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Botham Jean’s Mother Speaks On The George Floyd Incident Amidst Protests In The U.S

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NBCDFW:– George Floyd’s final moments, captured on a cell phone camera, have been seen worldwide by millions, including by the mother of Botham Jean who couldn’t help but think of her son.

“When I saw this police officer keep his knee on George Floyd’s neck for that extended time it told me that what my son suffered seemed to be a norm among police officers,” Allison Jean said.

Botham Jean was murdered by Amber Guyger in 2018, when she entered his apartment and shot him, telling a Dallas County jury she believed he was an intruder in her apartment. In the weeks and months that followed Jean’s mother became an outspoken proponent of police reform in America.
“We need to stop playing around when people are dead, when families are missing loved ones, when a wife is missing her husband, when children are missing their father, when brothers and sisters are missing their siblings,” Jean said.

Now back home in St. Lucia, Jean said the death of George Floyd and the subsequent unrest in Minneapolis has transfixed her home country, which has come to associate America as a dangerous place for men of color.

“Things do not seem to be getting better because state by state you see the same thing happening to our people,” Jean said. “They(the officers involved) must be immediately indicted, they need to be charged.”

Jean said she can understand and relate to the frustration being expressed by thousands on the streets of Minneapolis. Botham, she said, would have also been on the side of social justice reform were he alive at this moment in time.

“Americans need to know the world is watching, what is happening in Minneapolis is beamed all over the world,” Jean said.

11 COMMENTS

  1. This incident, this situation ( what’s happening to black men in the US) is heart-wrenching.

  2. It did not stop at Bothan Jean and sadly it will not stop at George Floyd. This is why we do not tell these killer officers they are forgiven like in Amber Guyger’s case. Justice had to prevail.

  3. Black people are a real joke. Look at how they are being used to cause destruction. Best believe that there are powerful , wealthy people funding this chaos. Using blacks to cause destruction. Open your eyes. Stop the emotional outrage.

    • You hit the nail pun d head. All the world is a stage, and this situation too is being orchestrated by billionaires philanthropist who’s sole agenda is divide and conquer.

    • Here are two big words that you need to add to your dictionary… anarchy and anarchist.
      Americans have been using violence ever since the inception of America. They have used it to destroy systems that they don’t believe. Among the most famous anarchist were Sacco and Vanzetti. This rich man financing conspiracy sounds like a FOXian theme. Do some reading before writing crap.

  4. Ted, I am with you 100%. The Jean family should not comment. One thing to forgive but to go as far as hugging the MURDERER and asking to be friends. This was egregious.

  5. I agree with u no justice no peace. She has no right to speak. She forgot that her son said to forgive this inbred racist n gave her a hug also the judge gave her a Bible. This is what happens when the same world that is watching as she said,sees u hug n forgive murderers. The George Floyd family will do the same thing except hugging. The black Americans are so racist n so lost that sometimes I ask myself.. Should I feel sorry or just worry about my own? They come on the island make u feel less of a person while they praise the same race that murders them. It’s a sad reality but if they don’t wake up… Nothing will wake them up

  6. Pablo you and just saying are the biggest jackasses of the century……go read a book or google something; go google Jim Crow era, go google the civil right struggle, go google the LA and Watts Riots go google Ahmaud Arbery, Eric Garner Amadou Diallo, the execution of Sean Bell I was still in the states at that time I went to his funeral in Queens ..…. it’s inconceivable….rather disturbing to be exact to think in this day and age with all that ‘s available at our finger tips yu’ll could be so illiterate on what’s happening. Oh well ; their, their, their.

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