Mumbai: What did Donald Trump say about George Floyd’s death, US President Donald Trump has said that the police’s disputed ‘chokehold’ method of apprehending suspects means that the person who strangled the person from behind should be stopped.
Recently, after the death of an African-American man named George Floyd in the US, large-scale anti-racist demonstrations started in the country.
After this, the police forces of many states have banned the chokehold method.
Recently an American citizen of African descent, George Floyd, died when a blonde police officer sat on his neck kneeling for nine minutes.
Trump said, “it would be great” if the chokehold method were banned, but it might be needed in some cases.
Trump’s statement comes at a time when Republican and Democrat leaders in the US Congress are discussing the proposed Justice in Policing Act 2020 on police reform amid protests in the country.
What did Donald Trump say about George Floyd’s death
Trump told Fox News that “police chokeholds The concept of stopping the use of the method is ‘innocent and sound right.’ “
He said, “If a police officer gets involved with someone trying to catch him, you should be more cautious. But despite this, I think that this method should be abolished generally.”
He said that he might make “strict recommendations” in this regard from the local administration.
The white police officer, who suffocated Floyd’s neck, was dismissed and charged with second-degree murder.
The pressure to improve the police force
Trump, who has recently been criticized for his reaction to the protests against racism and police brutality, said he wants the country to be “sensitively but strictly abided by the law. Occasionally strict compliance” I only have sensitivity. “
During the interview, Harris Faulkner questioned Trump about his tweet from last month, which was censored by Twitter.
In this tweet, Trump said that “When the loot starts, the firing also starts.”
On this tweet, Trump said he meant that “when the loot starts, it means that there is also death, there can be murder … and that’s extremely bad. “
Opposition Democrat leaders have proposed the Justice in Policing Act
Democrats are in the majority in the House of Representatives, but to convert this proposal into law, they have to support Republican leaders in the Senate.
It is believed that in the case of the Breona Taylor shooting, in this case also, both sides come together to ban the search warrant without a chokehold and without knowledge (without knocking).
Meanwhile, the Governor of the US state of New York, Andrew Kumo, has issued an order ordering radical reforms in the police force.
These new reforms will be adopted by April next year. It is hoped that it takes into account the partisan attitude and other policy issues, which started the current anti-apartheid demonstrations.
He said that the police department should be modernized to fight racism
He said that by April of next year if the local administration failed to use excessive force in the police department and end the bias, they would not be given financial help from the government.
He says that the disciplinary records of the police officers will be made public, and the chokehold will be kept in the category of a felony, which can carry up to 15 years of imprisonment.
He told news agency Reuters that “the entire country’s policing system should be reformed.”
Before George Floyd, an African-American man named Eric Garner, was also killed by a police handgun.
In 2014, Eric Garner was arrested for illegally selling cigarettes.