Community reflects on 1-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death

"As a country, we had an Earth-shaking event. And the trembles from that event, the vibrations from that event has caused some of America to wake up," says Rev. D. Stanley Lord.

News 12 Staff

May 25, 2021, 11:28 AM

Updated 1,091 days ago

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Many people across Connecticut marked one year since the death of George Floyd – a moment recorded on video that resulted in the murder conviction of a former Minneapolis police officer and sparked a movement toward racial justice in America and around the world.
A memorial was held at Weston Town Hall Tuesday near the gazebo where speakers reflected and lit candles.
Earlier in the day, News 12 spoke with Rev. D. Stanley Lord, the head of the Bridgeport NAACP, who has been speaking out about the George Floyd murder for the last year.
"As a country, we had an Earth-shaking event. And the trembles from that event, the vibrations from that event has caused some of America to wake up," he says.
Rev. Lord says at 9:26 a.m. he sent out emails that reflected on the nine minutes and 26 seconds of pain that Floyd endured under the knee of Derek Chauvin.
"That's a long time to snuff out someone's life," he said. "Something has to change. Because nobody should have to deal with that or go through that type of situation in their lifetime."
He continued:
“As you think about George Floyd and his family and what they've gone through – if you don't want anyone to go through that, we've got to make some changes."
Rev. Lord says police reform efforts have been long overdue and he's glad they are being implemented.


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