Joe Biden will mark the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death by inviting his family to the White House. Floyd’s killing while in police custody sparked nationwide “anti-racism” and “anti-police” riots that brutalized many major cities and caused billions in damage.
However, the Biden administration has not met their promise to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act by May 25th, claiming drafts of the measure do not “go far enough.”
President Biden hopes to sign the George Floyd Justice In Policing Act on May 25, the one year anniversary of Floyd’s death, Psaki says. The bill was approved in the House but has yet to receive a Senate vote https://t.co/Nj065CIsxp pic.twitter.com/yeVpzdZ7ge
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 10, 2021
The Floyd family has remained in near-constant communication with the Biden administration since they took the helm. Before the verdict of Derek Chauvin, the police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd, Biden personally spoke with the family. Chauvin was eventually convicted of second-degree murder and is expected to serve more than 12 years in federal prison.
The octogenarian president urged Congress to pass the anti-police legislation during his first special address to the joint session of Congress last month.
President Biden urged a joint session of Congress to pass a federal policing overhaul named after George Floyd, who was killed last year by a police officer in Minneapolis.
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 29, 2021
Radical racial advocates are pressing the current administration, but welcome the delay if the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act doesn’t go far enough to punish law enforcement officers.
The White House has passed blame for the delay as a mere disagreement between Republican and Democratic lawmakers. Most Republicans (and even some Democrats) have signaled their distaste for ending qualified immunity for police officers, which leave our brave cops open to a bevy of legal trouble on the grounds of civil rights violations
Author: Asa McCue