The 14-year NBA vet gave a powerful speech in Minneapolis about a man he’d known since childhood by Gabriel Fernandez May 29, 2020 at 9:10 pm ET • 1 min read Getty Images Former NBA player Stephen Jackson stood in Minneapolis City Hall on Friday to speak at a rally for a man he considered a friend and his “twin,” George Floyd. Floyd was killed in police custody after an officer kept a knee on the back of his neck as he pleaded with officers about his inability to breathe. That officer, Derek Chauvin, has been arrested and charged with murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death.”I’m here because they’re not gonna demean the character of George Floyd, my twin,” Jackson told the supportive crowd. “A lot of times, when police do things they know that’s wrong, the first thing they try to do is cover it up, and bring up their background — to make it seem like the bulls–t that they did was worthy. When was murder ever worthy? But if it’s a black man, it’s approved.Jackson continued, “You can’t tell me when that man has his knee on my brother’s neck — taking his life away, with his… Read full this story
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