A GoFundMe Page Started by George Floyd’s sister, it has raised almost .5 9.5 million.
“On May 25, 2020, my life was shattered when I learned of the tragic time of my dear brother George,” Floyd’s sibling, Pilonis Floyd, wrote on the page, which was created five days ago.
“Now the infamous and terrifying video has started to spread rapidly on social media. My family and I watched in complete horror. What we saw on the tape shocked us; a white Minneapolis police officer was kneeling directly on my brother’s neck and blocking his breathing.”
“When some officers knelt on his neck, other officers participated and watched, and no one took any action to save my brother’s life. These officers would continue to torture until my brother died,” he wrote.
“This fund is set up to pay for funerals and burial expenses, mental and grief counseling, lodging and all court proceedings, and to help our family in the days following George’s search for justice,” Sister said. “A portion of these funds will go to George Floyd’s estate and to the benefit of his children and their educational funds.”
As of Tuesday afternoon, the Thanksgiving page had a target of 1.5 million thanks to 366,000 donors who contributed a total of 9,496,420.
The fund was administered by Family Attorney Ben Crump’s office.
George Floyd, 46, a Minnesota policeman, died after being stabbed in the neck for nearly 9 minutes during a routine bust – a racially charged, caught video video that sparked protests around the country and around the world.