• Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

The State of Police Reform One Year After George Floyd's Murder

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

This is what police reform looks like one year after George Floyd was killed For more world news and black lives matter coverage, subscribe to NowThis News. #GeorgeFloyd #PoliceReform #BLM #News #NowThis This video "The State of Police Reform One Year After George Floyd's Murder", first appeared on https://nowthisnews.com/.

Video Transcript

[MUSIC PLAYING]

- Say his name!

- George Floyd!

- Say his name!

- George Floyd!

- Say his name!

- George Floyd!

[UPBEAT MUSIC PLAYING]

- (SINGING) If we don't get no justice now, then they don't get no peace. If we don't get no justice now, then they don't get no peace.

KAREN BASS: We have seen video after video after video of people being beat and people being killed. That is the reason for the George Floyd Justice and Policing Act. Two measures of the bill hold police officers accountable, and then other measures of the bill support raising the standards and accreditation process of policing in the United States.

DAN CRENSHAW: As it stands now, it doesn't directly defund the police, but it certainly will result in less policing.

ANDY BIGGS: You will see fewer police on the street. Those police who are there will have to make a calculated cost-risk ratio assessment, and that assessment will be this. If I get involved in this particular situation, what will be the risk to my family going forward?

[MUSIC PLAYING]

SHEILA JACKSON LEE: Maybe if the officers in Minneapolis have been trained in human decency and the stopping of excessive force and the duty to intervene, not only would George Floyd's life been saved but many others in times before.

TAMIKA MALLORY: I think the bill as it currently is should remain, and I think that the bill could even go further. So for us to step back in any way is harmful, and I don't believe that communities will feel safe and feel like this was done really in the best way that it could be if it is changed.

BRIDGETT FLOYD: Really thought that my brother's death would be the last police brutality case, but as we all can see, they are at it again and again and again. But with the passing of this George Floyd bill that I know the president will sign, we don't know when, but I have a good feeling about this bill being passed, that will protect these families from hurting and weeping because these police officers need to be held accountable for their actions.

PHILONISE FLOYD: We have to always understand that we have to march. We will have to do this for life. We have to protest because it seems like this is a never-ending cycle. I'm a put up a fight every day because I'm not just fighting for George anymore, I'm fighting for everybody around this world.

JOSIE DUFFY RICE: When we picture accountability in this country, we're relying on a violent system to reduce violence, right? We're relying on a cruel system to reduce cruelty, and we are funding the back end of social ills instead of the front end of addressing them.

ANGELA HARRISON: The support that we receive around the love to get to this day, and I'm just overwhelmed with joy and hope, and I feel like change is here.

- I think things have changed. I think that it's moving slowly, but is making progress.