Thomas Lane, one of four police officers accused of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, was released on bail. Lane, 37, reportedly paid $ 750,000 in bail and left Hennepin County prison on conditions shortly after 4:00 pm yesterday. The other policemen remain in the cell.
Meanwhile, at least twelve cities in the United States have banned the suffocation maneuvers carried out by the police during the arrest. Cnn reports it. This is the same maneuver, the knee resting on the windpipe to block the breath (but also applies to the hands on the neck), which caused the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Cities that have now banned the technique include Phoenix, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, Broward County (Florida), Miami, Chicago, Washington DC, Minneapolis, New York, Denver and Houston. The suffocation technique has been the subject of controversy for years, particularly after Eric Garner’s death in 2014, after a police officer was accused of suffocating him. Law enforcement officials say that suffocation techniques are used to gain control of aggressive or resisting arrest. Some departments say that they should only be used as a last resort, when the agent believes that the person poses a threat to their own life or that of others.
Tears and anger at George Floyd’s funeral
They continued in the United States protests against racism on the 16th night triggered by the killing of African American George Floyd by the police in Minneapolis. Parades were held in New York, Boston, Denver, Fort Worth and other cities in the United States. In Atlanta, hundreds marched in the left lane of Freedom Parkway, the road dedicated in 2018 to African American activist and MP John Lewis. George Floyd’s brother Philonise is marching along with other protesters on Black Lives Matter Plaza street, the street near the White House that was named after the US anti-racism movement. In New York, protesters gathered in Washington Square Park.
Since the beating of Rodney King in Minneapolis, thirty years of violence and riots in the US
1991-92: the blows to the taxi driver, the acquitted agents and the street war
George Floyd’s brother spoke to the United States Congress, calling for reforms and better training for police officers. Teach them what strength is needed, he said. Teach them that the strength needed should be used rarely, and only when life is at risk. Floyd also reminded the panel that the police were called because his brother would use a counterfeit $ 20 bill. George Floyd’s brother Philonise Floyd spoke in the Washington House of Representatives. George didn’t deserve to die … Is this what a black man is worth? $ 20? . In the coming days, the Chamber will have to evaluate a vast legislative package aimed at combating police brutality and racial injustice. I’m tired, I’m tired of pain, said George Floyd’s brother. I’m tired of the pain I feel every time another black person is killed for no reason, said Philonise Floyd during his testimony. Maybe his death will end up changing the world for the better. And I think it will … But it is up to you to assure you that it has not been in vain.
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