Meek Mill and Natasha Cloud join the “Protect Our People” initiative, calling for police reform at the federal level
Many public figures, including rapper Mick Mill and WNBA star Natasha Crowder, united to call on the U.S. Senate to pass the George Floyd Judicial Enforcement Act as part of efforts to achieve criminal justice reform at the national level .
Uninterrupted is an athlete empowerment brand founded by NBA star LeBron James and his old friend and business partner Maverick Carter.
More Than A Vote is a voting rights organization founded by James and other black public figures during last year’s black life protests to combat systemic racism and to inspire, educate, and protect black voters. Notable members of the organization include Claude, Kevin Hart, Michael Vic, Ben Simmons and Kyle Lowry.
The “Protect Our People” initiative was officially launched on Monday during the special edition “shop,” On the HBO talk show hosted by James and Carter, various guests had conversations and debates in the barbershop.
This episode features Mill, Crowder, Carter, George Floyd’s brother Philonis Floyd, civil rights lawyer Ben Kremp, journalist Jermel Hill, and the Miami Police Chief Acevedo, they had a dialogue on the need for federal legislation to reform the US criminal justice system and police practice.
“We want to keep saying’well, our system is broken,'” Claude said. “No, fucking not. It worked exactly as expected.”
“Take down the statue, wear a Black Lives Matter T-shirt, and put sh*t on the floor. These are all debris,” she continued later. “We want to have a whole meal. A meal is passing a law. It is passing this bill. It is making real legislation that can change our country.”
The 29-year-old Delaware County native Brumore played the leading role at Cardinal O’Hara High School and St. Joseph’s University in Springfield.After helping the Washington Mysteries win the team’s first WNBA championship in 2019, Claude Absent the 2020 season Be on the front line of protests against racial inequality last year.
Claude said that it was through this experience that she began to understand the power of her voice.
“Just understand my platform,” Claude said. “Understand that God has given me this platform. Its purpose is not only to bring championships to Washington, DC. I have the opportunity to become the voice of the silent. I have the opportunity to take on this role for my community and make it even bigger than My own and basketball game is more important because at the end of the day, when we take off those jerseys, we are black men and women in the United States. Because of this, our lives are always threatened. I can do George Floyd (George Floyd) Floyd). I can be Breonna Taylor, just at home or out.
“Our white colleagues should stand up and understand how powerful this movement is. This is unprecedented,” Crowder continued. “We need to take advantage of it because this moment will pass and people will continue to live their lives. White people will continue to live their lives without having to fear what we fear. But as black Americans, we will still do it a year later. And struggling.”
Mill was born in North Philadelphia and Robert Rihmeek Williams. He shared some of his personal experiences with the police.
“I might have been beaten by the police three or four times, and then I walked into the house… with bruises on my face… My mother said,’What’s wrong with your face?’ She went directly to the police station and filed an internal affairs Report,” the hip-hop artist said. “When I was 18 years old, I was locked up [possession of] A gun, once I caught a case, they took the same internal affairs statement back to the court and basically used them against me. Like, you know, I am an 18 year old kid. “
“I like my survival strategy because I grew up in this environment,” Mill continued later. “So it’s like if I’m stopped, the police of another race are very hostile, and I don’t even know if I can leave it in his hands. As I have seen, if you see a white man strangled A black man on TV, of course this is not the first time I have seen this happen, but when you see this as a young black, you don’t know what you will do in that situation. I I don’t know if I want to call the supervisor or the captain to see if this man with a gun screaming at me will take my life. This has always been my life because I grew up in a ruthless environment. You have to think about it when you are 18 years old. You have to bring a gun. I don’t want to bring a gun. The gun is very heavy and hurts people. I always knew I could spend time buying a gun, but I didn’t think I could be a cemetery.”
Two years ago, Mill saw the end of his ten-year struggle with the American justice system. Pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge and subsequently dropped all other charges against himAs part of the plea agreement between Mill and the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, any future imprisonment or further supervision of probation was prevented.
The rapper was originally found guilty in 2008 by Philadelphia General Court Judge Genece Brinkley on seven different charges, including drug dealing and possession of firearms. He was sentenced to 11 to 23 months in prison, followed by eight years of probation.
But in July 2019, after a series of appeals and hearings, a judge in the Pennsylvania Superior Court overturned Mill’s conviction, pointing out that there was a problem with the credibility of the police officer who testified against him in the trial. The panel of three judges also overturned Brinkley’s findings on parole violations.
Mir has since become an advocate of criminal justice reform.He is the co-founder of a non-profit organization Reform AllianceThe focus is on parole and probation reforms. Mill founded the organization with rapper Jay-Z, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, and Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin.
This George Freud Law and Order Proposed in February and passed by the US House of Representatives in March. The bill has not yet been submitted to the Senate for voting.
The police practice and strategy reforms required by the legislation are as follows:
• Reduce unnecessary procedures for the use of force and restrict the use of explosion-free orders and choke.
• Create a national registry to compile data on complaints and records of police misconduct.
• Develop new reporting requirements, including daily police practices such as the use of force, misconduct by police officers, and interceptions and searches.
• Reduce the standard of criminal intent from intentional to knowing or reckless in order to convict law enforcement officials for misconduct in federal prosecutions.
• In private civil litigation against law enforcement, restrict qualifying immunity as a defense.
According to advocates, if passed, the bill will help increase police transparency and accountability, and protect black lives from police brutality.
Freud was a black man who was killed in Minneapolis police custody in May 2020 after police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on Freud’s neck while watching the other three police officers Nearly 9 minutes.
All four police officers were fired by the Minneapolis Police Department. Xiao Wan was charged with two murders and second-degree manslaughter, and the other three police officers were charged with aiding and abetting the murder.
jury Chavin was found guilty on all three charges against him In April. A judge sentenced him to more than 22 years in prison in June.
Freud’s death Provoked demonstrations and protests last summer All parts of the country are calling for systemic racism and police brutality in cities such as Philadelphia.