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Choking Over Tears, Mom of George Floyd's Daughter Says "He Will Never Walk Her Down The Aisle..."

Choking Over Tears, Mom of George Floyd's Daughter Says "He Will Never Walk Her Down The Aisle..."

Roxie Washington spoke of the kind of father he was and said he was a good man.

Every loving and responsible father deserves to be a part of their child's life, to see them grow and walk by their side as they conquer everything they dreamed of. But the recent victim of racial violence, George Floyd will not be present to see his little girl, Gianna grow up and achieve all those amazing things. He was deprived of that chance by the policeman, who brutally took away his life in a matter of minutes.

According to People, Roxie Washington, the mother of Floyd's 6-year-old opened up about the pain of raising their daughter without her father. Attending a press conference in  Minneapolis along with Stephen Jackson and Atlanta-based attorneys Justin Miller and Chris Stewart, the woman mourned the loss of her child's father.

Choking with tears, Washington said, "I don't have a lot to say, because I can't get my words together right now. But I want everybody to know that this is what those officers took. At the end of the day, they get to go home and be with their families," according to People.



 

She further went on to say how Floyd's death will leave an irreplaceable void in her daughter's life forever. "Gianna does not have a father. He will never see her grow up, graduate, he will never walk her down the aisle. If there's a problem she's having and she needs her dad, she does not have that anymore, "said Washington, according to People.



 

The grieving woman added that she will be there for her child. She asserted that Floyd deserved justice and that he was a good man. "I'm here for my baby, and I'm here for George. Because I want justice for him. I want justice for him 'cause he was good. No matter what anybody thinks, he was good," said Washington. Gesturing to Gianna, the mother stated, "And this is the proof that he was a good man."



 

In the press conference, she recalled Floyd as a good man and father. "He was so happy to have her. He was there — he slept the whole time that I went through labor, but when he heard her cry, he got up. He woke up," recalled the mother. She continued, "I still have a picture of him waking up and getting his baby. He loved her so much."



 

After the emotional speech, Stephen Jackson, a close friend of the victim took to the podium and assured the mother that he would be there for Gianna. "It really don't make no sense. I'm going to be there for her. I'm going to wipe your tears," said Jackson, according to People.

He told the press that Floyd's number one priority was his family and his decision to relocate to Minneapolis was motivated by that factor. He added that Floyd's appearance often gave off a different impression but the man was just a "gentle giant".



 

"People mistake him because he was so big that they thought he was always a fighting person but he was a loving person... and he loved his daughter," said Jackson, quoted People.



 

Meanwhile, attorneys Justin Miller said that the press conference was organized to depict the person Floyd was. It is to "show the world that George Floyd is not just a name, not just a meme and not just something to be chanted. George Floyd was a real person. He was a good person, and he had people that loved him. And so we're here today to show the world these are the people that loved him," said Miller.



 

On the other hand, Floyd's death has sparked protests across the nation. Many took to the streets in solidarity with the victim and demanded justice. Some protests turned violent and many were detained by the police. Additionally, many cities across the world are also holding marches and protests against the incident.



 

Recently, Floyd's death was declared to be homicide by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner. It was found that the 46-year-old "experienced a cardiopulmonary arrest while being restrained by law enforcement officer(s)."

According to CNN, officer Derek Chauvin, who pinned down Floyd with his knee is charged with second-degree murder. The other three officers present at the scene are charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder.

References: 

https://people.com/crime/mother-of-george-floyd-daughter-speaks-out-death/
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/03/us/george-floyd-officers-charges/index.html