On the question of justice, former NBA star Stephen Jackson says ‘we’ve never had it’
“I can’t answer it because we haven’t got it. Anybody know the answer please tell me because I sure don’t know.”
Cuomo followed up on the question of justice by asking if all four officers should go to jail. Jackson replied: “By far. Not even close.”
A father figure
Jackson and Floyd often called each other “twin” due to their similar physical appearance.
With Floyd’s death leaving a void in his family, Jackson promised to step up, telling Gianna that he would “walk her down the aisle.”
The 14-season NBA veteran described Floyd as a “protector and provider for everybody.”
“He was one of those guys that wanted to be the guy to make sure everybody was straight,” the 2003 NBA champion said on Cuomo Prime Time. “A lot of times when you grow up in the neighborhoods we grow up in, a lot of neighborhoods have different beefs and don’t get along.
“George could be from one side but the only guy from this side to go to the other side and make everybody get along. He was a peacemaker and lover and just a protector.
“What I will miss most about him, as an athlete, you come across a lot of people that support you and around you for the wrong reasons. Floyd was one friend that never abused our friendship. It was genuine.”
“The protests have been great and people are following me and looking for advice going forward,” Jackson explained. “I love being in this position. But the looting and all that stuff, Floyd wasn’t about that.
“He wouldn’t support that at all. He would love everybody screaming his name and away in Iran and the Netherlands and all that stuff, he appreciates all of that.
“We don’t want the work we’ve done to get the noise and light on his situation taken away from us by a group of people who don’t understand our same fight and same pain and we can’t let them take away from that.”