This quote by Gianna, the daughter of George Floyd, is one of the most touching things I’ve heard. Her fathers murder is getting worldwide attention and hopefully this injustice will change laws in police enforcement around the world.
Former NBA player Stephen Jackson promised to take care of Gianna Floyd, the daughter of George Floyd, at a press conference in Minneapolis.
Jackson was a close friend of Floyd and had referred to him as his “twin”. “I’m going to walk her down the aisle,” Jackson said. “I’m going to be there for her, I’m going to be there to wipe your tears.”
Jackson, who referred to Floyd as his “twin,” has been offering powerful statements to media and demonstrators since Floyd was killed last week after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes as Floyd pleaded for his life.
At a press conference at Minneapolis city hall on Tuesday, Jackson vowed to take care of Floyd’s daughter Gianna, while addressing her mother Roxie Washington.
Jackson has been vocal in his calls for justice since Floyd’s death last Monday and has been joined by voices from around the sports world.
At an earlier demonstration in Minneapolis, Jackson was joined by fellow NBA players, including Karl-Anthony Towns and Josh Okogie of the Minnesota Timberwolves, as well as Gary Trent Jr. and Royce White, both Minnesota natives. Additionally, several NBA players marched with protesters over the weekend.
Jackson continued: “Floyd might not be here, but I’m here for her. I’m here to get justice, and we’re going to get justice for my brother. We’re not leaving. We’re going to keep fighting. We’re going to send my brother home in beautiful ways this week. But I’m telling you, we’re not leaving, we’re demanding justice, and I’m tired of seeing that. I’m not going to see her hurt every day like this. We need justice, we demand it, and some kind of way goddammit we’re going to get it. Thank you all for coming, but this s— has to stop, man. It has to stop.