT AND THAT APPARENTLY GAVE.A GREEN LIGHT TO A LOT OF THE.UNREST THAT WE SAW IN THE LAST.FEW DAYS..THAT STARTS TO SPREAD TO OTHER.CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY..IT WAS NOT UNTIL THE NATIONAL.GUARD CAME IN AND THE POLICE.STARTED TO BUILD UP THEIR.NUMBERS ACCORDING TO MAYOR.GETTING THINGS UNDER CONTROL..WE SEE THEM DAY IN AND DAY OUT..PEOPLE HERE IN THE COMMUNITY.REALLY FEEL THIS IS SOMETHING.THAT’LL BRING ABOUT CHANGE IN.THIS COMMUNITY AND FACT YOU DID.SEE THE CITY COUNCIL DID START.TO TAKE UP ACTION THE LAST.SEVERAL DAYS..STILL MANY QUESTIONS OF THE PATH.FORWARD AND WHAT THE POLICE.DEPARTMENT WILL LOOK LIKE AND.WHAT THIS COMMUNITY WILL LOOK.LIKE IN THE DAY GOING FORWARD.BUT IT HAS BEEN SUCH A.PROGRESSION THE LAST TWO WEEKS.GOING FROM THE OUTRAGE AND FEAR.AND ANGER THAT MUCH OF THIS.COMMUNITY SAW..NOW WHAT YOU SEE BEHIND ME IS.MANY PEACEFUL PROTESTERS AND.MOURNERS AND PEOPLE FROM ALL.WALKS OF LIFE AND ALL RACES HERE.TRYING TO SEE WHAT CHANGE THIS.BRINGS ABOUT, LESTER..GEORGE FLOYD’S NAME HAD NOT BEEN.SPOKEN BEFORE TWO WEEKS AGO AND.LOOK AT OUT FAR WE HAVE COME,.LESTER?.>> GABE, I HAVE BEEN COVERING.THIS STORY FROM THE START AS.PART OF OUR COVERAGE, WHEN I.STOOD THERE FOR THE FIRST TIME.WHERE YOU ARE LAST THURSDAY,.WATCHING THAT CROSS SECTION OF.PEOPLE YOUNG AND OLD AND.CHILDREN AND PEOPLE OF ALL.RACES, THAT’S WHEN IT REALLY.SUNK IN FOR ME THAT THIS WAS A.MOVEMENT UNLIKE ANYTHING WE HAVE.SEEN PREVIOUSLY..IT IS QUITE SOMETHING TO BE.THERE AND EXPERIENCING THE.EMOTIONS AND THE DETERMINATION.THAT MANY PEOPLE FEEL AS THEY.VISIT THAT SITE..I WANT TO GO TO STEVE PATTERSON.NOW, HE’S AT THE CEMETERY..>> Reporter: LESTER, I WAS.TELLING YOU THE ENTHUSIASM OF.THE COMMUNITY AND HOW PEOPLE ARE.SO EXCITED AND AT LEAST WANT TO.GET A GLIMPSE OF WHAT’S.HAPPENING HERE AS PART OF THIS.MOMENT IN HISTORY, WE ARE SEEING.PEOPLE COME OUT..YOU ARE A HOUSTON RESIDENT, NO.CONNECTION TO THE FLOYD’S.FAMILY..THIS IS HOURS EARLY BEFORE THE.PER SESSION COMES HERE AND YOU.ARE HERE STANDING BY..WHY DID YOU COME OUT AND WHY DID.YOU THINK THIS IS IMPORTANT?.>> IT IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE BEING.A HOUSTON RESIDENT, EVERYBODY.HERE IS SO WELCOMING AND.SOCIALLY DIVERSE AND EVERYBODY.HERE TREATS YOU LIKE FAMILY..WHEN WE SAW THAT TAPE OF THIS.MAN DYING TRAGICALLY, WE ALL.FELT IT..WE LOOK AT HIM AS ONE OF US, I.DIDN’T HAVE TO KNOW HIM.PERSONALLY..AT THE END OF THE DAY, THAT’S MY.BROTHER..>> Reporter: JOCELYN, DID YOU.SEE THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD AS.A TURNING POINT IN THIS COUNTRY?.>> WE CAN ONLY HOPE SO AT THIS.POINT..I CAN’T SAY YES OR NO..ALL I CAN DO IS PRAY IT IS A.TURNING POINT AND EYES ARE OPEN.NOW AND WE DON’T HAVE TO BE HERE.AGAIN FOR THE SAME REASON..>> Reporter: TELL ME ABOUT.HOUSTON..YOU SAID IT IS A SMALL.COMMUNITY, IT IS A BIG CITY BUT.IT IS TIGHT-KNIT, RIGHT?.>> IT IS NOT A SMALL COMMUNITY.AT ALL..IT IS A PLACE FOR EVERYBODY..HOUSTON IS SO DIVERSE, WE HAVE.ALL RACES AND RELIGION AND.ETHNICITY HERE..EVERYBODY IS RESPECTFUL OF THAT..IF WE CAN’T GO SOME WHERE ELSE.AND RECEIVE THAT SAME RESPECT,.IT IS VERY HURTFUL..>> Reporter: WHAT IS THE.REACTION FROM RESIDENTS TO HIS.DEATH AND THIS LEGACY THAT HE’S.LEAVING THIS WIDESPREAD MOVEMENT.ACROSS THE WORLD..THIS IS A GUY THAT GREW UP IN.YOUR COMMUNITY, WHAT DO YOU SAY.TO THAT?.>> THE COMMUNITY HAS BEEN.NON-STOP SINCE THE DAY HE.PASSED..THERE HAS BEEN CAR PARADES AND.PROTESTS AND MARCHES AND PEOPLE.HERE NOW HOURS BEFORE TO SUPPORT.AND TO SHOW UP..IT REALLY MEANS A LOT FOR THE.CITY..>> Reporter: WHAT KIND OF.DISCUSSION DO YOU HAVE WITH YOUR.FAMILY WHEN GEORGE PASSED WHEN.YOU WATCH THAT VIDEO?.>> WELL, I DON’T HAVE ANY.CHILDREN TO EXPLAIN THINGS TO.BUT I HAVE YOUNG NEPHEWS THAT I.HAVE HAD CONVERSATIONS WITH AND.HAVING GONE THROUGH THE.PROCEDURES OF WHAT TO DO IF YOU.GET PULLED OVER BY POLICE AND.WHAT TO DO AND WHATNOT TO DO..IT IS OPENING A LOT OF.DIALOGUES..I THINK ALL FAMILIES, HOPEFULLY..>> Reporter: WHAT’S THE MESSAGE.YOU WANT PEOPLE TO TAKE AWAY.FROM THIS DAY AND MOVEMENT?.>> WELL, I JUST WANT PEOPLE TO.IF THEY HAD NOT BEEN TO WAKE UP.AND REALIZE THAT THIS IS.SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN GOING ON.FOR YEARS AND IT IS TIME TO PUT.AN END TO IT..IT IS TIME TO PUT AN END TO IT..THIS MAN IS BEING BURIED OR.DOING ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WRONG..THEY’RE GIVING HIM A RESPECTFUL,.BEAUTIFUL CEREMONY AND THAT’S.WHAT BRINGS ME HERE TODAY..>> Reporter: JOCELYN, THANK YOU,.BIG FLOYD WILL BE MARRIED NEXT.TO HIS MOTHER IN JUST A FEW.HOURS FROM NOW, LESTER..>> STEVE PATTERSON AT THE.CEMETERY, THANK YOU, WE WANT TO.GO BACK TO MORGAN CHESKY WHO’S.AT THE CHURCH RIGHT NOW AS WE.AWAIT FOR THE SERVICE TO BEGIN.WITH UPDATES..>> Reporter: WE HEARD FROM OUR.REPORTER INSIDE WHO SAYS MORE.MEMBERS OF FLOYD’S FAMILY IS.MAKING THEIR WAY TO THE FRONT OF.THE SANCTUARY..THE CASKET LAYING THERE OPENED.AND THEY’RE ABLE TO LOOK UPON.THE FACE OF THEIR LOSS FAMILY.MEMBER..WE KNOW ONE OF GEORGE’S BROTHERS.BROKE DOWN AS HE PLACED HIS HAND.ON THAT CASKET PAYING RESPECT TO.HIS BROTHER..THAT SANCTUARY STILL IS FILLING.UP WITH PEOPLE AT THIS HOUR..THE FAMILY ARE DRESSED IN BLACK.TO MOURN GEORGE FLOYD..MEANWHILE WE KNOW THAT HUNDREDS.OF OTHERS ARE DRESSED IN WHITE.INSIDE TO PAY TRIBUTE AND.SPEAKING OF GEORGE FLOYD’S.FAMILY AND HEARING FROM THE.SCENE THERE IN MINNEAPOLIS, I AM.REMINDED WHEN HIS YOUNGER.BROTHER, TERENCE WANT TO THAT.PER SESSION FOR THE FIRST TIME.AND STOOD THERE AND SURROUNDED.BY HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE AND IT WAS.AT THAT MOMENT IN TIME, HE GAVE.THE CALL TO STOP THE VIOLENCE..ASKING THE CROWD IF I AM HERE IN.PEACE, WHAT IS EVERYONE ELSE.DOING?.IT WAS THAT POINT WE SAW IN.SHIFT OF THE TONE OF THE ONGOING.PROTESTS..WE SAW IN MINNEAPOLIS THE.VIOLENCE OF VANDALISM TO LOOTING.STOPPED OVER NIGHT..WE SAW LARGE VISIBILITY OF LAW.ENFORCEMENT IN THAT AREA BUT IN.CONJUNCTION WITH THAT, FOLLOWING.PARENTS CALL TO ACTION, THE.DAYTIME PROTESTS SO IT IS.PEACEFUL CROWD INSIDE..I STOOD ON THE GROUND OF THIS.STATE’S CAPITAL AMONG THOUSANDS.OF PEOPLE AND WE SAW IN THE.STREETS PACKED WITH PEOPLE.BRINGING OUT THEIR SIGNS AND.CALLING FOR JUSTICE AND MAKING.SURE THAT GEORGE FLOYD’S NAME IS.REMEMBERED..>> THERE WILL BE THAT INCREASE.AND RENEWED CALL TO JUSTICE TO.KEEP THAT MOMENTUM GOING..FAR TOO MANY TIME BEFORE WE HAVE.SEEN THE TRAGIC INCIDENT THAT.PEOPLE RALLY AROUND AND PEOPLE.MOURN, FRANKLY THEY BECOME TOO.QUIET WEEKS AND MONTHS AHEAD..WE SEE THE STREETS OF.MINNEAPOLIS AND ALL OVER THE.WORLD AS YOU MENTIONED IT.ABSOLUTELY FEELS DIFFERENT..THIS IS THE THIRD OPPORTUNITY.FOR PEOPLE TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS.FOLLOWING MINNEAPOLIS AND.BIRTHPLACE OF NORTH CAROLINA..THIS IS A COMMUNITY THAT GOT TO.KNOW GEORGE AS HE GREW UP FROM A.CHILD INTO A YOUNG MAN..HE WAS KNOWN AS THAT GENTLE.GIANT WHO WAS FUN LOVING AND.QUICK TO CRACK A JOKE..FOR THESE FOLKS TO COME OUT.TODAY IS VERY PERSONAL, WHETHER.OR OR NOT THEY DIRECTLY KNEW.GEORGE OR SPOKEN TO HIM DOES NOT.MATTER..WE SAW THAT YESTERDAY IN THE.THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO DROVE IN.FROM ALL OVER THE STATES TO PAY.TRIBUTE YESTERDAY..I SPOKE TO ONE GENTLEMAN WHO.LEFT HIS HOME IN DALLAS, TEXAS,.STANDING OUTSIDE FOR HOURS ON.END JUST FOR A CHANCE, A MOMENT.TO STAND SILENCE INSIDE THAT.SANCTUARY AND LOOK UPON THE MAN.WHO’S NOW BECOMING A SYMBOL FOR.SO MUCH MORE..LESTER..>>..>> JUST TO RESET WHERE YOU ARE,.LOOKING INSIDE THE SANCTUARY,.THE ACTUAL FUNERAL HAD NOT.BEGUN..WE HAVE SEEN MEMBERS OF THE.FAMIY TAKEN THEIR SEATS..REVEREND SHARPTON IS THERE WILL.BE DELIVERING HIS EULOGY, HE HAS.A FIERY AND A MESSAGE TO THE.CROWD OF MINNEAPOLIS LAST WEEK.AND NOW HE STEPS FORWARD IN THAT.ROLE..ON THAT NOTE, LET ME BRING IN.PAUL BUTLER RIGHT NOW..PAUL, WE ALL AGREE THAT REVEREND.SHARPTON CREATED SOME POWERFUL.METAPHORS OF THE IDEA THAT OF.THE OFFICER’S KNEE ON THE NECK.IN MANY WAY — ANY THOUGHTS OF.WHAT THE REVEREND BROUGHT IN.THIS SENSE?.>> THAT POWERFUL EULOGY,.REVEREND SHARPTON, MADE.REFERENCE TO THE FACT THAT ONLY.70% OF THE OFFICERS LIVE THERE..YOU KNOW POLICE ARE FRIENDS AND.NEIGHBORS, THEY PATROL OUR.COMMUNITY EFFECTIVELY..I WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED AT THAT.SERVICE HERE REFERENCING TO THIS.JUSTICE ACT OF — THIS IS A TIME.TO CELEBRATE GEORGE FLOYD’S.LIFE..>> EUGENE, IF YOU ARE STILL WITH.US, GIVE US YOUR THOUGHTS AND.HOW IMPORTANT THEY REALLY ARE IN.TERMS OF THIS AND REALLY EMBRACE.AND UNDERSTAND IT?.>> GET YOUR KNEE OFF OUR NECKS..THAT WAS THE LINE REVEREND.SHARPTON SAID LAST WEEK..THAT’S STUCK AND CREATES SUCH A.POWERFUL IMAGE..IT HAS BEEN 401 YEARS SINCE THE.FIRST AFRICAN WERE BROUGHT TO.THE SHORE OF THE ENGLISH.COLONIES IN NORTH AMERICA AS.SLAVES..THE WEALTH OF THE COUNTRY WAS.BUILT ON THE BACKS OF THOSE.SLAVES ON FREE LABOR AND ON LAND.THAT HAD BEEN TAKEN FROM THE.AMERICANS..250 YEARS OF SLAVERY FOLLOWED BY.100 YEARS OF JIM CROW’S.SEGREGATION AND FOLLOWED BY.ANOTHER 50 OR 60 YEARS OF POLICE.VIOLENCE AND DISCRIMINATIONS AND.INEQUALITIES AND EDUCATION AND.UNEMPLOYMENT..IT WAS A REMARKABLE THING THAT I.THINK TO CAPTURE THAT HISTORY.AND CERTAINLY AN ASPECT IN THAT.ONE PHRASE THAT CAME FROM THAT.ONE IMAGE OF FORMER OFFICER.DEREK CHAUVIN’S KNEE ON THE NECK.OF GEORGE FLOYD..SO I EXPECT REVEREND SHARPTON TO.BRING IT AGAIN TODAY AND MAYBE.WITH A DIFFERENT IMAGE..I DON’T KNOW WHAT HE’LL SAY BUT.I THINK THEY’LL FIND OUT SOON.BUT IT IS A START..>> YEAH, IN FACT WE JUST SAW.THEY CLOSED THE CASKET OF GEORGE.FLOYD IN PREPARATION OF SERVICE.TO GET UNDERWAY..AS WE WAIT FOR THAT TO HAPPEN.MOMENTARILY, LET’S GO BACK TO.STEVE PATTERSON WHO’S WITH MORE.HOUSTONIANS WHO HAVE CAME OUT TO.BE APART OF THIS..>> Reporter: YES, LET ME.INTRODUCE YOU TO LATRINA AND HER.FOUR BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN..WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO COME OUT?.>> I AM A BLACK MOTHER, MY SON.IS BLACK AND HISPANIC AND HAS.AUTISM, THAT’S THREE STRIKES.AGAINST HIM..WHAT IF ONE DAY HE HAS A MELT.DOWN AND THE COPS DOES NOT KNOW.HE’S AUTISTIC..THEN WHAT?.WHEN IS THIS GOING TO STOP?.>> Reporter: THAT’S SUCH AN.IMPORTANT TOPIC..I AM SO GLAD WE HAVE YOU TO.BRING IT TO US..IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER.MENTAL HEALTH AS WELL..WE SEE YOUR BEAUTIFUL FAMILY.HERE..THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING.US..MORE PEOPLE ARE COMING OUT HOURS.BEFORE FLOYD’S BODY IS EXPECTED.TO ARRIVE HERE AT THE CEMETERY..BACK TO YOU..>> THOSE THOUGHTS ARE STRAIGHT.TO THE HEART..THANK YOU FOR BRINGING IT TO US..WE WANT TO GO INSIDE THE.SANCTUARY WHERE THE SERVICE IS.BEGINNING..>>> TO ALL THE PEOPLE AND.CLERGIES AND LEADERS OF FAITH.WHO ARE HERE AND OUR ELECTED.OFFICIALS AND EVERYONE TAKEN.TIME TO JOIN US BY STREAM..WE ARE ALL CONNECTED..THIS IS A MOMENT OF.CONNECTIVITY..THIS IS A MOMENT WE HAVE.GATHERED AROUND THE WORLD AROUND.THE LIFE OF OUR BROTHER, GEORGE.FLOYD..TODAY THERE IS A FEW THINGS WE.ENCOURAGE YOU TO RESPECT..FIRST, WE ASK YOU TO KEEP YOUR.MASKS DURING THE SANCTUARY..IF ANYONE IS IN DISTRESS, RAISE.YOUR HANDS, OUR USHERS WILL.ASSIST YOU..THIS WILL BE A HOME-GOING.CELEBRATION..COME ON, I WANT TO SAY IT AGAIN..THIS WILL BE A HOME-GOING.CELEBRATION OF BROTHER GEORGE.FLOYD’S LIFE..>> YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS?.THAT MEANS FOOT STOMPING AND.TOES TAPPING AND AMEN, WE ARE.CELEBRATING HIS LIFE..JUST BEFORE WE BEGIN THIS.HOME-GOING CELEBRATION, LET ME.JUST THANK PUBLICLY ALL OF THOSE.PEOPLE THAT HELPED TO MAKE THIS.COME TO PASS..I WANT TO BEGIN WITH BENJAMIN.CRUMP, THANK YOU FOR WATCHING.OUT FOR THIS FAMILY..IN TIMES OF DEVASTATION, SOMEONE.HAS TO STAND UP TO TAKE THE.LEAD..THANK YOU GOD YOU HAVE DONE JUST.THAT AND REVEREND AL SHARPTON,.THANK YOU FROM MINNEAPOLIS AND.NORTH CAROLINA CONTINUING TO.SOUND THE TRUMPET TO LET PEOPLE.KNOW THIS IS ABOUT INJUSTICE..AND OUR MAYOR WHO HAVE DONE A.WONDERFUL JOB MAKING ALL THE.RESOURCES OF THIS CITY AVAILABLE.TO HAVE THE REVIEWING YESTERDAY.AND AS A MATTER OF FACT WE HAD A.VIEWING YESTERDAY WITH TENS OF.THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THAT CAME.THROUGH THESE DOORS AND IT CAME.OFF WITHOUT A HITCH..WE MAKE SURE HPD WAS HERE AND.THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS HERE AND.PEOPLE WERE HERE AND EMT.SPECIALISTS WERE HERE..WE HAD PEOPLE WERE HERE.EVERYWHERE AND GIVING OUT WATER..FOR ALL OF YOU DONATED YOUR.RESOURCES, WE WANT TO THANK YOU.ON BEHALF OF THIS FAMILY..TO BROTHER GEORGE ANDERSON AND.BROTHER DALLAS JONES WORKING.TOGETHER TO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING.IS PUT TOGETHER..THANK YOU, THIS IS AN ENORMOUS.TASK..THIS IS A GIGANTIC.RESPONSIBILITY AND PEOPLE.LOOKING AT IT AND THINK I WOULD.HAVE DONE IT THIS WAY..IF YOU HAD THIS MANY PEOPLE.GOING THROUGH YOUR DOORS, THANK.GOD WE DID NOT HAVE ANY PROBLEMS.AND EVERYBODY WAS RESPECTFUL AND.SENSITIVE TO WHAT THE FAMILY IS.FACING AND WE ARE GLAD TO KNOW.WHAT WE HAVE SUCH A GREAT TEAM.HERE IN HOUSTON..AND FOR ME I THINK IT IS READY.FOR US TO HAVE SOME CHURCH..>> IT IS TIME FOR US TO.CELEBRATE HIS LIFE..WE MAY WEEP AND MOURN AND WE’LL.BE CONFIDENT AND WE’LL FIND HOPE.FOR SURE..WE WANT TO FOLLOW THE PROGRAM.THAT’S ALREADY PRINTED..WE ARE SO DELIGHTED TO HAVE HIM.HERE..REVEREND ARTHUR RUCKER WILL DO.APART OF THE SCRIPTURE READING..REVEREND BOOKER HERE IN HOUSTON.TEXAS WILL GIVE THE NEW.TESTAMENT READING..REVEREND DR. MARY WHITE, SHE.WILL OFFER PRAYERS OF COMFORT TO.THE FAMILY..>> AFTER THERE WILL BE A VIDEO.MONTAGE THAT I THINK ALL OF YOU.WILL ENJOY..>>> THERE ARE A LOT OF US WHO.ARE IN THAT POSITION AND IT.HURTS..I WANT YOU TO KNOW THE MOMENT.THAT THE WORLD ANNOUNCED THAT.GEORGE FLOYD LEFT THE EARTH.PHYSICALLY, WE BECAME FAMILY..EVERYONE IN THIS ROOM IF WE CAN.CENTER OUR LOVE AROUND THIS.FAMILY..WE STAND HERE AND CELEBRATE HIS.LIFE, BUT I WANT TO LEAVE YOU.WITH THESE WORDS..♪♪.BE NOT DISMAY ♪.♪ WHATEVER BE TIME ♪.♪ HE’LL TAKE CARE OF ♪.♪ YOU, YOU ♪.♪.♪ BENEATH HIS WINGS OF LOVE ♪.♪ OF LOVE, REMEMBER GONE WITH ♪.♪ HE’LL TAKE CARE OF YOU ♪.♪ ♪.WHEN ALL OF THIS IS SILENCE ♪.♪ REMEMBER GOD WILL TAKE CARE ♪.♪ TAKE CARE OF YOU ♪.♪ THROUGH EVERYDAY, ALONG ♪.♪ LIFE’S NARROW WAY ♪.♪ WHEN YOU GET SAD ♪.♪ HE WILL, HE WILL TAKE CARE ♪.♪ OF YOU, YOU, AHHH ♪.GOD WILL, I KNOW HE WILL ♪.♪ HE WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU ♪.ALL YOU MAY NEED ♪.♪ JUST REMEMBER HE WILL.HE WILL PROVIDE BECAUSE HE ♪.♪ WILL, HE WILL TAKE CARE ♪.♪ OF YOU, OF YOU ♪.♪ TRUST HIM AND YOU WILL ♪.♪ SATISFIED, I BELIEVE ♪.♪ I BELIEVE IN HIM ♪.♪ HE WILL TAKE CARE OF ♪.♪ OF YOU, OF YOU, OOOOH ♪.GOD WILL TAKE CARE, GOD WILL ♪.♪ I KNOW HE WILL, HE WILL ♪.♪ TAKE CARE OF YOU, OH LORD ♪.♪ HE WILL LIGHT OUR WAY ♪.♪ WHEN YOU FEEL DISCOURAGED ♪.♪ HE WILL TAKE CARE OF AHHH ♪.OF YOU, HE’LL TAKE CARE OF YOU ♪.♪ ♪.AHHHH ♪.♪ GOD WILL, I KNOW WHAT ♪.♪ YOU ARE GOING THROUGH PAIN ♪.♪ RIGHT NOW BUT GOD WILL ♪.♪ GOD WILL, HE’LL TAKE CARE ♪.♪ OF YOU ♪♪.♪.♪ PUT YOUR HANDS UP AND REMEMBER.CHILDREN, WHATEVER YOU ARE ♪.♪ GOING THROUGH, I KNOW HE.WILL ♪.♪ HE’LL TAKE CARE OF YOU ♪.♪ OF YOU, OF YOU, OF YOU ♪.♪ BENEATH HIS WINGS ♪.♪ RIGHT UNDER HIS WINGS ♪.♪ GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU ♪.♪ I KNOW GOD WILL, OH ♪.♪ TAKE CARE OF YOU ♪.♪ HUM WITH ME ♪.♪ I KNOW HE’LL KEEP YOU.THROUGH ♪.♪ I KNOW HE WILL ♪.♪ GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU ♪.♪ GOD WILL ♪.♪ TAKE CARE OF YOU ♪.♪ DON’T GIVE UP ON GOD.BECAUSE HE WON’T GIVE UP ON.YOU ♪.♪ GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU ♪.♪ GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU ♪.♪ GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU ♪.♪ HOLD ON CHILDREN ♪.♪ GOD WILL TAKE GOOD CARE ♪.♪ OF YOU, GOD WILL ♪.♪ GOD WILL SEE YOU THROUGH ♪.♪ GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU ♪.♪ GOD WILL ♪.♪ TAKE CARE OF YOU ♪.♪ ♪.ALL YOU GOT TO DO IS ♪.♪ TRUST HIM, ALL YOU GOT ♪.♪ TO DO IS HOLD ON ♪♪.GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU ♪.♪ GOD WILL TAKE GOOD ♪.♪ GOOD CARE OF YOU ♪.TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOU ♪.♪ ♪♪.TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOU ♪.♪ GOD BLESS YOU FLOYD FAMILY ♪.♪ ♪.GOD WILL ♪♪.>>> GIVING HONOR TO THE FAMILY,.GEORGE FLOYD, TO THE DIGNITAIES.IN THE HOUSE AND ALL THE.CLERGIES AND THE GREAT PASTOR,.WE OFFER YOU THE READING OF THE.WORLD OF THE BOOK OF AIMES,.CHAPTER 5..THEREFORE THE LORD, SAY IT..WHALING SHALL BE IN ALL THE.STREETS AND THEY SHALL ALL SAY.IN ALL THE HIGHWAYS AT LAST, AT.LAST, THEY SHALL ALL CALL THE.FARMERS TO MOURNING AND SUCH AS.OUR SKILLFUL FOR WHALING..FOR ALL SHALL PASS THROUGH.THESE..THE DAY OF THE LORD IS DARKNESS.AND NOT LIGHT..IT IS THIS AMENDS FLEE FROM A.LION..WENT INTO THE HOUSE AND LEAN HIS.HANDS ON THE WALL AND A SERPENT.BIT HIM..THOUGH YOU OFFER ME OFFERINGS.AND YOUR MEAL OFFERINGS, I WILL.NOT ACCEPT THEM..NEITHER WILL I REGARD THE PEACE.OFFERING, TAKE AWAY FROM ME THE.NOISE OF YOUR SONGS OR I WILL.NOT HEAR THE MELODY OF YOUR.HEART BUT LET JUSTICE.>>> TO THE FLOYD FAMILY, I WANT.YOU TO KNOW THAT WE’RE STILL.PRAYING FOR YOU..WE WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT GOD HAS.MADE HIMSELF AVAILABLE TO THE.PERSON OF JESUS CHRIST TO HELP.YOU IN TIMES LIKE THESE..GOD BLESS YOU..CHAPTER 4 BEGINNING AT VERSE 13,.BUT I WILL NOT HAVE YOU TO BE.IGNORANT BRETHREN, CONCERNING.THEM WHICH YOU ALL SLEEP, THE.SORROW NIGHT, EVEN WITH OTHERS.THAT HAVE NO OPEN, FOR WE.BELIEVE THAT JESUS DIED AND ROSE.AGAIN, EVEN SO THEM ALSO WHICH.SLEEP IN JESUS WILL GOD BRING.WITH HIM..FOR THIS WE SAY UNTO YOU BY THE.WORD OF THE LORD, WE REMAIN UNTO.THE COMING OF THE LORD SHALL NOT.PREVENT THEM WHICH ARE ASLEEP..FOR THE LORD HIMSELF SHALL.DESCEND FROM HEAVEN WITH THE.VOICE OF THE ARC ANGEL AND THE.TRUMPET OF GOD AND WE IN OUR.LIVES WHICH REMAIN SHALL BE.CAUGHT UP TOGETHER TO MEET THE.LORD IN THE AIR AND SO SHALL WE.EVER BE WITH THE LORD..COMFORT ONE ANOTHER WITH THESE.WORDS..GOD BLESS YOU..♪.>>> AND WE THANK PASTOR WRIGHT.AND ALL OF THE DIGNITARIES FOR.THE CELEBRATION AND SHEITA, WHO.IS A VALUED MEMBER OF OUR PRISON.MINISTRY..WE HAD LETTERS COMING FROM THOSE.INCARCERATED AS FAR AWAY FROM.ANGOLA, LOUISIANA BECAUSE OF.WHAT SHE’S DONE FOR THE KINGDOM..SO WE GIVE YOU LOVE..IN A MOMENT OF PRAYER, GATHER.WITH ME..LET’S TALK TO GOD FOR A MINUTE..FATHER, I STRETCH MY HANDS TO.THEE..FATHER, NO OTHER HELP DO I KNOW.AND GOD IF YOU WITHDRAW YOURSELF.FROM US, FATHER, WHERE SHALL WE.GO?.FATHER, WE ACKNOWLEDGE YOU AS.THE MASTER, THE CREATOR, THE.SOVEREIGN GOD, THE RULER, THE.GOD THAT IS HIGHER THAN HIGH,.MORE MAJESTIC THAN MAJESTY,.GREATER THAN GREAT, MORE LOVING.THAN LOVE ITSELF..GOD, YOU ARE GOD AND YOU ARE.SOVEREIGN..WE WELCOME YOUR PRESENCE THAT’S.ALREADY IN THIS PLACE..MASTER, WE THANK YOU FOR THIS.CELEBRATION..WE THANK YOU FOR THE LIFE OF.GEORGE FLOYD, OH GOD, THAT AT.THE MOMENT THAT HE CALLED OUT.FOR HIS MAMA, WE BELIEVE THAT.THE EARS OF MAMAS ACROSS THIS.NATION REARED UP, THAT THE EARS.OF MAMAS ACROSS THIS WORLD HEARD.HIM CRY, ALL MAMAS BEGAN TO.WAIL, WE GAIN TO WAIL FOR OUR.GRANDCHILDREN, WE WAILED FOR MEN.ACROSS THIS WORLD BECAUSE OF ONE.MAMA’S CALL..GOD, THANK YOU..THANK YOU GOD TODAY MASTER..GOD, WE THANK YOU FOR WHAT.YOU’RE DOING IN THIS PLACE..I ASK YOU WOULD IGNITE UPON US,.OH GOD, CLOVEN TONGUES OF FIRE,.CLOVEN TONGUES OF FIRE WOULD.DECLARE RIGHTEOUSNESS BUT FIERY.TONGUES COME OUT IN ANGER..IGNITE IN US CLOVEN TONGUES OF.FIRE..WE’RE IN A STRANGE LAND..I HEARD THE SERMON SAY HOW CAN.WE SING IN A STRANGE LAND?.I CAN SING BECAUSE I KNOW WHO.REIGNS..WE CAN SING BECAUSE WE KNOW WHO.GOD IS, WHERE GOD IS AND WHAT.GOD IS ABOUT TO DO..THAT’S HOW WE CAN SING IN A.STRANGE LAND..GOD IT’S A STRANGE LAND WHEN WE.HAVE TO MAKE A LAW FOR US TO.HAVE EMPATHY WHAT OURBROTHERS.AND OUR SISTERS..GOD HAVE MERCY..GOD WE PRAY FOR THE FAMILY OF.GEORGE FLOYD WHO TIME AND TIME.AGAIN BORE THE PUBLIC GRIEF IN.PUBLIC PLACES..YOU BORE OUR GRIEF AND OUR.SORROWS..REMIND THEM THAT UNDERNEATH THEM.ARE YOUR EVERLASTING ARMS..THIS SHALL BE A TIME OF.REMEMBRANCE..THIS SHALL BE UP TO EVERYBODY.THAT’S GONE HOME, OH, GOD,.REMIND THE NATION THAT THIS IS.OUR EBENEZER..WE SPEAK AND DECREE AND CLAIM.THAT RIGHT NOW THERE SHALL BE.JUSTICE..LORD, GOD, GIVE THEM STRENGTH AT.THIS TIME OF SORROW, UNDERGIRD.THEM, PUT YOUR ARMS AROUND THEM,.OH GOD, AND LET THEM KNOW MY GOD.IS HERE, MY GOD IS A COMFORTER.AND AMONG ALL THINGS WE WILL.CELEBRATE AND REMEMBER THESE.DAYS AND WE WILL CALL ON GOD FOR.OUR GOD WILL COME WITH A.VENGEANCE, OUR GOD WILL COME,.RIGHT ON, TEAM JESUS!.RIGHT ON EMANUEL!.WE EXPECT IT, WE BELIEVE IT!.NOW GOD WE LAY HANDS ON IT IN.JESUS’ NAME, AMEN..♪.♪ ♪.♪.♪.♪ I WAS BORN BY THE RIVER.IN THE LITTLE TOWN.♪ JUST LIKE A RIVER I’VE BEEN.RUNNING EVER SINCE.♪ BEEN A LONG, LONG TIME COMING.BUT I KNOW A CHANGE IS.♪ GONNA COME, OH YES IT WILL ♪.♪ IT’S BEEN TOO HARD LIVING BUT.I’M NOT AFRAID TO DIE ♪.♪ BECAUSE I KNOW SOMETHING.BEYOND ♪.♪ IT’S BEEN A LONG, LONG TIME.COMING ♪.♪ BUT I KNOW A CHANGE IS GOING.TO COME, OH YES IT WILL ♪.♪ AND THEN I GO, MY BROTHER, AND.I SAY BROTHER HELP ME PLEASE ♪♪.♪ BUT HE, LORD, I’M ON MY.KNEES ♪.♪ THERE ARE TIMES I WOULD.LAUGH ♪.♪ ALONE BUT NOW I THINK I’M ABLE.TO CARRY ON ♪.♪ IT’S BEEN A LONG, LONG TIME ♪.♪ COMING BUT I KNOW, I KNOW A ♪.♪ A CHANGE IS GOING TO COME, ♪.♪ OH, YES, IT WILL ♪.♪ I BELIEVE, I BELIEVE A ♪.♪ CHANGE IS GOING TO COME ♪.♪ I KNOW, I KNOW, I KNOW A ♪.♪ CHANGE IS COMING ♪.♪ I KNOW A CHANGE GONNA COME ♪.♪ YES, IT WILL ♪.>> GOD BLESS YOU, BROTHER..>> BROTHER, THAT SHOWS TRUE.SKILLS RIGHT THERE..THANK YOU, BROTHER, FOR THAT.WONDERFUL SELECTION..AT THIS TIME WE’RE GOING TO HAVE.RESOLUTIONS READ BY ONE OF THE.DAUGHTERS OF THIS HOUSE..SHE’S GONE ON TO DO SOME.PHENOMENAL THINGS FOR GOD..GOD IS JUST BLESSING HER ALL.OVER THE WORLD..AND I THINK OF NONE OTHER THAN.IVY McGREGOR..GREET HER WITH A HEARTY AMEN.RIGHT NOW..>>> THANK YOU, PASTOR, AND.CERTAINLY TO THIS FAMILY, TO.REVEREND SHARPTON AND TO ALL THE.DIGNITARIES AND TO THE FAMILY..ON BEHALF OF THE FOUNTAIN OF.PRAISE CHURCH, OUR PRAYER FOR.THE FAMILY IN THIS SEASON AND.THIS UNEXPECTED TIME IS TO DRAW.COMFORT TO THE FACT THAT WHILE.THIS INCIDENT, IT IS NO SURPRISE.TO THE HEAVENLY FATHER, THE.BIBLE SAYS IN PSALMS 41 AND 1 WE.STAND FAST IN OUR FAITH THAT GOD.WILL GIVE YOU INNER BRACES TO.PROP YOU ON EVERY LEANING SIDE,.MAY YOU FEEL THE CLOSENESS OF.HIS COMFORT AND THE WARMTH OF.HIS PRESENCE AS YOU HOPE WITH.THIS HEART RENDERING TRANSITION.WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU, WE ARE.INTERCEDING ON YOUR BEHALF AND.WANT EACH OF YOU TO KNOW THAT.OUR LOVE EXTENDS TO YOU FROM.HOUSTON TO ALL PARTS OF THE.WORLD..TO SHARITA McGEE TATE, A.SPIRITUAL DAUGHTER OF THIS.HOUSE, OUR FAMILY MEMBERS AND.ALL OF THE FAMILY MEMBERS, WE.AWAIT THE JOY THAT COMES IN THE.MORNING AFTER THE WEEPING.SEASON..THE BIBLE SAYS THAT OUR GOD WILL.WIPE AWAY ALL TEARS FROM YOUR.EYES AND SOON YOUR SORROW SHALL.BE SWALLOWED UP IN JOY..THIS IS GIVEN ON BEHALF OF.PASTORS REMIS AND MIA WRIGHT..GOD HAS REACHED DOWN INTO HIS.HIS GARDEN TO PLUG ONE OF HIS.FATHERS AND CALLED THE SPIRIT OF.OUR DEARLY BELOVED BROTHER.GEORGE HOME TO BE WITH HIM.THROUGHOUT ETERNITY, WHEREAS WE,.THE OFFICERS AND THE MEMBERS OF.THE GREATER ST. MATTHEW BAPTIST.CHURCH DESIRE TO EXPRESS OUR.LOVE AND RESPECT TO OUR DEPARTED.BROTHER, WE MAKE THESE.RESOLUTIONS, A COPY WHICH WILL.BE KEPT IN OUR RECORDS..BE IT ALSO RESOLVED THAT EVEN AS.WE MOUR HIS DEPARTURE, WE.RESIGN TO THE WILL OF AN.ALL-KNOWING AND KIND HEAVENLY.FATHER..WE ASSURE THE FAMILY OF THE.DECEASED THAT THEY HAVE OUR.LASTING HEARTFELT SYMPATHIES..THIS IS ON BEHALF OF THE GREATER.ST. MATTHEW BAPTIST CHURCH,.REVEREND RONALD BOOKER SR.,.SENIOR PASTOR..ON BEHALF OF JACK YATES SENIOR.HIGH SCHOOL, THE RESOLUTION IS.FOR GEORGE FLOYD, CLASS OF 1993,.WHEREAS WE ARE DEEPLY SADDENED.BY THE PASSING OF OUR BELOVED.JAKEY YATES LION GEORGE FLOYD,.WHOM THE FATHER HAS CALLED FROM.LABOR TO REWARD, WHEREAS GEORGE.FLOYD WAS A MEMBER OF THE.LEGENDARY JACKIE YATES CLASS OF.1993, WAS A RESPECTED LEADER.AMONG ALL LIONS, SERVED WITH.CHARACTER AND DISTINCTION AS AN.ATHLETIC GIFTED MEMBER OF THE.MIGHTY LIONS, 1992 RUNNER-UP.STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL TEAM.AS THE STARTING TIGHT END AND.WAS A MEMBER OF THE HIGH.PERFORMING MIGHTY LIONS.BASKETBALL TEAM WHO STOOD AS A.6’6″ POWER FORWARD ABLE TO DUNK.WITH BOTH HANDS AND WHEREAS.GEORGE FLOYD LOVING I KNOWN AS.BIG FLOYD AND THE GENTLE GIANT.WAS STEADFAST IN HIS KINDNESS.AND DEVOTION TO HELPING HIS.FELLOW LIONS SUCCEED THROUGH HIS.GENUINE EXAMPLE OF LOVE, FAITH.AND GENEROSITY, WHEREAS GEORGE.FLOYD HAS LEFT A LEGACY OF LOVE,.LOYALTY AND SERVICE TO DEAR OLD.JAKE YATES HIGH WILL LIVE ON.FOREVER AND JACK YATES EMBRACES.THE FLOYD FAMILY BECAUSE OF THE.LOVE THAT WE SHARE, GEORGE.FLOYD, HIS BIG SMILE AND SENSE.OF HUMOR CAN NEVER BE REPLACED.BUT HIS LEGACY AS A LION, A.FATHER, A BROTHER, HIS FRIEND.WILL BE HONORED EACH TIME HIS.FAMILY JACK YATES ALUMNI ARE.GATHERED..HIS BELOVED THIRD WARD COMMUNITY.FRIENDS AND ALL OTHERS STAND UP.AND FIGHT FOR JUSTICE IN HIS.NAME, HUMBLY SUBMITTED ON THIS.9th DAY OF JUNE BY THE JACK.YATES SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL..[ APPLAUSE ].THE FAMILY OF GEORGE FLOYD WITH.LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE MESSAGE.OF SOLIDARITY, RESOLUTION AND.VISUAL TRIBUTE FROM THE.PRESIDENT OF GHANA..YESTERDAY DURING THE MEMORIAL, A.VIDEO PRODUCED BY THE PEOPLE OF.GHANA WAS BROADCAST FOR.THOUSANDS OF MOURNERS AS THEY.PAID THEIR FINAL RESPECTS TO.MR. FLOYD..THE FAMILY IS HONORED BY HIS.DECISION TO HAVE MR. FLOYD’S.NAME PERMANENTLY MOUNTED IN THE.HISTORIC WALL AT THE DIASPORA.AFRICA FORUM IN THE.W.E.B. DEBOY.CENTER IN AFRICA..THEY ARE GRATEFUL THAT THE.COUNTRY OF GHANA STANDS WITH THE.FLOYD FAMILY AND THE STRUGGLE OF.ALL FAMILIES TO CHANGE THE.STATUS QUO OF RACISM AND.PREJUDICE..THE FAMILY IS DEEPLY MOVED BY.THE GENEROUS ACT OF THE.GOVERNMENT TO SOLIDIFY GEORGE.FLOYD’S LEGACY..THERE HAVE BEEN COUNTLESS OTHER.ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND.RESOLUTIONS..STATE SENATOR ROYCE WEST, NAACP.HOUSTON BRANCH, RODNEY ELLIS,.COMMISSIONER HARRIS COUNTY, THE.ROLE L.A., THE CHURCH WITHOUT.WALLS, THE 7th DAY ADVENTIST.CHURCH, LOUISIANA STATE SENATOR.MICHAEL CUBIST, STATE REPRESENT.AT THE RONALD “RON” REYNOLDS,.LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT,.CITY OF LOS ANGELES, HOUSTON.COMMUNITY COLLEGE, THE POEM.SUBMITTED BY MELINDA WOOD,.HOUSTON CITY COUNCIL MEMBER,.CAROLINE SHABAZZ, LENA MELANA.COUNTY JUDGE AND OTHERS AND WE.HOPE ON THE BEHALF OF PASTOR.WRIGHT AND CO-PASTER WRIGHT, WE.HOPE THAT THE WORDS THAT HAVE.BEEN SPOKEN AND WRITTEN WILL.BRING YOU COMFORT IN THE DAYS TO.COME..AND WHILE THE WORLD HAS BEEN.SHAKEN AND AWAKENED BY THREE.WORDS THAT YOUR DEARLY BELOVED.GEORGE FLOYD SPOKE, I LEAVE WITH.YOU ONE WORD, HIS FINAL WORD,.WHICH WAS BREATHE..AND BREATHE IS NOT PASSIVE..NO, SIR, NO MA’AM..BREATHE IS ACTIVE..BREATHE IS INHALE AND EXHALE..BREATHE IS TO BE ALIVE..AND SO WE STAY WITH THIS FAMILY.AS YOU BREATHE, WE BREATHE WITH.YOU..GOD BLESS YOU..[ APPLAUSE ].♪ THERE’S A NAME WE CALL ON ♪.♪ WHEN YOU’RE LONELY AND YOUR ♪.♪ HEART IS FILLED WITH DESPAIR ♪.♪ REMEMBER GOD IS THERE ♪.♪ AND WHEN YOU’RE IN DOUBT AND.♪ CAN’T FIND YOUR WAY OUT ♪.♪ HE WILL SEE YOU THROUGH, YES ♪.HE WILL.♪ JUST CALL ON THE NAME OF.JESUS, CALL ON THE NAME OF GOD ♪.♪ WELL, WHEN YOUR HEART IS.FILLED, WE ARE THERE FOR YOU ♪.♪ AND WHEN YOU’RE IN DOUBT AND.YOU CAN’T FIND YOUR WAY OUT ♪.♪ JUST CALLED ON THE NAME OF.JESUS ♪.♪ OH HOW PRECIOUS IS THE NAME OF.JESUS ♪.♪ I TELL YOU HE’LL HEAR YOU.EVERY TIME YOU CALL ♪.♪ OH HOW PRECIOUS IS THE NAME OF.JESUS ♪.♪ CAN I GET A WITNESS, HE’LL.PICK YOU UP WHEN YOU FALL ♪.♪ HIS NAME IS JESUS, JESUS,.JESUS, JESUS ♪.♪ MY GEORGE IN SORROW, JESUS,.JESUS, JESUS ♪.♪ JESUS, JESUS, JESUS, JESUS,.JESUS ♪.♪ MY WAY OUT, JESUS, MY WAY.OVER, JESUS ♪.♪ MY WAY THROUGH, JESUS, IN THE.NAME OF JESUS ♪.♪ THE MORE I CALL, THE BETTER I.SEE HIM ♪.♪ THE MORE I CALL, THE BETTER I.SEE HIM ♪.♪ JESUS, MY PROTECTOR, MY GUIDE,.JESUS ♪.♪ JESUS, JESUS, JESUS, MY.REGULATOR ♪.♪ JESUS, JESUS, JESUS, HELP ME.CALL ♪.♪ HELP ME CALL HIM, JESUS,.JESUS, JESUS ♪.♪ JESUS, JESUS, JESUS, JESUS,.JESUS ♪.♪ JESUS, JESUS, THERE’S JUST.SOMETHING ABOUT THAT NAME ♪.♪ SOME CALLED HIM MASTER,.SAVIOR, JESUS ♪.♪ TO ME IT’S LIKE THE RAIN OH,.IF YOU KNOW IT HELP ME LORD ♪.♪ JESUS, JESUS, JESUS, LET ALL.HEAVEN PROCLAIM ♪.♪ KING AND KINGDOM SHALL CALL.SOMETHING ABOUT THAT ♪.♪ SOMETIMES LIFE CAN CHANGE.SUDDENLY AND YOU FIND IT HARD ♪.♪ TO EVEN BREATHE, SO USED TO.BEING SO AND NOW I’M BARELY ♪.♪ HANGING ON, WE GOT TO STAND.TALL OR TOO MANY WILL FALL ♪.♪ WHAT WOULD PEOPLE PAY IF THEY.KNEW WE FELT THIS WAY ♪.♪ BUT GOD GAVE ME THIS REFRAIN.AND I’LL NEVER BE THE SAME ♪.♪ HE REMINDED ME THAT HE WAS.WILL ALWAYS BE WITH US ♪.♪ GOD IS WITH US, GOD IS WITH.US, GOD IS WITH US ♪.♪ GOD IS WITH US, BEYOND.COURAGE, EVEN WITH COURAGE ♪.♪ GOD IS WITH US, GOD IS US ♪.♪ IT’S THE PROMISE, I WILL NOT.LEAVE YOU, I WILL NOT LEAVE.YOU ♪.♪ EVEN IF YOU’RE FEELING ALONE.RIGHT NOW, I WILL NOT LEAVE.YOU ♪.♪ JESUS SAID I WILL NOT LEAVE.YOU, I WON’T FORSAKE YOU ♪.♪ REMEMBER GOD IS WITH US ♪.IF YOU CAN RIGHT NOW, JUST SING.THAT LAST LINE WITH ME..♪ GOD IS WITH US ♪.>> COME ON, CHURCH, AMEN..KATHY TAYLOR..KATHY TAYLOR..I TELL HER ALL THE TIME SHE IS.HOUSTON’S MODERN DAY MAHALIA.JACKSON..AMEN..SHE EMPTIES CHURCH ALL ACROSS.THE COUNTRY WITH HER ANOINTED.GIFT..AT THIS TIME WE’RE HONORED TO.HAVE OUR DIGNITARY SPEAK..JUST BEFORE I ASKED HIM TO CALL.NAMES ON PROGRAM, I WANT TO ASK.ALL OF THE PEOPLE, THE.DIGNITARIES IN HOUSTON, I WANT.TO ASK YOU TO STAND..I SAW COMMISSIONER RODNEY ELLIS,.CHIEF ACEVIDA, ADRIAN GARCIA,.COMMISSIONER..EACH AND EVERY ONE..AT THIS TIME THE PROGRAM CALLS.FOR A VIDEO BY VICE PRESIDENT.JOE BIDEN AND THEN WE WILL HEAR.FROM OUR OWN CONGRESSMAN AL.GREEN AND THEN OUR OWN.CONGRESSWOMAN SHEILA JACKSON LEE.AND THEN FINALLY THE MAYOR OF.THIS FINE CITY, MAYOR SYLVESTER.TURNER, IN THAT ORDER..GOD BLESS YOU..>>> HELLO, EVERYONE, ON THIS DAY.OF PRAYER WHERE WE TRY TO.UNDERSTAND GOD’S PLAN AND OUR.PAIN..TO GEORGE’S FAMILY AND FRIENDS,.WE KNOW THE DEEP HOLE IN YOUR.HEARTS WHEN YOU BURY A PIECE OF.YOUR SOUL DEEP IN THIS EARTH..AS I SAID TO YOU PRIVATELY, WE.KNOW, WE KNOW YOU NEVER FEEL THE.SAME AGAIN..FOR MOST PEOPLE HOW YOU FEEL NOW.WILL SLOWLY TURN DAY AFTER DAY.AND SEASON AFTER SEASON IN THE.PURPOSE OF THE MEMORY OF THE ONE.YOU LOST..FOR YOU, THAT DAY HAS COME.BEFORE YOU CAN FULLY GRIEVE..AND UNLIKE MOST, YOU MUST GRIEVE.IN PUBLIC AND IT’S A BURDEN, A.BURDEN THAT IS NOW YOUR PURPOSE.TO CHANGE THE WORLD FOR THE.BETTER IN THE NAME OF GEORGE.FLOYD..LIKE SO MANY OTHERS, I HAVE.WATCHED WITH USA AS YOU SUMMONED.THE ABSOLUTE COURAGE TO CHANNEL.GOD’S GRACE AND SHOW THE GOOD.MAN GEORGE WAS..JUSTICE IS TOO LONG DORMANT TO.MOVE MILLIONS ACTIVELY AND.PEACEFULLY..BUT AMONG ALL THE PEOPLE AROUND.THE WORLD WHO FEEL CONNECTED TO.THIS TRAGEDY ARE THE ONES WHO.LOST SOMETHING THAT CAN NEVER,.EVER BE REPLACED..TO GEORGE’S CHILDREN AND.GRANDCHILD, I KNOW YOU MISS YOUR.DAD AND YOUR GRAND DAD..AS I SAID TO YOU WHEN I SAW YOU.YESTERDAY, YOU’RE SO BRAVE..DADDY’S LOOKING DOWN..HE’S SO PROUD OF YOU..I KNOW YOU MISSED THAT BEAR HUG.THAT ONLY HE COULD GIVE..THE PURE JOY OF RIDING ON HIS.SHOULDERS SHOW YOU COULD TOUCH.THE SKY..THE COUNTLESS HOURS HE SPENT.PLAYING ANY GAME YOU WANTED.BECAUSE YOUR SMILE, YOUR LAUGH,.YOUR LOVE IS THE ONLY THING THAT.MATTERED AT THE MOMENT..I KNOW YOU HAVE A LOT OF.QUESTIONS, HONEY..NO CHILD SHOULD HAVE TO ASK.QUESTIONS THAT TOO MANY BLACK.CHILDREN HAVE HAD TO ASK FOR.GENERATIONS, WHY?.WHY IS DADDY GONE?.LOOKING THROUGH YOUR EYES, WE.SHOULD ALSO BE ASKING OURSELVES.WHY THE ANSWER IS SO OFTEN TOO.CRUEL AND PAINFUL..WHY IN THIS NATION DO TOO MANY.BLACK AMERICANS WAKE UP KNOWING.THEY COULD LOSE THEIR LIFE IN.THE COURSE OF JUST LIVING THEIR.LIFE..WHY DOES JUSTICE NOT ROLL LIKE A.RIVER OR RIGHTEOUSNESS LIKE A.MIGHTY STREAM?.WHY?.LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WE CANNOT.TURN AWAY..WE MUST NOT TURN AWAY..WE CANNOT LEAVE THIS MOMENT.THINKING WE CAN ONCE AGAIN TURN.AWAY FROM RACISM THAT STINGS AT.OUR VERY SOUL..FROM THE SYSTEMIC ABUSE THAT.STILL PLAGUES AMERICAN LIFE..AS THURGOOD MARSHAL ONCE.IMPLORED, AMERICA MUST ASCEND.FROM FEAR, FROM THE HATRED..WE MUST ASCEND BECAUSE AMERICA.CAN DO BETTER, WE MUST DO.BETTER..I GREW UP WITH CATHOLIC DOCTRINE.THAT FAITH WITHOUT WORK IS DEAD,.THAT YOU’LL KNOW US BY WHAT WE.DO..WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE DENIAL.OF THE PROMISE TO SO MANY PEOPLE.FOR SO LONG..IT’S ABOUT WHO WE ARE, WHAT WE.BELIEVE AND MAYBE MOST.IMPORTANTLY WHO WE WANT TO BE TO.ENSURE THAT ALL MEN AND WOMEN.ARE NOT ONLY CREATED EQUAL BUT.ARE TREATED EQUALLY..WE CAN HEAL THIS NATION’S WOUNDS.AND REMEMBER ITS PAIN, NOT.CALLOUS THE HEART AND FORGET..I KNOW REVEREND SHARPTON IS.THERE IN HOUSTON WITH YOU TODAY..REV, I WATCHED YOU SPEAK LAST.WEEK, EVERYTHING THERE IS A TIME.AND A PURPOSE AND A SEASON UNDER.THE HEAVENS AND TODAY IS THE.TIME..NOW IS TIME TO HAVE THE ANSWER.TO GIVE TO OUR CHILDREN WHEN.THEY ASK WHY..BECAUSE WITH JUSTICE FOR GEORGE.FLOYD, WE’LL TRULY BE ON OUR WAY.TO RACIAL JUST AND THEN YOUR.DADDY WILL HAVE CHANGED THE.WORLD..WILL GOD BE WITH YOU, GEORGE.FLOYD..AND THERE YOU HOLD THE BREATH OF.DAWN..GOD BLESS YOU ALL..GOD BLESS YOU ALL..>> TO THIS FAMILY, THE FLOYD.FAMILY, TO REVEREND AL SHARPTON,.THE VOICE OF HOPELESS, HELP FOR.THE HELPLESS AND POWER FOR THE.POWERLESS, I THINK YOU MERIT.SOME LOVE FOR ALL THE THINGS.THAT YOU DO..[ APPLAUSE ].TO ATTORNEY CRUMP, WHO TAKES ON.THE CASES THAT MANY PEOPLE WOULD.CONCLUDE ARE LOST CAUSES BUT YOU.TAKE IT AND YOU FIGHT..I THINK YOU DESERVE SOME LOVE..[ APPLAUSE ].JUST A FEW MORE MONEY WE ARE.HONORED TODAY HERE IN THE NINTH.CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT TO HAVE.THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE.CONSCIENCE OF THE CONGRESS, THE.HONORABLE KAREN BASS IS WITH US..SHE HAS TRAVERSED SOME DISTANCE..WOULD YOU PLEASE SHOW HER AND.HER MEMBERS SOME LOVE..THIS IS MY CONGRESSIONAL.DISTRICT..I WANT ALL OF THE CONGRESS.PEOPLE WHO ARE HERE TO STAND,.PLEASE..SHOW THEM SOME LOVE..MY COLLEAGUE JACKSON LEE IS.HERE..THANK YOU..TO MAYOR TURNER, MY DEAR FRIEND.AND FRATERNITY BROTHER TO JUDGE.HIDALGO, THE COMMISSIONERS, TO.ALL OF THE MEMBERS OF THE.COUNCIL..I WANT TO SAY A SPECIAL WORD.ABOUT ANOTHER GREAT AMERICAN WHO.IS HERE WITH US TODAY, ONE WHOSE.NAME MEANS HELPER OF HUMAN KIND,.ONE WHO WAS THERE WITH DR. KING,.ONE WHO WAS THE FATHER OF THE.CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT RIGHT HERE.IN HOUSTON, TEXAS, ONE THAT WE.KNOW AND LOVE, THE HONORABLE.WILLIAM ALEXANDER LAWSON..HE DESERVES SOME LOVE!.HE IS IN THE HOUSE TODAY!.THE HONORABLE WILLIAM ALEXANDER,.HELP OF HUMAN KIND, LAWSON!.[ APPLAUSE ].I MISSED COMMISSIONERS ELLIS AND.GARCIA..DO YOU AS WELL, DEAR BROTHERS..TO THE FRIENDS AND FAMILY,.AGAIN, I’M NOT HERE TODAY AS A.DEMOCRAT..WE’RE NOT HERE AS REPUBLICANS,.WE’RE NOT HERE BECAUSE WE’RE.RICH OR POOR, WE’RE NOT HERE.BECAUSE WE’RE CONSERVATIVE OR.LIBERAL..WE ARE HERE BECAUSE PASTOR REMIS.WRIGHT WAS SO RIGHT WHEN HE SAID.WE HAVE NO EXPENDABLES IN OUR.COMMUNITY..GEORGE WARD WAS NOT EMBASSY PEND.– EXPENDABLE..THIS IS WHY WE’RE HERE..HIS CRIME WAS THAT HE WAS BORN.BLACK..THAT WAS HIS ONLY CRIME..GEORGE FLOYD DESERVED THE.DIGNITY AND THE RESPECT THAT WE.ACCORD ALL PEOPLE, SIMPLY.BECAUSE THEY ARE CHILDREN OF A.COMMON GOD AND IT’S VERY.UNFORTUNATE THAT WE HAVE TO BE.HERE BUT WE’RE GOING TO.CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF GEORGE.FLOYD TODAY..AND TO THE FAMILY, IT’S.IMPORTANT THAT I SAY THIS TO.YOU..WE WHO ARE HERE TODAY ARE HERE.TO SAY WE STAND WITH YOU, WE.WILL BE THERE FOR YOU..LET’S LET THEM KNOW THEY ARE NOT.ALONE..LET’S GIVE THEM SOME LOVE..LET’S SAY TO THIS FAMILY WE ARE.HERE TO STAY..SAY IT TO THE FAMILY, PLEASE..GIVE THEM SOME LOVE, PLEASE, THE.FAMILY..I BELIEVE YOU CAN DO BETTER THAN.THAT..IF YOU LOVE THEM AND YOU KNOW.IT, WHY DON’T YOU STAND UP AND.SHOW IT..WHY DON’T WE MAKE IT CLEAR THAT.WE ARE HERE FOR THEM, THAT WE.WILL MAKE IT KNOWN TO THE WORLD.THAT THEY ARE NOT GOING TO.SUFFER BECAUSE WE ARE GOING TO.SUPPORT THEM..AND FINALLY THIS..MEMBERS OF CONGRESS HAVE THE.PRIVILEGE OF HAVING FLAGS FLOWN.OVER THE CAPITOL..WE DO IT FOR IMPORTANT.OCCASIONS, IMPORTANT PEOPLE..BUT I WANT YOU TO KNOW THIS, I.HAVE THIS FLAG FLOWN OVER THE.CAPITOL BECAUSE I WANT THE.UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO.RESPECT GEORGE FLOYD..THAT’S WHY THIS FLAG WAS FLOWN..I WANT THE UNITED STATES OF.AMERICA TO SHOW HIM THE RESPECT.THAT HE RICHLY EARNED SIMPLY.BECAUSE HE WAS BORN IN THIS.COUNTRY, BECAUSE HE’S A HUMAN.BEING AND BECAUSE HE IS NOT.EXPENDABLE!.THAT’S WHY THIS FLAG WAS FLOWN..AND I HAVE A RESOLUTION THAT.WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE FAMILY..AND THIS RESOLUTION WILL BECOME.A PART OF THE RECORDS OF THE.CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF.AMERICA..THIS RESOLUTION IS GOING TO SAY.TO THOSE WHO LOOK THROUGH THE.VISTA OF TIME THAT AT THIS TIME.THERE LIVED ONE AMONG US A CHILD.OF GOD WHO WAS TAKEN UNTIMLY.BUT THOSE WHO LOOK THROUGH TIME.WILL KNOW HE MADE A DIFFERENCE.IN HIS TIME BECAUSE HE CHANGED.NOT ONLY HIS COUNTRY, NOT ONLY.THE UNITED STATES, HE CHANGED.THE WORLD..GEORGE FLOYD CHANGED THE WORLD..AND WE’RE GOING TO MAKE THE.WORLD KNOW THAT HE MADE A.DIFFERENCE..DEAR BROTHERS AND SISTERS, WE.HAVE A DUTY, RESPONSIBILITY AND.AN OBLIGATION NOT TO ALLOW THIS.TO BE LIKE THE OTHER TIMES..WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO NOT.ONLY GEORGE FLOYD BUT TO ALL OF.THOSE OTHER PERSONS, BREONNA.TAYLOR –.[ APPLAUSE ].YEAH..WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO EACH.ONE OF THEM TO MAKE SURE THAT WE.DO NOT WALK AWAY TODAY AFTER.HAVING CELEBRATED HIS LIFE AND.NOT TAKEN THE NEXT STEP TO.COMMEMORATE AND TO ASSURE THE.FUTURE GENERATIONS THAT THIS.WON’T HAPPEN AGAIN!.IT’S TIME!.SO, BROTHERS AND SISTERS, THE.CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS HAS.DONE SOMETHING..IT’S HISTORIC..UNDER KAREN BASS AND HER.LEADERSHIP, WE HAVE NOW A LAW.THAT MAKES IT AGAINST THE LAW TO.PUT YOUR FOOT ON THE NECK OF A.PERSON..IT’S AGAINST THE LAW..YOU CAN’T HAVE A NO-KNOCK LAW..IT’S AGAINST THE LAW!.YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE TO WEAR.YOUR BODY CAMERAS..IT’S AGAINST THE LAW..THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS.IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE..BUT I BELIEVE THERE’S ONE MORE.THING THAT WE OUGHT TO DO TO.MAKE A DIFFERENCE..WE HAVE GOT TO HAVE.RECONCILIATION..THIS COUNTRY HAS NOT RECONCILED.ITS DIFFERENCE WITH US..WE SURVIVED SLAVERY BUT DIDN’T.RECONCILE, WE SUFFERED.DISCRIMINATION BECAUSE WE DIDN’T.RECONCILE..IT’S TIME FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF.RECONCILIATION IN THE HIGHEST.LAND, THE HIGHEST OFFICE, IT’S.TIME TO HAVE SOMEONE WHO IS.GOING TO MAKE IT HIS OR HER.BUSINESS TO SEEK RECONCILIATION.FOR BLACK PEOPLE IN THE UNITED.STATES OF AMERICA EVERY DAY OF.THIS LIFE, THAT’S WHAT IT IS ALL.ABOUT..IT’S TIME FOR US TO RECONCILE..WE NEED A DEPARTMENTOF.RECONCILIATION..GOD BLESS YOU..GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF.AMERICA..>> JUST BEFORE CONGRESSWOMAN.SHEILA JACKSON LEE COMES, LET ME.TELL YOU, WE HAVE A GATE TIME AT.THE CEMETERY FOR 3:00..I WANT US TO BE CONSCIOUS OF THE.FACT THAT WE’VE GOT A LONG,.DRAWN-OUT PROGRAM HERE AND I.WANT TO GIVE THE GUEST SPEAKER.AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE WHAT HE.HAS TO SAY, I WANT TO GIVE THE.FAMILY CERTAINLY AN OPPORTUNITY.TO SAY WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY AND.THE PREACHERS THAT ARE ON.PROGRAM TO SAY WHAT THEY HAVE TO.SAY..SO I’M ASKING ALL OF YOU IF YOU.WILL JUST BE BRIEF, BROTHERS AND.SISTERS, BE BRIEF..AMEN, AMEN..WE GOT TO GET THROUGH THIS..THEY HAVE TO GET TO THE CEMETERY.BEFORE 3:00..THAT’S A LONG ENTOURAGE GOING.THAT WAY..SO I’M ASKING YOU TO BE.SENSITIVE TO EVERYBODY THAT’S.COMING BEHIND YOU..LET’S TRY TO KEEP IT TO THE.TWO-MINUTE RULE, OKAY?.LET’S DO AS BEST WE CAN..I’M GOING TO FOREGO MY REMARKS.TODAY..I CAN SPEAK TO THE FAMILY AT A.LATER TIME AND ENCOURAGE THEM..I WANT TO GIVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO.MAKE SURE ALL THE FAMILY’S.REQUESTS ARE MET..I’M ASKING YOU WHEN YOU COME.FORWARD, PLEASE, PLEASE, BE.SENSITIVE TO TWO MINUTES..GOD BLESS YOU..GOD BLESS YOU..ENCOURAGE YOU ALL..>> THIS IS A TIME FOR THE.FAMILY..THIS IS A TIME FOR THE HEALING.OF THE WOUND OF THE PAIN THAT NO.ONE ELSE IN THIS PLACE CAN WALK.AND FEEL AT THIS TIME..TO THE FLOYD FAMILY, LET ME.ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR PAIN..LET ME COME AS A HUMBLE SERVANT.TO BE ABLE TO RESPECT AND TO.GIVE DIGNITY TO THE AGES THAT.THE EX-SLAVES’ DESCENDANTS HAVE.FACED IN THIS NATION..LET ME HEAL THE WOUND OF THE.MAJORITY OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN.MEN, WHO HAVE SUFFERED AT THE.HANDS OF A WRONG MINDSET, A.WARRIOR MINDSET INSTEAD OF A.GUARDIAN OF PEACE MINDSET IN THE.PRACTICE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT..BUT IT IS YOUR TIME TODAY IN.KEEPING WITH THAT MOMENT, ALLOW.ME TO OFFER THESE WORDS..WE KNOW THAT CENTURIES AGO THEY.TOOK A MAN, WICKED MEN, PUT THEM.ON THE CROSS..DID NOT UNDERSTAND THAT THOUGH.THEY WERE INTENDING WICKEDNESS.THAT OUT OF MUCH INTENTION OF.WICKEDNESS CAME GOODNESS..YOUR LOVED ONE, GEORGE FLOYD,.THE SECULAR WORLD FAILED IN ITS.DUTY TO INTERVENE, FAILED IN ITS.DUTY TO ACT AND FAILED IN ITS.DUTY TO AID..GEORGE FLOYD ANSWERED THE.QUESTION IN DEATH WHEN IT WAS.ASKED IN ISAIAH, LORD WHO SHOULD.I SEND?.OH, GOD, I HAVE MERCY ON US..THERE WAS A TALL MAN BY THE NAME.OF BIG FLOYD WHO STOOD UP AND.SAID, LORD, SEND ME..AS WE COME TO YOU TODAY, PEOPLE.OF STATUE, WE COME TO PAY.TRIBUTE TO A MAN WHO SAID SEND.ME..AND I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THOSE.YOUNG MARCHERS IN THE STREETS..MANY OF THEM COULD NOT BE IN.THIS PLACE..THEY ARE BLACK AND BROWN, THEY.ARE ASIAN, THEY ARE WHITE, THEY.ARE PROTESTING AND MARCHING AND.I’M SAYING AS A MAMA, I HEAR.YOUR CRY..THAT IS WHAT GEORGE FLOYD WANTED.US TO KNOW..AND I GUESS HE WANTED US TO.KNOW, FAMILY, ABOUT CUNY HOLMES.AND JACK YATES..SOMEBODY MIGHT HAVE SAID WHAT.GOOD COMES OUT OF NAZARETH AND.SOMEBODY ELSE MIGHT HAVE SAID.WHAT GOOD COMES OUT OF THIRD.WAR?.I AM SO GRATEFUL TODAY TO BE.ABLE TO SAY A MAN BY THE NAME OF.BIG FLOYD WALKED AMONGST US DOWN.THAT CUNY HOME BLOCK, WENT ON UP.TO THAT CRIMSON AND RED AND.BEGAN TO MENTOR AND MAKE A.LEGACY THAT NO ONE CAN DENY..I WANT YOU TO KNOW, MY FRIENDS,.THAT AS THESE MEMBERS OF.CONGRESS, GIVE ME A MOMENT,.CHAIRWOMAN KAREN BASS, THE.CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS,.LEADERSHIP BARBARA LEE,.CONGRESSMAN HANK JOHNSON,.CONGRESS WOMAN LIZZIE FLETCHER,.CONGRESSMAN VINCENTE GONZALEZ,.CONGRESSWOMAN SYLVIA GARCIA,.CONGRESSWOMAN DEB HOLLAND FROM.NEW MEXICO, THEY’RE ACROSS THE.NATION..THEY ARE HERE BECAUSE THEY ARE.HONORING A BROTHER THAT CAME OUT.OF THE HEART OF THIRD WARD AND.JACK YATES..THEY ARE HERE TO HONOR THAT.LEADERSHIP..SO AS I CONCLUDE, GEORGE FLOYD.WAS HERE ON AN ASSIGNMENT..IT IS PAINFUL TO BE ABLE TO.ACCEPT THAT..I’M SO SORRY I KNOW HIM IN.DEATH, BUT HE WAS HERE ON AN.ASSIGNMENT..SOME FOLK ON ASSIGNMENTS ONLY.GET TO STAY 30 YEARS..WHEN THE WICKED MEN THOUGHT THEY.HAD DONE SOMETHING, GEORGE FLOYD.TOOK IT 46 YEARS HE WALKED THIS.JOURNEY..HE LEFT BEHIND SISTERS AND.BROTHERS WHO COULD STAND UP.AGAINST THE ADVERSITY OF LIFE.WHEN THE CAMERA CAME AND PEOPLE.ASKED TO P.J. AND OTHERS WHAT DO.YOU WANT?.WE WANT JUSTICE..WE WANT JUSTICE..AND SO, MY FRIENDS, I DON’T KNOW.IF I’LL EVER GET 8:46, REVEREND.SHARPTON, OUT OF MY DNA, I DON’T.KNOW IF I’LL EVER BE ABLE TO.OVERCOME THE WORDS I CAN’T.BREATHE..ERIC GARNER’S BROTHER AND.TRAYVON MARTIN’S MOTHER AND ALL.THE MOTHERS AND ROBBIE TOLD HIM.I CAN’T BREATHE..BUT WHAT I WILL SAY THAT THE.ASSIGNMENT OF GEORGE FLOYD AND.THE PURPOSE WILL MEAN THERE WILL.BE NO MORE 8:46 OF POLICE.BRUTALITY..THERE WILL BE NO MORE 8:46 OF.INJUSTICE AND THE MISTREATMENT.OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN MEN AT THE.HANDS OF THE LAWS OF THIS NATION.AND ANYONE ELSE..THERE WILL BE NO MORE 8:46 THAT.YOU WILL BE IN PAIN WITHOUT.GETTING JUSTICE..HIS ASSIGNMENT TURNED INTO A.PURPOSE, AND THAT PURPOSE WAS.AROUND THE WORLD THAT THERE ARE.PEOPLE RISING UP THAT WILL NEVER.SIT DOWN UNTIL YOU GET JUSTICE..AND SO I SAY TO ALL OF THOSE WHO.ARE HERE, TO THAT FROM SENATOR.MILES, FROM GRANT MALONE, WHO.WORKS IN THIS VENUE, ALL OF.THESE PASTORS, WHAT WE SAY IS.THAT WE WILL NOT SIT DOWN LIKE.ROSA PARK SAID, UNLESS JUSTICE.COMES..SO LET ME MAKE IT VERY CLEAR AS.I GO TO MY SEAT..WHAT WAS DONE FOR WICKED, FOR.THOSE WHO MOURN THAT DAY THAT WE.KNOW CAME TO A DAY WHERE MAN.ROSE..AND SO I SAY TO GEORGE FLOYD, IT.WILL BE UP TO US THAT HIS.PURPOSE AND HIS ASSIGNMENT FOR.THE JUSTICE OF THIS NATION, FOR.THE FACT THAT THERE WILL NEVER.BE THE BRUTALITY FACED BY A MAN.THAT SAYS I CAN’T BREATHE AND.CALLS TO A MAMA WHO LOVED HIM.SO, THAT IS THE CALL FOR ALL OF.US..SO AS THE LORD AND THE SCRIPTURE.SAID WHEN ASKED WHO SHOULD I.SEND, THE FIRST WHO SAYS “SEND.ME” WAS GEORGE FLOYD, ARE THEY.GOING TO BE ABLE OR HE GOING TO.BE ABLE TO HAVE EACH AND OF ONE.OF YOU SAY SEND ME?.TO GOD BE THE GLORY FOR THE.GREAT THINGS HE HAS SAID..THANK GOD, BLESS HIS FAMILY AND.GOD BLESS GEORGE FLOYD AND THE.UNITED STATES OF AMERICA..GOD BLESS YOU AND I HONOR YOU.AND PRAY FOR YOU..WE HAVE A FLAG THAT WILL BE.GIVEN ON BEHALF OF THE SPEAKER.OF THE HOUSE NANCY PELOSI..THIS FAMILY WILL RECEIVE.PRESIDENTIAL LETTERS FROM FORMER.PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND.FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON..REVEREND, THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU.DO..GOD BLESS YOU..>>> REMUS WRIGHT AND ALL THE.OTHER CLERGY HERE AND TO THE.GARNER AND MARTIN FAMILIES AND.CERTAINLY TO THIS PARTICULAR.FAMILY, LET ME JUST ADOPT AND.INCORPORATE ALL THAT YOU HAVE.ALREADY HEARD INTO THIS.PRESENTATION..LET ME JUST SPEAK, BRIEFLY SAY.ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF.HOUSTON, LET ME THANK THIS.FAMILY FOR STANDING IN THE GAP.FOR YOUR BROTHER, YOUR FATHER,.YOUR COUSIN, YOUR FAMILY MEMBER.AND LET ME THANK YOU FOR YOUR.COURAGE AND YOUR STRENGTH IN.REPRESENTING HIM AND.REPRESENTING YOURSELVES.EXTREMELY WELL..AND THEN I WANT TO THANK YOU ON.BEHALF OF THIS CITY FOR SEEKING.JUSTICE FOR GEORGE WHILE AT THE.SAME TIME ASKING PEOPLE ALL.AROUND THE WORLD TO DO IT.RESPECTFULLY AND PEACEFULLY..ON BEHALF OF THIS CITY I THINK.WE OWE A GREAT DEAL OF GRATITUDE.TO THIS FAMILY AND I WANT TO SAY.THANK YOU..[ APPLAUSE ].LET ME JUST SAY TO YOU THAT.PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD,.ELECTED OFFICIALS ON ALL LEVELS.ARE DOING THINGS THAT THEY.OTHERWISE MIGHT NOT HAVE DONE,.HAD NOT DONE, BECAUSE OF GEORGE..YOU KNOW, I ANNOUNCED THAT IN.THIS CITY I WOULD BE CREATING.THIS TASK FORCE ON POLICING.REFORM, BUT AT THE SAME TIME.THAT WE’LL WORK THINGS THROUGH.HAND WE’LL GET THAT DONE WITHIN.A 90-DAY PERIOD..BUT AS I SPEAK RIGHT NOW, THE.CITY ATTORNEY IS DRAFTING AN.EXECUTIVE ORDER, AN ORDER THAT I.WILL SIGN WHEN I GET BACK TO.CITY HALL, AND WHAT THAT ORDER.WILL SAY IS THAT IN THIS CITY WE.WILL BAN CHOKE HOLDS AND.STRANGLEHOLDS..WE IN THIS CITY WE WILL REQUIRE.DEESCALATION..IN THIS CITY YOU HAVE TO GIVE A.WARNING BEFORE YOU SHOOT..IN THIS CITY YOU HAVE A DUTY TO.INTERVENE..IN THIS CITY WE WILL REQUIRE.COMPREHENSIVE REPORTING..IN THIS CITY YOU MUST EXHAUST.ALL ALTERNATIVES BEFORE.SHOOTING, AND THERE WILL BE.OTHER THINGS IN THIS EXECUTIVE.ORDER..BUT I WANT YOU TO KNOW IT GOES.BEYOND JUST POLICING BECAUSE I.HAVE BEEN TALKING WITH BUSINESS.OWNERS AND CEOs OVER THE LAST.SEVERAL WEEKS AND WHAT I’VE SAID.TO THEM, WHEN WE INVEST IN.COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE BEEN.UNDERSERVED AND UNDERINVESTED.IN, WHERE WE HAVEN’T DONE THE.INVESTMENTS, THEN YOU DON’T HAVE.TO SPEND AS MUCH ON POLICING IF.YOU TAKE THE NECESSARY FUNDS AND.INVEST IN OUR COMMUNITIES..AND SO I WANT YOU TO KNOW AND.THIS FAMILY TO KNOW THAT WE.APPRECIATE, WE APPRECIATE.EVERYTHING THAT YOU ALL HAVE.DONE..AND, LASTLY, I WILL SAY THIS..GEORGE AND HIS FAMILY REARING UP.IN HOUSTON, THIRD WARD,.SOUTH KOREA, EUROPE..A MAN WHO MAY NOT BEEN KNOWN.BEFORE, WE HONOR HIM NOT BECAUSE.HE WAS PERFECT, BUT WE HONOR HIM.TODAY BECAUSE WHEN HE TOOK HIS.LAST BREATH, THE REST OF US WILL.NOW BE ABLE TO BREATHE..SO THEREFORE I, SYLVESTER.TURNER, MAYOR OF HOUSTON.PROCLAIM JANUARY, JUNE 9th, 2020.AS.♪♪.♪♪.♪♪.>> COME ON..DO GOD BE THE GLORY..SOMEBODY SAY IT, TO GOD BE THE.GLORY..WHAT THE DEVIL MEANS FOR EVIL.GOD MEANS FOR GOOD..HOME GOING CELEBRATION TODAY, WE.BE ABLE TO CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF.A MAN WHO HE LIVED HERE ON THIS.EARTH AND HAS GOD USED HIM IN.HIS DEATH TO EXPAND HIS NAME TO.THE WORLD TO MAKE CHANGE..AMEN?.AMEN..GOD BLESS YOU..TO THE DIGNITARIES..MAYOR TURNER, I THINK YOU ARE A.PREACHER..YOU HAVE A JOB WHEN YOU FINISH.YOUR TERM HERE IN THE CITY OF.HOUSTON..WE THANK HIM FOR HIS LEADERSHIP..I BELIEVE THERE’S ANOTHER VIDEO.MONTAGE TO OCCUR AND WE THANK.GOD FOR THE YOUNG LADY THAT PUT.THEM TOGETHER..THESE VIDEOS — AMEN..COME ON NOW..SOMEBODY STILL CELEBRATING..FOR THE THINGS HE HAS DONE..OH YES, JESUS..♪♪.THE VIDEO ARTIST PUT TOGETHER.THE MONTAGES AND ASK THE MEMBERS.OF THE FAMILY WHO ARE GOING TO.COME UP AND SPEAK AT THIS TIME,.IF YOU WOULD PLEASE MAKE YOUR.WAY TO THE STAGE, KATHERINE.McGEE, BRADY BOB, TRAVIS CANES.AND MR. CYRIL WHITE..THERE’S A TRIBUTE BEING SUNG.THAT WILL BE SUNG BY R&B ARTIST.NEO..THAT WILL BE FOLLOWED BY ONE OF.THE JACK YATES ALUMNI OFFERING A.POEM..AND THEN ANOTHER MUSICAL.SELECTION, “MY SOUL HAS BEEN.ANCHORED IN THE LORD.”.MR. MICHAEL TODD..GOD BLESS YOU AND, FAMILY, COME.UP AS WE ARE READY TO RECEIVE.YOU..♪ SHOW ME YOUR FACE ♪.♪ FILL UP THIS SPACE ♪.♪ MY WORLD NEEDS YOU RIGHT NOW.MY WORLD NEEDS YOU RIGHT NOW ♪.♪ I CAN’T ESCAPE.BEING AFRAID ♪.♪ FILL ME WITH YOU RIGHT NOW.MY WORLD NEEDS YOU RIGHT NOW ♪.♪ SHOW ME YOUR FACE.FILL UP THIS SPACE ♪.♪ MY WORLD NEEDS YOU RIGHT NOW.MY WORLD NEEDS YOU RIGHT NOW ♪.♪ I CAN’T ESCAPE.BEING AFRAID ♪.♪ FILL ME WITH YOU RIGHT NOW.MY WORLD NEEDS YOU RIGHT NOW ♪.♪ POWER FALL DOWN.BRING WITH IT A SOUND ♪.♪ THAT POINTS US TO YOU RIGHT.NOW.RAISE SUBSTITUTES RIGHT NOW ♪.♪ FIX WHAT I SEE.AND GOD PLEASE FIX ME ♪.♪ MY WORLD NEEDS YOU RIGHT NOW.LET US SEE YOU RIGHT NOW ♪.♪ SHOW ME YOUR FACE.FILL UP THIS SPACE ♪.♪ THE WORLD NEEDS.MY WORLD NEEDS YOU RIGHT NOW ♪.♪ MY WORLD NEEDS YOU RIGHT NOW ♪.>> THAT’S WHY I’M ABOUT TO.CHANGE TODAY..♪♪.♪ NOBODY LIKE YOU JESUS ♪.♪ JESUS ♪.♪ YES I NEED YOU ♪.♪ THAT’S WHERE THE POWER IS.JESUS ♪.♪ YOU HAVE ALL OF THE.AUTHORITY ♪.♪ JESUS.YOU ARE THE GREAT I AM ♪.♪ YOU ARE THE KING OF KINGS.YOU ARE THE LORD OF LORDS ♪.♪♪.♪♪.♪ KING OF KINGS.KINGDOMS FALL ♪.♪ YEAH YEAH YEAH ♪.♪ JESUS NAME.JUST SAY OH SWEET ♪.♪ OH HOW SWEET.YES IT’S SO SWEET ♪.THE NAME WILL NEVER NEVER.NEVER NEVER CHANGE ♪.♪ SHOW ME YOUR FACE.COME FILL THIS SPACE ♪.♪ MY WORLD NEEDS YOU RIGHT NOW.MY WORLD NEEDS YOU RIGHT NOW ♪.[ APPLAUSE ].♪♪.[ APPLAUSE ].♪♪.♪♪.>> WELCOME, EVERYONE..I AM GEORGE FLOYD’S AUNT..I’M ALSO — JUST GIVE ME A.MINUTE..I JUST WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY.AND I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE.WHOLE WORLD..WHAT HAS DONE FOR MY FAMILY.TODAY..IT’S FOR GEORGE BUT I WANT TO.MAKE THIS STATEMENT..THE WORLD KNOWS GEORGE FLOYD..I KNOW PERRY JR..[ APPLAUSE ].HE WAS A PESKY LITTLE RASCAL..BUT WE ALL LOVED HIM..AND I JUST WANT TO THANK ALL THE.MOTHERS THAT ARE HERE TODAY..AND WHO GOT A NEPHEW, AN UNCLE..JUST HUG THEM AND JUST LET THEM.KNOW..WE ARE ALL THESE YOUNG BLACK MEN.THAT ARE COMING UP IN THIS WORLD.TODAY..AND JUST HUG THEM AND LOVE THEM.BECAUSE WE DON’T EVER KNOW WHEN.THE TIME WILL COME..I JUST WANT TO THANK EACH AND.EVERY ONE OF YOU..I HAVE GAINED SUCH A HUGE.FAMILY..ALL OVER THE WORLD..I HAVE SO MANY SISTERS AND.BROTHERS NOW..I HAVE AUNTS AND UNCLES AND I.JUST WANT TO THANK YOU ALL..THERE’S TOO MANY NAMES TO.REMEMBER BUT GOD KNOWS..IN HIS HEART THAT I LOVE THIS.FLOYD FAMILY..I LOVE MY SISTER AND I CAN’T.TALK ABOUT GEORGE, PERRY JR.,.UNLESS I BRING UP HIS MOTHER’S.NAME..EVERYBODY –.[ APPLAUSE ].EVERYONE KNOW HER AS MISS SISSY..IN 3rd WARD C UNY HOME, TEXAS..I JUST WANT TO SAY I LOVE YOU..I LOVE ALL THE SUPPORT AND MY.FAMILY KNOW I DO..AND WE ALL ARE ONE..THANK YOU..[ APPLAUSE ].>> I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT I’M.GOING TO MISS MY BROTHER..A WHOLE LOT..AND — I LOVE — I ALSO WANT TO.SAY I LOVE YOU AND I THANK GOD.FOR GIVING ME — GIVING ME MOY.OWN PERSONAL SUPERMAN..GOD BLESS YOU ALL..[ APPLAUSE ].>> FIRST OFF I WANT TO SAY.HELLO, MY NAME IS BROOKE.WILLIAMS..GEORGE FLOYD’S NIECE AND I CAN.BREATHE..AS LONG AS I’M BREATHING JUSTICE.WILL BE SERVED FOR PERRY!.FIRST OFF, I WANT TO THANK ALL.OF YOU FOR COMING OUT FOR.SUPPORTING MY UNCLE..HE WAS A FATHER, BROTHER, NG L.AND A COUSIN TO MANY..SPIRITUALLY GROUNDED AND.ACTIVIST..HE ALWAYS MOVED PEOPLE WITH HIS.WORDS..THE OFFICER SHOWED NO REMORSE.WHILE WATCHING MY UNCLE’S SOUL.LEAVE HIS BODY..HE BEGGED AND PLEADED MANY TIMES.JUST FOR YOU TO GET UP BUT YOU.PUSHED HARDER..WHY MUST THE SYSTEM BE CORRUPT.AND BROKEN?.LAWS WERE PUTT IN PLACE FOR THE.AFRICAN-AMERICAN SYSTEM TO FAIL..AND THESE LAWS NEED TO BE.CHANGED..NO MORE HATE CRIMES, PLEASE!.SOMEONE SAID MAKE AMERICA GREAT.AGAIN BUT WHEN HAS AMERICA EVER.BEEN GREAT?.THOSE FOUR OFFICERS WERE.LITERALLY ON HIM FOR NINE.MINUTES AND LET HIM SHOW — THEY.HAVE A HEART OR SOUL..THIS IS NOT JUST MURDER BUT A.HATE CRIME..I SHARE HAPPY MEMORIES OF MY.UNCLE..THAT’S ALL I HAVE IS MEMORIES..I CAN’T PULL MYSELF TOGETHER.CALLING MY GRANDMA A NAME..I BELIEVE MY GRANDMOTHER WAS.RIGHT THERE SAYING COME ON HOME..I DON’T WANT YOU TO FEEL THIS.PAIN..MY MOST FAVORITE MEMORY OF MY.UNCLE WHEN HE PAID ME TO SCRATCH.HIS HEAD AFTER LONG DAYS OF.WORK..AT HOME WE HAVE A SONG ABOUT IT.CALLED “SCRATCH MY HEAD, SCRATCH.MY HEAD YEAH..♪.AFTER THAT, I KNEW HE WAS A.COMEDIAN..BABY GIRL, YOU WILL GO SO FAR.WITH THAT BEAUTIFUL SMILE AND.BRAINS OF YOURS..OH..ANOTHER FAVORITE MEMORY IS WHEN.ME AND MY GRANDMOTHER SO.WORRIED, SHE WAS CRYING..ME SAYING, GRANNY, IT IS OKAY..WE’LL FIND A WAY BUT I WASN’T.ENTIRELY SURE HOW TO GET TO MY.UNCLE WITH HIM..WE HAD NO WAY TO CONTACT ANYONE.AND HERE’S MY UNCLE BUSTING.THROUGH THE DOOR LIKE SUPERMAN..I WAS PROBABLY 10 OR 11..MY GRANDMOTHER WAS ALWAYS –.ALSO HANDICAPPED AND HE HAD THIS.BIG TRUCK WITH A RIDE-IN..I WAS WONDERING, HOW’S MY.GRANDMOTHER GOING TO GET IN THE.TRUCK BUT HE JUST PLACED HER IN.THE TRUCK LIKE IT WAS LIGHT.WORK..I NEVER QUESTIONED HIS WORK AND.UNBELIEVABLE HOW THEY BROKE.THEIR BACKS ALWAYS TO SEE THEIR.CHILDREN SMILE AND MADE A WAY.WHEN IT SEEMED IMPOSSIBLE..QUOTE TUPAC..CHANGE IS — YOU SEE THE OLD WAY.ISN’T WORKING SO IT IS ON US TO.DO WHAT TO SURVIVE..AMERICA IT IS TIME FOR A CHANGE!.EVEN IF IT SHALL BEGIN WITH MORE.PROTESTS..NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE..MY BROTHER AND BASICALLY MY.OTHER MOM TELLS ME THEY SAW THE.TIME BUT GOD SAYS HIGH BUT HE.LOOKS LOW..THANK YOU, HOUSTON..IT’S ALWAYS LOVE IN THE.HOMETOWN..[ APPLAUSE ].>> I REALLY DON’T KNOW WHAT TO.SAY AFTER MY NIECE BUT SHE TOLD.THE WHOLE STORY..BUT I WAKE UP IN THE MIDDLE OF.THE NIGHT THINKING ABOUT MY.BROTHER..A LIGHT..BECAUSE I COULDN’T BELIEVE IT AT.FIRST..BUT I SEE IT NOW..ALL I THINK ABOUT IS WHEN HE WAS.YELLING FOR MAMA..AND I KNOW OUR MAMA IS, SHE IS.JUST RIGHT THERE, SHE GOT HER.HAND WIDE OPEN, COME HERE, BABY..EVERY MAMA FELT THAT..BUT WHEN HE YELLED, PLEASE,.PLEASE, I CAN’T BREATHE, I.STOPPED..I DIDN’T WANT TO WEAR A TIE.ANYMORE BECAUSE I WANTED TO BE.ABLE TO BREATHE..I WENT TO MEMORIALS NO TIE..I COULD HAVE HAD ONE ON BUT.RIGHT NOW I WANT JUSTICE FOR MY.BROTHER..MY BIG BROTHER..THAT’S BIG FLOYD..EVERYBODY KNOW WHO BIG FLOYD IS.NOW..3rd HOME C YOU — CUNY HOMES..WE WILL BE REMEMBERED..EVERYBODY REMEMBER HIM AROUND.THE WORLD..HE IS GOING TO CHANGE THE WORLD..MY MOM, IF SHE WAS HERE TODAY, I.HONESTLY CAN SAY THIS, THAT SHE.WILL BE ON THAT CASKET RIGHT NOW.TRYING TO GET IN THERE WITH HIM..SHE’S A REAL MOM..A REAL MOM..SHE IS NOT GOING TO SEPARATE.FROM ANYBODY..SHE IS JUST LIKE ANIMALS..THEY CLING TO THEIR MOM..I LOVE YOU ALL..YOU ALL SHOWED A LOT OF SUPPORT..I LOVE YOU ALL..I’M SPEECHLESS RIGHT NOW..[ APPLAUSE ].>> GOOD AFTERNOON..I’M CYRIL WHITE..TO GOD BE THE GLORY SPORTS..BEFORE I CAME TO DIRECTOR I MET.BIG FLOYD..I SPENT SO MANY OF MY COLLEGE.SUMMERS PLAYING BASKETBALL WITH.HIM..HE HAD A GOOD FRIEND NAMED MIKE.RIGGS AND I WOULD GO PICK UP.MIKE AND WE WOULD GO GET BIG.FLOYD AND BE AT THE PARKS AND.WHEREVER WE CAN GO FIND A GOOD.GAME..FAST FORWARD TO 1998..I STARTED A COLLEGE EXHIBITION.TOUR TEAM TOURING THE COUNTRY.GOING TO PLAY DIFFERENT COLLEGES.AND EXHIBITION GAMES AND BIG.FLOYD, THAT WAS MY FIRST POWER.FORWARD..I’D BE CALLING AROUND TRYING TO.GET CONTRACTS WITH THE SCHOOLS.AND THE COACHES ASK ME WHO’S THE.BIG MAN?.I SAY GEORGE FLOYD..YOU GOT BIG FLOYD?.YOUR TEAM MUST BE PRETTY GOOD SO.THEN WE WOULD GO OFF AND PLAY.AND HE RECRUITED GUYS FROM 3rd.WARD TO COME AND JOIN ME AND A.LOT OF THOSE GUYS GOT.SCHOLARSHIPS AND SOME EVEN.PLAYED PROFESSIONALLY OVERSEAS.AND WELL ESTABLISHED HOW MUCH.GEORGE FLOYD WAS AN AVID SPORTS.FAN AND ALWAYS ABOUT SPORTS..AND I WAS SHARING WITH LITTLE.WOO THIS WEEK THAT I’VE ALREADY.SECURED A COMMITMENT FOR THREE.ACRES OF LAND HERE IN HOUSTON TO.DO A GEORGE FLOYD MEMORIAL.SPORTS CENTER..[ APPLAUSE ].I HAD SUPPORT OF SPONSORS AND.ONE SAID, CYRIL, I CAN WORK ON.THE REAL ESTATE..THAT’S WHERE WE ARE WITH THAT..ONE THING WE DID IS TO GOD BE.THE GLORY SPORTS WE READ THE.PROVERBS..THAT WAS OUR SPIRITUAL EXERCISE.TO TRY TO GROW IN PRACTICAL.WISDOM AS YOUNG MEN AND READ A.CHAPTER OF PROJEREBKOS,.EVERYBODY READ TWO VERSES OUT.LOUD AND THEN PASS THE BIBLE TO.THE NEXT GUY..RIGHT?.SO SYLVESTER TURNER, THE.HONORABLE MAYOR SAID TODAY IS.GEORGE FLOYD DAY..I WILL READ PROVERBS 6:9-11..THIS IS BIG FLOYD SPEAKING..IT SAYS HOW LONG WILL YOU LIE.THERE, YOU SLUGGARD?.WHEN WILL YOU GET UP FROM YOUR.SLEEP?.A LITTLE SLEEP, A LITTLE.SLUMBER, FOLDING OF THE HANDS TO.REST AND POVERTY WILL COME ON.YOU LIKE A THIEF IN SCARCITY.LIKE AN ARMED MAN..I CAN SEE HOW BIG FLOYD HAS.WOKEN US UP OUT OF OUR SLEEP..RIGHT?.WE ARE NOT SLUMBERING ANYMORE..THIS POVERTY AND THIS SCARCITY.TALKING ABOUT IN SCRIPTURE IS.HOW WE TREAT EACH OTHER..HUMANITY..WE ARE POOR IN HUMANITY..WE ARE POOR IN EMPATHY BUT I.FEEL THAT EVERYONE IS GOING TO.RISE, RISE AGAINST INJUSTICE AND.BE SURE THAT ALL HUMAN BEINGS.ARE TREATED THE SAME SO THAT.GEORGE FLOYD’S MEMORY WILL NOT.BE IN VAIN..TO THE FAMILY, THANK YOU FOR.ALLOWING ME TO SPEAK AND SHARE.THIS MEMORY AND TO GOD BE THE.GLORY TO YOU ALL..THANK YOU VERY MUCH..[ APPLAUSE ].♪♪.>> HEARING EVERYONE SPEAK THUS.FAR ABOUT BIG FLOYD, I MEAN,.GREAT BROTHER, GOT A GREAT.FAMILY ON STAGE, GREAT FAMILY IN.THIS CHURCH HOUSE TODAY..EXTENDED FAMILY..FOUNTAIN OF PRAISE CHURCH..THANK EVERYBODY..AND ONE THING, YOU KNOW, I’M.BEING STRONG FOR MY FAMILY..AND ONE THING ABOUT BIG FLOYD,.HE’LL TELL ME, LITTLE BRO, BE.STRONG..JUST BE THANKFUL FOR DAY-TO-DAY.AND JUST CELEBRATE HIS LIFE AND.HAPPINESS..HE WOULDN’T WANT US WEEPING SO.HARD BUT I’M TRYING BUT IT’S.VERY HARD..I GOT SO MANY GREAT MEMORIES AND.STORIES TO SHARE BUT THEY’RE.STUCK INSIDE AND AGAIN, YOU.KNOW, HMM..NO..NO, NO, NO..I GOT IT..I GOT IT..OH MAN..BUT THE ONE OF THE BEST THINGS.IN MY MIND, WE HAVE TO SEEK.JUSTICE NOW FOR MY BROTHER AND.WE ARE GOING TO GET IT TOGETHER,.EVERYONE IN THIS CHURCH..ALL THE GREAT CITY COUNCIL MEN.AND WOMEN IN THIS CROWD..THANK YOU VERY MUCH..SHEILA — OH MY GOD..SHEILA JACKSON LEE, THANK YOU..MAYOR TURNER AND AL GREEN AND.THANK YOU FOR COMFORTING US,.CALLING US AND LETTING US KNOW,.GIVING MAJOR SUPPORT AND.EVERYONE IN THE WORLD..AGAIN, FOR THE MAJOR SUPPORT AND.LOVE THAT YOU ALL SHARING AND.GIVING, SHARING THE BEAUTIFUL.PICTURES..THANK YOU GUYS..WE’RE GOING TO KEEP IT TOGETHER.AND WE ALL IN IT TOGETHER AND.GOING TO FINISH THIS TOGETHER.AND UNITED WE STAND..AND AGAIN, WE STANDING FOR.GEORGE FLOYD AND THANK EVERYONE.THAT CAME SHOWING LOVE..[ APPLAUSE ].>> ONE MORE TIME..HIS LIFE MATTERED..ALL OUR LIVES MATTER..BLACK LIVES MATTER..HIS DEATH WILL NOT BE IN VAIN..WHAT’S HIS NAME?.>> GEORGE FLOYD..[ APPLAUSE ].♪♪.>> FIRST OF ALL I WANT TO GIVE.OUR HONOR AND PRAISE TO GOD..FOR GIVING ME A CHANCE AT LIFE.AND MEETING MY LITTLE BROTHER..FOR GIVING HIM HIS FIRST.SECURITY JOB..MY LITTLE BROTHER..MY LITTLE BROTHER WAS A FRIEND..HE WAS A MENTOR..HE WAS A FATHER..HE WAS A BASKETBALL PLAYER..HE WAS A FOOTBALL PLAYER..MOST OF ALL HE WAS A HUMAN.BEING..IF I TELL YOU I NEVER COULD SAY.NO TO THIS KID, OUT OF ALL THE.TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS WE GO.THROUGH, ALL THE TIMES HE KEPT.MAKING ME MAD AND MAKE EVERYBODY.MAD, WE STILL LOVE HIM..I COULDN’T SAY NO..SO WHEN THE FAMILY CAME TO ME.AND ASKED ME, DID YOU GO AND.SPEAK?.I WILL SPEAK, I WILL KEEP ON.SPEAKING, I WILL FIGHT, I WILL.FIGHT, I WILL FIGHT..BECAUSE I’VE BEEN FIGHTING FOR.HIM AND I WILL KEEP ON FIGHTING.FOR HIM..YOU KNOW, WE ASK OURSELF WHO WE.MEET..AND WE COME ENCOUNTER WITH IN.LIFE..I CAME ENCOUNTER WITH, IF YOU.KNEW HIM, A GHETTO ANGEL..A GHETTO ANGEL..A BROTHER..YOU KNOW, YOU HATE EVIL BUT YOU.LOVE GOOD..AND WHERE MY BROTHER WAS, MY.LITTLE BRO, WAS GOOD..YOU CAN’T SLAM HIS NAME WITH ME..YOU CAN’T TALK BAD ABOUT HIM TO.ME..BECAUSE I KNEW HIM AND IF YOU.KNEW FLOYD, IF YOU KNEW FLOYD,.IF YOU KNOW JEW, YOU UNDERSTAND.THE WORDS COMING OUT MY MOUTH.AND I ASK YOU, FIGHT FOR MY.BROTHER..HELP ME FIGHT FOR MY BROTHER..HELP THE FAMILY FIGHT FOR MY.BROTHER BECAUSE HE WAS SOMEONE..I THANK YOU..THE FAMILY THANKS YOU..AND I WILL NOT GIVE UP ON YOU,.BRO..I LOVE YOU, LITTLE BRO..AND I GOT YOU..[ APPLAUSE ].>> YOU SHOULD BE ON YOUR FEET.RIGHT NOW GIVING THE GLORY TO.GOD..RIGHT NOW..GIVE HIM THE GLORY!.GIVE HIM THE GLORY..♪♪.GIVE GOD THE GLORY..GIVE FLOYD THE GLORY..GIVE HIS KIDS THE GLORY!.GIVE HIS FAMILY THE GLORY..TO MY PASTOR, I LOVE YOU..AMIR, I LOVE YOU, TOO..MY FRAT BROTHER..GEORGE FLOYD..ANYBODY IN HERE PLAY FOOTBALL.FOR JACK YATES?.OR WENT TO JACK YATES?.[ APPLAUSE ].WALK THE HALLS OF JACK YATES..ALL RIGHT..WE GOING TO SAY IT..STAND UP..STAND UP..GEORGE FLOYD WAS AN ALL-AMERICAN.TIGHT END..GEORGE FLOYD WAS A POWER.FORWARD..I’M SPEAKING ON THE BEHALF OF MY.BROTHER..BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS EVERY.SINGLE DAY..IT’S HOT OUTSIDE..IT’S HOT IN THE GYM..NOT ONE TIME DID I EVER SEE.GEORGE FLOYD COMPLAIN..NOT ONE TIME..HE WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST.STONE..HUH?.HE WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST.STONE..I HEAR EVERYBODY TALKING..YOU ALL WANT THE REAL?.OR YOU WANT THE FAKE?.YOU WANT THE REAL TODAY, RIGHT?.MY BROTHER, HE’S SITTING HERE..HE DIDN’T HAVE TO BE SITTING.HERE TODAY..THOSE MEN THAT STOOD ON MY.BROTHER NECK CHANGED THE WORLD..THEY TOOK SOMEBODY FROM US THAT.WAS GREAT..WHEN I SAY GREAT, I NEVER HEARD.HIM COMPLAIN, NOT ONE TIME..HE WAS AN UMBRELLA TO ALL OF US..HE WAS 6’6”..ANY RAIN CAME OUR WAY, HE MADE.SURE THAT HE COULD COVER FOR US..FROM THE CUNY HOME TO JACK YATES.HIGH..HE WAS EVERYBODY’S SHELTER..EVERYBODY’S SHELTER..I DON’T CARE WHAT GEORGE FLOYD.DID..I DON’T CARE..LET ME TELL YOU ALL SOMETHING..HE WAS A HUMAN BEING FIRST OF.ALL..I COULDN’T SLEEP MONDAY NIGHT..I DON’T KNOW WHY..I COULDN’T SLEEP..I WAS TOSSING AND TURNING..MEMORIAL DAY IN MY BED..I DON’T KNOW WHY..AS I WOKE UP NEXT MORNING AND.GOT SO MANY TEXTS AND I SAID,.WHAT?.I HAVEN’T SEEN THE WHOLE TAPE..IT HURTS MY HEART..WE ALL HURT IN AMERICA RIGHT.NOW..AM I RIGHT OR WRONG?.BUT ONE THING BUT GOD..BUT GOD..BECAUSE ALL WE NEED RIGHT NOW IN.THIS WORLD IS WHAT?.LOVE..TURN TO YOUR NEIGHBOR AND TELL.THEM YOU LOVE THEM RIGHT NOW..TURN TO THEM RIGHT NOW AND TELL.THEM YOU LOVE THEM..THAT’S ALL WE NEED..YOU SEE HOW THAT FEEL?.GEORGE FLOYD TOLD ME HE LOVE ME..HE TOLD EVERYBODY OUT HERE THAT.HE TOUCHED HE LOVED THEM..GEORGE FLOYD IS LOVE..THAT’S WHO GEORGE FLOYD IS..THIS IS FOR HIM..WE LOVE HIM..IF YOU LOVE GEORGE FLOYD AND YOU.KNOW HOW GEORGE FLOYD WAS WITH.YOU, YOU KNOW YOU’RE GOING TO.KAULS BE GEORGE FLOYD..I AM GEORGE FLOYD..YOU ARE GEORGE FLOYD..THAT COULD HAVE BEEN ANY ONE OF.US IN HERE BUT GOD, GOD SAID,.WELL DONE, FLOYD..SO AS I SIT HERE AND TELL YOU.ALL RIGHT NOW, GEORGE FLOYD IS.IN THE BOSOM OF GOD..HE’S IN THE BOSOM OF GOD..HE IS’S ALL RIGHT, Y’ALL..SO I’M HERE TO TELL Y’ALL STAY.POSITIVE, AMERICA..IT’S A DEBT THAT YOU HAVE TO.REPAY BUT GOD SAID UH-HUH, NOT.THIS DEBT..YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE TO REPAY.IT..THIS IS A LAST..SO AS I SIT HERE AND I SEE SO.MANY PEOPLE COMING TOGETHER, SO.MANY RACES AND I SAY YOU KNOW.WHAT?.BECAUSE OF THE LOVE OF GEORGE.FLOYD WE ARE ALL HERE TOGETHER.TODAY..SO MAKE SURE YOU TURN TO YOUR –.YOU NEVER KNOW HOW LONG WE GOT,.Y’ALL..YOU NEVER KNOW..THE KEY IS LOVE..I LOVE YOU ALL..I’M OUT..[ APPLAUSE ].♪♪.[ APPLAUSE ].♪♪.>> HEY, WHAT’S GOING ON,.EVERYBODY?.MUCH LOVE AND STRENGTH TO THE.FAMILY OF GEORGE FLOYD..MUCH LOVE AND STRENGTH TO THE.FAMILIES, THE FAMILY MEMBERS.THAT ARE HERE, ANYBODY THAT’S.BEEN LOST..50 STATES..50 STATES ARE PROTESTING AT THE.SAME TIME..THIS MAN CHANGED THE WORLD,.CHANGED THE WORLD FOR THE BETTER.SO I WANT TO PERSONALLY THANK.GEORGE FLOYD FOR HIS SACRIFICE.SO THAT MY KIDS CAN BE ALL RIGHT.LATER ON..I APPRECIATE, I APPRECIATE THE.SACRIFICE, MY BROTHER..I GENUINELY DO..ALL RIGHT..I DIDN’T COME HERE TO TALK..ALL RIGHT..♪ HOW DO I SAY GOOD-BYE.TO WHAT WE HAD ♪.♪ THE GOOD TIMES THAT MADE US.LAUGH ARE WAY BACK ♪.♪ I THOUGHT WE’D BE ABLE TO SAY.FOREVER BUT FOREVER’S GONE.AWAY ♪.♪ IT’S SO HARD TO SAY GOOD-BYE.TO YESTERDAY ♪.♪ I DON’T KNOW WHERE THIS ROAD.IS GOING TO LEAD ♪.♪ ALL I KNOW IS WHERE WE’VE BEEN.AND WHAT WE’VE BEEN THROUGH ♪.♪ IF WE GET TO SEE TOMORROW.I HOPE IT’S WORTH ALL THE PAIN ♪.♪ IT’S SO HARD TO SAY GOOD-BYE.TO YESTERDAY ♪♪.♪ AND I’LL TAKE WITH ME THE.MEMORIES.TO BE MY SUNSHINE AFTER THE.RAIN ♪.♪ IT’S SO HARD.TO SAY GOOD-BYE.TO YESTERDAY ♪♪.[ APPLAUSE ].♪♪.GOD BLESS..♪♪.♪♪.>> GOOD AFTERNOON..MY NAME IS ARNECIA DANGERFIELD.AND I’M HONORED TO STAND BEFORE.YOU TODAY, HONORED TO SHARE WHAT.GEORGE FLOYD MEANT TO OUR ALUMNI.JACK YATES SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL,.OUR COMMUNITY, OF COURSE, HIS.CHILDREN, FAMILY, HIS FRIENDS.AND NOW THE WORLD..3260 TRUCKCILLO IS WHERE IT ALL.BEGAN..AND IF YOU COULD CARRY THE WHOLE.COMMUNITY ON YOUR BACK, OR WORK.TO HELP YOUR FAM, YOU DO IT WITH.YOUR BARE HANDS TO MAKE A WAY.OUT, YOUR GIFT WITH THE BALL.HELPED TO CREATE YOUR VISION AND.INFILTRATE A PLAN..AND NOW, BEYOND THE STREETS OF.THIRD WARD YOUR LEGACY WILL.STAND..YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE HONORED TO.WITNESS YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS.FIRSTHAND..YOU DIDN’T MAKE EXCUSES BUT.STOOD TALL AND ACCEPTED YOUR.RESPONSIBILITIES LIKE A REAL.MAN..SUCH A GENTLE GIANT..ALTHOUGH HIS 6’6″ STATUE COULD.INTIMIDATE SOME MEN, YOUR SMILE.WAS YOUR WAY OF CREATING AN.OPENNESS, GREETING A STRANGER.WITH THE DAB AND YOUR HAND..ALWAYS REPPING H-TOWN..KNOW WHAT I’M SAYING?.SPEAKING ABOUT UNITY, RIGHT HERE.IN THE COMMUNITY, CALLING ALL.HEADS TO ACTION TO TAKE A STAND.AGAINST VIOLENCE AND REBUKE IT..WHILE YOU WERE WORKING AND.TRAVELING FROM COAST TO COAST,.SOMETIMES MET WITH OPPOSITIONS.BUT STILL SO INSPIRING AND.FILLED WITH SO MUCH HOPE..EVERYONE LISTENED WHEN YOU.SPOKE..FAMILIAR FACES BECAME FAMILY AND.NOT JUST BLOOD MADE THEM KIN.FOLK..BUT THERE’S A MESSAGE IN IT ALL..BECAUSE ALL OF US ARE BEYOND.WOKE..THE PINNACLE FOR YOU IS.SOMETHING WE WILL NEVER KNOW..UNDOUBTEDLY, THOUGH, THE SEEDS.YOU’VE PLANTED WILL MANIFEST AND.FULLY GROW..ONLY YOU COULD BRING THE WORLD.TOGETHER, GEORGE FLOYD..A LIFE, A VIP, TO A SOLD OUT.SHOW..MY PRAYERS, CONDOLENCES AND LOVE.TO THE FAMILY..WE WILL FOREVER HONOR GEORGE.FLOYD..THANK YOU..[ APPLAUSE ].♪♪.♪♪.>> TO MY NEPHEW, PJ, MY NIECE.AND THE REST OF THE FLOYD.FAMILY, THERE’S PEACE BEHIND.THIS..THERE’S LOVE BEHIND THIS..WHILE THE STONE WAS RAISING YOU.HAD NO IDEA..SOMEONE HAVE JUST CHANGED THE.WHOLE WORLD..AND IT HE HAPPEN TO BE IN YOUR.FAMILY..I HAVE SUNG THIS SONG SO MANY.TIMES AT SO MANY FUNERALS AND.HOME GOINGS..THIS IS ONE THAT REALLY TOUCHED.ME RIGHT HERE..♪♪.♪ THOUGH THE STORMS KEEP ON.RAGING IN MY LIFE ♪.♪ SOMETIMES IT’S HARD TO TELL.THE NIGHTS FROM DAY ♪.♪ STILL THAT HOPE THAT LIES.WITHIN US BE AS SURE AS I KEEP.MY EYES UPON THE DISTANT SHORE ♪.♪ I KNOW HE’LL LEAD YOU SAFELY.TO THAT BLESSED PLACE HE HAS.PREPARED ♪.♪ BUT IF THE STORMS DON’T CEASE.AND IF THE WIND KEEP BLOWING IN.MY LIFE ♪.♪ MY SOUL HAS BEEN ANCHORED.IN THE LORD.♪.♪♪.♪ THOUGH THE STORMS KEEP ON.RAGING IN MY LIFE ♪.♪ SOMETIMES IT’S HARD TO TELL.THE NIGHTS FROM DAY ♪.♪ STILL THAT HOPE THAT LIES.WITHIN IS REASSURED ♪.♪ AS I KEEP MY EYES UPON THE.DISTANT SHORE ♪.♪ I KNOW HE’LL LEAD ME SAFELY TO.THAT BLESSED PLACE HE HAS.PREPARED ♪.♪ BUT IF THE STORMS DON’T CEASE.YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH ♪.♪ AND IF THE WIND KEEPS ON.BLOWING IN MY LIFE ♪.♪ MY SOUL HAS BEEN ANCHORED IN.THE LORD ♪.♪♪.♪ I REALIZE SOMETIMES IN MY LIFE.I’M GOING TO BE TOSSED BY THE.WIND AND CURRENTS THAT SEEM SO.FIERCE ♪.♪ BUT IN THE WORD OF GOD I HAVE.AN ANCHOR ♪.♪ IT KEEPS ME STEADFAST AND.UNMOVABLE IN THIS LIFE ♪.♪ BUT IF THE STORMS DON’T CEASE.HEY Y’ALL.JUST IN CASE THE WIND KEEPS ON.BLOWING IN MY LIFE ♪.♪ YEAH YEAH YEAH ♪.♪ MY SOUL HAS BEEN.I SAID MY SOUL’S BEEN ANCHORED.IN THE LORD ♪.♪ YEAH YEAH YEAH.YEAH YEAH YEAH ♪.♪ YEAH YEAH YEAH.YEAH YEAH YEAH ♪.♪ MY MY MY MY LORD ♪.♪ I SAID HE’S AN ANCHOR ♪.♪ MY SOUL HAS BEEN ANCHORED.MY SOUL HAS BEEN ANCHORED.♪.♪ BUT THAT IS ALL RIGHT BECAUSE.HE HOLDS ME THERE ♪.♪ MY SOUL HAS BEEN ANCHORED.MY SOUL HAS BEEN ANCHORED ♪.♪ MY MY MY MY ♪.♪ THE CLOUDS OF THE TIME ♪.♪ THAT IS ALL RIGHT BECAUSE HE.IS MY ♪.♪ MY SOUL HAS BEEN ANCHORED.MY SOUL HAS BEEN ANCHORED ♪.♪ MY SOUL HAS BEEN ANCHORED.MY MY MY MY ♪.♪ MY SOUL HAS BEEN ANCHORED.MY SOUL HAS BEEN ANCHORED ♪.♪ MY MY MY MY.MY SOUL HAS BEEN ANCHORED IN THE.LORD ♪♪.>> OH COME ON..YOU CAN DO BETTER THAN THAT..MY SOUL HAS BEEN ANCHORED!.HALLELUJAH!.BLESS GOD’S NAME..THANK YOU, MY FRIEND..LET ME JUST BEFORE I INTRODUCE.ALL THE PASTORS AND PREACHERS.THAT ARE HERE, LET ME THANK THE.BROTHER FWRS THE NATION OF ISLAM.WHICH DID A WONDERFUL JOB IN THE.SECURITY..AMEN..WORKING WITH THE HOUSTON POLICE.DEPARTMENT..WE THANK GOD FOR THEM..I WANT TO ASK ALL OF THE PASTORS.AND PREACHERS IN THE.CONGREGATION TO STAND..THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE PASTORS AND.PREACHERS..[ APPLAUSE ].AMEN..AMEN..WE ARE THANKFUL FOR ALL THE OF.THEM..LISTEN..I KNOW THAT SOMETIMES PEOPLE.HAVE THEIR PROBLEMS WITH.PREACHERS BUT IN TIMES LIKE.THESE PREACHERS CAN BE A MAJOR.SUPPORT..THEY’RE NEEDED..WE THANK GOD FOR THESE BROTHERS.AND SISTERS WHO WORK IN THE WORK.OF GOD..WE HAVE THREE PREACHERS TO SPEAK.TO US TODAY..FIRST OF ALL, HE’S AN ICON IN.THIS CITY AND A CIVIL RIGHTS.LEADER IAN ACTIVIST MANY, MANY,.MANY YEARS..AND THE PERSON OF REVEREND BILL.LAWSON..HE IS GOING TO SPEAK WITH US..AFTER HIM WE ARE A CITY OF.DIVERSITY..WE ARE A CITY OF DIVERSITY..WE ARE STRIVING AS EVERY WAY WE.CAN TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL PEOPLE.ARE REPRESENTED AND THAT WE CAN.CONTINUE TO FIGHT THE INJUSTICES.THROUGHOUT THIS COUNTRY AND SO.WE ALSO HAVE PASTOR STEVEN WELLS.SPEAKING FOR US..HE DOES SUCH A WONDERFUL JOB.DOWN AT MIDTOWN HOUSTON AND GLAD.TO HAVE WITH HIM AND THEN MY.GOOD FRIEND AND BROTHER PASTOR.OF THE CHURCH WITHOUT WALLS WHO.WILL SPEAK IN THAT ORDER..BILL LAWSON, STEVEN WELLS AND.RALPH DOUGLAS WEST..♪♪.>> PASTORS WRIGHT, REMUS AND.SISTER MIA, THIS FAMILY WHO.HOPEFULLY HAS BEEN COMFORTED BY.THE MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE COME.TODAY, AND WHO HAVE GIVEN TO US.A PORTRAIT OF THE MAN WE ONLY.KNEW THROUGH THE NEWS BUT WHO WE.NOW KNOW NOT ONLY AS A HUMAN.BEING BUT AS A GREAT HUMAN.BEING..WE’RE GLAD TO HAVE KNOWN GEORGE.FLOYD..AND TO ALL THOSE WHO WOULD COME.OUT TODAY, AND I’M PERSONALLY.PROUD THAT YOU HAVE COME, MANY.MORE CAME BUT COULDN’T GET IN..BUT THAT MANY PEOPLE WANTED TO.COME..I SEE THAT YOU HAVE DESTROYED.ALL LAWS OF SOCIAL DISTANCING..THANKS TO PASTOR REMUS WRIGHT.WHO SIMPLY SAID LET’S JUST.FORGET THAT RIGHT NOW..WE ARE CHRISTIANS..[ APPLAUSE ].HE ASKED US TO STAY AT TWO.MINUTES..I DON’T KNOW THAT WE CAN DO THAT.BUT LET’S WORK ON IT..TODAY I WANT TO SAY THAT IT IS.MARVELOUS THAT THIS YOUNG MAN,.HE’S 46 BUT HE’S YOUNG, THAT.THIS YOUNG MAN HAS DONE WHAT HE.HAS DONE TO LET US KNOW WHO.GEORGE FLOYD WAS..I’M GLAD TO KNOW THAT IN HIS.LAST MOMENT OF BREATH HE CALLED.FOR HIS MOTHER..AND THAT MEANS SOMETHING ABOUT.WHO HE WAS..HE CAME UP IN A FAMILY THAT WAS.CLOSE AND THAT LOVED EACH OTHER..I HEARD FROM PEOPLE WHO KNEW HIM.AS A STUDENT, FELLOW STUDENT..AN ATHLETE..WHO REALIZED THAT HE ALSO WAS A.TEEN PLAYER..AND FINALLY, HE WAS A PERSON WHO.KNEW THE LORD..AND WHO BELIEVED IN HIM..AND WHO TRUSTED HIM..PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WONDERING.WHETHER OR NOT THIS IS GOING TO.BE LIKE OTHER MOVEMENTS..I CAME TO THIS CITY IN 1955..WHICH WAS THE YEAR THAT THE BODY.OF EMMITT TILL IN A BODY OF.WATER IN MISSISSIPPI..SAME YEAR THAT ROSA PARKS.REFUSED TO GIVE UP THE BACKSEAT.ON THE BUS..AND IT WAS THAT YEAR THAT I CAME.TO HOUSTON..SINCE THAT TIME, I HAVE SEEN ANY.NUMBER OF STRUGGLES AGAINST.RACISM..AND THEY HAVE ALL ENDED UP WITH.RELATIVELY LITTLE OUTCOME..SO THE QUESTION IS VALID..IT’S A REASONABLE QUESTION..IS THIS GOING TO BE JUST LIKE SO.MANY OTHER MOVEMENTS?.A MOMENT OF ANGER AND RAGE..AND THEN BACK TO BUSINESS AS.USUAL..YOU COULD SAY THAT..BECAUSE THE PREJUDICED AND THE.BIGOTED ARE NOT GOING TO CHANGE.BUT WE CAN DO SOME THINGS TO.CHANGE THEM..AND THAT’S WHAT I HOPE WE WILL.DO..FIRST OF ALL, WE CAN MAKE SURE.THAT WE DON’T STOP THE FIGHT..THAT WE STAY WITH IT..AND THAT MAKE SURE THAT SOMEBODY.KNOWS THAT WE ARE NOT GOING TO.STAND FOR THIS TO KEEP ON GOING..OBVIOUSLY THE FIRST THING THAT.WE HAVE TO DO IS TO CLEAN OUT.THE WHITE HOUSE..[ APPLAUSE ].THAT HAS TO COME CLOSER TO US.THAN WASHINGTON..OUR STATES AND COUNTIES AND.CITIES HAVE TO HAVE GOOD.LEADERSHIP..AND THAT MEANS THAT WE HAVE TO.GO AND VOTE..[ APPLAUSE ].BUT YOU KNOW, A YOUNG MAN FROM.HUMBLE BEGINNINGS CAN CHANGE THE.WORLD..HOW DO I KNOW THAT?.PARTLY BECAUSE GEORGE FLOYD CAME.FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS AND NOW.AS MANY SPEAKERS HAVE SAID,.EVERYBODY ON EARTH KNOWS WHO.GEORGE FLOYD IS..HE WAS A MAN OF NO RANK OR.TITLE..HE WAS A MAN WHO CAME FROM.HUMBLE BEGINNINGS..BUT GOD HAS DONE SOME THINGS,.EVEN THROUGH THIS TRAGEDY, THAT.HAS LET THE WORLD KNOW ABOUT BIG.FLOYD, BIG GEORGE..YOU KNOW, THERE WAS A MAN WHO.WAS HUMBLE, CAME FROM HUMBLE.BEGINNINGS..YOU COULD SAY CUNEY HOMES..BUT HE WAS IN A STABLE IN.NAZARETH..AND THAT MAN DIDN’T HAVE A HOME..AND HIS WIFE WAS ABOUT TO HAVE A.BABY..AND SINCE HE DIDN’T HAVE A HOME,.NO BED FOR HER TO HAVE THAT BABY.IN..BUT IN THAT STABLE THERE WAS A.MANGER..AND HE WENT TO THAT MANGER AND.THAT MANGER GAVE FORTH A BABY..AND THAT BABY DIDN’T HAVE ANY.TITLE EITHER..HE LIVED IN A TIME WHEN THE.ROMAN GOVERNMENT WAS MAKING IT.VERY HARD FOR JEWS..AND HE WAS MURDERED LEGALLY, BUT.HE WAS MURDERED..THE INTERESTING THING IS THAT.FROM THAT DEATH COMES OUR.CHURCHES..AND AS WE TAKE THE LORD’S.SUPPER, EVER HOW OFTEN WE DO.THAT, WE REMEMBER HIS FLESH AND.HIS BLOOD AND HOW LONG ARE WE.GOING TO SAY I CAN’T BREATHE..BUT NOW AS I LOOK AT MARCHES ALL.OVER THE WORLD, PROTESTS FILLING.UP THE STREETS, AND BACK IN THE.DAYS WHEN I USED TO BE PART OF.MARCHES, ALL THE MARCHERS WERE.BLACK..BUT NOW THERE ARE WHITE PEOPLE.WHO KNOW THE STORY..AND THERE ARE HISPANICS WHO KNOW.THE STORY AND THERE ARE ASIANS.WHO KNOW THE STORY..[ APPLAUSE ].TODAY, THERE ARE PREACHERS BACK.THERE AND THERE IS AT LEAST ONE.MUSLIM MINISTER WHO’S HERE..I BROUGHT WITH ME A JEWISH.FELLOW..AND ALL THOSE CULTURES, ALL THE.RACES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, ALL.THE NATIONS THROUGHOUT THE.WORLD, ALL THE CONTINENTS.THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, THEY KNOW.THE NAME OF THIS MAN WHO WAS.BORN IN A STABLE, IN A MANGER..AND SO, YOU CAN RAISE THE.QUESTION, CAN ANY GOOD THING.COME OUT OF A TRAGEDY LIKE THIS?.WE’VE LOST A LOVED ONE..AND THE PAIN IS ALMOST.UNBEARABLE..WHAT GOOD CAN COME OUT OF THAT?.WELL, OUT OF THE MURDER OF THE.MAN ON A CROSS HAS COME A.MOVEMENT WORLDWIDE AND EVERY.IMAM FROM THE MUSLIM FAITH,.EVERY PREACHER FROM THE.CHRISTIAN CHURCH, EVERY RABBI.FROM THE JEWISH RELIGION, ALL OF.US KNOW THE NAME OF GEORGE.FLOYD..AND WE KNOW THE NAME BECAUSE OF.A DEATH..YOU THINK SOMETHING GOOD CAN’T.COME OUT OF THIS?.HIS DEATH DID NOT SIMPLY START A.BUNCH OF GOOD SPEECHES..A BUNCH OF TRIBUTES..OUT OF HIS DEATH HAS COME A.MOVEMENT..A WORLDWIDE MOVEMENT..[ APPLAUSE ].AND THAT MOVEMENT IS NOT GOING.TO STOP AFTER TWO WEEKS, THREE.WEEKS, A MONTH..THAT MOVEMENT IS GOING TO CHANGE.THE WORLD..WHICH MEANS THAT THIS BOY, BORN.IN A MANGER, BORN IN A STABLE.LIKE CUNEY HOMES, BORN IN A.SITUATION WHERE HE LIVED IN A.GHETTO, LIVED IN A HOOD, 3rd.WARD, THIS BOY IS GOING TO BRING.FORTH A DEMAND FOR BETTER.GOVERNMENT, FOR BETTER POLICING..HE IS GOING TO BRING FORTH A.DEMAND, A MULTICULTURAL, A.MULTINATIONAL WORLDWIDE DEMAND.FOR CHANGE..MY HOPE IS THAT WE WILL STAY.BEHIND THAT DEMAND..AND WHILE NOT EVERYBODY WILL BE.CONCERNED ABOUT IT CONTINUING,.AT LEAST THE PEOPLE FROM THE.HOOD WILL BE CONCERNED ABOUT ITS.CONTINUING..[ APPLAUSE ].IT WILL NOT END WITH THIS BOY’S.DEATH..HE’S 46 BUT I CALL HIM A BOY..BUT THAT THIS SHALL CONTINUE..SO THAT THIS MOVEMENT WILL.TRANSFORM THIS CORRUPT WORLD..PRAISE GOD FOR GEORGE FLOYD..[ APPLAUSE ].♪♪.♪♪.>> PASTORS, THANK YOU FOR THE.INVITATION TO BE HERE..I’M HUMBLED TO BE HERE..FAMILY, WHAT A PRIVILEGE TO BE.WITH YOU TODAY..THE APOSTLE JOHN IN HIS FIRST.EPISTLE WROTE THIS..THERE IS NO FEAR IN LOVE BUT.PERFECT LOVE CASTS OUT FEAR..FOR FEAR HAS TO DO WITH.PUNISHMENT..THE ONE WHO FEARS IS NOT MADE.PERFECT IN LOVE..WE LOVE BECAUSE GOD FIRST LOVED.US..IF ANYONE SAYS I LOVE GOD AND.YET HATES HIS BROTHER HE IS A.LIAR..[ APPLAUSE ].BECAUSE IF YOU HAVE NOT LOVED.YOUR BROTHER WHO YOU HAVE SEEN.YOU CANNOT LOVE GOD WHO YOU HAVE.NOT SEEN..AND HE HAS GIVEN US THIS COMMAND.TO ANYONE WHO LOVES GOD MUST.ALSO LOVE HIS BROTHER..THIS IS THE READING OF GOD’S.WORD..YOU KNOW, NONE OF US WANTED TO.BE HERE TODAY..YOU WOULD HAVE RATHER AND WE.WOULD HAVE RATHER THAT GEORGE.WAS HOME AND SAFE BUT RACISM.MURDERED HIM..RACISM IS THE REVERSAL OF THE.REVELATION OF GOD..RACISM IS NOT PERFECT LOVE.CASTING OUT FEAR..IT IS PERFECT FEAR CASTING OUT.LOVE..WHICH MEANS OVERCOMING RACISM.WILL REQUIRE A LOVE THAT IS.GREATER AND STRONGER THAN FEAR.AND ONLY JESUS OFFERS US THAT.LOVE..ONLY LIVING THE JESUS WAY OFFERS.US HEALING AND WE NEED HEALING..BECAUSE YOU KNOW AND WE KNOW.THERE’S NOTHING THAT ANY OF US.CAN SAY THAT WILL BRING GEORGE.BACK SO.THAT EVERYONE WOULD HAVE.UNDERSTOOD IF YOU SAID, I DON’T.NEED TO HEAR FROM WHITE PEOPLE.TODAY..YOU’VE BEEN SILENT LONG ENOUGH,.YOU CAN BE SILENT ONE MORE DAY..BUT I HAVE TO TELL YOU, YOU’VE.ASKED THE WHOLE COMMUNITY TO.COME TOGETHER AND LOOK WHAT.HAPPENED..[ APPLAUSE ].YOU HAVE CHOSEN THE PATH OF.PERFECT LOVE THAT CASTS OUT FEAR.AND I WANT YOU TO KNOW IT’S NOT.ONLY THE PATH TO YOUR OWN.HEALING, IT’S THE PATH OF.HEALING FOR THE WHOLE WORLD..IT’S THE PATH OF PARTNERING WITH.GOD IN REDEEMING THE WORLD AND.IT IS A DIFFICULT PATH..YOU HAVE BEEN ASKED TO CARRY A.BURDEN THAT WOULD HAVE CRUSHED.MOST PEOPLE..AND YOU HAVE BORNE IT WITH GRACE.AND COURAGE..YOU’VE CALLED THOSE WHO.DISRUPTED PROTESTS WITH VIOLENCE.TO HONOR GEORGE’S LIFE WITH.LOVE..YOU CALLED A PRESIDENT WHO.SOUGHT TO DOMINATE TO LIVE IF A.PEACEFUL WORLD WHERE WE.DELIBERATE..YOU CALLED THOSE PEOPLE WHOSE.PERFECT FEAR CASTS OUT ANYTHING.THAT EVEN LOOKS LIKE LOVE WITH A.PERFECT LOVE THAT CASTS OUT FEAR.AND YOU HAVE BEEN A MODEL FOR.NOT JUST AMERICA BUT FOR THE.WHOLE WORLD..AND NOW WE MUST FOLLOW YOUR GOOD.EXAMPLE..CALLING OUT ANYTHING THAT.DOESN’T HONOR GEORGE OR ANY OF.THE REST OF US, DOMINATION,.INJUSTICE, OPPRESSION, RACISM..STEPHEN KLEINBERG, THE EMINENT.SOCIOLOGIST AT RICE UNIVERSITY,.HAS TAUGHT US THAT HOUSTON,.TEXAS IS THE MOST DIVERSE CITY.IN AMERICA..HOUSTON, TEXAS IS ETHNICALLY AND.DEMOGRAPHICALLY TODAY WHAT.AMERICA WILL BE ETHNICALLY AND.DEMOGRAPHICALLY IN THE YEAR 2050.WHICH MEANS WE ARE THE.EXPERIMENT IN AMERICA FOR HOW.RACES CAN GET ALONG..BUT UNLESS AND UNTIL WE ARE.WILLING TO BE AS BRAVE AND HAS.TRUTHFUL AS YOU HAVE BEEN,.NOTHING WILL CHANGE..THE EXPERIMENT WILL NOT YIELD.ANY NEW DATA..WE WILL SIMPLY DO OVER AND OVER.AGAIN WHAT HAVE BEEN HAVE DONE.OVER AND OVER BEFORE UNTIL, AS.FANNIE LU HAMER SAID, WE GET.SICK AND TIRED OF BEING SICK AND.TIRED..SO IT MUST BE DIFFERENT THIS.TIME..AND I HAVE TO TELL YOU, AT MY.CHURCH, IT IS EASY TO NOT TALK.ABOUT RACISM..AT MY CHURCH, IT IS EASY TO.DISMISS AS POLITICS THE.ECONOMICS OF HUNDREDS OF YEARS.OF SYSTEMIC RACISM BUT NOT.TALKING AND NOT ACTING IS THE.PATH TO DESTRUCTION..AND WE CAN WATCH THAT ON THE.NEWS EVERY NIGHT AND ASK IF.THAT’S THE FUTURE WE WANT FOR.OURSELVES..SO COULD I JUST HAVE THE.PRIVILEGE, I WOULD LIKE TO SAY A.WORD TO WHITE CHURCHES..WE ARE BETTER THAN WE USED TO.BE, BUT WE ARE NOT AS GOOD AS WE.OUGHT TO BE..AND THAT IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH..WHICH MEANS YOU HAVE TO TAKE UP.THE WORK OF RACIAL JUSTICE..RACISM DID NOT START IN OUR.LIFETIMES..BUT RACISM CAN END IN OUR.LIFETIME..BUT ONLY IF YOU ASK AND I ASK.WHAT AM I GOING TO DO ABOUT IT..AND WHILE IT IS STILL BOTHERING.YOU, WRITE DOWN WHAT YOU’RE.GOING TO DO ON A NOTE CARD AND.TAPE THAT CARD ON THE MIRROR YOU.SEE EVERY MORNING WHEN YOU GET.UP AND EVERY NIGHT BEFORE YOU GO.TO BED AND EACH NIGHT ASK WAS I.TRUE TO THE CALLING..AND EVERY MORNING ASK WHAT CAN I.DO TODAY TO BRING GOD’S KINGDOM.ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN..GIANNA, I SAW YOU ON TV..A REPORTER ASKED YOU WHAT WAS.THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR DADDY.AND YOU SAID MY DADDY CHANGED.THE WORLD..AND IF WE WILL DO OUR PART, YOU.WILL HAVE BEEN A PROPHET..SO FROM YOUR MOUTH TO GOD’S EAR,.AMEN..[ APPLAUSE ].♪♪.>> THANK YOU, STEVE, AND DR..LAWSON, AND TO THIS WONDERFUL.FAMILY THAT HAS DEMONSTRATED.WHAT IT MEANS TO BE FAITHFUL AND.COURAGEOUS..ALL OF US IN OUR LIVES BEGIN.WITH OBSCURITY..WE DON’T KNOW HOW IT WILL END IN.HISTORY..NO ONE THOUGHT ON THAT JANUARY.MORNING OF THE 15th DAY OF 1929.THAT THAT BOY WOULD GROW UP TO.BE THE LIBERATOR TO A MOVEMENT.CALLED THE CIVIL RIGHTS..NO ONE KNEW THAT AUGUST IN 1961,.ON THE FOURTH DAY, IN HAWAII OF.ALL PLACES, IN OBSCURITY, THAT.THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN.PRESIDENT WOULD BE BORN..AND NOBODY KNEW, ON OCTOBER THE.14th, 1973, IN OBSCURITY,.FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA,.BOLDLY AND COURAGEOUSLY.MIGRATING TO HOUSTON, HAD NO.IDEA THAT GOD HAD BIRTHED.SOMEONE THAT NOW BELONGS IN A.RIGHTFUL PLACE OF HISTORY..WE ALL BEGIN IN OBSCURITY..WE DON’T KNOW WHERE WE’LL LAND.IN HISTORY..THE QUESTION OF THEOLOGY AND.THE.THEODICITY, WE’VE TURNED IT INTO.CLICHE BUT IT’S CHRISTIAN.BEDROCK BUT ALL THINGS WORK.TOGETHER, FOR THOSE WHO ARE.CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE..AND SO TO THIS FAMILY TODAY, GOD.IS WORKING HIS WAY AND HE HAS.BEEN WHERE HE ALWAYS WILL BE..I LEAVE YOU NOW WITH THESE.WORDS, TRIALS DARK ON ABRAHAM..WE CANNOT UNDERSTAND ALL THE.WAYS THAT GOD WILL LEAD TO US.THAT BLESSED PROMISED LAND..BUT HE’LL GUIDE US WITH HIS.EYES..AND WE’LL FOLLOW HIM UNTIL WE.DIE..AND THEN WE’LL UNDERSTAND IT.BETTER BY AND BY..[ APPLAUSE ].♪♪.♪♪.♪ OH, LORD, WE GIVE YOU PRAISE,.AND LORD, WE BLESS YOUR NAME AND.WE LIFT OUR VOICES ♪.♪ TO SAY THANK YOU FOR YOUR.GOODNESS AND YOUR MERCY TOWARDS.US ♪.♪ FOR YOUR GOODNESS, AND YOUR.MERCY TOWARD US ♪.♪ THAT IS FOR YOUR GOODNESS AND.YOUR MERCY TOWARD US ♪.♪ WE OFFER PRAISE ♪.♪ OH, YES, WE OFFER PRAISE ♪.♪ OH, LORD, WE GIVE YOU PRAISE,.AND OH, LORD, WE BLESS YOUR.NAME ♪.♪ AND WE LIFT OUR VOICES JUST TO.SAY THANK YOU FOR YOUR.GOODNESS ♪.♪ AND YOUR MERCY TOWARD US ♪.♪ THAT IS FOR YOUR GOODNESS,.JESUS, AND YOUR MERCY TOWARD.US ♪.♪ THAT IS FOR YOUR GOODNESS AND.YOUR MERCY TOWARD US ♪.♪ WE OFFER PRAISE ♪.>> WHY ARE WE OFFERING PRAISE.TODAY?.♪ BECAUSE YOU ARE WORTHY, YES.YOU’RE WORTHY OF GLORY EVEN NOW,.AND THE HONOR, AND YOU ARE.WORTHY OF ♪.♪ WORTHY OF, WORTHY OF PRAISE ♪.♪ FOR YOUR GOODNESS, JESUS, AND.YOUR MERCY TOWARD US ♪.♪ FOR YOUR GOODNESS AND YOUR.MERCY TOWARD US ♪.♪ FOR YOUR GOODNESS AND YOUR.MERCY TOWARD US ♪.♪ WE OFFER PRAISE ♪.>> COME ON, EVERYBODY SING..♪ WE YOU ARE WORTHY OF GLORY,.HONOR, WORTHY OF ALL PRAISE ♪.♪ FOR YOUR GOODNESS, YOU ARE SO.GOOD TO US ♪.♪ AND YOUR MERCY, YOUR GOODNESS.AND YOUR MERCY TOWARD US ♪.♪ FOR YOUR GOODNESS, YOUR.GOODNESS, YOUR GOODNESS ♪.♪ YOU ARE SO GOOD, YOUR.GOODNESS, YOUR FAITHFULNESS ♪.♪ YOUR KINDNESS, KINDNESS ♪.♪ KINDNESS, YOUR KINDNESS ♪.♪ YOUR LOVE, NO MATTER THE.COLOR, NO MATTER THE EDUCATION ♪.♪ LORD, FOR BETTER OR WORSE ♪.♪ FOR RICHER OR POORER, ‘TIL.DEATH DO US PART ♪.♪ YOUR GOODNESS, YAH, YAH, YAH ♪.♪ THANK HIM FOR HIS GOODNESS ♪.♪ YOUR GOODNESS, IT NEVER.FAILS ♪.♪ FOR YOUR GOODNESS AND YOUR.MERCY, FOR YOUR GOODNESS AND.YOUR MERCY ♪.♪ FOR YOUR GOODNESS AND YOUR.MERCY ♪.♪ WE OFFER, WE OFFER ♪.>> CAN SOMEBODY OFFER PRAISE.RIGHT NOW?.I KNOW WHAT WE’RE GOING THROUGH.BUT HE’S STILL WORTHY, HE’S.STILL DESERVING..WE THANK YOU, LORD, FOR THE LIFE.OF OUR BROTHER..♪ WE OFFER YOU PRAISE, PRAISE,.OH, MY GOD, YEAH ♪.♪ WE OFFER PRAISE ♪♪.♪ HALLELUJAH, SOMEBODY PRAISE.HIM, HALLELUJAH, THANK YOU.JESUS ♪.♪♪.♪♪.♪♪.>> AT THE DIRECTION OF PASTOR.WRIGHT, THE PROGRAM IS.NECESSARILY ALTERED BECAUSE OF.THE TIME FACTOR..WE APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT IT.WAS DIFFICULT FOR EVERYONE TO.STAY WITHIN THEIR TIME LIMIT..THANK YOU, DR. WRIGHT, FOR YOUR.AUSPICIOUS LEADERSHIP..MY PRIVILEGE AND MY HONOR TODAY,.AS WE GIVE HONOR TO THE FAMILY.OF GEORGE FLOYD, IS TO INTRODUCE.TODAY A MAN WHO NEEDS NO.INTRODUCTION, BUT DESERVES ONE..BORN OCTOBER 3, 1954, AL.SHARPTON..[ APPLAUSE ].GREW UP LIKE MOST OF US, RAISED.LIKE MOST OF US, IN CHURCH..HIS SUNDAY SCHOOLTEACHER HAD NO.IDEA WHO SHE WAS TEACHING..HIS PASTOR HAD NO IDEA WHO HE.WAS PREACHING TO..HIS TEACHERS HAD NO IDEA WHO.THEY WERE TEACHING..BUT SINCE THAT TIME HE HAS.BECOME A SOCIAL JUSTICE.ACTIVIST, A CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER,.A TALK SHOW HOST, A COMMENTATOR,.A LEADER OF MOVEMENTS, A WORLD.CHANGER, A FREEDOM FIGHTER, A.PREPAR.PREACHER AMONGST PREACHERS..WHEN OFFICER CHAUVIN PUT HIS.KNEE ON THE NECK OF GEORGE.FLOYD, HE HAD NO IDEA THAT THE.MAN WHOSE LIFE HE WAS TAKING.WOULD BE IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO.HAVE THIS PREACHER TO PREACH HIS.EULOGY..HE PROBABLY THOUGHT IT WOULD END.QUIETLY IN SOME OBSCURE FUNERAL.HOME WITH A FEW PEOPLE..BUT HE HAD NO IDEA THAT.PRESIDENTS OF NATIONS WOULD.THINK AND WRITE ABOUT HIM AND.THAT THE PREACHER WHO WOULD.PREACH THE SERVICE WOULD BE THE.GREATEST CIVIL RIGHTS PREACHING.VOICE OF OUR TIME..AND WE’VE TALKED MUCH ABOUT HOW.WE CHANGE THINGS..BUT WHEN GOD WANTS TO CHANGE.THINGS, HE BRINGS A PERSON TO.THE EARTH..AND WHEN THIS PREACHER WAS.BIRTHED, GOD KNEW THERE WOULD BE.MOMENTS LIKE THIS WHEN IT WOULD.TAKE SOMEONE’S VOICE TO SPEAK.TRUTH TO POWER PROPHETICALLY.THAT WOULD CHANGE THE WORLD..AND I HOPE THAT WHEN WE HEAR.THIS PREACHER, ALL AMERICA.UNDERSTANDS THAT YES, WE CAN.CHANGE POLICIES AND LEGISLATION,.BUT IF WE WANT TO CHANGE THIS.SITUATION, WHITE PARENTS HAVE TO.TEACH THEIR BOYS TO BE BROTHERS.TO BLACK BOYS..WE HAVE TO TEACH OUR DAUGHTERS.TO BE SISTERS, WHETHER YOU’RE.BLACK, WHITE, OR BROWN, BECAUSE.WHEN GEORGE FLOYD WAS GASPING.FOR BREATH SAYING “I CAN’T.BREATHE,” HE WAS SPEAKING THE.LANGUAGE OF 400 YEARS OF.AFRICANS IN THIS COUNTRY..WE COULDN’T BREATHE ON THE SLAVE.SHIPS..WE COULDN’T BREATHE IN JIM CROW..WE COULDN’T BREATHE THROUGH.SEGREGATION..WE COULDN’T BREATHE THROUGH MASS.INCARCERATION..AND THERE’S BEEN A PREACHER ON.THE SCENE FOR THE LAST FOUR.DECADES TELLING US, AMERICANS,.WE CAN’T BREATHE..IN BENSONHURST, WE CAN’T.BREATHE..FOR TRAYVON MARTIN, WE CAN’T.BREATHE..GEORGE FLOYD DIED SAYING WE.CAN’T BREATHE..I WANT YOU TO WELCOME TO THIS.PULPIT TODAY THE ICONIC.PREACHING VOICE, ANOINTED.PREACHING PERSONALITY OF THE.REVEREND DR. AL SHARPTON, OUR.VOICE, OUR FIGHTER, OUR LEADER,.OUR FREEDOM FIGHTER..AND BECAUSE OF HIM, GUESS WHAT,.ONE DAY ALL OF US ARE GOING TO.BREATHE BETTER..LET’S RECEIVE THE HONORABLE.REVEREND AL SHARPTON..♪♪.>> FIRST, TO HIS FAMILY, THE.WHOLE FAMILY THAT HAS SUFFERED.THIS CRIME, I HEAR PEOPLE TALK.ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO GEORGE.FLOYD LIKE THERE WAS SOMETHING.LESS THAN A CRIME..THIS WAS NOT JUST A TRAGEDY..IT WAS A CRIME..AND THIS FAMILY HAS BORNE THIS,.AND I’M GOING TO PRONOUNCE ALL.OF THEM, BECAUSE THIS IS A TIME.THAT WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT.THEY ARE GOING TO DO EVERYTHING.THEY CAN TO DELAY THESE TRIALS.AND DELAY THE ACCOUNTABILITY AND.TRY TO WEAR THIS FAMILY DOWN..AND MANY THAT ARE STANDING AND.COMING TODAY AND SKINNIN’ AND.GRINNIN’ IN FRONT OF CAMERAS.WILL NOT BE HERE FOR THE LONG.RUN..WE MUST COMMIT TO THIS FAMILY,.ALL OF THIS FAMILY, ALL FIVE OF.HIS CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, AND.ALL, THAT UNTIL THESE PEOPLE PAY.FOR WHAT THEY DID, THAT WE’RE.GOING TO BE THERE WITH THEM.BECAUSE LIVES LIKE GEORGE WILL.NOT MATTER UNTIL SOMEBODY PAYS.THE COST FOR TAKING THEIR LIVES..[ APPLAUSE ].WE CANNOT JUST ACT LIKE THIS IS.SOME NEW WAY OF TEACHING.SOCIOLOGY..WE CAN’T ACT LIKE THIS IS SOME.EW NEED FOR SOME OF US TO ADD.SOCIAL JUSTICE TO OUR PROGRAMS.ON SUNDAY MORNING..THERE IS AN INTENTIONAL NEGLECT.TO MAKE PEOPLE PAY FOR TAKING.OUR LIVES..IF FOUR BLACKS HAD DONE TO ONE.WHITE, IF FOUR BLACK COPS HAD.DONE TO ONE WHITE, WHAT WAS DONE.TO GEORGE, THEY WOULDN’T HAVE TO.TEACH NO NEW LESSONS..THEY WOULDN’T HAVE TO GET.CORPORATIONS TO GET MONEY..THEY WOULD SEND THEM TO JAIL AND.UNTIL WE KNOW THE PRICE FOR.BLACK LIFE IS THE SAME AS THE.PRICE FOR WHITE LIFE, WE’RE.GOING TO KEEP COMING BACK TO.THESE SITUATIONS OVER AND OVER.AGAIN..EITHER THE LAW WILL WORK OR IT.WON’T WORK..SO I WANT TO GIVE HONOR TO THE.FAMILY AND A COMMITMENT THAT.WE’RE GOING TO BE HERE FOR THE.LONG HAUL..AND THE LAST TV TRUCK IS GONE,.WE’LL STILL BE HERE..I’VE GOTTEN TO KNOW SOME OF THE.FAMILY OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS..I’VE SEEN THEM CRY IN PRIVATE..I’VE SEEN THEM TALK..I TOLD THEM I GREW UP IN A BLACK.FAMILY..I KNOW WE DON’T ALWAYS GET.ALONG..I GOT SOME COUSINS WATCHING ME.NOW, THEY BETTER NEVER CALL ME..THAT’S WHAT FAMILIES ARE..BUT I’VE ALSO SEEN THEM IN LIGHT.MOMENTS..I’LL NEVER FORGET LAST WEEK WHEN.THE FAMILY THAT WAS THERE TALKED.WITH FORMER PRESIDENT OBAMA ON.THE PHONE..AND SAID, WE’RE NOT ASKING YOU.TO COME BECAUSE IT WOULD TAKE.ALL THE SECRET SERVICE STUFF AND.ALL THAT BUT WE JUST WANT TO.THANK YOU AND YOUR WIFE FOR.CALLING AND CALLING OUR NAME OF.OUR BROTHER, OUR UNCLE, DURING.THE SPEECHES YOU’VE BEEN MAKING..AND THE PRESIDENT MADE THE.MISTAKE OF ASKING, WHAT IS IT.Y’ALL WANT ME TO DO?.JUST TELL ME WHERE I COULD BE.HELPFUL..AND PHILONISE SAID TWO THINGS..WE WANT JUSTICE, AND WE’RE IN.MINNEAPOLIS, CAN YOU SEND ME.SOME FOOD DOWN HERE?.THEY ONLY HAD THE FINGER FOOD..EVERYTHING WAS CLOSED UP IN.MINNEAPOLIS..HE SAID, I’M NOT GOING TO AL’S.DINER, I WANT SOME FOOD..SO WE HAD SOME LIGHT MOMENTS..I WANT TO ALSO SAY, REVEREND DR..REMUS WRIGHT AND REVEREND DR..MIA WRIGHT..[ APPLAUSE ].FOR OPENING THE DOORS OF THIS.CHURCH AND PUTTING ARMS AROUND.SABRINA AND HER FAMILY AT THIS.HOUR, THEY KNOW THIS IS GOING TO.BE CONTROVERSIAL IN SOME.CIRCLES..YET THEY OPENED THE DOORS.ANYWAY..NOT KNOWING WHAT WOULD HAPPEN,.NOT KNOWING HOW PEOPLE WOULD.BEHAVE..AND AS I SPOKE WITH THEM ON THE.PHONE AND HE WELCOMED HIS.FAMILY, I THINK WE ARE GIVING.THEM A LOT OF “WE SHOULD NOT.TAKE THEM FOR GRANTED.”.AND I THINK THEY’RE DESERVING OF.A LOT OF HONOR..HE’S A MAN AND SHE’S A WOMAN OF.COURAGE..WE HAVE TOO MANY HOLY PUNKS IN.THE PULPIT..[ APPLAUSE ].Y’ALL DO KNOW I’M AL SHARPTON,.I’M GOING TO SAY WHAT I GOT TO.SAY..GIVE A HAND TO OUR PASTOR, REMUS.WRIGHT AND SISTER MIA WRIGHT..[ APPLAUSE ].I ALSO WANT TO, AND I’M GOING TO.GET INTO MY EULOGY SO WE CAN.STAY ON TIME, BUT I MUST.RECOGNIZE ATTORNEY BEN CRUMP..[ APPLAUSE ].I CALL HIM BLACK AMERICA’S.ATTORNEY GENERAL..PROBABLY CAUSE WE DON’T FEEL WE.HAVE ONE..BEN CRUMP HAS FOUGHT AND STOOD.FOR MANY CASES AND HE HAS WITH.HIM A LEGAL TEAM, I’M SURE THEY.WILL BE ACKNOWLEDGED, BROTHER.STUART, WE SHOULD NOT TAKE FOR.GRANTED..WHEN BLACK LAWYERS TAKE THESE.CASES LIKE CRUMP HAS, THEY ARE.TARGETED BY THEIR BAR.ASSOCIATIONS..THEY ARE TARGETED BY PEOPLE THAT.ARE ENVIOUS AND JEALOUS..WE NEED CIVIL RIGHTS LAWYERS.THAT ARE THERE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS,.NOT FOR CIVIL SETTLEMENTS..[ APPLAUSE ].AND THAT’S WHY I GIVE HIM.RECOGNITION..I MUST ALSO RECOGNIZE SEVERAL.FAMILIES ARE HERE THAT CAME AT.GREAT SACRIFICE BUT THEY WANTED.TO BE HERE, TO BE PART OF THIS,.BECAUSE THEY UNDERSTAND THE PAIN.BETTER THAN ANYONE BECAUSE.THEY’VE GONE THROUGH THE PAIN..AND I THINK THAT WE SHOULD.RECOGNIZE THE MOTHER OF TRAYVON.MARTIN, WILL YOU STAND..[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ].THE MOTHER, THE MOTHER OF ERIC.GARNER, WILL YOU STAND..[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ].THE SISTER OF BOTHAM JEAN, WILL.YOU STAND..THE FAMILY OF PAMELA TURNER.RIGHT HERE IN HOUSTON, WILL YOU.STAND..THE FATHER OF MICHAEL BROWN FROM.MISSOURI, WILL YOU STAND..THE FATHER OF AHMED AUBREY, WILL.YOU STAND..[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ].ALL OF THESE FAMILIES CAME TO.STAND WITH THIS FAMILY, BECAUSE.THEY KNOW BETTER THAN ANYONE.ELSE THE PAIN THEY WILL SUFFER.FROM THE LOSS THAT THEY HAVE.GONE THROUGH..I ALSO WANT TO THANK ALL OF.THOSE THAT HELPED TO MAKE THIS.AS EASY AS THEY COULD FOR THE.FAMILY..CERTAINLY WE THANK, AGAIN, THOSE.IN THE FINANCIAL AND.ENTERTAINMENT WORLD THAT.IMMEDIATELY JUMPED UP AND SAID.TO THE FAMILY THAT THEY WANTED.TO HELP, AND MADE SURE THAT THEY.DIDN’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT.EXPENSE..TYLER PERRY AND ROBERT SMITH..[ APPLAUSE ].AND CHAMPION FLOYD MAYWEATHER..[ APPLAUSE ].AND OTHERS THAT HAVE COME..IT MEANS A LOT BECAUSE IT SHOWS.THE WORLD THE WEIGHT OF THIS..BROTHER JAMIE FOXX IS WITH US.TODAY..STAND UP, JAMIE..[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ].AL B. SHORE IS IN THE HOUSE.TODAY..SO LET ME GET INTO MY MESSAGE..I GOT EVERYBODY SENDING ME.NOTES..I WANT YOU TO TURN BRIEFLY TO.THE BOOK OF EPHESIANS, SIXTH.CHAPTER..EPHESIANS, SIXTH CHAPTER..BECAUSE I THINK THAT WE NEED TO.UNDERSTAND WHAT WE’RE DEALING.WITH HERE..EPHESIANS 6, CHAPTER — IT TELLS.THE STORY OF WHY I THINK WE NEED.TO REALLY LOOK AT THE SITUATION.DIFFERENTLY..BECAUSE IT TALKS ABOUT PAUL’S.LETTER TO THE PHILIPPIANS,.EPHESIANS..I’M CATCHING UP WITH MYSELF..IT SAYS, IN HIS LETTER TO THE.EPHESIANS, HE SAYS, FINALLY BE.STRONG IN THE LORD..AND IN HIS MIGHTY POWER..PUT ON THE FULL ARMOR OF GOD SO.THAT YOU CAN TAKE YOUR STAND.AGAINST THE DEVIL’S SCHEMES..FOR OUR STRUGGLE IS NOT AGAINST.FLESH AND BLOOD, BUT AGAINST.RULERS AND AUTHORITIES, AGAINST.THE POWERS OF THE DARKNESS,.AGAINST SPIRITUAL FORCES OF.WICKEDNESS IN HIGH PLACES..THEREFORE PUT ON THE FULL ARMOR.OF GOD SO WHEN THE DAY OF EVIL.COMES, YE MAY BE ABLE TO.WITHSTAND YOUR GROUND..MY GOD ADD A BLESSING TO THE.READING OF HIS WORD..WE ARE NOT FIGHTING SOME.DISCONNECTED INCIDENTS..WE ARE FIGHTING AN.INSTITUTIONAL, SYSTEMIC PROBLEM.THAT HAS BEEN ALLOWED TO.PERMEATE SINCE WE WERE BROUGHT.TO THESE SHORES..AND WE ARE FIGHTING WICKEDNESS.IN HIGH PLACES..WHEN YOU CAN PUT YOUR KNEE ON A.MAN’S NECK AND HOLD IT THERE.EIGHT MINUTES AND 46 SECONDS,.THAT’S NOT EVEN NORMAL TO A.CIVILIAN, LESS THAN A POLICE.OFFICER..TRY IT WHEN YOU GO HOME, TO PUT.YOUR KNEE ON SOMETHING AND HOLD.IT THERE THAT LONG..YOU GOT TO BE FULL OF A LOT OF.VENOM, FULL OF SOMETHING THAT.REALLY MOTIVATES YOU, TO PRESS.DOWN YOUR WEIGHT THAT LONG AND.NOT GIVE OUT..AND TO THINK THAT YOU’RE.CERTIFIED BY THE STATE TO CARRY.A BADGE AND A GUN AND YOU GOT.ALL OF THAT IN YOU, MEANS THAT.WE HAVE PERMITTED PEOPLE TO.BECOME OFFICERS OF THE LAW THAT.OUGHT TO BE SOMEWHERE ELSE IN.SOCIETY..IMAGINE YOU PRESSING DOWN ON.SOMETHING EIGHT MINUTES, THAT’S.TELLING YOU “I CAN’T BREATHE,”.THAT’S BEGGING FOR THEIR LIFE..AND YOU KEEP PRESSING..WHAT KIND OF MENTALITY IS THAT?.HOW DO WE SCREEN WHO POLICE.OFFICERS ARE?.AND HOW DO WE GET TO THIS PLACE.OVER AND OVER AGAIN?.THEY TOLD ERIC GARNER, PUT HIM.IN A CHOKEHOLD..HE SAID, I CAN’T BREATHE..THOSE THREE COPS WALKED..NO PROSECUTION..UNTIL THE LAW IS UPHELD AND.PEOPLE KNOW THEY WILL GO TO.JAIL, THEY’RE GOING TO KEEP.DOING IT BECAUSE THEY’RE.PROTECTED BY WICKEDNESS IN HIGH.PLACES..[ APPLAUSE ].HOW DO YOU PREVENT CRIME IN THE.HOOD?.YOU SCARE OTHERS BY SAYING, IF.YOU DO THAT, YOU’RE GOING TO.JAIL..HOW ARE YOU GOING TO SCARE A BAD.COP IF BAD COPS DON’T GO TO.JAIL?.HOW ARE YOU GOING TO TELL THEM.THAT YOUR FATE IS GOING TO BE.BAD IF YOU GO ON THE OTHER SIDE.OF THE LINE WHEN EVERYBODY ELSE.GOT AWAY WITH IT?.WHO TAUGHT THESE COPS THEY COULD.DO THIS TO GEORGE EXCEPT THE.COPS BEFORE THIS THAT GOT AWAY.WITH THIS?.AND WHEN THEY HAVE THE HIGHEST.LEVEL OF GOVERNMENT THAT EXCUSES.IT, WHEN SOME KIDS WRONGLY START.VIOLENCE THAT THIS FAMILY DON’T.CONDONE AND NONE OF US DO, THE.PRESIDENT TALKS ABOUT BRINGING.IN THE MILITARY..BUT HE’S NOT SAID ONE WORD ABOUT.EIGHT MINUTES AND 46 SECONDS OF.POLICE MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD..OH, HE SAID THE FAMILY HAS MY.SYMPATHY AND ALL OF THIS..HE DIDN’T GIVE ALL OF THIS IN.OTHER SITUATIONS THEIR SYMPATHY..HE CHALLENGED CHINA ON HUMAN.RIGHTS..WHAT ABOUT THE HUMAN RIGHT OF.GEORGE FLOYD?.[ APPLAUSE ].THE SIGNALS THAT WE’RE SENDING.IS THAT IF YOU ARE IN LAW.ENFORCEMENT, THEN THE LAW.DOESN’T APPLY TO YOU..I’M TELLING YOU THE LAW OUGHT TO.ESPECIALLY APPLY TO YOU BECAUSE.YOU’RE GIVEN SPECIAL POWERS THAT.OTHERS DON’T HAVE..WE DON’T HAVE A GUN WE’RE.CARRYING..WE HAVE NOT GONE THROUGH.TRAINING..WE SHOULD EXPECT MORE FROM YOU..AND IF YOU BREAK THE LAW, YOU.OUGHT TO BE EXPECTED TO PAY AN.EVEN HIGHER PRICE BECAUSE YOU.KNOW BETTER AND YOU SWORE NOT TO.DO THAT..[ APPLAUSE ].SO YEAH, IT’S NICE THAT.EVERYBODY WANTS TO NOW STUDY THE.PROBLEM..IT’S NICE, BIG CORPORATIONS SAID.WE’RE GOING TO THROW MONEY TO.STUDY EQUAL JUSTICE..BUT IF WE WENT OUT THERE AND DID.THAT TO A YOUNG WHITE KID, YOU.WOULDN’T NEED NO STUDY..YOU WOULD KNOW WHAT TO DO..AND YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO NOW..THE BIBLE SAYS, DO JUSTICE..ALL HIS FAMILY WANTS IS JUSTICE..OH, IT’S NICE TO SEE SOME PEOPLE.CHANGE THEIR MIND..THE HEAD OF THE NFL SAID, YEAH,.MAYBE WE WAS WRONG, FOOTBALL.PLAYERS, MAYBE THEY DID HAVE THE.RIGHT TO PEACEFULLY PROTEST..WELL, DON’T APOLOGIZE..GIVE COLIN KAEPERNICK A JOB.BACK..[ APPLAUSE ].DON’T COME WITH SOME EMPTY.APOLOGY..TAKE A MAN’S LIVELIHOOD, STRIP A.MAN OF HIS TALENTS, AND FOUR.YEARS LATER, WHEN THE WHOLE.WORLD IS MARCHING, ALL OF A.SUDDEN YOU GO AND DO A FACETIME.TALKING ABOUT YOU’RE SORRY?.NEVER MIND THE VALUE OF OUR.LIVES..YOU’RE SORRY?.THEN REPAY THE DAMAGE YOU DID TO.THE CAREER YOU STOOD DOWN, CAUSE.WHEN COLIN TOOK A KNEE, HE TOOK.IT FOR THE FAMILIES IN THIS.BUILDING AND WE DON’T WANT AN.APOLOGY..WE WANT HIM REPAIRED..[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ].EQUAL JUSTICE..EQUAL FAIRNESS..WE’RE NOT ANTI-ANYBODY..WE ARE TRYING TO STOP PEOPLE.FROM BEING ANTI-US..WE WANT THE LAW TO APPLY.EQUALLY..AND YOU DON’T NEED A WHOLE LOT.OF STUDYING ABOUT THAT..YES, WE NEED NEW LAWS..YES, THE CONGRESS HAS STEPPED.UP, THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK.CAUCUS HAS COME, YES, WE NEED TO.CLOSE THESE LAWS, YES, WE NEED.TO STOP WHERE POLICEMEN CAN SAY.BASED ON WHAT THEY THOUGHT, THEY.CAN USE LETHAL FORCE..YES, WE NEED RESIDENCY.REQUIREMENT..ALL OF WHAT THEY PROPOSE IS WHAT.WE NEED..BUT WE HAVE ENOUGH RIGHT NOW TO.PROSECUTE POLICEMEN THAT HOLD.SOMEBODY DOWN EIGHT MINUTES AND.46 SECONDS..MAN SAID TO ME, I THINK A LOT OF.PEOPLE ARE CONFUSED..I WAS WORKING OUT, I WORK OUT IN.THE MORNINGS..MAN SAID TO ME, WHITE FELLOW IN.THE PLACE I WAS WORKING OUT,.SAID, REVEREND AL, I SEE YOU ON.TV AND YOU’RE ALWAYS TALKING.ABOUT RACE..I SAID, YEAH..HE SAID, BUT HAVEN’T WE COME A.LONG WAY?.I SAID, YEAH, BUT YOU’VE GOT TO.UNDERSTAND HOW FAR WE’VE GOT TO.GO AND YOU’VE GOT TO UNDERSTAND.HOW DEEP IT IS..HE SAID, WHAT DO YOU MEAN?.I SAID, ABOUT EIGHT, NINE YEARS.AGO, A NEWSPAPER IN NEW YORK DID.A BACKGROUND ON MY FAMILY AND.THEY FOUND OUT, DR. WRIGHT, THAT.MY GREAT-GRANDFATHER WAS A SLAVE.IN ELLENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA..I WENT DOWN THERE WITH THE.NEWSPAPER AND OTHER PRESS..AND WE WENT TO THE GRAVEYARD..AND MY GREAT-GRANDFATHER WAS.OWNED BY THE FAMILY OF STROM.THURMOND, THE SEGREGATIONIST..AND I WANT TO THE WHITE CHURCH,.THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, AND IN.THE GRAVEYARD THERE WAS THE.TOMBSTONES..AND I WOULD SAY ABOUT A QUARTER.OF THE CEMETERY, THE TOMBSTONES,.BEN CRUMP, WAS THURMONDS..AND I SAID, YOU MEAN ALL OF.THESE?.THEY SAID, WAIT A MINUTE, THE.PLANTATION YOUR.GREAT-GRANDFATHER WAS IN WAS.ABOUT A MILE AWAY, THEY BURIED.THE SLAVES THERE, THEY ONLY PUT.PEBBLES OVER THEIR GRAVES..SO IT OCCURRED TO ME THAT EVERY.TIME I WRITE MY NAME, SIR, THAT.IS NOT MY NAME..THAT’S THE NAME OF WHO OWNED MY.GREAT GRANDFATHER..THAT’S HOW DEEP RACE IS..EVERY TIME I WRITE MY NAME, I’M.WRITING AMERICAN HISTORY OF WHAT.HAPPENED TO MY PEOPLE..I CAN’T TALK ABOUT WHAT MY.GREAT-GRANDPARENTS DID..THEY WERE ENSLAVED..AND WE’RE STILL BEING TREATED.LESS THAN OTHERS..AND UNTIL AMERICA COMES TO TERMS.WITH WHAT IT HAS DONE AND WHAT.IT DID, WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO.HEAR BECAUSE YOU’RE NOT.RECOGNIZING THE ROOM..FLOYD COULD HAVE BEEN ANYBODY..BUT THEN THE REACTION WAS NOT.ANYTHING, BECAUSE SOMEWHERE I.READ IN THE BIBLE THAT GOD SAID.HE WOULD POUR OUT HIS SPIRIT.AMONG ALL FLESH..AND THAT’S WHY WHEN I HEARD THEM.TALKING ABOUT, THEY NEVER.THOUGHT THEY WOULD SEE YOUNG.WHITES MARCHING LIKE THEY’RE.MARCHING NOW, ALL OVER THE.WORLD, I’VE SEEN GRANDCHILDREN.OF SLAVE MASTERS TEARING DOWN.SLAVE MASTERS’ STATUES OVER IN.ENGLAND AND PUT IT IN THE RIVER..I POUR OUT MY SPIRIT AMONG ALL.FLESH..I’VE SEEN WHITES WALKING PAST.CURFEWS, SAYING, BLACK LIVES.MATTER, NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE, I.POUR OUT MY SPIRIT AMONG ALL.FLESH..YOU HAVE KNOW LIVED WHERE YOU.HAVE SEWN WICKEDNESS AND NOW YOU.HAVE TO REAP THE WRATH OF THOSE.THAT DON’T WANT TO BE WICKED NO.MORE..THAT SHALL HE ALSO REAP..SO WE COME BECAUSE GOD IN HIS.OWN WAY, HE ALWAYS WANTED — THE.MINISTER SAID IT RIGHT, GOD.ALWAYS USES UNLIKELY PEOPLE TO.DO HIS WILL..IF GEORGE FLOYD HAD BEEN AN IVY.LEAGUE SCHOOL GRADUATE AND ONE.OF THESE ONES WITH A LONG TITLE,.WE WOULD HAVE BEEN ACCUSED OF.REACTING TO HIS PROMINENCE..IF HE HAD BEEN A.MULTIMILLIONAIRE, THEY WOULD.HAVE SAID THAT WE WERE REACTING.TO HIS WEALTH..IF HE HAD BEEN A FAMOUS ATHLETE.AS HE WAS ON THE TRAJECTORY TO.BE, THEY WOULD HAVE SAID WE WERE.REACTING TO HIS FAME..BUT GOD TOOK AN ORDINARY BROTHER.FROM THE THIRD WARD, FROM THE.HOUSING PROJECTS, THAT NOBODY.THOUGHT MUCH ABOUT BUT THOSE.THAT KNEW HIM AND LOVED HIM..HE TOOK THE REJECTED STONE, THE.STONE THAT THE BUILDER REJECTED..THEY REJECTED HIM FOR JOBS..THEY REJECTED HIM FOR POSITIONS..THEY REJECTED HIM..GOD TOOK THE REJECTED STONE AND.MADE HIM THE CORNERSTONE OF A.MOVEMENT THAT’S GOING TO CHANGE.THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD..[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ].I’M GLAD HE WASN’T ONE OF THESE.POLISHED BOURGEOIS BROTHERS..BECAUSE THEY WOULD HAVE STILL.THOUGHT WE WAS OF NO VALUE..BUT GEORGE WAS JUST GEORGE..AND NOW YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND,.IF YOU VALUE ANY ONE OF US, IT’S.A VALUE TO ALL OF US..[ APPLAUSE ].OH, IF YOU HAD HAD ANY IDEA THAT.ALL OF US WOULD REACT, YOU WOULD.HAVE TOOK YOUR KNEE OFF HIS.NECK..IF YOU HAD ANY IDEA THAT.EVERYBODY FROM THOSE IN THE.THIRD WARD TO THOSE IN HOLLYWOOD.WOULD SHOW UP IN HOUSTON AND.MINNEAPOLIS AND IN FAYETTEVILLE,.NORTH CAROLINA, YOU WOULD HAVE.TOOK YOUR KNEE OFF HIS NECK..IF YOU HAD ANY IDEA THAT.PREACHERS WHITE AND BLACK WAS.GOING TO LINE UP IN A PANDEMIC.WHEN WE WERE TOLD TO STAY INSIDE.AND WE COME OUT AND MARCH IN THE.STREETS AT THE RISK OF OUR.HEALTH, YOU WOULD HAVE TOOK YOUR.KNEE OFF HIS NECK..BECAUSE YOU THOUGHT HIS NECK.DIDN’T MEAN NOTHING..BUT GOD MADE HIS NECK TO CONNECT.HIS HEAD TO HIS BODY AND YOU.HAVE NO RIGHT TO PUT YOUR KNEE.ON THAT NECK..GENESIS 2 SAID THAT GOD FORMED.MAN, AND JAMIE, THEY SAY HE.BREATHED BREATH, THE BREATH OF.LIFE, TO MAKE HIM A LIVE HUMAN.BEING, WHICH MEANS THAT BREATH.COMES FROM GOD..BREATH IS HOW GOD GIVES YOU.LIFE..BREATH IS NOT SOME COINCIDENTAL.KIND OF THING THAT HAPPENS..BREATH WAS A DIVINE DECISION.THAT GOD MADE..SOME BABIES ARE BORN STILLBORN..GOD DECIDES TO BLOW BREATH IN.THEM..BREATH IS SANCTIFIED..BREATH IS SACRED..YOU DON’T HAVE THE RIGHT TO TAKE.GOD’S BREATH OUT OF ANYBODY YOU.CAN’T PUT BREATH IN THEIR BODY..BUT YOU DON’T LOOK AT IT THAT.WAY BECAUSE OF YOUR WICKEDNESS..PRINCIPALITIES..DARKNESS..YOU’RE SITTING NOW TRYING TO.FIGURE OUT HOW YOU’RE GOING TO.STOP THE PROTEST RATHER THAN HOW.YOU’RE GOING TO STOP THE.BRUTALITY..YOU’RE CALLING YOUR CABINET IN,.TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW IT’S.GOING TO AFFECT YOUR VOTE RATHER.THAN HOW IS IT GOING TO AFFECT.OUR LIVES..YOU’RE SCHEMING ON HOW YOU CAN.SPIN THE STORY RATHER THAN YOU.CAN ACHIEVE JUSTICE..WICKEDNESS IN HIGH PLACES..[ APPLAUSE ].YOU TAKE RUBBER BULLETS AND TEAR.GAS TO CLEAR OUT PEACEFUL.PROTESTERS AND THEN TAKE A BIBLE.AND WALK IN FRONT OF A CHURCH.AND USE THE CHURCH AS A PROP..WICKEDNESS IN HIGH PLACES..YOU AIN’T BEEN WALKING ACROSS.THAT STREET WHEN THE CHURCH.DIDN’T HAVE THE BOARDS UP..YOU WEREN’T HOLDING UP NO BIBLE.WHEN AUBREY WAS KILLED IN.BRUNSWICK, WHEN TAYLOR WAS.KILLED IN LOUISVILLE..WICKEDNESS IN HIGH PLACES..BUT GOD GOT SOME PEOPLE THAT.WILL STAND UP..LET ME TELL YOU THIS..JESUS TOLD A STORY THAT THERE.WAS A MAN LAYING BY THE SIDE OF.THE ROAD..HE HAD BEEN ROBBED AND BEATEN..THEY SAID, ONE MAN CAME BY THAT.WAS THE SAME RACE..HIS FELLOW BROTHER..AND HE KEPT WALKING..THEN ANOTHER MAN CAME BY THAT.WAS STEEPED AND WELL-READ IN THE.SCRIPTURES..KNEW EVERY SCRIPTURE, KNEW HOW.TO QUOTE THE BOOK BACK AND.FORWARD..BUT HE NEVER LIVED BY THE BOOK..HE KEPT WALKING..JESUS SAID A THIRD MAN CAME BY.AND HE STOPPED AND LOOKED AT THE.MAN..HE WASN’T THE SAME RACE, WASN’T.THE SAME RELIGION, BUT HE PICKED.THE MAN UP AND HE TOOK CARE OF.RESTORING THE MAN TO HIS.RIGHTFUL BEING..AND JESUS CALLED HIM THE GOOD.SAMARITAN..THE PROBLEM IS TOO MANY OF YOU.BEEN WALKING BY THE ERIC.GARNERS, BEEN WALKING BY THE.TRAYVON MARTINS, BEEN WALKING BY.THE AUBREYS, BEEN WALKING BY..AND NOW WE STOPPED FOR GEORGE.FLOYD..AND I’M IN HOUSTON TODAY BECAUSE.I DON’T WANT NOBODY TO CALL ME A.PASSERBY..JAMIE HERE, BECAUSE HE’S NOT A.PASSERBY..ALL OF YOU ARE HERE BECAUSE.WE’RE NOT PASSERBYES..WE’RE GOING TO BE IN MINNEAPOLIS.WHEN THE TRIAL STARTS..BECAUSE YOU MAY PACK THE POLICE.UNION ON THE ONE SIDE BUT THE.RIGHTEOUS IS GOING TO BE ON THE.OTHER SIDE OF THAT COURTROOM..IT’S TIME THAT WE RECLAIM THE.RIGHTEOUS IN THIS COUNTRY..REVEREND, WE DON’T KNOW IF WE.GOT THE MONEY, WE GOT THE.POLITICAL POWER..WELL, WE GOT THE VOTE..AND WE GOT SOMETHING THAT WE HAD.BEFORE WE HAD THE VOTE..WE HAD GOD ON OUR SIDE..THAT’S WHY WHEN THEY IN SLAVERY,.THEY USED TO HAVE SLAVE IN THE.SLAVE QUARTERS..IF THEY CALLED ON GOD, THAT GOD.WOULD ANSWER PRAYER..AND THE SAME GOD THAT BROUGHT US.FROM SLAVERY IS STILL ON THE.THRONE, THE SAME GOD THAT.BROUGHT US FROM THE BACK OF THE.BUS IS STILL ON THE THRONE, THE.SAME GOD THAT BROUGHT US FROM.JIM CROW IS STILL ON THE THRONE.AND IF WE’RE RIGHT HE’LL FIGHT.OUR BATTLE AND WE’LL PUT.GEORGE’S NAME IN HISTORY..WHERE THEY SAID ASK THE ONE THEY.SHOULDN’T HAVE TOUCHED..THAT’S THE NECK THEY SHOULDN’T.HAVE BEND DOWN ON..AND TURN FROM YOUR WICKED WAYS,.THEN YOU’LL HEAR FROM HEAVEN..I WANT TO SAY WE HAVE SAID WE’RE.GOING TO KEEP MARCHING..WE’RE GOING TO KEEP PROTESTING..AUGUST 28th, WE’RE GOING TO.WASHINGTON BY THE TENS OF.THOUSANDS, WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A.NATIONAL MARCH ON THE.ANNIVERSARY OF “I HAVE A DREAM.”.THE FLOYD FAMILY AND OTHER.FAMILIES ARE GOING TO LEAD IT..BUT I WANT TO SAY THIS BEFORE I.LEAVE TO THE FLOYD FAMILY, DON’T.EVER FORGET IN YOUR DARKEST HOUR.THAT BE NOT DISMAYED, GOD WILL.TAKE CARE OF YOU..BENEATH HIS WING, GOD WILL TAKE.CARE OF YOU..I WAS LIKE FLOYD..I GREW UP WITH DADDY GONE, MOM.HAD TO MAKE IT WITH WELFARE.CHECKS..I USED TO GO AND SHOP WITH THE.FOOD STAMPS, LOT OF FOLKS SAY.THAT, BUT THE WAY I KNOW, IF.YOU’VE BEEN ON FOOD STAMPS, ASK.WHAT COLOR OF YOUR FOOD STAMPS?.I USED TO SLIP THE LITTLE GRAY.SLIP SO MY FRIENDS WOULDN’T KNOW.I WAS ON FOOD STAMPS, BUT MAMA.TOLD ME SOMETHING I NEVER.FORGET..HE SAID HE MAY NOT BE THERE WHEN.YOU WANT HIM..BUT ALWAYS ON TIME..THE LORD WILL MAKE A WAY OUT OF.NO WAY..I CAN TELL YOU 40 YEARS LATER,.HE WALKS WITH ME..HE TALKS WITH ME..HE TELLS ME THAT I’M HIS OWN,.HE’S BEEN FOOLED WHEN I WAS.HUNGRY..WATER WHEN I WAS THIRSTY..HE’S MY ROCK..HE’S MY SHIELD..HE’S A LILY OF THE VALLEY..HE WOKE ME UP THIS MORNING..STARTED ME ON MY WAY..YES, YES, YES, YES..LET ME SAY THIS, WE GOT TO GO TO.CEMETERY..LET ME SAY THIS — I SAW MICHAEL.BROWN SR. HERE AND I THOUGHT.ABOUT — I TOLD HIM THIS STORY..9/11 HAPPENED, CONGRESSMAN GREEN.AND WE WERE ALL FLUSTERED IN NEW.YORK..THEY CLOSED DOWN THE BRIDGES..THEY CLOSED DOWN THE STREETS..CLOSED THE TRAINS..I HAD TO WALK ALL THE WAY TO MY.HEADQUARTERS..WHEN WE GOT THERE, THERE WERE.PEOPLE EVERYWHERE..CELL PHONES WERE DOWN AND PEOPLE.CAME TO THE HEADQUARTERS TO SEE.IF WE COULD TELL THEM WHAT WAS.HAPPENING, WHETHER WE WERE OUT.OF DANGER AND FOR THE FIRST TIME.SINCE I WAS A LITTLE BOY, I.STARTED PREACHING..THIS BISHOP SAID SINCE I WAS A.LITTLE BOY, I ALWAYS HAD TO SAY.SOMETHING TO SAY..AND JIMMY — I WENT IN MY.OFFICE, I WAS TRYING TO FIGURE.OUT WHAT COULD I SAY AND I.THOUGHT ABOUT THIS OLD PREACHER..HE TOLD MANY THIS STORY, AL, I.HAD TO PREACH ONE SUNDAY, THE.EARLY SERVICE AND I STARTED.READING THIS NOVEL ABOUT 8:00.THAT NIGHT AND I GOT SO INTO IT.I COULDN’T PUT THE NOVEL DOWN,.IT WAS 10:00, I WANTED TO GO TO.BED AND I COULDN’T PUT THE NOVEL.DOWN IT WAS SO INTRIGUING..I KEPT READING..IT WAS 11:30, I SAID, LORD, I.GOT TO GET SOME REST..BUT I COULDN’T PUT IT DOWN..HE SAID, I KEPT READING….FINALLY IT WAS AFTER MIDNIGHT.AND HE SAID THAT AL, I GOT TO.TELL THE TRUTH, I DECIDED THEN I.WOULD CHEAT..AND I TURNED TO THE END OF THE.BOOK..TO FIND OUT HOW THE STORY WAS.GOING TO END..I WANT YOU TO KNOW ON 9/11,.2001, I WANT THE FAMILY TO KNOW.LIKE I TOLD MICHAEL BROWN’S.FAMILY THAT AFTERNOON I CHEATED..I SAT IN MY OFFICE AND I TOOK MY.BIBLE OUT..AND I TURNED TO THE END OF THE.BOOK, AND I KNOW HOW THIS.STORY’S GOING TO END..THE FIRST WILL BE LAST..THE LAST WILL BE FIRST..THE LION AND THE LAMB IS GOING.TO LAY DOWN TOGETHER AND GOD.WILL TAKE CARE OF HIS CHILDREN,.WE GOT SOME DIFFICULT DAYS AHEAD.BUT I KNOW THE STORY’S GOING TO.END, THERE’S GOING TO BE JUSTICE.FOR GEORGE FLOYD, THERE’S GOING.TO BE JUSTICE FOR ERIC GARNER,.THIS STORY WON’T END LIKE THIS..GOD WILL NEVER LEAVE US, NOT.FORSAKE US, I HAVE BEEN TO TEND.OF THE BOOK, LET’S FIGHT ON..LET’S STAND TOGETHER..LET US NOT LEAVE THIS FAMILY NOW.THAT THE CEREMONY IS OVER, THIS.IS THE BEGINNING OF THE FIGHT,.THIS ISN’T THE END OF THE FIGHT..GEORGE, I READ ON THE FRONT PAGE.OF “THE NEW YORK TIMES” THIS.MORNING, YOU SAID YOU WANTED TO.TOUCH THE WORLD, WELL, GOD HAD.ALREADY MADE YOU FOR THAT..BUT YOU DIDN’T TOUCH IT IN A.BASKETBALL COURT, OR A FOOTBALL.FIELD, GOD HAD SOMETHING ELSE.FOR YOU TO DO..THEY’RE MARCHING IN THEIR NAME..YOU TOUCHED THE WORLD IN SOUTH.AFRICA, YOU TOUCHED THE WORLD IN.ENGLAND..YOU TOUCHED EVERY ONE OF THE 50.STATES, EVEN IN A PANDEMIC..PEOPLE ARE WALKING OUT IN THE.STREETS, NOT EVEN FOLLOWING.SOCIAL DISTANCING..BECAUSE YOU’VE TOUCHED THE.WORLD..AND AS WE LAY YOU TO REST TODAY,.THE MOVEMENT WON’T REST..UNTIL WE GET JUSTICE..UNTIL WE HAVE ONE STANDARD OF.JUSTICE..YOUR FAMILY’S GOING TO MISS YOU,.GEORGE, BUT YOUR NATION IS GOING.TO ALWAYS REMEMBER YOUR NAME..BECAUSE YOUR NECK WAS ONE THAT.REPRESENTED ALL OF US AND HOW.YOU SUFFERED REPRESENTED OUR.SUFFERING..SO WE’RE GOING TO LAY YOU NEAR.YOUR MAMA NOW..YOU CALLED FOR MAMA, WE’LL LAY.YOUR BODY NEXT TO HERS..SHE’S ALWAYS EMBRACED YOU,.GEORGE..YOU FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT..YOU KEPT THE FAITH..YOU FINISHED YOUR COURSE..WE’LL FIGHT ON..WE’LL FIGHT ON..WE’RE GOING TO FIGHT ON..WE’RE GOING TO FIGHT ON..>>> PRAISE THE LOSHD..I WROTE THIS SONG 20 YEARS AGO.AND I NEVER THOUGHT I’D SING IT.FOR GAME-CHANGER..♪ I GOT SO MUCH TO THANK GOD.FOR ♪.♪ SO MANY WONDERFUL BLESSINGS.AND SO MANY OPEN DOORS ♪.♪ A BRAND-NEW MERCY ♪.♪ ALONG WITH NEW DAY THAT’S WHY.I PRAISE YOU ♪.♪ AND FOR THIS ♪.♪ AND FOR THIS I GIVE YOU ♪.>> WAVE YOUR HAND IF YOU KNOW.YOU’RE BLESSED..WAVE YOUR HAND IF YOU KNOW.YOU’RE BLESSED ♪.>> MR. RUCKER, EVERYONE..♪ FOR LETTING ME SEE THE.SUNSHINE ♪.>> GET ON YOUR FEET..GET ON YOUR FEET..♪ FOR EACH NEW DAY THAT’S WHY I.PRAISE YOU ♪.♪ THAT’S WHY I PRAISE YOU ♪.♪♪.♪♪.♪ THE PRAISE YOU GIVE TO ME EACH.DAY ♪.♪ LORD THAT’S WHY I PRAISE YOU ♪.♪ FOR THIS ♪.♪ FOR THIS –.>> HAS ANYONE IN HERE TO.PRAISE.GOD WHEN YOUER WITH IN THE.VALLEY WITH TEARS IN YOUR EYES?.TAKE THEM TO THE VALLEY..♪ FOR EVERY CHILD ♪.♪ LORD, YOU SEE ME THROUGH ♪.♪ FOR EVERY BLESSING MY SOUL.SAYS HALLELUJAH ♪.>> TAKE ME TO THE VALLEY..♪ I GIVE YOU PRAISE ♪.♪♪.♪ EVERY MOUNTAIN ♪.♪♪.♪♪.♪ YOU’VE YOU SEE ME THROUGH ♪.♪ HALLELUJAH ♪.♪ FOR THIS I GIVE YOU PRAISE ♪.♪ FOR EVERY MOUNTAIN ♪.♪ YOU BROUGHT ME OVER ♪.♪ FOR EVERY TRIAL, YOU’VE SEEN.ME THROUGH ♪.♪ HALLELUJAH ♪.♪ FOR THIS I GIVE YOU PRAISE ♪.♪ FOR EVERY MOUNTAIN, YOU.BROUGHT ME OVER ♪.♪ YOU BROUGHT ME OVER ♪.♪ FOR EVERY TRIAL YOU’VE SEEN ME.THROUGH ♪.♪ FOR EVERY BLESSING I SAY.HALLELUJAH ♪.♪ FOR THIS I GIVE YOU PRAISE ♪.♪ FOR EVERY MOUNTAIN YOU BROUGHT.ME OVER ♪.♪ FOR EVERY TRIAL YOU’VE SEEN ME.THROUGH ♪.♪ FOR EVERY MOUNTAIN ♪.♪ HALLELUJAH ♪.♪♪.♪ FOR EVERY MOUNTAIN YOU’VE.BROUGHT ME OVER ♪.♪ FOR EVERY TRIAL YOU’VE SEEN ME.THROUGH ♪.♪ FOR EVERY BLESSING HALLELUJAH,.FOR THIS I GIVE YOU PRAISE ♪.♪ I GIVE YOU PRAISE ♪.♪♪.♪♪.♪♪.>>> IF YOU WILL MAINTAIN ORDER.FOR JUST A FEW MINUTES, WE CAME.TO THE TERMINATION OF THIS.CELEBRATION OF LIFE AND TO GOD.BE THE GLORY FOR THE LIFE OF.GEORGE FLOYD JR., KURT CARR JUST.TOLD US WE NEED TO GIVE GOD.PRAISE..PRAISE THE LORD, LET EVERYTHING.IN THIS ROOM ON BEHALF OF GEORGE.FLOYD, PRAISE THE LORD, EVEN.RIGHT NOW..LET’S PRAISE LORD FOR GEORGE’S.LIFE AND LEGACY..AS WE PREPARE TO LEAVE FROM THIS.PLACE THERE ARE A FEW MATTERS OF.ORDER THAT MUST BE CONSIDERED AS.WE PREPARE TO LEAVE..I WANT TO ASK EVERYONE TO PLEASE.TAKE YOUR SEAT AT THIS TIME..EVERYONE, WILL YOU PLEASE TAKE.YOUR SEAT AT THIS TIME?.THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH..AS WE TAKE OUR SEATS NOW, WE’RE.GOING T TERMINATE THIS SERVICE,.ALLOWING THE FAMILY TO LEAVE.FIRST..AND THEN, BECAUSE WE MUST.MAINTAIN ORDER AND GET THE.FAMILY TO THE CEMETERY IN AN.APPROPRIATE AMOUNT OF TIME, THE.USHERS ARE IN THE AISLES AND.THEY’RE GOING TO DISMISS EACH.SECTION SINGULARLY..STAY IN YOUR SEAT UNTIL THE.USHER MADE IT CLEAR THAT IT’S.TIME FOR YOUR SECTION TO RECESS,.I ASK YOU TO DO THAT AND IT HAS.BEEN REQUESTED THAT YOU’LL GO.IMMEDIATELY TO YOUR CARS SO WE.CAN ALLOW EVERYONE TO CLEAR OFF.THE CAMPUS OF THE FOUNTAIN OF.PRAISE..WE MUST MAINTAIN ORDER..WE MUST GET THIS DONE SO THE.FAMILY CAN GET TO THE CEMETERY.AND WE CAN LAY THIS BODY TO THE.GROUND AS WE HAVE CELEBRATED HIS.LIFE IN SUCH GRAND FASHION..THANK YOU, CHURCH, FOR BEING THE.CHURCH THAT YOU HAVE BEEN.THROUGHOUT THE TIME..THANK YOU, BELOVED COMMUNITY,.FOR HEARING WHAT WE HAVE ASKED.OF YOU AND RESPONDING.ACCORDINGLY..WE’LL LEAVE FROM THIS PLACE NOW,.AND AS WE DO, THE LIFE OF GEORGE.FLOYD JR., THE BIBLE SAYS THE.LORD GIVETH, THE LORD TAKETH..NOW BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE.LORD..AS THE FAMILY PREPARES TO LEAVE.THIS PLACE AT THIS TIME..FUNERAL DIRECTORS, WE’RE.FOLLOWING YOUR DIRECTIONS AND.ALL OF OTHER MEMBERS OF THE.CONGRESS REGAGS WILL REMAIN.STANDING UNTIL THE USHERS.DISMISS YOU..THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH..WE HAVE SOMETHING TO PRESENT..WILL YOU MAKE YOUR PRESENTATION.AT THIS TIME?.FORT BEND FUNERAL HOME..>> PLEASE REMAIN SEATED..JUST THE FAMILY AND THIS SECTION.RIGHT HERE IN THE CENTER, WE’LL.ASK THE FAMILY TO FOLLOW THE.DIRECTION OF FORT BEND FUNERAL.SERVICES..♪♪.♪♪.♪♪.♪♪.♪ I SHALL WEAR A CROWN WHEN IT’S.ALL OVER ♪.♪ I SHALL SEE HIS FACE ♪.♪ I SHALL SEE HIS FACE ♪.♪ ONE DAY I WILL ♪.♪ WHEN IT’S ALL OVER ♪.>>> HERE IN HOUSTON, WATCHING.THE FINAL MOMENTS ON OF THE.FUNERAL FOR GEORGE FLOYD, VERY.EMOTIONAL, PRAYERFUL, MORE THAN.THREE HOURS’ REFLECTION ON HIS.LIFE, ALSO A REFLECTION ON THE.SYSTEM THAT HAS COME OUT OF THE.GLARE OF THE MOVEMENT THAT.START.ED AFTER HIS DEATH..THE CASKET OF GEORGE FLOYD WILL.BE A PART OF A PROCESSION THAT.WILL TAKE HIM SOME MILES WHERE.HE’LL BE BURIED ALONGSIDE HIS.MOTHER..I WANT TO BRING INTO.CONVERSATION, WASHINGTON.COLUMNIST AND NBC NEWS POLITICAL.ANALYST, EUGENE ROBINSON..LET ME CAPTURE YOUR FIRST.THOUGHTS ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE SEEN.HERE..>> WELL, THIS FIRST AND.FOREMOST, AN EMOTIONAL HOME.GOING FOR GEORGE FLOYD, AND IN.THAT SENSE, I THINK FUNERALS ARE.PRIMARILY FOR THE FAMILY AND SO,.WHAT WILL STICK IN MY MIND ARE.THE FAMILY REMINISCENTS, HIS.NIECE WHO GAVE A POWERFUL — A.POWERFUL SPEECH..REMINISCENTS OF HER TIME WITH.HER UNCLE, BUT ALSO YOU HEARD.HER ANGER AND BY NOW MAKE.AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, WHEN WAS.AMERICA EVER GREAT?.AND A REMINDER THAT WHEN MANY.AMERICANS THINK BACK TO PERHAPS.AMERICA IN THE AMERICAN CENTURY,.SOMETIMES THEY DON’T STOP TO.THINK — AMERICANS LOOK LIKE ME,.IN THE 1950s, THE 1960s, NOT A.TIME OF GREATNESS BECAUSE WE.WERE NOT ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE,.WE WERE — A KNEE ON OUR NECK..I THOUGHT THAT WAS, YOU KNOW, A.STRIKING MOMENT..ALSO REVEREND SHARPTON’S EULOGY,.HE TALKED ABOUT GEORGE FLOYD THE.PERSON..HE WASN’T RICH..HE WASN’T FAMOUS..HE SAID GOD TOOK THE REJECTED.STONE AND MADE HIM THE CORESTONE.OF A MOVEMENT THAT’S GOING.CHANGE THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD, I.THINK THAT WAS — THAT WAS AN.INCREDIBLE MOMENT AND ONE THAT I.HOPE WILL BRING SOME COMFORT TO.THE FAMILY..REVEREND SHARPTON ALSO GAVE A.EULOGY THAT WAS AT TIMES.POLITICAL..WITHOUT MENTIONING PRESIDENT.TRUMP’S NAME, I DON’T THINK HE.MENTIONED IT ONCE, BUT HE DID.SPEAK OF WICKEDNESS IN HIGH.PLACES AND HE RAN THROUGH SOME.OF THE ACTIONS TAKEN OR NOT.TAKEN SINCE..INCLUDING THE PHOTO-OP AT.ST. JOHN’S CHURCH, AFTER THE.CLEARING AWAY THE PROTESTERS,.WHAT TURNED FROM THE PRESIDENT.ABOUT LAW AND ORDER AND NOT.ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO GEORGE.FLOYD..AND SO THAT WAS — THAT WAS.BITING, THAT WAS POINTED, BUT I.THINK — AT THE MOMENT..I THINK IT’S A MOMENT THAT.PEOPLE WHO WITNESS IT WILL NOT.SOON FORGET..I HOPE IT BROUGHT THE FAMILY.SOME COMFORT, SOME PEACE, AND I.HOPE IT GAVE ENERGY TO THOSE WHO.WANT TO CARRY ON THE MOVEMENT.THAT GEORGE FLOYD’S DEATH HAS.BEGUN..>> YEAH, WE’VE BEEN WATCHING THE.CASKET, WE’VE BEEN WATCHING THIS.IMAGE OF THE CASKET BEING LED.OUT OF THE CHURCH..THE PROCESSION WILL GET UNDER.WAY..THE MOTORCADE WILL GET UNDER.WAY..GEORGETOWN LAW PROFESSOR AND NBC.NEWS ANALYST PAUL BUTLER IS WITH.US..REVEREND SHARPTON MADE REFERENCE.TO THOSE WHO MAY ACTING NOW THAT.SOME WILL FALL AWAY AND HE VOWED.HE WOULD BE HERE AFTER THE LAST.TV TRUCK LEFT..ISN’T THE REALITY THAT THESE.THINGS SOMETIMES, YOU KNOW, WILL.LOSE PEOPLE ALONG THE WAY, THE.WORK IS HARD AND LONG?.>> THIS IN THIS TRAGIC OF.AFRICAN-AMERICANS WHO LOST.MEMBERS OF THEIR FAMILY TO.VIOLENCE, WE SAW RELATIVES AT.THIS SERVICE OF TRAYVON MARTIN.AND ERIC GARNER AND MICHAEL.BROWN, IT’S A CLUB THAT EVERY.AFRICAN-AMERICAN PARENT DREADS.BECOMING A MEMBER OF AND THE.FACT THAT THERE ARE THOSE FOLKS.WHO HAVE BEEN THROUGH THIS AND.HERE WE ARE AGAIN, TO SUGGEST.THAT THERE’S AN OPPORTUNITY.HERE, BUT THERE’S ALSO PERIL,.THAT WE COULD BE HERE IN ANOTHER.TWO, THREE YEARS, WITH ANOTHER.GEORGE FLOYD, THE HOPE IS THAT.BASED ON THE MOMENTUM, BASED ON.THE LEGISLATION THAT’S BEING.CONSIDERED IN CONGRESS TOMORROW,.WHICH WILL REPRESENT THE MOST.SWEEPING CHANGE IN THE CRIMINAL.LEGAL PROCESS IN DECADES, THE.HOPE IS THAT THIS MOMENT WILL.BECOME A MOVEMENT..>> WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT FOR.THE PBS NEWSHOUR AND NBC NEWS.CONTRIBUTOR, YAMICHE ALCINDOR,.GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT WHAT WE.HEARD HERE?.>> THIS IS A FUNERAL FOR GEORGE.FLOYD, A DEEPLY PERSONAL.FUNERAL, BUT ALSO IN SOME WAYS A.FUNERAL OF HEALING TO THE.CONSCIENCENESS OF AMERICA..GEORGE FLOYD THE FATHER..GEORGE FLOYD WHO DEEPLY LOVED.HIS FAMILY..ENJOYED GETTING HIS HEAD.SCRATCHED BY HIS NIECE..AND A SHELTER TO EVERYONE AROUND.HIM..SOMEONE WHO THEY COULD CONFIDE.IN..BUT HE WAS ALSO SOMEONE WHO HAS.GARNERED THIS NATIONAL ATTENTION.TO THIS IDEA THAT RACIAL JUSTICE.IS SOMETHING THAT WE STILL.HAVEN’T ACCOMPLISHED IN THIS.COUNTRY..APPEALING TO THE CONSCIOUSNESS.OF PEOPLE..I WAS STRUCK BY THE TWO THINGS.THAT EUGENE MENTIONED, THIS.FRATERNITY OF FAMILIES, TRAYVON.MARTIN, ERIC GARNER, ALL OF.THESE FAMILIES THAT STOOD WITH.THIS FAMILY AND SAY, I.UNDERSTAND THAT YOU’RE GOING TO.HAVE TO BEAR THIS PAIN IN ORDER.FOR THIS NATION TO TURN ONCE.AGAIN TO THAT AND I THINK THE.OTHER IMPORTANT THING THAT WHAT.WE SAW WAS A CALLING OUT OF THE.INSTITUTIONAL WORK THAT’S GOING.TO BE DONE..REVEREND SHARPTON DELIVERED A.POWERFUL EULOGY..HE STARTED OFF, THIS TRIAL MIGHT.BE DRAGGED OUT..HE TALKED ABOUT WICKEDNESS IN.HIGH PLACES, CRITICIZING.PRESIDENT TRUMP WITHOUT NAMING.NAMES..A LONG ROAD AHEAD..NOT ONLY THE FUNERAL BUT ALSO.WHAT COMES NEXT..>> YEAH, THE RESTORATION OF.NAMES ALSO STANDS OUT TO ME..THIS ISN’T A ONE-OFF AND THAT’S.CERTAINLY IS AT OUR DOORSTEP..MORGAN, I HEARD THE CROWD BEHIND.YOU IN THE DISTANCE SHOUTING.”GEORGE FLOYD.”.WHAT ARE YOU SEEING AND HEARING.THERE?.>> WELL, LESTER, WE’RE HERE AS.THE CROWDS START TO FILTER OUT.OF THAT SANCTUARY..THE CHANTS IN SUPPORT OF HIS.LEGACY A CALL FOR JUSTICE AND I.WAS STRUCK, LESTER, BY NO MATTER.WHAT SPEAKER TOOK THE STAND.TODAY IN THAT SERVICE, THAT.THERE WERE MOMENTS THAT BROUGHT.A SMILE TO PEOPLE’S FACES WHEN.THEY REFLECTED ON THE LIFE OF.GEORGE FLOYD, SOMBER MOMENTS AS.WELL, WHEN THEY MADE IT CLEAR,.THEIR EFFORTS ARE NOT DONE AND.THERE’S WORK TO BE DONE GOING.FORWARD TO MAKE SURE THAT GEORGE.FLOYD DOESN’T DIE IN VAIN..WE HEARD FROM THE PASTOR, HE.PLANS TO SIGN AN EXECUTIVE ORDER.THAT WOULD BAN THAT CHOKEHOLD,.WHERE AN OFFICER PLACES A KNEE.ON THE NECK OF ANOTHER.INDIVIDUAL OR ANY TYPE OF.ILLEGAL CHOKEHOLD THAT COULD PUT.SOMEONE IN DANGER..OF COURSE, WE HEARD FROM FRIENDS.AND FAMILY OF GEORGE, TO GIVE US.A BETTER PICTURE OF THE MAN THAT.SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE RALLIED.AROUND AND IT STANDS RIGHT NOW,.WE’RE LINED BY DOZENS OF BUSES.AND SUBURBANS, THOSE INSIDE WHEN.THEY GET IN FOR THAT 12-MILE.RIDE WHERE GEORGE WILL FINALLY.BE LAID TO REST ALONGSIDE HIS.MOTHER, LESTER, WE KNOW THAT.PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE ARE FILTERING.OUT ONE BY ONE..I SPOKE TO ONE WOMAN AND I SAID,.HOW COULD YOU DESCRIBE THE MOOD.INSIDE OVER THE PAST THREE.HOURS?.AND SHE SAID, IT’S SAD..IT’S SAD THAT WE HAVE TO BE HERE.TODAY BECAUSE AS MUCH AS WE WANT.TO CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF GEORGE,.HE’S STILL GONE AND THAT’S VERY.EVIDENT FROM THE TONE OF THOSE.WALKING OUT RIGHT NOW..LESTER?.>> YEAH, MORGAN, HE MENTIONED.THE FOLKS GETTING ON THE BUSES.AS PART OF THAT PROCESSION..>> THIS WILL BE FAIRLY NORMAL.PROCESSION FOR 11 MILES, ONE.MILE BEFORE REACHING GEORGE.FLOYD’S FINAL RESTING PLACE THE.PROCESSION WILL COME HERE TO.THIS PARKING LOT, THIS IS A.HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE, GEORGE.FLOYD’S CASKET WILL BE MOVED.FROM THE HEARSE INSIDE THIS.CASKET AND THEY’LL TAKE THE.ONE-MILE TRIP TO THE CEMETERY.WHICH WILL TAKE ABOUT 20.MINUTES, WE’RE TOLD, THE FAMILY.THAT OWNS THIS CARRIAGE COMPANY,.VINTAGE CARRIAGE COMPANY, THEY.SAY THEY GOT THE CALL ABOUT A.WEEK AGO TO ASK IF THEY WOULD BE.WILLING TO DO THIS, THEY.IMMEDIATELY SAID YES, THEY SAID.IT’S AN HONOR AND PRIVILEGE TO.BE A PART OF GEORGE FLOYD’S.FINAL MOVEMENT TO HIS FINAL.RESTING PLACE..THEY ALSO SAID IT’S VERY SAD AND.UNJUST..VERY IMPORTANT FOR HIM AND HIS.FAMILY TO BE A PART OF THIS..AGAIN, GEORGE FLOYD’S CASKET.WILL BE MOVED INTO THIS CARRIAGE.HERE IN THE LAST MILE WILL BE A.20-MINUTE JOURNEY THE LAST MILE.TO HIS FINAL RESTING PLACE,.LESTER..>> ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU, JOE AND.SO GEORGE FLOYD’S FUNERAL IS.OVER AS WE NOTED..HIS BODY WILL BE TAKEN TO HIS.FINAL RESTING PLACE IN HOUSTON..HIS LIFE ENDED BUT HIS WORK HERE.ON EARTH MAY HAVE JUST BEGUN..THAT CONCLUDES OUR COVERAGE FOR.NOW..WE’LL BE BACK WITH A FULL.WRAP-UP ON NBC NIGHTLY NEWS..I’M LESTER HOLT IN HOUSTON..GOOD DAY, EVERYONE..♪♪.♪♪.

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  1. involved in drug abuse, theft, criminal trespassing, aggravated robbery as well as entering a pregnant woman’s home and pointing a gun at her stomach while looking for drugs and money no reall loss to society drugs contributed to his death

  2. he said he cant breathe said he would get in the car and the officer said you will and just sat there suffocating him is so evil and horrible and i hope he gets karma

  3. Nakitta Foxx, I'm not sure you'll see my comment. I just want to say that I've never ever seen anyone like you before!! You continue to ooz my body every time to the core with goosebumps and tears! Jehovah himself called you to be a great musician even far far before He planned and created the universe! You'll forever remain singing for Him even far beyond your earthly life. I do not know you but I like you.

    I've watched you live during this funeral and yet I'm every time back delving and scouring through YouTube to re-watch not the funeral but the magnificent angelic vocal that you exude! You're in a league of your own and I really don't know how on earth you do what you do to be honest!! May God bless you and give you many years so you'd carry on singing for Him. I'm in UK by the way.

  4. This really touched my heart rest Heavenly George I know You are an Angel God Bless your daughter and family Amen

  5. How come a criminal got this kind of funeral but my mom didn't or any of your loved ones. What makes him special.

  6. What happend to social distinting? Guess that dont aply to them.there are people dying everyday in hospitols alone without there familys.but this thug has a whole herd at his funeral.sad world.

  7. had this man not used a fake 20, he would still be alive and not caused a race war, its all this criminals fault he should be completely forgotten

  8. 1.4 million views….. You know how much views Natalia Wallace's funreal video got? 14k, good for you all. I hope you're proud

  9. The Victim culture needs to stop blaming everybody else for there problems and failures and take responsibility for there own actions!

  10. If you watch the full body cam video it looks different but the 20 sec clip of the officer on his neck or back or where ever tf he was at makes it look bad not saying what the officers did was good but George Floyd was resisting and they were just doing all they could to restrain him

  11. Nakita Foxx is good and she does a good Kim Burrell but no regardless of her reputation of having a stank attitude Kim Burrell is almost flawless with her runs. I don't like the vibe she gives because it doesn't seem to be genuine but I agree with Whitney when she said that she was the best singer she had ever heard.

  12. Literally just a democratic tool to win the vote I can’t believe how easily people are to fool today America is full of sheep I love my country but it’s true

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  14. RIP George Floyd: He came, he cheated, he assaulted, he stole, he denied, he evaded, he resisted, he overdosed, a true heeeeeeero

  15. Incredible this man was celebrated for resisting arrest and being a career criminal. Actually died from a heart attack and those cops got rail roaded for this bs. Those of you who bought into this crap are a bunch of suckers. Good old George reeling the rewards of being a their who robbed a pregnant woman at gun point. BLM just s fraud like the election.

  16. NBC should be ashamed of themselves for this garbage content. How both follow this story up with the body cam footage. Clowns

  17. no one is calling him a hero. He didn’t have to die. no one deserves to die. that cop didn’t have to keep kneeling on him

  18. I wonder if you take away the cameras and the coverage how many people would've actually showed up.

  19. Think about the previous any US Presidents passed away. Had them ever celebrating in such kind of big funeral????? What is the intention of showing this to the public? Who was this guy???? Why he is so important ? Who will lose if he won?😊 Evil never wins over GOD

  20. Al Sharpton was paid $24,000 to speak at the George Floyd funeral. I just watched him speak at the trial for the police officer how much you think he was paid for that one? One of the most popular race-baiters in America capitalizing on pain and sorrow of Americans

  21. Lmao the fact that O’fays are sick to their stomach about this (yet they watch) is so satisfying.

  22. Watching this in 2021 while the trial is taking place, i truly hope that justice will be served and that George can rest peacefully knowing that it is served and that his family can have peace! I’m rooting for you George! Praying for Justice! ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻 RIH

  23. Im watching the trial now! If the police do not get convicted its going to be more protests and riots. I been crying thru the trial. 9 minutes and some seconds on Georges neck give me a break a fake $20 dollar bill as they claim.

  24. Why does Al Sharpton look like a KKK member in this? Big white robe, just like the KKK used to wear, he is just missing the hat. Anyone else find that a little ironic?

  25. George floyd held a gun to a pregnant women’s belly while his friends rob her, is this true, ? We want to know

  26. St Floyd,may you rest in beautiful peace,though,there's no rest,for now the passage of eternal life has just begun,heaven is a big church where they keep spirits and they are all alive.Join in the choir brother,for they sing songs of praise and glorification to god still continuously,they sing twenty four hours a day,seven days a week,millions of voices.I asked why,the host say spirit needs no sleep,how about food!they don't need food,water! spirits need not drink,how about toilets!spirits do not need what flesh needs,oh i see!

  27. Us black folks are one family,from the house of jacob,the house lives in us,so we don't need to know someone personally,we are all from the house of jacob.All the spiritual blessings was poured down on the house of jacob,aka Israel.

  28. Am not a bad guy.Mamma i love you.Am not trying to win.You go home to your family,let another man go home to his,for the same,that will eat him,will also eat you,mr macmillan words to mr Chauvin

  29. One of the Worst Killings were seeing,I’m a White Women but l got These Black People’s Back Big Time‼️‼️These killings by these self righteous Cops are out of Control.l believe these Gun totting Cops need to change there direction of their damm Guy and maybe hit the legs.

  30. Rest in peace
    God bless his family
    Thank u america fot the live n support. We need to continue to stick together.i lost alot of people and i know the pain just as much as everybody in these comments. Love all yall hold yall head and stay in prayer
    GOD BLESS
    LOVE ALWAYS NIQ N FAMILY

  31. If you want to see progress within the police. Strip them of that immunity that they have that gives them a power trip. They think they can do whatever they want. Treat us like dogshit. They think they are untouchable because of the type of immunity all officers have. Look it up. Defunding them won't work. But if you strip them of that type of immunity they have. Only then will we see progress. Then they will show respect. They will have no choice. That immunity will stripped from them. So no more power trip. Let's get this done.

  32. Maybe he should have just not resisted arrest and stayed in the car? Maybe he shouldn't have used counterfeit money in the first place which is a felony? Maybe it's George Floyd who got himself killed and not the cops because he wouldn't stop moving and comply? I feel sorry for Derek having to deal with these scared pathetic disobedient children all the time. George wouldn't have been in this situation had he not been trying to defraud a recipient and not resisted arrest in the first place, counterfeit money is a federal felony and is a maximum 20 years in prison and a fine and not only that he was resisting arrest all the way even when he was in the car and should've stopped at that point which he clearly had no intention to because of the "claustrophobic" excuse, he continues resisting arrest forcing the police to man handle him and pin his body to the ground because he kept worming around in the back of the car and wouldn't fit and they needed him to stop moving so they could put him in the car to go to jail, that knee wouldn't have killed him had he simply complied with the police and been escorted to the back of the cop car without any issues and George also refused multiple requests to put his hands on the wheel making him look even more suspicious. Seeing the full video I now have a better understanding of this case and can say without a shred of doubt that George Floyd isn't as innocent and Derek Chauvin isn't as guilty as the media has portrayed them to be, also the blm antifa people that go to these cop's homes should be charged with harassment and trespassing and threatening the safety of one's being…

  33. For you IDIOTS who want to praise Chauvin as being a HERO instead of a MURDERER (which he is), This is a video pertaining to George Floyd's FUNERAL! Can't you at least have feelings and respect for Floyd's family? THEY ARE HURTING RIGHT NOW! You people DON'T CARE about anybody else's feelings and views except YOUR OWN!!!

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