By GERLY ADRIEN
One year later, as we reflect on the murder of George Floyd, let us remember that he should be home with his family today.
We need to fight for real changes at every level of government.
We must hold our federal legislators accountable for passing the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. This bill would ban choke holds, end qualified immunity, prohibit discriminatory profiling, stop no-knock warrants in federal drug cases, create a nationwide police misconduct registry, and would also limit the amount of military equipment given to local police. This bill would be a game-changer nationwide in the fight for racial equity in policing.
Locally, there’s a lot of work that we as a community, and legislators like myself can do.
We need allies to speak up with us, listen to us, and get to work with us.