Reforms pushed in Texas as trial nears in George Floyd death
FILE - In this Monday, June 8, 2020, file photo, local residents and alumni of Jack Yates High School take part in a candlelight vigil to honor George Floyd, in Houston. The George Floyd Act was scheduled to get its first hearing in the Texas Capitol on Thursday, March 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)AUSTIN, Texas – Outside of George Floyd's public memorial last summer in Texas, Republican Gov. Earlier this month in Congress, House Democrats passed the most ambitious effort in decades to overhaul policing nationwide under the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. Ad___Find AP’s full coverage of the death of George Floyd: https://apnews.com/hub/death-of-george-floyd
House democrats show support for George Floyd Justice in Policing Act
DETROIT Theres a new push from House Democrats to get the Senate to take up the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. READ: Prosecutors charge 3 more officers in George Floyds deathAs elected officials, Debbie Dingell and I, are both clearly aware that we must enact policy. Thats why you all sent us to Congress, not to give speeches, said Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence. Lawrence and Dingell said they represent the people, and thats why they voted for the act. How important is to have this bill in predominately African Americans communities like Detroit, like a St. Louis.