Sports Stephen Jackson: George Floyd's death 'just destroyed me'
Beyonce Pays Tribute to George Floyd: ‘Rest in Power’
Beyoncé has joined the growing list of celebrities speaking out against the horrifying death of a Black man at the hands of a police officer. The clip surfaced on the Internet Monday (May 25) shows a Minnesota officer allegedly suffocating George Floyd by kneeling on his neck. Floyd is heard crying out that he couldn’t breathe and was in pain, but he was ignored. Floyd went to Hennepin County Medical Center after falling unconscious, and died shortly after. Though the officers involved were fired on Tuesday, Floyd’s death is just one example of the ongoing systemic racism in America.
Former NBA star Stephen Jackson has opened up about the death of his close friend George Floyd, who died while in police custody in Minneapolis on Monday.
Floyd, known to Jackson as his "twin," could be heard on video repeatedly saying "I can't breathe" while pinned to the ground with one officer's knee on his neck. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
In an interview with the "Today" show Thursday, Jackson spoke about how difficult it was for him to see the video of Floyd's final moments.
"I'm the type of guy, I get mad and I get into a full face of tears when I see a homeless man on the street that I can't help," Jackson said. "So, let alone my best friend on TV for the world to see getting killed over a fraud charge or a fake $20 bill, it just destroyed me, and I haven't been the same since I've seen it."
Spike Lee Releases Short Film Intercutting Eric Garner And George Floyd Killings With ‘Do The Right Thing’
Over 30 years later and “Do the Right Thing” still sadly rings true. RELATED: LL Cool J Gets Real With Rap About Racism And George Floyd On Sunday, director Spike Lee shared a heartbreaking short film titled “3 Brothers” about the killing of unarmed black men in America. WARNING: DISTURBING FOOTAGE The film, which Lee shared on Twitter, intercuts cellphone video of the choking killings of Eric Garner and George Floyd with footage from a similar fictional police killing in his own iconic film from 1989. Last week, as protests broke out around the U.S.
“I haven’t been the same since I’ve seen it.”
Watch— TODAY (@TODAYshow) ’s full interview with Stephen Jackson, a former NBA player and lifelong friend of George Floyd, who died while in Minneapolis police custody.
The four officers involved in the incident have been fired and Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey isfor charges to be filed against the officer who kneeled on Floyd.
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Madonna Joins Black Lives Matter Protests In London .
Madonna surprised protesters in London as she took to the streets to support the Black Lives Matter protests. Using crutches after a knee injury, Madonna was one of the many celebs in the marches. Alexa Chung, Suki Waterhouse Anthony Joshua and Boris Becker were also there. RELATED: Petition To Arrest Cops Involved With Death Of George Floyd Tops 2 Million As Janelle Monáe, Madonna And More Celebs Call For Justice A number of people took to Twitter to share their videos and pictures of the iconic singer at the event, praising her support.