In emotional testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Philonise Floyd, the brother of George Floyd, said of his sibling’s death, “Justice has to be served. Those officers, they have to be convicted.” Floyd added, “His life mattered. All our lives matter. Black lives matter.”
PHILONISE FLOYD: It's just sitting here, coming to try to tell you all about how I want justice for my brother. I just think about that video over and over again. It felt like eight hours and 46 minutes. It hurt seeing my brother plead for his life, watching an officer just put his knee on his neck.
It's just-- everyday, just looking at it. Being, like, anywhere, that's all people talk about. The rest of my life, that's all I'll ever see, somebody just looking at the video.
Kids had to watch the video. His kids had to watch that video. It just hurts. There's a lot of people with a lot of pain. My family, they just cry and cry every day and just ask, why, why. He pleaded for his life. He said he couldn't breathe. Nobody cared, nobody.
People pleaded for him. They still didn't care. Justice has to served. Those officers, they have to be convicted. Anybody with a heart, they know that's wrong. You don't do that to a human being. You don't even do that to an animal.
His life mattered, All our lives matter. Black lives matter. I just wish-- I wish I could get him back. Those officers, they get to live.