George Floyd

African American man who was a victim of police violence in the United States, killed by Derek Chauvin

George Perry Floyd Jr. (October 14, 1973 – May 25, 2020) was an African American man who was murdered during a police arrest, after a store clerk alleged he had passed a counterfeit $20 bill. A series of protests against police brutality, especially towards black people, soon developed across the United States and internationally. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, one of four police officers who arrived on the scene, was convicted of Floyd's murder in April 2021.

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Block Party (1996) edit

an album released by Floyd's rap group "Presidential Playas" initially released 4 December 1996
later version "Block Party: The Album" released 26 September 2000 and "Block Party (Chopped up Skrewed Version)" released 5 December 2000
  • I wanna dance, I wanna fly, gotta get my theme on, gotta shine

Ballin In Da Mall (1998) edit

album by DJ Screw's Screwed Up Click
  • I'm all about the dollar. You catch me

The Habib Show (2016) edit

  • Yo man, what's up everybody?
    Big Floyd, Floyd the Landlord man. That's me man. Right on man.
    From Houston Texas, the projects
    • at the start of "Sexy Petie", an adult film he performed in with actress Kimberly Brinks

2020 edit

Quotes about George Floyd edit

2020 edit

  • A native of Houston's Third Ward, Floyd was an affiliate of DJ Screw's legendary Screwed Up Click. He rapped under the name Big Floyd. Shortly after his death, fans of S.U.C. began sharing what many Texans had already been aware of: Floyd's features on Screw tapes from the ‘90s. One that surfaced is a 24-minute track titled "So Tired Of Ballin," in which Big Floyd enters around the 14-minutes mark. DJ Screw introduces him with an encouraging "Come on Big Floyd," and Floyd proceeds to glide over a funky slowed beat, boasting his Third Ward roots, dreaming of driving a drop top Bentley, and showing his "raw naked hide" on the competition for two minutes straight.
  • (English translation from Spanish)

    George Floyd is the porn actor “Big Floyd”.
    True, but ...
    The publication says that George Floyd was an "underground porn actor" known as "Big Floyd."
    George Floyd did star in a pornographic video in 2016 with actress Kimberly Bricks for The Habib Show site.
    In the description of the video, the site tells that it was the first time of "Big Floyd" before cameras.
    AFP Factual could not find records of other filming in which Floyd has participated, so it is not possible to affirm that he has continued in that field.

    (original Spanish text)

    George Floyd es el actor porno “Big Floyd”.
    Verdadero, pero...
    La publicación dice que George Floyd era un “actor porno del underground” conocido como “Big Floyd”.
    George Floyd sí protagonizó un video pornográfico en el año 2016 junto a la actriz Kimberly Bricks para el sitio The Habib Show.
    En la descripción del video, el sitio cuenta que fue la primera vez de “Big Floyd” ante cámaras.
    AFP Factual no pudo encontrar registros de otras filmaciones en las que Floyd haya participado, por lo que no es posible afirmar que haya continuado en ese rubro.
    • 9 June 2020 by Ana Prieto and Nadia Nasanovsky of AFP (Agence France-Presse) Argentina
  • George Floyd and all other martyrs will remain worldwide symbols of freedom and the struggle to achieve justice here and everywhere.

2021 edit

  • Would you agree that from the perspective of Officer Kueng’s body camera it appeared Officer Chauvin’s knee was more on Mr. Floyd’s shoulder blade?
    • Eric Nelson, the defense attorney for Derek Chauvin to Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo during trial on the morning of Monday April 5th
  • Yes. That is the first time that I’ve seen the knee of the defendant on the shoulder blade area
    • Medaria Arradondo's reply to Eric Nelson
  • Nelson on Monday during his cross-examination of Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo opened a line of questioning over the timeframe of the restraint, suggesting, at least at one point, Chauvin had his knee on Floyd’s shoulder blade as opposed to his neck.
    Nelson raised the concept of “camera perspective bias” and played two roughly 30-second-long clips of Chauvin’s restraint of Floyd as paramedics were arriving on the scene: a bystander video from teenager Darnella Frazier and the police bodycam footage from former Officer Alexander Kueng.
    Nelson then highlighted that while it appeared Chauvin had his knee on Floyd’s neck in the video recorded by Frazier, the knee appeared to be on Floyd’s shoulder blade during the same period in the bodycam footage
  • None of the vital structures were in the area that the knee appeared to be in the videos .. all of his injuries were in areas where the knee was not. In other words, they were on the front of his body, his face, places where he was restrained, but there was absolutely no evidence of injury on the skin, to the subcutaneous tissue, or the deeper structures of the back or the neck. I did not see bruising or abrasion to the skin. It speaks to the amount of force that was applied to Mr. Floyd was less than enough to bruise him.
    • David Fowler (Maryland's chief medical examiner from 2002 to 2019) on 14 April 2021
  • There was no conclusive evidence in the medical examiner’s report to support the idea that Derek Chauvin physically crushed Floyd’s neck closed and asphyxiated him. Nor was there any clinical smoking gun to show that Floyd experienced a lethal arrhythmia. His exact cause of death was ambiguous and unclear.
  • We know all too well what happened in the wake of George Floyd’s death; we were subjected to over a year of riots, murders and wide, structural reductions in policing.
  • Thank you, George Floyd, for sacrificing your life for justice .. your name will always be synonymous with justice.

2023 edit

  • How did I miss the third anniversary of George Floyd’s death? Were the media caught sleeping? Three years ago, Floyd was given funerals in three states, carried in a gold casket and driven to his final resting place in a horse-drawn carriage. It was like the funeral for a pharaoh. From Floyd’s death on May 25, 2020, to the end of the year, The New York Times alone ran more than 4,000 articles about him. But exactly three years later, Floyd’s name made it into only three Times items — fleetingly and barely.

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