Barbra Streisand makes George Floyd’s daughter a Disney shareholder
Barbra Streisand, the famed singer and actor, has gifted the daughter of George Floyd with shares in Disney.
George Floyd, an African-American man from Minnesota, was murdered by white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin when knelt on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds during an arrest. Floyd, who was handcuffed and lying face down on the road, was unresponsive for 2 minutes and 53 seconds while the officer held his knee down on his neck.
Three other arresting officers, Thomas K. Lane, Tou Thao, and J. Alexander Kueng, also held Floyd down for this period. The incident, caught both on local CCTV and by video recordings secured bystanders, showed Floyd repeatedly saying “I can’t breathe” while the officer held his knee on the back of his neck.
The death has sparked mass protests across the United States with all four officers involved being fired the next day. Chauvin, the white officer who held down his knee, has since been arrested and charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter.
While mass protests have been running through the streets of America, a number of high profile names have been establishing a bright future for Gianna, Floyd’s child. Just days after being granted a full scholarship to Texas Southern University and a college fund from Kanye West, the child has now been made a shareholder in Disney.