George Floyd was slain on a viral video showing an officer with his knee in Floyd’s back as viewers can hear Floyd pleading for help.
The Minneapolis 46- year old was well known, as he had earned a basketball scholarship to Florida State University. Floyd was a Houston native and a former NBA friend of his by the name of Stephen Jackson remembered Floyd on a social media post writing; “Twin”/ “I promise I won’t let this BS ride…anybody from Houston/Cuney Homes u know this was my brother. Can’t let this ride. All hands on deck. Rest Easy Twin.”
According to reports Minneapolis’ police department has since fired the four officers involved at the scene. “We all watched the horrific death of George Floyd on video,” he wrote. “As witnesses begged the officer to take him into the car and get off his neck…this abusive, excessive and inhumane use of force cost the life of a man who was being detained for questioning about a non-violent charge.”“I cannot breathe! I cannot breathe,”., Were the last words of George Floyd. After the disarranged moment, “the Minneapolis Police Department later announced he was pronounced dead of a “medical incident” according to the Washington Post.”
Floyd had appeared on Screw’s Diary of the Originator and Screw Zoo Freestyle albums after his basketball career had ended and he returned to Houston. Floyd was also a member of the group named ‘Presidential Playas’, who released their only album titled Block Party in 1996. Screw had also dedicated a “personal tape” to Floyd titled Tre World.