George Floyd’s Brother: “Don’t Tear Up Your Town”
Terrence Floyd, brother of George Floyd, is pleading with rioters “don’t tear up your town, all of this is not necessary because if his own family and blood is not doing it, then why are you?”
The younger Floyd told ABC News:
“[S]ometimes I get angry, I want to bust some heads, too. I wanna … just go crazy. But I’m here. My brother wasn’t about that. My brother was about peace. You’ll hear a lot of people say he was a gentle giant.
“Don’t tear up your town, all of this is not necessary because if his own family and blood is not doing it, then why are you?
“If his own family and blood are trying to deal with it and be positive about it, and go another route to seek justice, then why are you out here tearing up your community?
“Because when you’re finished and turn around and want to go buy something, you done tore it up. So now you messed up your own living arrangements. So just relax. Justice will be served.”
Adding that George was known for his “positivity” and “motivation,” Terrence said that that’s how George should be remembered. “Do something positive. Stop making excuses. And that’s what I feel is going on: They’re using this as an excuse to be stupid.”
Amen to that.
And he’s not the only one. Floyd’s girlfriend made similar comments last week, telling the Star Tribune “I am heartbroken. Waking up this morning to see Minneapolis on fire would be something that would devastate Floyd. He loved the city… he was about love and peace.”