Thursday, January 6, 2022

Black lives matter seems to be very subjective.

George Floyd's great-niece shot on New Year's Day

George Floyd's 4-year-old great-niece was shot while at home in Houston, Texas, on Saturday and is recovering in the hospital. 

Arianna Delane, the granddaughter of Floyd's sister LaTonya Floyd, was shot between the ribs while she slept in her bed, according to ABC 13. Two children and four adults were in the apartment at the time, and the little girl suffered from broken ribs and a punctured lung and liver.

Her family told ABC 13 that the paramedics didn't arrive for more than four hours after the shooting. Houston police are investigating. 

"I am aware and have concerns regarding the delayed response time in this incident and have initiated an Internal Affairs investigation. I ask the city continue to pray for the child's full recovery and assist in providing information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect or suspects responsible," said Police Chief Troy Finner. 


No suspect has been arrested yet, police said

Arianna's great-uncle, George Floyd, was killed at the age of 46 while in police custody in Minneapolis in May 2020. 

Footage of his arrest and subsequent death went viral, leading to protests and unrest in cities across the United States, as well as a debate about whether police were necessary. 

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of Floyd's murder in April and was sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison.

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