For George Floyd
I Can't BREATHE
The long struggle for equal justice for all Americans has reached a fever pitch that promises real change in the coming months and years. Unfortunately, the movement was sparked by the death of George Floyd due to brutal policing tactics.
Attorney Ben Crump has taken up the George Floyd case, along with the murders of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, in order to drive a movement toward equality, police reform, and justice for communities of color.
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The Call for Change
At a June 10, 2020 hearing on police issues in the House Judiciary Committee, Ben Crump and Philonise Floyd, George Floyd's brother, testified in support of The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. According to Crump, Floyd's death "gives us the best opportunity I have seen since I have been doing this for us to get real change, systematic reform to effect how police treat people of culture, especially black people."
The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act would require police officers to engage in all the steps necessary to de-escalate situations before using deadly force. It also mandates the use of body cameras and dashcams, which can help hold police accountable.