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U.S. House of Reps Passes Historic George Floyd Justice In Policing Act Bill, Trump May Reject It

U.S. House of Reps Passes Historic George Floyd Justice In Policing Act Bill, Trump May Reject It

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The United States House of Representatives has finally passed a bill overhauling police powers in the wake of the death of George Floyd.
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The House of Representatives, which has Democrats as the majority approved the bill, which will see a major overhaul of the police. The vote on the bill was done with a lot of emotions and symbolism. 

Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi while speaking outside the capitol steps with a group of Congressional Black Caucus, challenged opponents (Republicans) not to allow the deaths of those who have died due to police violence be in vain. 


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“Exactly one month ago, George Floyd spoke his final words – ‘I can’t breathe’ – and changed the course of history,” Ms Pelosi said.

She said the Senate, which has a Republican majority faces a choice “to honour George Floyd’s life or to do nothing”.
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The bill called the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act is maybe one of the most ambitious sets of proposed changes to police procedures and accountability in the United States in decades.
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The bill has the backing of many of the country’s civil rights leaders.
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On the eve of the Thursday vote, President Donald Trump’s administration said he would veto the bill. And Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has also said it would not pass the Republican-held chamber.
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After the GOP policing bill stalled this week, blocked by Democrats, Trump shrugged.

“If nothing happens with it, it’s one of those things,” Mr Trump said. “We have different philosophies.”

The 236-181 House vote was largely on party lines. Three Republicans joined Democrats in favour of passage and no Democrats were opposed.

Some of the changes proposed by the bill include
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Source: opera.com

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