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Sat May 15, 2021, 09:11 PM

Witness in George Floyd trial gets vacation, and new friendship, from Seal Beach man


Richard Glassman was so moved when he saw Charles McMillian on the stand that he wanted to reach out. The two men, from different worlds, now have a story to share.



Charles McMillian, left, a witness to George Floyd’s death, and his son, Charlie McMillian, right, and Richard Glassman, center, in Seal Beach, CA, on Friday, May 7, 2021. When Seal Beach resident Richard Glassman saw Charles McMillian break down in tears during testimony he reached out. The two men befriended each other and Glassman, a retired peace officer, appreciated that McMillian spoke with respect about police officers. Glassman flew the McMillians to Southern California and is trying to help Charles raise money for his post-traumatic stress. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)

By SUSAN CHRISTIAN GOULDING | [email protected] | Orange County Register
PUBLISHED: May 14, 2021 at 7:15 p.m. | UPDATED: May 15, 2021 at 5:36 p.m.

As Seal Beach tourist Charles McMillian strolled down Main Street this month – wearing his distinctive white-framed glasses – a couple stopped to greet him.

“Oh, they just wanted to thank me for my testimony,” McMillian explained with a shrug as he took a seat outside Old Town Cafe.

A few months ago, the 61-year-old man was just another face in the crowd and, like many, struggling to get by.

Then, on March 31, millions around the globe saw his riveting eye-witness account of George Floyd’s horrific death. As McMillian puts it now, “When I cried, the whole world cried.”

That night, in his Seal Beach apartment, Richard Glassman was one of those people. Watching the evening news, McMillian’s tears moved him to tears, as well.

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Sat May 15, 2021, 10:47 PM

1. Good story. Gofundme account below. McMillian is one of the good guys.

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Sat May 15, 2021, 11:45 PM

2. K&R

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Sun May 16, 2021, 12:12 AM

3. Barefootin' together

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 12:19 AM

4. LIfe in a world of instant connection and communication can sure be dramatic.

Very often, it is not such a positive story, though.

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