By Dana Sanchez
The Rev. Al Sharpton had strong words for white America at a memorial service held Thursday in Minneapolis to honor George Floyd, whose May 25 death in police custody inspired national rage and protests against racism and police brutality.
The protests are part of a 10-day public rebellion — mostly peaceful but with some violence — after a bystander videotaped Floyd being tortured by a police officer. The officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes as the man lay in the street.
The officer’s third-degree murder charge has been upgraded to second-degree and three more police officers involved in Floyd’s death have been criminally charged.
Floyd’s death symbolizes the oppression Black Americans have faced since the nation was founded, the Rev. Al Sharpton said while speaking to several hundred people gathered in the sanctuary at North Central University.
With Floyd’s family members present, Sharpton talked about how Floyd had called for his mother in Click here to read entire article