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On anniversary of George Floyd's murder, President Biden to meet with family after missing deadline for police reform

The president still hopes 'he will be able to sign the George Floyd Justice and Policing Act into law,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said.

5/25/2021 3:01:00 PM

The anniversary of George Floyd ’s murder has come and will go without lawmakers coming to a deal to pass police reform legislation. Amid the ongoing negotiations on Capitol Hill, Biden is turning his focus to commemorating Floyd's memory with his family.

The president still hopes 'he will be able to sign the George Floyd Justice and Policing Act into law,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said.

George Floyd's family reflect on the year since his murderGeorge Floyd's family looks back on the year since he was murdered by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.Jasper Colt, USA TODAYafter the murder of George Floyd under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer

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sparked international protests for social justice, President Joe Biden hoped to have signed police reform legislation.But the anniversary of Floyd’s murder has come and will go without lawmakers on Capitol Hill coming to a deal to pass legislation that is named in Floyd’s honor.

While lawmakers in Washington continue to negotiate a package on police reform, the White House has downplayed the delay of legislation being passed by the one-year mark of Floyd's death,a deadline that Biden himself set. Instead of focusing on the talks, the president will instead commemorate Floyd's death with his relatives, who will visit the White House Tuesday. headtopics.com

“The president is still very much hopeful that he will be able to sign the George Floyd Justice and Policing Act into law,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said at a press briefing Monday. “We are of course very closely engaged with the negotiators, while also leaving them room to work.”

Over the past couple of weeks, lawmakers in the Senate have been negotiating the bill named after Floyd, which passed in the House earlier this year. The bill was originally introduced last year by Reps. Karen Bass, D-Calif., and Rep Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and then-Sen. Kamala Harris. 

The bill bans police chokeholds, like the one used on Floyd, bans"no-knock" warrants that police can use to forcibly enter private property, expands the Justice Department's ability to subpoena police departments for investigations and funding for state attorneys general to investigate police departments and creates a national public registry of police misconduct and abuse.

George Floyd's family marks 1 year since his deathA Black Lives Matter march was held in Minneapolis on Sunday, after a rally in memory of George Floyd. The march was one of several events planned nationwide to mark the one-year anniversary of Floyd’s death. (May 24) headtopics.com

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APNegotiations on police reform continue on Capitol HillOngoing talks on the police reform bill are led by Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., and Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J.,Negotiations are largely stalled around the issue of whether to end qualified immunity for police officers, which would allow civilians to sue officers for on-duty abuses.

"I'm comfortable with people I'm negotiating with right now," Scott, the only Black Republican senator,said of the ongoing negotiations last week."This anniversary serves as a painful reminder of why we must make meaningful change. While we are still working through our differences on key issues, we continue to make progress toward a compromise and remain optimistic about the prospects of achieving that goal," the trio of lawmakers said in a joint statement Monday.

In his first joint address to Congress, Biden urged lawmakers to commemorate Floyd's memory by passing the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, a large package of police reforms policies, by the anniversary of Floyd's murder. Read more: USA TODAY »

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I made $60,000 with the help of tousleymichelle I can't take the pain away but r.i.p. george floyd jr... 🚓 Meaningless platitudes as per usual. Action is needed not more pointless words. Meanwhile not a word about victims of criminal thugs? via YouTube Starting to understand why there will never be a law tht would protect BLK Ppl:without the institutionalization of BLK PPL THEIR Justice/Money system will fall apart! We didnt ask for painted streets we asked for Law of protection! We Demand protection! POTUS BlackLivesMatter

Bin laden was also killed illegally without a trial. Should we celebrate his death too? 🤔 Both criminals right? usat M$M fentanylfloyd Never forget. Mr. George Floyd was a child of GOD. His life mattered. We must be the change. I am optimistic and hopeful for change regardless of government, but I admit I feel one party is apt to disregard the topic completely while the other is apt to pretend to. Rooting for grassroots all over to unite and become stronger in their focuses to improve society.

Just think if you obey the cops you dont get killed The posts under this story prove the point. Some still feel Mr. Floyd deserved death and the police did nothing wrong. So many angels walking the earth that have never made a mistake in life are now on Twitter bashing a dead man.

Some whites want to murder without punishment. Laws have allowed some whites to murder without punishment for hundreds of years. We are not equal. We aren't seen as so, aren't treated as such and remain fearful. That was always the goal. Ridiculous The biggest danger to black peoples isn’t police or racism it’s other black people

Ah yes, such a saint. I wonder how the pregnant woman who had a gun at her stomach by George Floyd feels about the world celebrating this day for him? good So we honor a criminal, and place a knee. The man should have not died, making a hero from him is outrageous. We have become a weak country Wonder what’s taking so long? Oh, I know, because there’s no need for police reform!!!!!!!!!!

What a sorry excuse for a president. Glorifying a career criminal.