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George Floyd Made Emotional Plea To Younger Generation In Resurfaced Video

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By Clark Sparky

For many people, the only words they've heard George Floyd speak were his last, when he was pleading for his life while under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer. An old video of Floyd resurfaced this week that gives a deeper glimpse into who he was as a person, and what was important to him.

In the clip, he laments about the violence going on with the "younger generation" and pleads with kids to stop killing each other.

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"It’s clearly the generation after us that’s so lost, man," Floyd said. "I don’t even know what to say anymore. You youngsters just going around busting guns in crowds, kids getting killed [...] They go home and their knees shaking at night, but they don’t show it to nobody because they aren’t tough then."

Floyd also blamed his generation for "condoning" the violence their kids are inflicting. He then sent a message to the younger generation, saying: "It’s going to be you and God. You’re going up or you’re going down."

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In the wake of his death on May 25th, there have been protests in every major city across the country for over a week.

Floyd's brother, Terrance, fully supports the movement but asked for people to remain peaceful.

"Sometimes I get angry, I want to bust some heads, too," Terrance Floyd told ABC News' Alex Perez during an interview last weekend. "I wanna ... just go crazy. But I’m here. My brother wasn’t about that. My brother was about peace. You’ll hear a lot of people say he was a gentle giant."

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Floyd died when former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on the back of Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes while he was laying face down on the pavement in handcuffs. The entire incident was caught on video.

There were three other officers on the scene at the incident, and none of them did anything to stop what was happening.

Chauvin was originally charged with third degree murder and manslaughter, but that was increase to second degree murder on Wednesday.

Additionally, the other three former police officers who were involved in the incident -- Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane -- were charged with aiding and abetting a murder.

There are several memorial services planned for Floyd over the next week. The first two happened on Thursday with a private ceremony in Minneapolis, which was attending by Rev. Al Sharpton and other political leaders, and a public one in Brooklyn.

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