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On the first anniversary of his death, Biden welcomes George Floyd's family to the White House


US President Joe Biden will receive today, Tuesday, the family of George Floyd, an African American who was killed a year ago by a Minneapolis police officer, in their first personal meeting with the president since his death.


While White House spokeswoman Gene Sackey said Biden is excited to hear their perceptions and what they have to say, an unfulfilled promise looms ahead of the meeting with talks on police reform stalled, including a purchase of George Floyd's name, Biden had hoped to be law by the first anniversary of his death. .


 The murder of Floyd, and the video documenting his final moments, sparked a heated debate about the role of race in criminal justice, the economy, education and other aspects of American life. However, the conversation about systemic racism has not turned into measures to reduce it, and with the first anniversary of Floyd's death that sparked a massive wave of protests in the United States and around the world, activists say that politicians who supported change have failed to implement it.


 Bernice Lordan, the organization of the Tampa Advocacy Group, says that she sees the visit of the Floyd family to the White House as a pleasant gesture, but not the required change. There is a need for very profound changes in how they see public safety in American cities.


George Floyd was killed on May 25, 2020 by Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin on May 25, 2020 while trying to arrest him, and within a period of nine minutes, Chauvin pressed his knee on Floyd's neck.


Chauvin was convicted in last month's trial of second- and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. He will be sentenced on June 16, and Minneapolis paid the Floyd family $ 27 million in a legal settlement.

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