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Stranglehold forbidden: George Floyd’s death triggers many changes
The death of George Floyd quickly affected millions of people and led to concrete changes in sports, politics, the police and the judiciary.
The city of Minneapolis, where the African American Floyd last
Monday had been killed in an arrest, announced extensive
Police reforms. In the future, officials will no longer be strangled
apply and do not hold suspects by the neck, explained
Mayor Jacob Frey.
In addition, all police officers would have to
Witnessing an “unauthorized use of force” by her colleagues,
report this under the threat of punishment. The one with the state of Minnesota
Legally binding reforms are a good step to
to change the culture of the police force and “systematic racism
uproot, “Frey wrote on Twitter.
California and New York follow
One is also said to be in the populous west coast state of California
Stranglehold, which stops the blood supply to the brain,
be banned in the future. Governor Gavin Newsom said Friday
the method will come from the training program for police officers
banished, a legal regulation should also follow.
Governor of the State of New York, Andrew Cuomo, posed on
Friday proposed a bill that includes the stranglehold
to ban in police operations. In addition, files should go back to earlier
Misconduct by police officers can be made transparent.
Justice does not want to accuse demonstrators
In New York, Manhattan prosecutor Cy Vance also announced that
Protesters not for nighttime violations
To curfew. “The prosecution of
Demonstrators accused of these minor offenses
undermines the important connections between the
Law enforcement agencies and the communities we serve “,
it said in a message.
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In the metropolis of millions, there have always been thousands
Demonstrated peacefully as far as possible. Here are after
Police say more than 2,000 people temporarily
been arrested. New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Washington,
Minneapolis and other cities had marginalized after riots
the protests temporarily imposed curfews. In Washington at
For example, the police had been directed to peaceful demonstrators
not arrested despite curfew.
Contrition: U-turn in professional football
The National Football League (NFL) responded to the haunting
Demand from their black professionals: NFL boss Roger Goodell admitted in
a video message and positioned itself so clearly
like never against racism. “We, the National Football League,
condemn racism and the systematic oppression of black people
People. We, the National Football League, admit that it’s wrong
was not to have listened to the NFL players before and
encourage everyone to express themselves and to protest peacefully, “said
he. The NFL would not exist without black players.
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Back in 2016, the then quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers,
Colin Kaepernick, the police violence against blacks for the occasion
taken a peaceful protest and while playing the
National anthem kneeled. Goodell said at the time that he was “not necessarily
agrees with what he does “. The 32 year old today
Kaepernick has not had a contract in the NFL since 2017.
Donate to fight racism
Basketball legend Michael Jordan wants to be in the next ten years
with a donation over $ 100 million (around € 88 million)
advance the fight against racism. The money should go on
Organizations flow up for equality, social
Use justice and educational opportunities, it said in one
Statement by Jordan’s spokeswoman on Friday.
“Black lives count.
As long as deep-rooted racism […] not in our country
completely eradicated, we will continue to make lives blacker
Protect and improve people “it was said. Celebrities too,
Musicians and companies recently had donations for the fight against
Racism announced; Floyd’s family was also promised help.
Floyd had died in an arrest in Minneapolis. A white one
Police officer had his knee back for almost nine minutes
of Floyd lying on the ground – despite all requests from the
46 year olds to let him breathe. The official and three others
Police officers involved became aware of the incident
dismiss. They have now been arrested and charged. Floyd
was on suspicion of being in a wrong shop
Arrested for paying $ 20 bill.