Written by Amaya Woodley
Published on 29th April 2021
“How many more losses must we mourn? Floyd’s death is still scarred into our minds and yet history continues to repeat itself?” – Miski Noor, the co-executive director of the Minneapolis-based activist group Black Visions
An analysis published by The New York Times found that 64 Americans had been killed by police officers during the course of the Derek Chauvin trial. The report found that on average three people were killed by law enforcement daily during the trial. Also, the findings of the analysis showed that half of the people killed were Black or Latino. Days before the verdict, Daunte Wright was murdered by a police officer near the site George Floyd was killed.
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have advocated for lawmakers to pass the ‘George Floyd in Policing Act’. This bill would make the use of chokeholds illegal and ensure that police officers no longer receive qualified immunity. President Joe Biden stated, “Let’s get it done by next month, by the first anniversary of George Floyd’s death.”