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“How perilous to choose not to love the life we’re shown.”
“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.”
— Henry David Thoreau
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According to the BBC, the bill’s intent is to “..hold police officers personally liable for damages in lawsuits, ban no-knock warrants often used by police in drug raids, and halt the flow of military surplus equipment to police departments.” This was passed directly a month after George Floyd’s murder, which occurred by a police officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck for approximately seven minutes, suffocating him until he tragically died.
All seems well and established with this new bill, despite the Republican resistance and President Trump himself wishing to veto the bill, who believes it has “undermined law enforcement”.
The bill has potential, as it promises to protect selected issues regarding the colossal rates of police brutality towards African Americans. The situation of George Floyd would be restricted in the future, the attack upon Tamir Rice would become less of a possibility - but how is this proven to be put in action when Breonna Taylor, a young black woman murdered in her own apartment by the police, still hasn’t been given the justice she deserves? Why has it taken so long for her to have been given justice? Why have her neighbours been given more justice than her and her family over the noise disturbance of a gunshot?
Injustices such as these closely put to question whether the George Floyd Bill does enough to protect black lives, when one of the main triggers for the Black Lives Matter Movement hasn’t been given her rightful justice. In a sense, it seems as if the George Floyd Bill doesn’t do enough to protect African Americans.
‘What else has the George Floyd Bill not provided for the Black Lives Matter Movement?’ You may ask. Let’s gather our thoughts about the main slogans of the movement:
“No Justice, No Peace”, “Defund the Police”, “Black Lives Matter”.
As seen above, the bill does not provide a promise of defunding the police, which is what the movement mainly strives for. Seen from representatives, the Democrats still do favour some members of the police force, stating that some are much more kind-hearted than those who are killing innocent black Americans, which isn’t necessarily a false claim. Not all members of the police force are bad people, however the system they work under is filled with corruption and a racist foundation. With the aims of the Black Lives Matter Movement, the bill does not step near to defunding the police.
Though, when considering close factors, effectively defunding the police would be a lengthy, complicated process. The process is most definitely possible, but it would take a large amount of time to accomplish fully and successfully. On a short term, the George Floyd Bill seems an effective start to the protection of black lives in America, due to it making changes to what weren’t set in stone before. Additionally, it is an extremely positive sign for what the Democrats are willing to do to save the disparity of treatment African Americans experience daily, which is significantly better than the current President and his supporters, who are wishing to veto the bill in order to protect their over-provided military more than regular citizens. On the other hand, the bill still faces a sense of relative weakness in its promises for justice, as much of the protection for Breonna Taylor has not been provided under this bill.
Nevertheless, when considering close factors, effectively defunding the police wouldn’t be an immediate possibility, it is something that seems to require time. The process is most definitely not impossible, but it would take a large amount of time to accomplish fully and successfully. The bill still faces a sense of relative weakness in its promises for justice, as much of the protection for Breonna Taylor is not provided under this bill. However, on a short term, the George Floyd Bill seems an effective start to the protection of black lives in America, as it actively brings changes to what weren’t set in stone before. Additionally, it is an extremely positive sign for what the Democrats are willing to do to bring equality, a factor which the Republican Party fail to support.
What do you think of the ‘George Floyd Bill’? Let me know!
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reframing my hypersensitivity as evidence that i really care about the way i do things. for example, feeling irritated when i’m being rushed or asked to compromise on something creatively - although being reactive isn’t the most positive way to handle things, those little fluctuations are a reminder that i have a vision and standards that matter to me. i often tell myself i don’t know what i want - emotions can be a swift reminder that i know EXACTLY what i want.
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Hello society it’s me, yes me. I know you fear me and hate my practice of pureness. I fight everyday to not take your path. But you make it so easy to give in. Give me a glance of hope,. Wait I’m 25 now and yesterday is already tomorrows given.
“Sometimes we need to sit down, grab a comfy blanket, make some tea - or coffee - and get to talking with our demons.
You can’t run away from them. Might as well get to know what their favourite type of cake is at tea-time...”
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