Flowers and messages are placed at the memorial for George Floyd on June 9, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Residents of the community, and people around the world, have come together in calling for an end to police brutality after the death of George Floyd, who was killed while in Minneapolis police custody on May 25th.
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The House Approved A Police Reform Bill In Honor Of George Floyd 

The House Approved The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act Of 2020! 

This is a GREAT step forward!

CNN reports the House of Representatives passed new legislation in honor of the horrible murder of George Floyd one month after his death.

Under the new police reform bill, it will make major changes to law enforcement. For example, it will prohibit racial profiling and ban on no-knock warrants in federal drug cases. It would also “ban chokeholds at the federal level and classify them as a civil rights violation, and would establish a national registry of police misconduct maintained by the Department of Justice,” reported on the article. 

The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 would still have to get passed in the senate.

At a press conference yesterday (June 25), 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, honors his life and “all the lives of all those killed by police brutality and pledging: never again.” 

“When we pass this bill, the Senate will have a choice: to honor George Floyd’s life or to do nothing.”

Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler said, 

“The House will do its duty and pass the Justice in Policing bill today. I hope the Senate will do the same, but I fear it will not.”

We’ll keep you updated on this.


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