Justice is a government that cares for us, funds our futures and realizes our dream of a country where all of us can thrive, no exceptions.
Derek Chauvin has been found guilty on all three counts of murder.
The conviction of Derek Chauvin is a step in the right direction. And we must use this to propel us toward true safety and justice for all by ensuring each of us have what we need, our leaders fund our lives, and our country respects Black people. This verdict happened because of courageous people from Darnella Frazier, who recorded the injustice, to the millions who took to the streets to defend Black lives. It happened because, in the face of adversity, people turned out in record numbers to elect new leaders and demand that they do their duty, hold police accountable, and deliver justice for all. We can and must change the rules so that every child, Black, white or brown, gets to grow up and every person gets to grow old.
Justice is a government that cares for us, funds our futures and realizes our dream of a country where all of us can thrive, no exceptions.We need to make this a country where every child, Black, white or brown, gets to grow up and every parent gets to be there for them along the way. The movement needs your voice to support the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act is a bold, comprehensive approach to hold police accountable, change the culture of law enforcement, empower our communities, and build trust between law enforcement and our communities by addressing systemic racism and bias to help save lives.
According to the GEORGE FLOYD JUSTICE IN POLICING ACT OF 2021 Fact Sheet the legislation will:
End Racial Profiling
Save Lives by Banning Chokeholds & No-Knock Warrants
Requires Body Cameras and Limits Military Equipment on American Streets
Hold Police Accountable in Court
Empower Our Communities to Reimagine Public Safety in an Equitable and Just Way
The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act does not defund the police
According to Supermajority, while critics of the bill, like House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, have tweeted suggestions that this bill will defund the police, it doesn’t. “The way this bill uses money is to condition federal support for police on them taking certain actions,” supporters said. This means that state and local police departments risk losing federal funds unless they take action on banning chokeholds, tracking data, and other measures the bill lays out.
Most of us, no matter our color, background, or zip code, believe that George Floyd and his family deserve justice. And we know that the guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin is one step toward accountability. But for far too long politicians have forced us to live in fear by looking the other way when Black people are harmed and killed by police.
We must lean into this moment in history and ensure that the death of George Floyd was not in vain. It will lead to a more just America, a more equitable America. An America where everyone has the freedom to live without fear from persecution and death from those meant to protect us.
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