George Floyd‘s family will travel to The White House Tuesday to meet with President Biden on the first anniversary of Floyd’s murder … this according to The Hill.
Biden has history with the family … he spoke with them several times after Floyd’s death. The visit coincides with Democrats trying to pass a bill bearing George Floyd’s name … a bill designed to reimagine policing in America.
It’s unclear if the family will speak with members of Congress during their visit in support of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. Among other things, the bill would ban chokeholds by federal officers. It would also end qualified immunity … which bars families of police abuse from filing civil suits. The bill is expected to pass the house, but prospects in the Senate are far less certain.
Although Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd, civil rights activists like Tamika Mallory say the trial can’t be looked at as a solution to police abuse.
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris seemed more optimistic about the impact of the verdict. Biden told Floyd’s daughter, Gianna, her dad “changed the world.”