President Biden and Jill Biden, the first lady, at a ceremony in early May for law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty. The president is expected to sign a new executive order that creates a database of officers who have been fired due to misconduct. Credit…Pete Marovich
President Biden on Wednesday is expected to issue an executive order aimed at reforming federal policing on the two-year anniversary of the death of George Floyd, who died after being handcuffed and pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer, people familiar with the matter said.
The order would direct all federal agencies to revise their use-of-force policies and create a national registry of officers fired for misconduct. While this may be a right step in the right direction, many experts and the majority of African Americans who are mostly on the receiving end of police brutality and killings at the hands of white police view this as a mere act of gesture.
My expert advocate for a total reform and a restricting of the hateful and racist system that has been the source of this police abuse.
The White House and the Justice Department have been working on the order since last year when efforts to strike a bipartisan compromise on a national policing overhaul failed in the Senate. The Republicans now the “Party of Trump” does not believe in any police reform. In fact, they have spoken openly about their support for all police regardless of how corrupt the police maybe.
While president Biden’s executive order may be more limited than that bill, his action is a sign of the balancing act the president is trying to navigate on criminal justice.
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