The video showing George Floyd dying with his neck under the knee of a police officer, as three other police officers stood looking on, has sparked universal outrage. This includes Christian music singer and songwriter Lauren Daigle. The Louisiana native was brought to tears when recounting what she heard happened to George Floyd, who died in the custody of Minneapolis police on Memorial Day.
Daigle has released a 53-minute response after being questioned about it by some of her friends. "I received a lot of text messages yesterday about my silence regarding the George Floyd issue," Daigle said at the top of an Instagram video.
"Let me assure everybody that silence has nothing to do with a lack of concern because I haven't had a moment to pray and reflect and ask God where to stand with my words, how to communicate without words. I know where I stand, but with my words, how do I speak?"
"How can the heart of man be like that? I don't understand. I'm shaking with anger," she said in tears. "And no officer said anything. I have no idea what it's like to be a police officer. I'm not even going to begin the barrage of thoughts on how to handle situations. But my gosh, I don't know how much more evidence you need to say, 'Hey, maybe you should let up bro.' This is wrong!"
She added, "When it comes to George Floyd, I didn't even watch the video, just upon hearing about what happened. I am still shaking, and I know I'm late to the party, but it doesn't mean the weight is any different."