Attorney Benjamin Crump, the attorney who successfully represented George Floyd’s family against Derek Chauvin, demanded the George Floyd Justice in Police Act be passed during the notorious March On For Voting Rights, August 28th. The George Floyd Act encompasses major policy changes regarding both law enforcement practices and accountability.
The Democratic-led Senate passed the act, but has yet to have equal investment from the Republican side of things; which is necessary in enabling the bill. Why hasn’t it been passed? The bill says the intention of the act is to prevent racial profiling at federal, state, and local levels.
What is to be opposed? The bill, enforcing accountability solutions such as creating a national registry where people can report police misconduct, is a public demand. A public demand directly within the bill. Will this hesitation matter more than the voice of the public? The public, who responded to George Floyd’s death, the results of the current law enforcement, in anger?
Benjamin Crump has been working with President Joe Biden and lawmakers to get the George Floyd Act passed, chanting “we don’t care how, pass the George Floyd Act now,” repeatedly, at the public event where thousands attended to fight voter suppression.
When will it be passed?