People of Chesterfield remember George Floyd - a year after he was murdered

George Floyd's family lobbies Biden for U.S. police reform on anniversary of death

Associated Press video from 38th Street and Chicago Avenue - informally known as George Floyd Square - showed people running for cover as shots rang out.

"I was pleasantly surprised and encouraged by their thoughts", Scott said of the family.

In a sign Biden wants to confront head on what he sees as systemic racism, the White House announced the president will travel to Oklahoma on June 1 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre in which an estimated 300 Black men, women and children were killed.

He said he hopes the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act can pass the Senate and get to his desk quickly. The legislation was strongly opposed by Republicans, who favored a less sweeping series of changes. Bass, the top House Democratic bargainer, said talks would continue "until we get the job done".

Still, he said, lawmakers are making progress. And on the deadline, Williams said Biden is "not happy about it not being met, but all in all, he just wants the bill to be right and meaningful and that it holds George's legacy intact".

The statement concluded: "As members of the National Basketball Association family, we will continue to use our influence to support common-sense policy reform in our communities across the nation so that equal justice is afforded to all". His death sparked months of nationwide racial protests, a worldwide global reckoning over racism and a renewed debate over police reform. The Democrat has put the Floyd family's experience front and center during major moments this year.

"I am thankful that we are seeing accountability in George Floyd's case - with Derek Chauvin convicted of murder and he and the other officers involved in Mr. Floyd's death indicted on federal civil rights charges, but accountability is not justice". He's had multiple conversations with them before the verdict, after the verdict.


The 46-year-old was an unarmed black man who died after being held down by a police officer in Minneapolis.

An effort to find a bipartisan compromise in the Senate remains underway.

I'm told by the Floyd family, as well as in public statements, that the president spent time really talking to them about processing their grief. He said O'Quinn told him to move after almost hitting him, but said he only got out of the way when an Elizabeth City police officer asked him to do so.Witnesses said they had no doubt about why the collision took place."That's premeditated", Deshawn Morris told The Daily Beast.

Yet Republicans and Democrats are deeply divided on police reform, even within Minnesota's congressional delegation. "She got hit by a auto", he said.Morris, who said he grew up with Andrew Brown Jr.in Elizabeth City and has been protesting since his death in April, said the incident would not deter protesters from continuing to take to the streets.He added that although no charges had been filed against the officers who shot and killed Brown-the Federal Bureau of Investigation was still conducting a civil rights probe into the case-protesters weren't even close to finished.

"We have been respecting the space needed for negotiators to have these discussions", White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday.

The Floyd family's meetings with some of Washington's most powerful officials produced plenty of comments about optimism and moving forward. "But the president will need to step up to make sure we get it across the finish line", said Judith Browne Dianis, executive director of the Advancement Project, a racial justice organization.

Despite the family's grief, their trip to D.C. included some warm moments. He also spent time playing with Gianna Floyd. The president said in his own statement that "the Floyd family has shown extraordinary courage", and singled out Gianna in particular.

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