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Liberal-controlled NBC says the George Floyd effect is coming to an end | The Gateway expert




Liberal-controlled NBC says the George Floyd effect is coming to an end |  The Gateway expert

Four years ago, radical left protests exploded across the country following the controversial death of George Floyd.

A Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, was seen in a video restraining Floyd by kneeling on his back/neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds, sparking widespread outrage and lawlessness.

In a shocking turn of events, Democratic-controlled NBC published a story today with the headline: “ The killing of George Floyd led to a national reckoning on policing, but efforts have stalled or been reversed.He essentially called the impact his death had on our justice system lame.

In the aftermath, Chauvin was convicted of murder and calls for a nationwide reckoning on issues related to racism and police brutality echoed in city after city. But in the years since, some of those efforts for change, such as the federal George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, have stalled.

In several states, calls for criminal justice reforms to address decades of racial inequality have stalled or been met with tough-on-crime rhetoric and policies.

For Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, the first calls for change after his brother’s death were moving.

“The fact that it was stolen from us. We still can’t get over that,” he said in an interview. “So many people, they felt the same pain all over the world.”

But as he spoke about the lack of change and his inability to lobby Congress to pass the federal bill named after his brother, Philonise Floyd broke down in tears.

“It’s different. It’s really like you don’t understand how you can sit there and witness someone kill your brother and four years later there’s still been no change,” he said, crying. “You’re trying still passing the same law for your brother. And the city and the world stood behind you, and we still haven’t achieved any change. What’s it going to take?”

In recent years, many conservative states – and some progressive parts of the country – have adopted tough policies on crime.

In Georgia, lawmakers have taken a bold stand by rolling back 2018’s soft criminal justice reforms, a move previously championed by Republicans. This year, they took a necessary step forward by reinstating cash bail requirements 30 additional crimesensuring that criminals face appropriate consequences.

Critics of the tough-on-crime approach point to Florida as a ground zero for the new measures. There, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has championed and signed several bills related to police. These measures include an “anti-riot law” that could limit protests, which is currently embroiled in a legal battle in the Florida Supreme Court.

“We really saw unprecedented disorder and rioting throughout the summer of 2020, and we said that’s not going to happen here in the state of Florida,” DeSantis said before signing the bill into law in 2021.

In addition, there are two other laws on the horizon. One of them checks the authority of the police’s civilian review boards and ensures that they do not overreach. The others require people observing or filming first responders to maintain a distance of 25 feet when asked.

Since his election in 2020, the state has been Republican Representative Tom Fabricio is a staunch supporter of these measures and represents the interests of his constituents.

“We want Florida to be a law-and-order state,” he said. “We do not want any abuse of public order. But we want more law and order, and I believe we have been able to deliver that to the people of Florida.”

Common sense wins.