George Floyd had a rap sheet a mile long. He committed a variety of violent crimes, not the least of which included holding a gun to the belly of a pregnant woman during a robbery. Conservative personality Candace Owens tweeted about the rioting, looting, and arson that was taking across America in honor of “Saint” George Floyd. In her statement to America, Owens made clear that George Floyd was neither a martyr or a hero, but that she hoped his family would receive justice.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) June 3, 2020
George’s brother Philonese got justice in the form of a massive payday.
100 Percent Fed Up – Two days after George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, MN, his brother, Philonise Floyd, started a GoFundMe account to raise money for his estate and for “grief counseling.”
Philonese was able to raise a stunning $14,723,100 before he turned the Go-Fund-Me account off only days before the toxicology report was released.
But that’s not all…
Only 7 months later, the Minneapolis City Council approved a whopping $27 million settlement for Philonese and the Floyd family. It was touted as “the largest pre-trial civil rights wrongful death settlement in U.S. history.”
Floyd’s Black victim chaser lawyer Ben Crump released the following statement:
“This historic agreement, the largest pre-trial settlement in a civil rights wrongful death case in U.S. history, makes a statement that George Floyd’s life mattered and by extension that Black lives matter. It sends a message that the unjust taking of a Black life will no longer be written off as trivial, unimportant, or unworthy of consequences.”
Now, the Daily Mail is reporting that witnesses in the Chauvin case, including the drug dealing friend of Floyd’s who was with him and is now in jail, are also cashing in—BIG TIME!
Crowdsourcing funds set up on behalf of witnesses at Derek Chauvin’s murder trial have pulled in close to three-quarters of a million dollars in the weeks since the verdict was brought, DailyMail.com can be revealed.
Donald Winn Williams II was one of the first witnesses to testify. The MMA fighter told how he stopped for a drink returning from a fishing trip with his son and became witness to 46-year-old Floyd’s death beneath the former Minneapolis police officer’s knee.
Williams called Chauvin out for using a ‘blood’ or ‘kill’ choke and told how the officer looked him straight in the eye and carried on. He said he watched Floyd, ‘fade like a fish in a bag.’
Williams’ GoFundMe page was set up by his cousin, Shannon Davis, on his behalf with the goal of helping him ‘get his life back on track.’
Darnella Frazier was the 17-yeard-old who stopped and filmed events on her cell phone in the now infamous ‘bystander video’ posted to social media and seen around the world.
She did not appear on camera, nor was she fully named in court but Frazier herself gave interviews in the aftermath and a fund set up by strangers, Mica Cole Kamenski and Angela Shelby on her behalf now stands at a staggering $688,950 with a fundraising goal of $1million.
‘The OFFICIAL Peace and Healing for Darnella Fund’ also features a courtroom sketch of Darnella, weeping.
It states that Darnella should be ‘uplifted, not shamed.’
Kamenski writes, ‘White folks: You woke now? Stay woke. You mad? Stay mad. You care about Black Lives. Well, we finna [sic) care about Darnella, too.’
Sixty-one-year-old Charles McMillians nicknamed ‘the Mayor’ of the community, by prosecutor Jerry Blackwell broke down and wept in the witness box as he recounted the events of May 25, 2020.
McMillians can be heard and seen on various video footage from that day, urging Floyd to just get in the car. He told the court that he was trying to ‘make it go easier’ for Floyd. He said he had stopped to watch the scene outside Cup Foods as it unfolded because he was ‘being nosey.’
His son has set up a fund entitled, ‘Help Charles McMillian visit his Mothers Burial,’ with the stated goal of raising $5,000 to help him travel with his 12-year-old son to his mother’s grave in Mississippi and to get therapy.
Judeah Reynolds was nine when she witnessed Floyd’s death. Now ten, she testified off-camera in court and told how what she saw had left her ‘sad and mad.’
A FundRazr fund set up for her has now raised $20,892 of its $25,000 goal.
The fund is intended to provide ‘urgent aid in securing safe housing and essential and basic needs for the family.’
A fund set up calling to ‘Commend Christopher Martin for his bravery,’ has now raised $12,673 of its stated $20,000 goal. Set up by a woman who describes herself as ‘a mother herself,’ it states, ‘No child and young adult should have to go through the stress and tragedy that Christopher Martin endured.’
The fund founder states that the money ‘is to commend his bravery and for him to spend in any way he would like.’
A fund has also been set up for Hall – the man whose fake $20 bill Martin rejected when he came into the store earlier that same day and the man whose call asking Floyd for a ride brought the older man there that day.
Nobody saw Hall testify because though he was in the car with Floyd and Floyd’s friend and ex Shawanda Hill, he pleaded the Fifth for fear of self-incrimination in a possible third-degree murder investigation.
Hall worried that if the jury did not find Chauvin guilty it might open the possibility for an investigation into whether Floyd, who had been taking drugs that day and ingested some in the moments of his arrest, had died of a drug overdose.
Under Minnesota law a person involved in supplying drugs in any way that a person takes and then dies because of is liable for a third-degree murder charge.
Hall was in prison on other outstanding warrants when he appeared before Judge Peter Cahill and the jury were never told of his existence as a potential witness.
His mother, Reece Tank Hall, has started the fund for her son claiming, ‘A moment that has weight heavy on our entire nation, weighed most-heavy (sic) on Maurice Lester Hall. Often times it is the survivors of tragedies that are the unintended victims.’