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The memorial for George Floyd begins in Minneapolis, with crowds watching, grieving. This is the first of three services, including a private, family memorial planned for Saturday in NC.
that you're here with us today and we're honored that you have come to mourn the loss and celebrate the life of Mr George Floyd. On behalf of everyone here, I want to personally express our deepest condolences for this tragic loss. Now, toe open this service, this celebration of his life. We will have a Scripture reading from Reverend Jerry McAfee, pastor of New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, followed by an opening prayer from Dr Scott Hagen, president of North Central University, on a solo by Mrs Tawana Porter on behalf of the pastors and preachers from Minneapolis and ST Paul, The blood's on the South Side, Gangster disciples and vice lords on the south on the north side Psalm 27 The Lord is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life. Home Shall I be afraid? When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell though, and hosted and camp against me. My heart shall not fear the war should rise against being in this. Will I be confident. One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek? After that, I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life to behold the beauty of the Lord and to inquire and his temple for in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion and the secret of his Tabernacle. She hide me, He shall set me up upon Iraq just once again on behalf of North Central University, I want to welcome the Floyd family to our campus. This is truly an undeserved honor for our university. I've been praying all week that this sacred space would become a table of healing for the Floyd family, the city of Minneapolis and for the world that is grieving beyond these walls. In just a moment, I want to offer a brief prayer. But before I offer that brief prayer, I just want to announce as president of this school the institution of the George Floyd Memorial Scholarship. Even even before announcing this scholarship yesterday, unsolicited over $53,000 was handed to me to contribute toward the educational promise of aspiring young black American leaders. But here's what I really want to say far beyond North Central University. I am now challenging every university president in the United States of America to establish your own George Floyd Memorial Scholarship Fund. So people across this nation concave to the college of their choice. It is time to invest like never before in a new generation of young black Americans who are poised and ready to take leadership on our nation. So, university presidents, Let's step up together. I want to invite you now to pray with me, if you will. Lord, your word in Proverbs 31 is dynamically clear. It says to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. Ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and the helpless and see that they get justice. Lord, we're asking today for you to take this table of healing here in Minneapolis today and multiply this healing all over this nation as part of that now never fading voice crying out on behalf of those who have been and who are now being crushed in body and spirit at this table of healing. Today, Lord, we ask that you touched the Floyd family with supernatural comfort in grace that they may be granted a few moments of respite as their beloved father and brother and son is remembered in a way that honors his life in his personal faith in Jesus Christ. At this table of healing, we're asking you, Lord, to show us the way our city and nation are becoming rightfully despondent with neighbor set against neighbor. Help us to repent, not just seek to restore as a nation, as cities as universities and as religious communities. He'll make new and help us old Lord, rebuild our national family and finally, Lord, at this table of healing today we're asking you to search our hearts as pastors, rabbis, priests, imams, business leaders, politicians and educators help us reconcile our failed witness and lead us forward as caring neighbours and diligent gatekeepers of mutuality and mercy. Guide this generation to change the national narrative on race and power and change all of our hearts until they match your heart. We ask all of these things in the name above all names. Jesus Christ! Amen. Ah Mei Seeing graze How sweet The founder That way I e I No way! But I agree that Maher to be way, way, way way, way, way, way, way. Thank you. Wonderful. Wonderful one. Yes. Yeah. Thank you. Thank you, thank you. We're going to have the opportunity now to here in just a moment from loved ones, friends and family of George Floyd. But before that, I would like to welcome to the podium attorney Benjamin Crump for his remarks. Would you please welcome I'm attorney Ben Crump in along with attorney Tony Rahman Nucci an attorney, Chris Stewart, as my co counsel's outfront seeking justice, seeking justice, seeking justice for the family of George floored along well for a lot of other great attorneys who are working in the background, who I will mention briefly before we bring up the ones who knew George Floyd all of his life. I wanna thank lawyers towing in the Vinyard like Devin Jacob, Chris O Neil, Lee Merritt, Daryl Parks, Jasmine Ran Bill Penta, us and Carol Powell Lexan because you may see Tony and Chris and I, but it's a whole team of lawyers who are working because it's going to take a united effort fighting in the courtroom and outside the courtroom to get justice for George Floor. I would tell you all that because of the Corona virus pandemic, we have to stay on a strict schedule, and we all have to do this social distance in. But I want to just put it on the record, Ravenell that it was not the Corona virus pandemic that killed George floors. I want to make it clear on the record. Well, packet It was that other pandemic that were far too familiar with in America that pandemic off racism and discrimination that kill George Floor. So before we make a plea to justice, we feel it appropriate that you hear from the people who really new George the boy, New George, that adolescent new George the man and from whence George Kane. So I would acts that his brother Polonia's Floyd, his brother Rodney Floyd, his cousin Cherita, take his nephew, Brandon Williams. Please come to the stage. And I would ask attorney Tony Rahman Newton attorney Chris Stewart to come and stand with me behind them as united they tail the world while we should celebrate the life of George Floor. Please come up family. Well, how you are doing first? My name is following this floor. Brother George Fluid. Well, we come up together. We didn't have much Our mom did, which could we would, ah, sleep in the same bids, playing video games together, go outside and, you know, play kitsch with the football. And I used to say to myself, Like, Man, you can't throw. You can't throw it all. You know? I mean, because the ball never came to me and, uh, used on the line, could I was kitchen on one hand to hands anyway, you through it. I started for the kitchen. He said, I can throw, but I just wanted you to go get the ball ball Don't need to come to you. You need to go get the ball. But you know, my brother. We did a lot of things together from, like talking with my mom, dancing with my mom, cooking with my mom, brothers and sisters. Uh, so much we made banana men a sandwiches together. You know, It was it was a family thing, you know? Ah, every day we know when we come in the house, our mom was gonna have a huge plate of food separate from each other, and we were sit there and argue with each other who played it was and I'm like in, like, 10 I live and I'm talking about the plate with six pieces of chicken. His mind and he way begin to me. You know, maybe he's huge. So, ma'am, from from the head, being in the house with my brother man is it was just like inspiring to other people because my mom used to take in other kids and most done with George's friends and they wanted to stay with her. They loved her, you know, And my brother, he was okay with it. So then you had three to me. They were grown, Dan, because they kicked me out the room. There are three men, like 16 17 a grown sleeping in the same big waking up, going to the same school, and they wouldn't leave each other at all. They always wanted to be with each other at all times. Another moment nights when, the day before school, we didn't have a washing machine, so we would all go in and put our socks and underwear in a bathroom scene and just start Washington washing them. And we didn't have detergent we would use. So what? We're watching we're gonna be clean weekly. So we would literally right after that, we would take the Sox and hang them over the hot water heater. And we'll take the underwear hanging over there and we will fight about it. Me and his friends and all of you like No, no, no, no. You did it last night because you're close. Probably still be dead the next day if you don't put it on the high water here. So from from that and we learned a lot of stuff, but it's crazy because we would like we didn't have a dryer. So the fastest way to dry your clothes with the putting in a living and let it let it dry faster like that. So it was just man, I love my brother man. We had so many memories, you know, together. I remember him waking me up, telling me, Hey, man, can you are my clothes for me and I look at him. But then I look at his side and I say you write big Bro, you right? It was just it was just amazing. Everywhere you go and see people, how they cling to him, they wanted to be around him. George. He was like a general. Every day he walks outside and be a line of people. Like, just like we came in, wanted to greet him and wanted to have fun with him. Guys that was doing drugs, like, uh, smokers and homeless people you couldn't tell because when you spoke to George, they felt like they were the president. Because that's how he made you feel. He was. He was powerful, man. He had a way with words. He could always make you ready, toe jump and go all the time. Everybody loved George. We didn't call him George. We called him Period. If you if you called him Perry, You knew him, Direk. You know, because George was the name Everybody kind of big George. Big floor it. You know, Georgie Porgy had so many different names, but I'm gonna go here and lit. That's that. I'm just man. It's crazy, man. All these people came to see my brother. And that's amazing to me that he touched so many people hearts, you know, Could he been touching our hearts? You know, you come to third War where we're from, people are crying, right now that's how much they love them. You know, I'm just staying strong as I can because I need to get it out. I need to get it out. Everybody want justice. We want justice for George. He's going to get it. He's going to get it. Good afternoon, everyone. Uh, I'm just gonna echo some of the things that for long has talked about. And that is that we come from a long line of large family members, are mothers, were siblings of 13. And, um, if I can kind of fast forward a little bit Ah, my aunt moved to she lived in Houston and she would always talk about being there, not having any of the siblings close close to her. So my mother decided to move to the Houston area back early, 80 81. And so we we came to Houston, and we were all excited that we could have somebody close to us because the only time we really would see each other is like doing the holidays or when people travel to visit my grandmother. Um, long story short. I mean, we didn't have a whole lot, but we always had each other and, uh, we always were taught that, you know, we could always bring other people into the fold. Always, Uh, no one should ever go home without having a meal or having food. And so that's how has he talked about my aunt was someone in the community, everybody. They called him a sissy. And all the kids love to come over there, and she ended up having you know, 30 or 40 kids that would come over there because they always knew that they could get something to eat if they came there. And not only food, but they could be loved and they could feel part of a full. So we were raised to always welcome people in and embrace other people. And so you could see, is all these people, no matter who you talk to, they will all say the same thing. And that is George was somebody who was always welcoming, always made people feel like that. They were special and nobody let felt left out. And he would enter into a room. Everybody would feel like they were special. He would embrace them. Is I think about the thing that I will miss about him most is his hugs. Like he was this great big giant. And when he would, when he would wrap his arms around you, you just feel like, you know, you were everything could just go away. Any problems you had any concerns you had would go away. So while we're all breathing, I just want to kind of highlight, um, his Children, you know, Quincy, JB on Tanganyika, Tyson and Jonah and his three year old granddaughter journey. We all need prayer. But if I am honest about it, we're more concerned about his Children, his grandchildren. So I ask that you pray for us as we go along this marathon to make sure that justice is served on George's behalf or pay areas we call him. I ask that you pray for us and especially for their Children. Thank you. How you are doing? I am writing a floor youngest brother Joy Slow and P J was talking about childhood memories and how we grew up. And I would like to start weight left off. We didn't have much growing up, but all that great stuff that we dried and washed our clothes That would just ingenuity. Hey, Hey, and I hate we work what we have but didn't have much But we had a house full of love. And I mean, I appreciate the love of everyone in here in the state of Minneapolis. You have adapted my brother and showed him so much love. And we feel that love in your city and thankfully, everybody and plus around the world it's a beautiful thing this great love we receiving and George Florida's receiving because he would love it. I wish was here in a president of flesh. To see it exiled is great unity. You would bring it to you that could bring in us. But she had fun. Maybe on my brother Big. So it is with dejado Oh, cooking wise. He would make me honestly him and other brother three general, my brother mention group in our house So they would say liberal, you make the best grilled cheese. Can you please go make its What if I tell you our other lists? 67 year old kid I did that numbers towns. I realized I got older ya'll just using me. But, you know, they just happen to be doing. Uh, but the big brother. I've been great guy. Great gentlemen. Great man. And as a child without a father figure. He was big brother. But I didn't see them. This stuff they were doing, they were doing the best we can And the mistakes he may and I, watching them follow him. Corrected myself as a grown man that the teenage growing up and, you know, learning from him how to be a man, everything. He in stores and totals. He was doing him. But he was teaching us how to be a man because he was in his world already before us. Hey, gave us a lot of great lessons. And I mean, one thing about a man. Keep it. Definitely says he's in Florida responsibility. He would stand up for his family and friends, and he's greater that. And I want you guys to know that he will stand up for any injustice everywhere. Can you please say his name? Thank you. Brandon Williams. George's nephew? No, I called appear. You know, we happen to share the same middle name. For some reason. My mom wanted to name all of us at the summer. Seven isn't coincidentally, I ended up with George. Oh, grown up. I mean, I'm a lot, you know, getting them. But my grandmother raised him. Didn't have a father figure present in my life. So I grew up in the same house with them. And, you know, my uncles were more before the figure in my life. A period being the awful mill. You know, I gravitated toe coming up. I play sports. Hey, did you know that kind of connected us brought us? We're close. Try not to be saying this a lot harder than I thought it would be. I just just remember all. I just remember just all of the memories, man. So more than anything, I just want to say thank you to him just for being there, just being a real genuine person. Just being loving and caring that somebody I could count on no matter what. Oh, we don't have much, but coming up, my grandmother tried a business. Wherever she slash he picked it up for me. He made sure I sneakers and clothes. A lot of stuff, like dinner. I appreciate that. I'm gonna ended with all a funny story, but, um, he was the biggest LeBron James fan, and I remember I don't know if you guys are familiar with the N B A. But when the Cavaliers, they came back on the Golden State Warriors in the finals and I remember the very first phone call and I told him off, Man, you too happy. You sound like you want a championship way laughed about in there. You know? He said, Man, you know how I feel about LeBron. I didn't win the championship, so every time we would talk and I asked him, Hey, how you doing, man? You good? And he said, I feel like I want a championship and that kind of stuff it was just his inside thing we had. So I know where him being a strong person. He wasn't seeing everybody come together and just rally around me. You stand out of the love and support our family, and we were thankful and grateful, and I know more than anything with everybody grieving and hurting, he would want us to feel like we won the championship. So Ah, and on that note, thank you. Yeah. Please give his family another round of applause. I showed him love. Show them low thank you all so much for bearing your hearts. If we learned one thing the floor boys like to eat. And also they had a conversation with Tyler Perry in It was pretty profound because they say we are the big standard black family that you portray. We're packet and others on your movie screens because we all ni one another and you can tell this family always need it, George. And so it's awfully difficult for them. The plea for justice is simply this Dr Martin Luther King said. He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protest and against it is really like cooperating with it. You know? T on a video where we so was torture revving Jackson. What we saw in that video was inhumane. Martin the third. What we saw in that video was evil And so America, we proclaim as we memorialize George Floyd. Do not cooperate with evil protest against evil John, the young people in the streets protesting against the evil, the inhumane, the torture that they witnessed on that video. We cannot cooperate with EQ evil we can not cooperate with injustice. We cannot cooperate with torture because George Florid deserve better than that We owe deserve better than that. His family deserves better than that. His Children. These are better than that. Steve are George wanted from life is what any of us want. As Thomas Jefferson said in The Declaration of Independence, The An maintainable rights and Dow by our creator, Therese Toe life, liberty and the pursuit to be happy on this earth. That's all George was asking for, like any and all of us. But he was denied those rights, and we will seek justice in his name. We will all united as a people who are God's Children seek justice in his name. But beyond the specific justice in his case, Chris, the prosecution of the four individuals who deprived George of his life, we seek a broader, more transformative justice Rev. In l and more Jess System of Policing. Kevin Amora, Jess Treatment are people of color Chris a more Jess criminal justice system. In essence, where we are in Devran to do Brandon is what my personal hero, Thurgood Marshall, said, make the constitutional make the constitution riel for all Americans, you see Justice Marshall said. The basis of the Constitution is simply this. That a black baby Borte black mother the most, an educated black mother, the most inarticulate black mother, the most improv ish black mother has the same exact rights as a white baby born to a white mother, the most educated white mother, the most articulate white mother. Tan's the most affluent white mother just by virtue of that baby, drawing its first breath as an American now, Justice Marshall say of Ribbon Jackson. I know that's not the case in America today, but I challenge anybody to say, Tony, that that's not the goal we're fighting for, he said. I challenge anybody to say That's not what makes America a great beacon of hope and justice for all the world to marvel. So when we fight for the George floors of the world, but more importantly, when we fight for the unknown George floors of the world, when we fight for the trade by mines in the world, when we fight for the Turin scratches of the world, when we fight for the makeup browns of the world where we fight for the out of starlings at a world where we fight with Amanda stands in the world we live with you mark lots of the world What we fight for the air gardeners in the world Will we fight for the stand, your plans of the world where we make sure that my app present a world where we fight for the Briana Taylor's in the world? Will we fight for the Natasha McKinney's in the world when we fight for the step, My clocks in the world, when we fight for the least of these, what we're really doing is happen. America coming up to its creed. Well, what we're really doing This happen America be the great beacon of hope and justice for all the world to marvel. But most importantly, brothers and sisters, what we are doing it's happened America be America for all Americans, where we wont t I is not to justice systems in America, one for black America and one for white America. What we endeavour toe achieve is equal justice for the United States of America, and judge flowing is the moment that gives us the best opportunity I have seen in a long time of reaching that high idea that this country was founded on. Thank you so much. This is the plea for justice on behalf of the family, the Children. We will get justice wear committed, Teoh. Now I would introduce you to a man who really needs no introduction. Who will eulogize George Floyd? Here's a man who has fought for so many families that too many hashtags to remember. And when he gets to call, he always answers to call, even when the cameras on around, even after the cameras are gone. S Eric Garner's family? As Stefan clocks, family asked, Entities, Families! The cameras have long gone Tony, but revenue now continues to answer the bill. When are people call? He is a leader, Uh, that you see on TV commentating about our experiences. But more importantly, here's a leader who has lived our experiences and because he had lived those experiences. That's what makes him so effective and commentating on MSNBC about our experiences. And he is going to talk about the experience off the terrible most of somebody who should be with us today, and that is George Floor. Please give a great round of applause for the Reverend Al Sharpton. Thank you. I want us to not sit here and act like we had a funeral on the schedule. George Floyd should not be among the deceased. He did not die off common health conditions. He died of, Ah, common American criminal justice malfunction. He died because off there has not been the corrective behavior that has taught this country that if you commit a crime, it does not matter whether you wear blue jeans or a blue uniform, you must pay for the crime you commit. So it is not a normal fuel. It is not a normal circumstance, but it is too common. And we need to deal with. Let me act those of you that in the traditions of eulogies, need a scriptural reference. Goethe crazy asked. These third chapter first verse says to everything There is a time and a purpose and season under the heavens. I'm gonna leave it there. I saw somebody standing in front of Ah, church. Thought the day would had been bought it up as a result of violence. Held the Bible in his hand. I've been preaching since I was a little boy. I never seen anyone hold the Bible like that, but I leave that alone. But since he held the Bible, if he's watching us today, I would like him to open that Bob and I'd like him to read it crazy. Ask these three Teoh every season. There's a time and a purpose, and I think that it is our job to let the world no when we see what is going on in the streets of this country and in Europe around the world that you need to know what time it ISS. First of all, we cannot use Bibles as a problem. And for those that have agendas that are not about justice, this family will not let you use George as a problem. If you want to get your stuff off, don't use him. Let us stand for what is right. Because when when I got the call from attorney crown and usually when he calls me is not to find out. How I'm doing is usually because something happened that he wants National Action Network and I get involved. And he explained to me what was happening with this case, and I had already heard about it in the media and immediate Last said, Well, let me know what you want me to do He said, Whatever you need to do, I want one of the things Martin that I've always had deal with. His critics would say All our shopper wants is publicity. What has exactly what I want? Because nobody calls me to keep a secret. People call me to blow up issues that nobody else would deal with. I'm the blow up man, and I don't apologize for that because you get away too much with hiding things funny, it's talked about your putting closing oven. Do have your clothes dried? Well, I didn't want the Third World. I grew up in third water from Brownsville, and we had Roaches. I know Kevin Hart and some of the rich Hollywood folk here don't know where Roaches are, but we had Roaches ludicrous, and one thing I found out about Roaches is that if you keep the light off, if you end the dollar, a roach will pull up to your dinner table and have a five course meal. So I learned that one of the ways to deal with Roaches is if you cut the light home I could run them Roaches and track him down. And I've spent all my life chasing Roaches all over this country. Soon as I talked to the family and got the details and heard that among Georgia's last words was I can't breathe. What a knee on his neck. I immediately thought about Air Gun. I did the eulogy. It is for you. And I called his mother, and I said, I know we're not going out because off the Corona virus, But this is so much like Eric. If we could arrange some private weight to go to many apples, would you go? And she said, Remount. I'm already packing. Let me know, Tyler parents said, I'll give the families the plane whatever you all need, because this is wrong. Robert Smith. So don't worry about the funeral cause people across economic and racial lines started calling and getting in, and we flew out here her and I last Thursday, and when I stood at that spot, reason it got to me is judged. Floyd Story has been the story of black folks because ever since 400 in one years ago, the reason we could never be who we wanted and dreamed to be in is you kept your knee on our necks. We were smarter than the underfunded schools you put us in. But you had your neon on, Nick. We could run corporations and not hustled in the street. But you had your neon on, Nick. We had creative skills. We could do it apple anybody else could do. But we couldn't get Shoni off on Nick. What happened? Floyd happens every day in this country and education and health services. And in every area of American life is time for us to stand up in charges main and say, Get your knee off our necks. That's the problem, no matter who you are. We thought maybe we had a complex T Ah, maybe with just us. But even blacks that will broke through. You can't You're near. Let me. Michael Jordan won all of these championships and you kept digging for mess because you got to put a neon on wait. Housewives would run home to see a black woman on TV name Oprah Winfrey. You mess with her because you just can't take your knee off our neck. Man comes out of a single parent home, educates himself and rises up and becomes the president of the United States. And you ask him for his breath certificate because you can't take your knee off our neck. The reason why we're marching all over the world is we were like George. We couldn't breathe, not because it was something wrong with my lungs, but you wouldn't take your knee off on net. We don't want no favours. Just get up off of us and we can be and do what apple we can be. They have been protest all over the world. Some have loaded and done other things, and none of us in this family condones looting of analysts. But the thing I want us to be rial cognizant is there's a difference between those calling for peace and those calling for quiet. Some of y'all don't want peace. You just want quiet. You just want us to shut up and suffer in silence. The overwhelming majority of the people much one breaking winters. They were trying to break barriers. They want trying to steal nothing. They were trying toe get back to justice. You stole from us. Those that broke the law should pay for whatever law they broke. But so should the four policemen that calls this funeral today. We don't have a problem denouncing violence. Mr. Governor, we don't have a problem, Mr Mayor denouncing Luton. But it seems like some in the criminal justice system have a problem looking at a tape and knowing there's probable cause. And it takes a long time for you to go and do what you see that you need to do. But I'm one that has been crumbs there, Nash Nash. And then we're gonna have been involved. A lot of these fights we started around criminal justice. I did speeches and eulogies that most off the funerals that we've had in the space in the last a couple of decades and let the marches and did what we had to do, I look at mind the third we went to jail together, fighting these fights like his daddy went to jail before. But I'm hopeful today. Then it Why? Well, let me go back room in Jackson always taught me stay on your text. Come by timber, Tex Ecclesiastes Day is a time and a Sith. And when I looked this time and so marches where in some cases young whites outnumber the blacks much. I know that it's a different time and a different season when I looked and saw people in Germany marching for George flowing. It's a different time and a different season when they went in front of the parliament in London, England, and said, It's a different time and a different season. I come to tell you, America, this is the time off building with accountability in the criminal justice system. Look, Stephen, Years ago I went to Mars. Now remember, young white lady looked me right in the face. It said, ***, go home. But when I was here last 30 and this car and I was headed back to the airport, I stopped near the police station, and as I was talking to a reporter, Ah, young Wagar Jean looked no older than 11 years old. She tagged my suit jacket and I looked around and I expressed myself and she looked at me and said, No justice, no peace. There's a different time is a different season, and if my Bible carrying guy in front of that border of church, if I got him to open up Goodbye. I want you remember something. You know, I was late last October to an appointment because the time changed and I was feel my watch was on the wrong time. No one's a year. Time goes forward. And if you don't Congresswoman on my move your watch. You gonna find yourself our late Not because your watch was wrong, but you had your watch on the wrong time. Well, I come to tell you that is sitting in Washington talking about Miller to rise in the country, thinking that you can sell wolf tickets to people who have had enough of abuse. I come to tell you you can get on the TV, but you on the wrong time. Time is out for not holding you accountable. Time is out for you making excuses. Time is out for you trying to stall Time is out for empty words and empty promises. Time is out for you filibustering and trying to stall the arm of justice. This is the time we won't stop. We go keep going until we change the whole system of justice. How? Uh, organizations Carl is a day of moon in a CP now surely leaving the friends fun Black Woman's Roundtable lawyers commit. All got together said. We go have a day of mourning, but then we go come out this deal more because that's some of our experts. Cheryl Denifl, in others that know the legal field have outlined a legal process that we must enforce everything from residents to dealing with police background or not being hidden. Talk to Governor Andrew Cuomo. The date in New York, he says. We gotta change 58. Where the backgrounds stop off policemen. We need to know if they stop you. They find out everything you ever did. Why don't we know when policemen have a pattern? Yeah, we gotta go back to consent decrees Under the Obama administration, they had put certain cities what patterns and practice under consent decrees from Jamal Bryant and know we was Pastor Nam Baltimore that they put it under consent decree. One of the first thing that happened in the next administration was they stopped the consent decrees. We have specific policies that need to happen. Therefore, I'm glad modern. The third is here today because in August 28 the 57 anniversary of the March on Washington. We're going back to Washington, Martin. That's where your father stood in the shadows of the Lincoln Memorial and said, I have a dream. Were we going back this August 28 to restore and recommit that dream to stand up? Because just like and one era, we had to fight slavery. Another error. We had to fight Jim Crow. Another error. We dealt with voting rights. This is the era to deal with policing and criminal justice. We need to go back, toe Washington and stand up black, white, Latino, Arab in the shadows of Lincoln and tell them this is the time to stop this way. Martin and I talked about this in Bagram. Bryant to get the faith leaders together talk Brandywine got about the labor leaders. Oh, no. We going to organize in the next couple months in every region, not only for march, but for new process. And it's gonna be led by the Freud family. It's gonna be led by the gun, a friend, and it's gonna be led by those families that have suffered this and knows the pain and knows what it is to be neglected and is going to be getting us ready to vote. Not just for who's gonna be in the White House but the State House and the city councils that allow these policing measures to go on question. We are going to change the time. Let me say this to the family who has shown such great grace and left riel level and balance thinking. And that's why I want them. They helped lead this and I want think one the greatest thinkers of our time. Dr. Michael Eric Dyson. Ivax Common Speak. We need to break down because we all know what time it is. You all are operating like is yesterday and the reason you're late catching up to what these protests means is cause you didn't turn your clock forward. Tell him on make America great. Great for who and great win. We will make America great for everybody For the first time. Never was great for blacks. Number was great from 19 0 what? Never great for others. What? Great for women. Your women had too much to get the right to vote. But last name is the religious I was reading and kept thinking about how I was a little embarrassed cause when I heard that George at this point off suffering this brutal attack coffers Mama, I said to turn the Crump. I said What? I appreciate doctors, his brothers in them on the phone, But I want to talk to his mother, he said. Is about the past. I said his mother passed, but he was calling for his mother. And I thought about because I was raised by a single month, and sometimes the only thing between us and our conditions was our mothers. Sometimes only thing that we had that would take danger way was our mothers, the only one that would make sure the food was on the table without Mother. I know what George was calling for, Mama, but then, as I had got that all placed in my mind and I realized why I was always calling, my mother died eight years ago. But I still try to talk to her sometimes just down the cell phone, to hear your voice mail and our phone that I never cut off. I still want to reach out to Mama. But talking to Quincy last night, one of his five Children questions said, You know I was thinking maybe he was calling his mother because at the point that he was dying, his mother was stretching our hands out saying, Come on, George, How welcome you where the wicked will cease from troubling where the were it will be addressed. There's a place where police don't put knees on your George. There's a praise that prosecutors are dragged their feet. Maybe Mama said, Come on, George. There's a God that still sits, but he looks down low and he'll make a way out of No way this God, it's still on the throne. Reason we can fight. I don't care who's in the White House. Day is another house that said, If we'll fight, he'll fight out battles. If we stand up, he'll hold this up. So as we leave here today, I say that his family, I know that years ago we told them Run, Jackson told us, Keep hope alive then I know that President Obama wrote a book about hope, But I want you to know in my life there's times that I lost hope things can happen like this, that a dash your hope, but as something that is just a hope. Call freight. Faith is the substance of things hope for the evidence of things unseen. Faith is when you got a pile of bills and no money. But you say he will provide all of my needs. Faith is when you got no medicine in the cabinet and you're sick in your body. But you say he's a doctor that never lost a patient and he'll practice from my faith is when your friends walk out when your loved ones turned the back. But you say I don't believe he brought me this far to leave me now we didn't come this far by luck. We didn't come this far by some fate. We come this far by faith leaning on the Lord, trusting in his holy word. He never he never He never failed me yet from the outhouse, the White House We come a long way. God will got shown on God Will, God always has. He'll make a wait for his Children gone home. George, Get your rest. George, You changed a whale judge way! Go! Keep marching, George. We will keep fighting. Judge, We don't turn the top judge we've on following judge. Time out time out. Time out has a Kyle Walker. We act gospel. Great. Has a car walker sing a song for the family After which Derrick Johnson of in Double a CP acts me trying to crowd We gonna stand for eight minutes and 46 six. Don't. That was the time that George was on the ground. And we want you all over the world to stand with us for eight minutes and 46 2nd and make that commitment for justice in the name of George. I want to thank the members of the Congressional Black Caucus for being with us. Won't you stand okay? I want to thank the son and heir and co convene a doctor. Martin Luther King the third for being with us. I want to thank the mayor and the governor and their brides for being with the family. Senator Amy Crow Bitch off the state of minister of Minnesota. I want to thank our my mentor and one who fought this fight for more than 1/2 a century. Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson is with us and his spokesman for Grabo Push Jonathan loofa jacks. I want to thank I want to thank from the entertainment world. Kevin Hot He told me Don't mention these here, so don't crap Stand up, Kevin. We joke each other. Brother. Beloved Stander! Brother Brother! Ludicrous Tyreese Gibson, Whose extraordinary activists in his own right Master p the one and only the creative genius will pack It is with us today. And a brother. We've marched together and done a lot of things. He does not just put his name on somebody's petition. He puts his body on the line. Brother t I is in the house. I want this brothers One of the greatest gospel singers alive is he? Oh, wait a minute. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. I, uh I didn't want announce and say I'm bastard. Let me tell you so. One of the most popular outstanding artist that is also committed I've read our interview. She think I'm old and don't read stuff, But I do. And she's been committed and saying the right things. And she wanted to be here today and also visit joking. Would Kevin not even look at her? Let us welcome our sister Beloved sister Tiffany had dishes in the house. Well, Im War announced all the rez awaiting your own. Started introducing. I gotta mow. Let us hear selection from Rather has a car wash. Unless everybody let's have some church for a little while. You already have to church. I came all the way from Brooklyn, New York to do this for George and Family Zone says every braise is Let's do it. Come on, let's stand to feed everybody. Come on, come on. Put your hands together. Come out. Come on. Come on. Every phrase come to worship. You see way. Let's take it up. Come on. I got to together. Look at your braised People have taken up to crazy really work thing right here. You? Yes, that place as my gun. All right. As we remain standing, I want to recognize cried Belcourt of the American Indian Movement. Brother Belikov, We on it that you came. Thank you. And let me say they recognize someone. Yell out the state shared in Double CP, and many of black lives matter. Many off the grassroots organizations that have been doing the protests on the ground in mini Annapolis and around the country. Movements about everybody. We don't exclude anybody. Those young folks, some of them organic, some organized on their own. Some in a C p some Urban league, some national action network. We need everybody. This is not a competition. This is a movement. And we need to stop our competing and start fighting the real enemy. Thank you for doing what you do it. When I got here, they were marching and they kept marching. They didn't need nobody to come overnight. Someday organized and we're going to stay organized, and I really thank them for their work. We want to pause for eight minutes and 46 seconds. I want you we because off the pandemic I'm not going actually to take hands. But I want you to stand next to someone with the right distance. Amazing thing about this movement. People say they've never seen marches all over the country where we've had that, but we never had it in a pandemic. The reason I know this is a different time is people came out by the hundreds of thousands at risk of their own health to stand up. People that had been sheltered in broke out a shelter. First flight I took was to come here in many weeks and maybe in God's own way, Martin. The fact we were sheltered means we couldn't watch sports, couldn't watch none. We had to keep watching that tape. Maybe because we had no distractions, that finally, we're ready to deal with this. So as we stand, I would like us to stand together, and I think it only one woman. Api. I want O Tiffin Issa's. I was disrespectful. Would you come stand with us off beautifully, had it so you won't be talking about me in your next interview. And I would like the mother of Aragona, whose mother off the one who originally died a police custody. I said, I can't breathe to stand. Would me and Ben Crump on stays? It's Gwen Carr. Let us stand. Somebody said, Reverend, eight minutes is a long time. That meant it was long enough for the police to understand what they would do it. I mean, it was long enough for one of them three cops to stop what was going on. That means it was long enough for whatever this office had in mind for him to rethink. As you go through these long eight minutes. Think about what George was going through laying there for those eight minutes begging for his life. I heard someone say narrating his own death. We can't. That does go. We can't keep living like this. Sam Jackson. Sam still here? Way, Steve. Actions. Steve Jackson is here. Steve, we were recognised. I was recognizing everybody. We got to stop this year and we got in this time. Bring about a new season. Let us stand still. You that believe and faith by your heads. What? You have a way You worship? Yeah. Yeah, There's a long time If we've calculated with the clock here. That's how long he was laying there. There's no excuse. I had enough to They had enough time. Now what will we do with the time we have as we usher the family out? Please let us take them out. First they have to prepare to go to North Carolina and then back Houston, where we would do the final services. They appreciate you all for coming. Let us everybody else be seated. But the family Reverend Bryant, will you come quickly? Give us Have been addiction. Just been addiction and we go take the family out. Everyone else remain in your seats. You'll remain where you are for the benediction. Good and gracious God merciful master, Walk with us while we run this race. Speak to us as we lift our voice Use our hands so they do not become fists Change our hearts so that I raised will shift to rehabilitation Convict the country So it can finally be the land of the free and the home of the brave way Pray this prayer in the name of the innocent black man by the name of Jesus who was killed by government and still rose again And with that power way March on until victory is won Family meeting everyone to be seated except the family Please that one Please be seated except the family less, less less Please everyone please remain in your seat as we escort this family out Thank you so much Please Please We need everyone to remain seated free choice Well, I see. I will shouts please remain seated for a minute to export the family out. Please let scored his family out. Thank you so much for your cooperation. Thank you so much. I will family way, please. Is that the family. Please, please let the family exit the filled up backing for respecting this family. Thank all those who respected the family way on Shout way you will. Thank you so much. God bless you all.