At the meeting, which took place in the Oval Office, the US president celebrated the recent conviction of Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin, who was found guilty of all murder charges and is awaiting the reading of your sentence within a month.
The president of the United States, Joe Biden, met this Tuesday with the family of George Floyd, on the occasion of the first anniversary of his death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, who has recognized that racism "has torn the soul "of the country and that the authorities have not been sufficiently" responsible "to stop these types of episodes.
Biden reminded you during his intervention that his assassination marked the beginning of a summer of protests that we had not seen since the civil rights era in the 1960s, a peaceful protest of all races and ethnicities. Biden recalled during his intervention that there was a lot to be said for unjustified killings and sabotage while uniting.At the meeting, which took place in the Oval Office, Biden celebrated the recent conviction of Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, who was convicted of all murder charges and is awaiting the reading of his sentence. Within a month.
The sentencing of the police officer who killed George last month was another critical step towards justice. But our growth cannot stop there, for which fundamental change is responsible when officers violate their oaths, swearing to protect society," Biden said.
We have to work. We are at a critical juncture. The White House chief said the fight for the soul of the United States had been a constant battle between the American ideal that we are all created equal and harsh reality of the fact that racism has given us a long time. It has been torn for a long time.
Biden has insisted that the United States Congress is in the process of negotiating a new police law on Floyd's name and has acknowledged that the House of Representatives has already approved the draft, pending the agreement.
I commend Democrats and Republicans for their goodwill efforts to pass such an important bill in the Senate. I hope they will send it to my desk soon," he said. Admitted to the president.
Biden first met Floyd's family in June 2020 when he moved to Houston to offer solaces on his last rites. Since then, he has spoken to her several times, including once Chauvin was convicted.
HARRIS ASKS THE CONGRESS TO ACT "WITH SPEED" TO PASS THE FLOYD LAW
For her part, the Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris, has lamented that a year ago, the recording of a mobile phone "revealed to the country what African Americans have known for generations" and has pointed out that Chauvin's conviction "provided some justice "what it happened.
However, no decision has identified a permanent problem of police mismanagement or excessive use of force. It does not relieve the pain of the Floyd family, nor does it alleviate the pain of all the families who have survived the untimely loss of a loved one. We need to do more," Harris said.
Congress must act quickly and act with a sense of urgency. The approval of laws will not recover the lives lost. Still, it will represent much-needed progress", emphasized the vice president.
The footage of Officer Derek Chauvin, who has been found guilty of murder charges, has sparked numerous protests nationally and internationally against police brutality.
The videos of Chauvin pressing his knee against Floyd's neck for more than eight minutes have raised controversy in a country that continues to fight against racism. His death has brought thousands of people to the streets supporting the 'Black Lives Matter movement.
AN INJURED IN A SHOOTING IN MINNEAPOLIS
At least one person was injured Tuesday in a shooting near George Floyd's memorial space in Minneapolis, shortly after the events on the anniversary of his death began.
The Minneapolis Police have confirmed the attack that has resulted in at least one injured but not seriously. However, he has been transferred to the Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment.
The event took place around 10 a.m. local time on Elliot Avenue, one block from the intersection where Floyd's death took place, a space that has become a memorial point reports NBC News.
According to the Police, the alleged perpetrator of the shooting has been seen moving away from the area. At the moment, no more information has been given about the victim or the reason for the attack.