George Floyd Square is shown on Feb. 8, 2021, in Minneapolis. Ten months after police officers brushed off George Floyd’s moans for help on the street outside a south Minneapolis grocery, the square remains a makeshift memorial for Floyd who died at the hand of police making an arrest. The trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin will begin with jury selection on March 8. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Texas Board Denies Posthumous Pardon For George Floyd The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has denied a posthumous pardon of George Floyd for a minor 2004 drug conviction.
The Board itself had recommended the pardon to Gov. Greg Abbott last October, but later rescinded it over a procedural error. On Thursday, the Board unanimously rejected the pardon. Floyd’s attorney can reapply for the pardon in two years.
Should Floyd’s record in Texas be pardoned? What would be the symbolic value of such a gesture?