The New York Police Department isn’t the only one interested in speaking with the person accused of defacing George Floyd‘s statue in Union Square yesterday. One of George’s brothers is also interested in speaking with the person in issue. In order to obtain a better understanding of why such heinous acts were committed. Terrence Floyd says he wants to speak with the suspect so they may put their differences aside, heal, and move forward. According to TMZ, Terrence believes that witnessing his brother’s statue smashed proves that there are still people out there who harbor hatred in their hearts, and that this is preventing society from progressing.
To be clear, Terrence wants the suspect to face the repercussions for throwing grey paint on the monument, but he also wants a chance to talk to him about it. Following the news of George’s statue being damaged, Terrence told TMZ that his We Are Floyd nonprofit team reflected on why the incident occurred in the first place, following the statue’s unveiling over the weekend. Breonna Taylor and John Lewis, as well as George’s statue, were presented by Confront Art. This group brings together artists and social justice concerns to create art installations, such as the “See In Justice” exhibition.
Terrence appears to be able to communicate with Derek Chauvin, the guy responsible for George’s killing, if he can convey himself to him. He testified during Derek’s trial, during which he was found guilty and sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for his conduct. He told the Independent at the time that, while he was appalled to be sitting feet away from Derek, he had no desire to harm the former cop.