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Mar 04 2021
The House of Representatives passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act on Wednesday in a party-line vote, with two moderate Democrats voting against it. The bill would ban chokeholds and alter qualified immunity for law enforcement nationwide. While one Republican—Rep. Lance Gooden (R-TX)—voted for the bill, he later tweeted that he had “accidentally pressed the wrong voting button andUSA TODAY NBC News (Online) Fox News (Online News)
Jun 09 2020
George Floyd, whose death sparked widespread protests against police brutality and racial injustice, will be laid to rest Tuesday at Houston Memorial Gardens.
His burial will follow a private funeral service, which will be live-streamed and include "a call to justice, a call for social reform."CBS News (Online) CBN Reuters
Jun 10 2020
Philonise Floyd, a brother of George Floyd, testifies before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday amid calls for police reform and nationwide protests demanding an end to unjust violence by law enforcement.
Mr. Floyd urged lawmakers to "stop the pain" as he recalled how his brother died after a white police officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes.Fox News (Online News) NBC News (Online) The Hill
May 26 2021
“A family-friendly street festival, musical performances and moments of silence were held Tuesday to honor George Floyd and mark the year since he died at the hands of Minneapolis police.” (AP News)
The left is focused on police accountability, and calls for further reforms to prevent unnecessary deaths.
The right is focused on increases in crime, which they blame on reducedThe Flip Side
May 23 2021
In the year since George Floyd died under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer, the explosive waves of national protest that followed have taken on almost a settled meaning: They were calls for police reform, and for America to take a hard look at the racial injustice threaded through its civic life.
But in its breadth and impact, the reaction to Floyd’s killing also blew throughPolitico
Aug 14 2020
On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year-old black American man, was killed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during an arrest for allegedly using a counterfeit bill. Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, knelt on Floyd's neck for almost eight minutes[note 1] while Floyd was handcuffed and lying face down, begging for his life and repeatedly saying "I can't breathe". Officers J. AlexanderWikipedia
Jul 28 2022
Derek Chauvin will spend the next two decades in prison for the murder of George Floyd. Now, the three other Minneapolis police officers who failed to stop Chauvin from kneeling on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes will serve sentences of their own.
Former Minneapolis police officers J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao were sentenced to more than three years in prison on WednesdayVice
May 25 2021
On Tuesday, Americans will mark the first anniversary of the death of George Floyd beneath a white Minneapolis police officer’s knee, which catalyzed the largest U.S. protest movement in decades over police brutality against racial minorities. The law enforcement community is still dealing with the fallout; all 50 states and the District of Columbia have since introduced bills to increaseReuters Washington Examiner NBC News (Online)
Jun 25 2021
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was convicted earlier this year of second-degree unintentional murder in the death of George Floyd, was sentenced Friday to 22.5 years in prison. Before the sentence hearing, Floyd's family read impact statements and asked the judge for the maximum sentence for Chauvin; Chauvin also spoke briefly, offered condolences to Floyd's family.The Hill New York Times (News) Fox News (Online News)
Jul 27 2022
Two former Minneapolis police officers who assisted in the fatal arrest of George Floyd have been sentenced on federal civil rights charges.
J Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao were convicted in February of violating the unarmed black man's civil rights by failing to provide care or intervene.
Kueng will spend three years behind bars, while Thao was sentenced to 42 months.