By Frank Green, July 16, 2020, Virginia Times Dispatch.
Courtney Henson knows the spot outside Cup Foods on Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis where George Floyd's life ended under the knee of a police officer on May 25.
Three decades ago Henson, then a teenager and now a resident of Virginia's River North Correctional Center, lived with his mother across the street from the store where Floyd allegedly passed a counterfeit $20 bill prompting a call to the police.
“It's sad that George had to pass away. Nobody deserves to [lose] his life. But it made a movement for Black people that they needed for a long time. They needed this because they've been getting stepped on for so long and this actually made a movement where they're getting justice," said Abumayyaleh.