George Floyd’s brother called for policing reform: ‘Stop the pain’

Hear Philonise Floyd's opening statement to House committee

Philonise Floyd goes to the Parliamentary Judicial Committee on Wednesday for a surveillance hearing on police and law enforcement. After George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis police custody, an incident came to trigger a national incident that resulted in police calls for Congress to act, as well as ongoing protests and civil unrest over the task of abuse and racial injustice.

In his statement, Floyd’s brother said, “George always made sacrifices for his family. He made sacrifices for full foreigners. He gave little to help others. He was our kind giant. When I watched this, I reminded it. Video of the murder … He said to all officers’ sir. The men, who were mild-tempered, did not fight, listened to all the officers, who took their lives, drowned for eight minutes and 46 seconds, were still calling them ‘sir’ while begging for their lives. ”

“I can’t tell you the pain you felt when you watched something like this.”

Her voice grew, she said, “I’m tired. I’m tired of the pain, the pain you feel when you watch something like this. Die watching your older brother, you’re begging for his mother. I’m here to ask you to stop. Stop the pain. Prevent us from getting tired.”

Floyd’s brother referred to mass protests taking place in the United States and called for policing reform and accountability.

“George asked for help and ignored it. Please listen to my call to you now. To our family’s calls and calls from streets all over the world,” he said.

“Honor them, honor George and make the necessary changes to make law enforcement a solution, not a problem. Hold them responsible when they do something wrong, teach them what it means to treat them with empathy and respect. Rarely and deadly use of deadly powers only when life is at risk. teach that it was necessary. George didn’t hurt anyone that day. He didn’t deserve to die more than $ 20. ”

Following national protests and unrest, the Assembly and Senate Democrats have announced comprehensive police reform law, while Senate Republicans are now working to prepare their own reform proposals. However, it remains unclear whether there will be sufficient bilateral support for everything that will go through both rooms of the Congress.
The Assembly Democrats are now aiming to bring the police reform package to the Assembly floor to vote during the week of June 22.

The package, brought together by the Congressional Assembly, the Democrats of the Judiciary, and the Democratic Sens, is the training and training for officers who will ban the strangers, create the National Police Abuse Registry, encourage state and local governments to racial prejudice, from California’s Kamala Harris and New Jersey. among other provisions, it restricted the transfer of military-class equipment to local law enforcement agencies.

See also  The death toll at the UK's coronavirus hospital has risen sharply to 55 in the past week

House Democrat President Jerry Nadler, a Democrat from New York, said he supported the law during the trial, which would take a holistic approach, involving various front-end reforms to change law enforcement culture. to hold responsible for separating real ethics from those in order to protect and serve bad cops. ”

Democrats propose comprehensive police reform bill

“The nation demands and deserves meaningful change,” says Nadler. “It is our responsibility and responsibility to do everything we can to make the American Judicial Committee change to the American people.” Said.

Representative, Jim Jordan of the committee’s top Republican Ohio said during the trial that “the American people understand that there is a real debate, a real debate, real solutions about police treatment for African Americans”. He added that Americans also understand that “the majority of law enforcement officers are responsible, hardworking and first hero respondents”.

Jordan added that some activists are referring to a scream that has been adopted, but that the top Democrats do not approve of reforms as they push reforms, and that Americans “understand that it is pure madness to beat the police.”

Other witnesses testify at the hearing Wednesday. Witness statements include the President and CEO of the Civil and Human Rights Leadership Conference, Vanita Gupta, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund President and Advisor Sherrilyn Ifill, and Chief of the Big Cities Chief Association, Acevedo Art. and Houston Police Department police chief.

Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane, and Tou Thao were answering a call about a $ 20 fake bill when they detained George Floyd on May 25. Chauvin pressed the knee around Floyd’s neck for about nine minutes. Four officers were fired and charged with Floyd’s death.

Floyd’s brother Philonise, whose voice was broken and heavy with emotions, said to the committee on Tuesday that he had no chance to say goodbye to his brother, “I robbed this, but now I know you’re looking at us.”

See also  A cyclist lends an officer's wheels to help capture a murder suspect

Speaking directly to George, “Look what you did, brother, you changed the world. Thank you for everything, for looking at us on Earth, now for looking at us. Hope you find a mother and sleep peacefully. Thank you.”

This story was updated on Wednesday with additional improvements.

CNN’s Lauren Fox, Haley Byrd and Harmeet Kaur contributed to this report.

You May Also Like

About the Author: Abbott Hopkins

Analyst. Amateur problem solver. Wannabe internet expert. Coffee geek. Tv guru. Award-winning communicator. Food nerd.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.