I think it's strange to even view George Floyd or any high profile victim of police violence as heroes. they were regular people minding their own business when they suddenly got the full force of the state's boot. they didn't wake up thinking they would become heroes, and most of them were not involved in politics. you could argue victims like breonna taylor are heroes for the work they did for their community prior to their death, but then there's no logical argument against completely dissociating this from their violent, state-condoned death. I guess my point is that the message is far more powerful if we view these people exclusively as martyrs; normal folks who got the shit end of the stick for no justifiable reason. the indignation and fear that it could happen to anyone is far more influential, in my opinion.