Viewing for George Floyd held in childhood hometown of Houston | USA TODAY

Viewing for George Floyd held in childhood hometown of Houston | USA TODAY 1


A public viewing for George Floyd takes place in his childhood hometown of Houston.

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Memorials are planned in Houston this week for Floyd, 46, who died while in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. The former Minneapolis Police officer who pressed his knee into Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes during the arrest was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, while three other officers on the scene were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder.

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40 Comments on "Viewing for George Floyd held in childhood hometown of Houston | USA TODAY"

  1. All people involved those just making video without helping him and store manager who called police just for $20.

    • Anne Liesveld | June 8, 2020 at 5:14 PM | Reply

      The video girl was a teen. Plenty got his attention. Even if it’s proved he od that was the compassion they showed. White black or yellow striped god allowed him to live on earth and deserve grace

    • Anne Liesveld | June 8, 2020 at 5:16 PM | Reply

      That may be protocol. Maybe it was a bad situation of he was struggling with his own battles. Don’t blame a kid following rules and it’s on Derek to not have extended grace either via killing or letting him die.

    • Altre Frontiere | June 8, 2020 at 8:10 PM | Reply

      Maria Kazi with “people involved” you mean responsible? And? your comment doesn’t make sense. Do you want them to be held accountable? What’s your point?

  2. Cillian McGovern | June 8, 2020 at 5:00 PM | Reply

    Is there a timestamp where we can actually see him?

  3. keep up the good work PldG

  4. Cillian McGovern | June 8, 2020 at 5:03 PM | Reply

    2:46:01 wtf 🤣

  5. nice content bro


  7. loved it

  8. *Floyd was NOT a nice man and shouldn’t have died from the actions of one bad cop.* 1. He is the wrong guy to make into a black marter. He was a career criminal and died with fentanyl and methamphetamine in his system. 2. One bad cop’s action does NOT make ALL cops racist and ALL police forces systemic racist. (see

  9. John Marino | June 8, 2020 at 6:02 PM | Reply

    What about other felons funerals?

  10. Jeffery Pullin | June 8, 2020 at 7:14 PM | Reply

    Why the hell is this guy lying in state like he’s some kind of spiritual leader or ex-president ? Let’s get him in the ground already

  11. Gregory Tingley | June 8, 2020 at 8:08 PM | Reply

    Wheres a fraudster when u need 1

  12. Mado Voeffray | June 9, 2020 at 2:32 AM | Reply

    R.I.P. SO SAD 😔

  13. Jacquelyn B Ross | June 9, 2020 at 4:08 AM | Reply

    REST IN POWER GEORGE FLOYD 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽💙✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽🌹🕊

  14. Victoria Mcewen | June 9, 2020 at 5:35 AM | Reply

    God bless you brother in Christ

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