Today Philonise Floyd, the brother of George Floyd testified in Congress before the House Judiciary Committee.
“The rest of my life … it’s all people will talk about. Kids have to watch the video. His kids have to watch the video. It just hurts. It’s a lot of pain. (His family) They just cry, cry every day and ask ‘why?’
“He pleaded for his life. He said he couldn’t breathe. He pleaded for his life. Justice has to be served. Anyone with a heart, they know that that’s wrong. You don’t do that to a human being. You don’t do that to an animal.
“I can’t tell you the kind of pain you feel when you watch something like that — when you watch your big brother, who you looked up to your whole entire life, die, die begging for his mom.
“I’m here to ask you to make it stop. Stop the pain, stop us from being tired. George called for help, and he was ignored. Please listen to the call I’m making to you now, to the calls of our family, and the calls ringing out in the streets across the world.
“If his death ends up changing the world for the better — and I think it will, I think it has — then he died as he lived. It is on you to make sure his death isn’t in vain.”
Also testifying was WI Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R) who ripped police unions for protecting bad officers. He also voiced support for a “bad cop” registry.