“George Floyd’s son kneels in prayer at site where his father died”
June 3, 2020 | 1:29pm | Updated June 3, 2020 | 2:27pm
Quincy Mason also spoke briefly to a large crowd that gathered for his visit.
“No man or woman should be without their father,” Mason said.
“And we want justice for what’s going on right now.”
Mason also expressed thanks for the outpouring of “support and love” from around the world since Floyd’s death May 25.
The crowd repeatedly cheered and clapped when Floyd family lawyer Ben Crump called for upgraded charges against former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin, who was charged Friday with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
At one point, Crump counted off the nearly nine minutes that video shows Chauvin using his knee to pin Floyd’s neck to the pavement.
Crump also called for three other cops present at the scene — two of whom were recorded helping to restrain Floyd “to be charged as accomplices to the killing.”
“We expect all the police officers to be arrested before we held the memorial here in Minneapolis tomorrow,” he said.
“Because we can’t have two justice systems here in America, one for black Americans and one for white Americans. We must have equal justice in the United States of America.”
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is expected to announce a decision regarding potential additional charges in the case on Wednesday afternoon, CNN reported.
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