George Floyd’s murder “stripped off the blindfold” to reveal systematic racism, Biden said in a national speech.


    (AP)

(AP)

US President Joe Biden called for a radical reform of the police hours after the decision to kill George Floyd, a black man who revived international demands for police justice, was announced. The killing of a black American who accused the legacy of systematic injustice and racist violence.

“It was a daytime murder, stripped of the blindfold so that the whole world could see it,” he told the country, alongside Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House on Tuesday night.

Biden called systematic racism “of our soul,” after Harris demanded that the lives of colored Americans be “evaluated in education, health, housing, economics, and criminal justice.” I called it “dirty.” The judicial system, in our country, will stop altogether. “

“Black-American justice neck knees,” Biden said, referring to current Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin holding his knees behind Floyd’s neck for nine minutes.

White Chauvin was found guilty of two murders, three murders, and two manslaughter on Tuesday. He can face up to 40 years in prison.

Twelve juries voted almost a year after Floyd’s death on May 25, 2020, after three weeks of testimony and nine hours of deliberation.

“Systematic racism is a problem for all Americans, not just those with black Americans or color problems,” Harris said.

“It prevents us from fulfilling our promise of freedom and just ice for all, and prevents our country from realizing our full potential,” she says. I did.

The president and vice president saw the decision with the staff in the private dining room.

He then spoke with Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, followed by Mr. Biden, Mr. Harris, and Mrs. Jill Biden’s wife, who briefly spoke with Mr. Floyd’s family.

“Their brothers, their fathers, cannot be undone, but this could be a major step towards American justice,” Biden said in a speech.

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