"He had nine minutes to understand that my brother's life mattered," Philonise Floyd said of Derek Chauvin. The Floyd family is calling for the passing of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to bring police reform.
Following the conviction of ex-officer Derek Chauvin, there are calls for nationwide policing reforms. The Biden administration has backed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, but while the legislation passed through the House it remains stalled in the Senate.
"We are talking about legislation that has teeth in it and holding police accountable is absolutely critical," Rep. Bass says about the likelihood of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act passing the Senate.
The murder conviction in George Floyd’s death has been hailed as a sign of progress in the fight for equal justice, but the case is an outlier in many ways, leaving difficult questions about law enforcement’s use of force and systematic racism in policing.
Ald. Coggs wants city of Milwaukee to support, lobby for federal George Floyd Justice in Policing Act
Open your eyes and unplug your ears, @SenateGOP . We need to finally pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. And we need to finally pass common-sense gun safety legislation. How many more people need to die while you sit on your hands and do nothing?
BREAKING: The House has passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, a police reform bill that would ban chokeholds and eliminate qualified immunity for law enforcement.
Ravens players and staff signed a letter to Sen. Mitch McConnell urging him to bring the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 to the Senate floor for a vote.
Pundits ask whether Democrats are serious about policing reform. Are you kidding me? We responded to the cries in the streets with the Justice in Policing Act. We aren't the ones standing in the way of progress with watered-down policies that wouldn't have saved George Floyd.