Biden calls for police reform on George Floyd’s day
Chairperson Joe Biden made a touching statement on the third anniversary of by George Floyd died on Thursday and called on Congress to pass “meaningful” police reform to do so.
President urges Congress to pass police reform on the third anniversary of George Floyd’s death
Biden urged Congress to pass “meaningful” police reform while remembering George Floyd on the three-year anniversary of the Minnesota man’s death, according to reports. Minnesota star.
“I’ll sign,” Biden said Thursday. “But we know that implementing real and lasting change at the state and local levels requires action by Congress. I urge Congress to enact meaningful police reform and send it to my desk.”
He continued: “I will continue to do everything in my power to fight for police accountability before Congress and I remain open to working with Republicans and Democrats alike to find real solutions.”
Biden also took to Twitter Thursday to honor Floyd’s life and legacy.
“Today, America mourns the death of George Floyd three years later. I will never forget Gianna Floyd’s words: ‘Dad changed the world.’ He was – uniting people of all races and generations in peace and with the aim of saying: ‘Enough is enough.’ Hatred never has a safe harbor in America.”
Today, America mourns the death of George Floyd three years later.
I will never forget Gianna Floyd’s words: “Dad changed the world.”
He was – uniting people of all races and generations in peace and with the aim of saying: Enough is enough.
Hatred never has a safe harbor in America. pic.twitter.com/8lrRIkiIMI
– President Biden (@POTUS) May 25, 2023
In addition, Biden also released a statement through the official White House website.
Equity is a covenant that each of us has with each other. Today, three years after the death of George Floyd, let us continue to build on the progress we have made so far and commit to the work we must continue to do every day to change hearts. and minds and laws and policies…”
The White House also shared a short clip in memory of Floyd’s legacy.
In memory of George Floyd, the Biden-Harris Administration will continue to work to ensure our nation lives up to its original promise of fair and impartial justice for all. pic.twitter.com/Eue9wDKAId
– White House (@WhiteHouse) May 25, 2023
Attempts to pass police reform at the federal level failed to become law
Biden’s statement comes months after he urged Congress to act on police reform during his “State of the Union” speech in February.
Many attempts to pass police reform at the federal level failed to become law in the years following Floyd’s murder at the hands of former Minneapolis Police Department officer Derek Chauvin.
Bodycam footage shows Chauvin resting his knee on Floyd’s neck for nine minutes amid cries of “I can’t breathe!” In the end, Chauvin’s actions caused him to suffocate. The 46-year-old former officer was sentenced to 252 months in prison in July.
Officers Alexander Kueng, Thomas Kiernan Lane and Tou Thao were also charged in connection with Floyd’s death. Thao was found guilty earlier this month of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter, Shade room report.
Timeline of anniversaries, passage of the Justice in Policy Act of George Floyd
In 2021, Biden meets the Floyd family at the White House on the one-year anniversary of Floyd’s death. He publicly called on Congress to reach an agreement on police reform that day.
House Democrats were able to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policy Act despite widespread Republican opposition.
However, negotiations broke down later that year. The bill ultimately failed to gather enough bipartisan support to pass the Senate, The Tribune reported.
Biden went on to sign an exclusive order with members of Floyd’s family on the two-year anniversary of his death. That order is still pretty limited in terms of influence, according to the outlet.
“Throughout our Administration, we have made significant progress in meeting the requirements of my EO (executive order), making police work safer, fairer and more efficient. more,” Biden said in his statement.
Star Court reports that several events honoring Floyd will be held in Minnesota over the next few days.
A brother, a son, a father were taken from Floyd’s family – with George’s death, they lost a part of their soul.
We will never forget what happened that day.
We will never forget the name of George Floyd.
We will never stop acting in his honor.
– President Biden (@POTUS) May 25, 2023