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George Floyd’s Brother Repeats ‘All Lives Matter’ After Chauvin Sentencing

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On Friday Derek Chauvin, the police officer who killed George Floyd was sentenced to 22.5 years in prison. Following the sentencing, Floyd’s brother spoke with one uniting message: “All lives matter.” George’s brother, Philonise Floyd, stated “not just Black lives matter, but all lives matter.”

“We need to stand up and fight. We can’t get comfortable, because when you get comfortable, people forget about you” Floyd added. He also insisted the color of one’s skin should not matter and that everyone wants to live and work together.

As for law enforcement, while liberal lawmakers are looking to defund the police, even though there are horrendous crime spikes, Floyd said, “you have good police officers, and you have bad ones. You shouldn’t have to sort them out.”

Floyd’s murder was caught on video by onlookers in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and shook the world as the man struggled for his last breath while Officer Chauvin kneeled on his neck for over nine minutes.

Philonise said of his state, “everyone should want to make a difference and when they come to Minnesota, they shouldn’t have to think about (what happened to) George Floyd. They should be thinking about how great Minnesota is.”

Despite his brother’s murder resulting in utter divisiveness around the globe, during which many rioters and leaders said the slogan “all lives matter” minimized the deaths of Floyd and other Black victims, Philonise has not shied away from the phrase. In front of Congress last year in June, Floyd also stated “all lives matter, Black lives matter.”

“Anyone with a heart, they know that that is wrong. You do not do that to a human being. You don’t do that to an animal” Floyd said in his testimony. “All lives matter, Black lives matter,” he said.

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  1. Patricia Petrone

    June 28, 2021 at 11:00 am

    I was really happy to see George Floyd’s brother said “All Lives Matter.” Last summer people were threatened for saying that. Please thank him, especially for all the little children who have been murderer in their homes by stray bullets. Leo, please speak on Fox for those children and their families on Fox.

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Democrats Introduce ‘Transgender Bill Of Rights’

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On Tuesday, House Democrats introduced a “Transgender Bill of Rights” to “protect and codify the rights of transgender and nonbinary people under the law and ensure their access to medical care, shelter, safety, and economic security.”

Led by Democrat Reps. Pramila Jayapal (WA), David Cicilline (RI), Marie Newman (IL), Mark Takano (CA), and Ritchie Torres (NY), HR 1209 proposes “amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics in public accommodations and federally funded programs and activities.”

“As we witness Republicans and an extremist Supreme Court attack and roll back the fundamental rights of trans people across our country, and as state legislatures across the country target our trans community with hateful, bigoted, and transphobic attacks, we are standing up and saying enough is enough,” said Jayapal, the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and co-chair of the Transgender Equality Task Force.

“Our Trans Bill of Rights says clearly to the trans community across the country that we see you and we will stand with you to ensure you are protected and given the dignity and respect that every person should have,” Jayapal added.

The bill seeks to increase the ability of children to get permanent and life changing surgeries by “eliminating unnecessary governmental restrictions on the provision of, and access to, gender-affirming medical care and counseling for transgender and nonbinary adults, adolescents, and children.”

The bill will additionally ensure that biological male students are allowed to compete in girls’ sports by amending federal “education laws to ensure that they protect students from discrimination based on sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics, and guarantee students’ right to participate in sports on teams that best align with their gender identity.”

Federal education laws will also be amended to allow students to :use school facilities that best align with their gender identity,” meaning that biological males would be allowed to use girls’ restrooms and locker rooms.

The bill expands beyond “transgender rights” to also ban states from making laws restricting abortion by “codifying the right to abortion.”

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