One Year After The Death Of George Floyd: The Strangulation Of Police Reform And The Rebound Of Violence

2021-05-25   |   by CusiGO

On the day he was about to die, May 25, 2020, George Freud went to a shop he frequented at the corner of 38th street in Minneapolis and Chicago avenue to buy tobacco. He awoke as a completely anonymous man, a 46 year old black man, living in chaos, full of ups and downs, depravity and resurrection, drug problems, imprisonment for a period of time, eager to move forward, fighting. But May 25, for the last time in his life, was part of the dark ages. He lost his job because of the pandemic. He ate again. A shop assistant called the police because he paid with a fake $20 bill.

In the evening, Freud’s pain and death at the knee of a white policeman, a nine minute trance video, has spread throughout the United States. The protests swept across the country and crossed the border in a few days. Within a few weeks, it was clear that the largest campaign against racism had just begun since the death of Martin Luther King half a century ago. The police department began to change the rules and regulations, the company reviewed their rules and regulations, and the Pentagon took action against commemorating the symbols of North American slave owners in their facilities.

Freud was brutally arrested and killed by special agent Derek Jovin on Tuesday, which triggered a nationwide catharsis and laid the foundation for profound changes in the police and the judiciary. In last April’s historic trial, Qiao Wen was convicted of three counts of manslaughter, which is a difficult and rare decision, and it is obviously a turning point for the active police who are protected by law. Freud has now proposed a police reform bill that will be discussed in Congress. Now there is a president in the White House, Joe Biden, who knows nothing about “systemic racism” in the United States.

However, by 2020, street violence in big cities will continue to grow, and people are calling for reducing the funding and power of the police, which is the most radical demand of the Democratic Party and the black life movement, He was dismissive of this reality. In Minneapolis, where it all started, a third of the agents (200 military and police) have resigned or tried to.

The head of the Department, medaria Arredondo, an African American, reported that under the policy of investing in police services and alternatives, the budget decided in December last year was cut by 8 million euros (about 6.5 million euros) We can’t do it alone, “he complained at a news conference this week. In Los Angeles, after the Floyd case, local politicians agreed to cut the budget by 8%, but as the number of murders increased by 36% in a year, 250 new agents were allowed to cope with the increase in violence. In 2020, there were nearly 500 murders in New York City, the highest in 10 years.

The pressure on justice is also increasing. Just a week before Jovin’s trial began, a young black man named Dorothy Wright died while trying to escape from a traffic detention center in Brooklyn Center, a suburb of Minneapolis, because the white police officer who tried to arrest him mistook the stun gun for real, according to the police chief. Pete opt, the prosecutor in charge of the case, has just left him. Oppert accused police of manslaughter and demanded protests from activists charged with murder reach his home. Minnesota attorney general Keith Ellison announced Friday that his office will take over and review the charges.

In memory of Freud, street demonstrations are expected on Tuesday. Biden, who will receive his family at the White House, called on Congress to speed up police reform. The new law includes establishing a record of police misconduct and banning restrictive techniques, such as the drowning technique that killed Freud. He has a lead in the Democratic majority house of Representatives, but he needs the support of Republicans in the Senate. Black people are more likely to die in police custody than white people, and the underlying causes of exclusion and inequality remain.

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