HOKE COUNTY – George Floyd, the man murdered by bad cops in Minneapolis, sparking serious protests and sinister riots, was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina. While the explosion of emotion, protest, anger, and revolt has many variables (some that deserve championing, others that deserve renouncing), the video that lit the match showed a bad cop killing an innocent man.
Floyd’s family members in North Carolina are holding a memorial service to honor the life of their loved one on Saturday in Raeford.
“[…] Floyd’s sister, a Hoke County resident, told WRAL News last week that her brother was born in Fayetteville and that his family would remember him in North Carolina.
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, June 6, at Cape Fear Conference B Headquarters, 10225 Fayetteville Road in Raeford.
A public viewing will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a private, family-only service.
In announcing that his county would host the service, Sheriff Hubert Peterkin asked that mourners respect the family’s grief. […]”
A lot of bad actors have exploited the killing of Floyd, and the wholly justified outcry for accountability in abusing police power and violate individual’s most sacred rights to life, to foment chaos and further their own radical political and cultural agendas.
It’s resulted in a historic level of unrest in cities around the country, with many wondering if America can weather the tumult. Fortunately, despite the purveyors of toxic rhetoric and incendiary acts, there are signs that much of America is rising above the fray to hold up what’s real and right.
Not least of which, is George Floyd’s family.
If only the radicals that drive so much of this mayhem respected George Floyd enough to actually heed that message.