Buffalo Singer Drea D’Nur Releases Tribute Song for George Floyd
Credit: Drea d'Nur and Rami Nashashibi via Youtube
Yasmin Young's Interview with Drea D'Nur
Drea D'Nur has released 'Mama Please,' a tribute song, inspired by the tragic death of George Floyd. The video for the song is a tribute to Cariol Horne. Mama Please is a powerful song, echoing the last words of George Floyd, who was killed by Minneapolis police officers, who ignored his pleas for his life. The song was written and produced by Chicago-based MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, Dr. Rami Nashashibi and Buffalo-native Drea D’Nur. The video for the song is a tribute to Cariol Horne, a former Buffalo Police officer, who stopped a fellow officer from choking a Black man in handcuffs. Cariol lost her job and her pension because she spoke up against another officer's actions. During our interview, Drea spoke about Cariol being painted as the villain. It's hard to understand how anyone could twist her actions - saving a man's life - into something villainous.
Cariol's Law Approved by Buffalo Common Council
According to WGRZ, Cariol's Law was approved by the Buffalo Common Council with an 8 to one vote. The law requires police officers to act, if they see another officer using unjustified force on a person,
Cariol’s Law is a duty to intervene law for Buffalo Police officers. It requires Buffalo Police officers to intercede when they believe unreasonable force is being used against a civilian by another police officer. It also protects an officer against retaliation.
You can visit Drea's website for more.