George Floyd’s sister LaTonya says she forgives Derek Chauvin
George Floyd’s sister, LaTonya Floyd, shares her thoughts on her brother Derek Chauvin’s convicted killer. According to FOX 26 Houston, Floyd Chauvin forgives his role in her brother’s death.
LaTonya Floyd’s feelings come just after the third anniversary of her brother’s death, The Shade Room reports.
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LaTonya Floyd said she needed to forgive Chauvin so she could “move on” with her life
Floyd spoke to reporters from FOX 26 Houston during a recent event. According to the medium, she expressed that while the world may feel like she’s “crazy” about her thoughts, she needs to forgive Chauvin in order to “move on with her life.”
“I know America might think I’m crazy for saying this, but I have to get this out there. At this point, three years later, I forgive Derek Chauvin what he did, it’s not okay that he did it. Ok but I have to forgive him to move forward in my life. I’ve been going around in circles, I’ve been through a lot, and if our higher power doesn’t forgive us, we’re nothing. We are lost. we are out there And I can’t go on living my life with this anger that will turn to hate like he did. And it’s going to make me do something like this…”
Floyd’s sister went on to say that she “cannot live” with these negative feelings. Additionally, she said she is praying for Chauvin to find “peace within himself.”
“…because I’m angry, I’m angry. I can’t live with that on my own. So I pray for him and I pray that he finds peace within himself and I pray that next time he kneels to help someone stand up and not to hold them. God has a plan for everyone. I pray for Derek and forgive you, and if you’re listening, may the peace of God be upon you, man.”
Philonese Floyd also shared a statement with reporters
Goerge Floyd’s brother, Philonese Floyd, also shared a statement with reporters from FOX 26 Houston. He explained that he is “still waiting” for the government to pass legislation banning chokeholds.
“All these things have to be passed. If you want to think of this place where we live in the United States of America as a great place that people are struggling to get to.”
President Biden appears to hold similar views. On Thursday – the third anniversary of Floyd’s death – the president reminded the public of his commitment to passing “meaningful” police reform, The Shade Room reported.
“…we know that implementing real and lasting change at the state and local levels requires action by Congress. I urge Congress to pass meaningful police reform and send it to my desk… I will continue to do everything in my power to fight for police accountability in Congress and I remain willing to work with Republicans and Democrats alike to work equally on real solutions.”
In memory of George Floyd, the Biden-Harris administration will continue to take action to ensure our nation delivers on its founding promise of fair and impartial justice for all. pic.twitter.com/Eue9wDKAId
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 25, 2023
Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 252 prison terms in July, The Shade Room reported. During a public incident on May 25, 2020, Chauvin — then a Minneapolis police officer — was recorded kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nine minutes.
This action resulted in George Floyd choking.