It has been a year since the murder of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and his memorial is still honored and remembered today. People all over the country are coming forward, speaking and remembering their lives. Let’s take a look at all the ways they are being honored today.
To make changes
Today, George Floyd’s memorial is being hailed as President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris is meeting with George Floyd’s family to discuss George Floyd Justice in Police Act, an act that “According to CNN, establish a national registry of police malpractice, ban racial and religious profiling by law enforcement and overhaul qualified immunity for police officers.
As of now, the legislation still stands in the Senate. “If you can make a federal law to protect the bird, which is a bald eagle, you can make a federal law to protect people of color “, George Floyd’s brother Philonis Floyd said on Tuesday. Allegedly, Kamala Harris and Joe Biden have urged Congress to “act with a sense of urgency” on passing police reform legislation.
“Although the killing of his beloved brother and father has been a year, for the family – for any family facing a deep loss – the first year may still feel as if they were told the news a few seconds ago. And they had to overcome that pain and sorrow every time and those horrible 9 minutes and 29 seconds were replayed, ”said Biden.
In Nevada, two police reform bills have been passed and signed by the government Steve Sisolak. CNN announced that “Senate Bill 50 requires law enforcement to provide a comprehensive explanation as to why there is no alternative to a no-knock warrant before it is approved by a judge. Legislative Assembly Bill 58 State Attorney General Gives the ability to check if a department is denying the civil rights of the people.
How communities are honoring George Floyd
In memory of George Floyd, programs are taking place across the country today. In Minneapolis, some members of Floyd’s family have attended memorial events in honor of his life. One of these events includes the “Celebration of Life”, an event full of games, food and special performances by musical artists and local talents.
Locations around the country are hosting similar events to pay tribute to the memorial of Dallas, such as George Floyd, who hosted a solidarity march and rally. The television channel BET is also paying homage to George Floyd, by airing a special program called “Bars and Ballads for George Floyd,” featuring many notable figures such as John Batiste, NAS, President of Color of Change Rashad Robinson, and more Huh.
George Floyd’s aunt Angela Harrelson told CNN at her memorial today: “Today I just felt a day of relief. The support we have received, the love we have received till date. I’m just overwhelmed with joy and hope and I feel that change has come. “
Changes made since his death
The murder of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer shook the country a year ago, as his death caused many blacks to die in the US due to police brutality and racism. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin stabbed George Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes, as three other officers were standing and doing nothing to stop him.
Since the murder of George Floyd, Chauvin has been convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree murder. Derek Chauvin will be officially sentenced on 25 June next month. Other officers at the crime scene, including Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and Jay Alexander Kueng, are still to stand trial, which is due on March 7, 2022.