A former police officer, white was convicted of " murder ", Wednesday 17 June 2020, five days after he shot and killed a young black man in Atlanta, a tragedy that has renewed calls to reform the forces of law and order in the United States, which is extremely pressing since the martyrdom of George Floyd. Under the pressure of the street, more and more initiatives at the local level, in Washington and the UN, to address the police violence aimed disproportionately the afro-american population.
After a timid decree of the president of Donald Trump, the republican senators were presented Wednesday a draft law that addresses the " key bottleneck ", and to the training of police officers, without touching the broad immunity they enjoy for years. However, the lack of prosecutions against police officers in cases of abuse of their power is one of the main grievances put forward by the crowds that manifest in all of the United States since a white policeman was asphyxiated George Floyd, a middle-aged black, may 25, in Minneapolis.
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While the processions were beginning to fade, a new drama, that occurred Friday night in Atlanta, the largest city in the South, has rekindled the anger : Rayshard Brooks, the father of a family of black 27-year-old was shot twice in the back by an officer in white who wanted to arrest him for intoxication on the public highway. Immediately dismissed from the police, Garrett Rolfe, 27, was indicted Wednesday for " murder ", a chief liable to the death penalty in the State of Georgia. A colleague present at the scene, Devin Brosnan, is the subject of prosecution for "assault" and arrest warrants have been issued against them.
" We have concluded that at the time of his death, Rayshard Brooks did not represent an immediate threat of death or serious bodily harm to the officers ", has justified the attorney of Fulton county, Paul Howard, during a press conference. The two police officers had been called by the employees of a restaurant of fast food because Rayshard Brooks was asleep at the wheel of his vehicle and was blocking access to the drive-in.
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The prosecutor is commended for a fact "remarkable" : the second agent has agreed to cooperate with the justice and testify against Garrett Rolfe, which is very rare in this type of case. The lawyer of the widow of Rayshard Brooks thanked him for his " courage ". "These are the type of agents that will change the police ", said ms. Chris Stewart.
To get reforms, the brother of George Floyd is submitted to the united Nations. "You have the power to help us get justice," has launched Philonise Floyd in a video posted in a discussion exceptional of the Council of Human rights of the UN in Geneva. "The way my brother was tortured and killed in front of a camera is the way black people are treated by police in America," he repeated. On a your fighting, it asked the member States to put in place an " independent investigation commission on the black people killed by police in the United States and the violence deployed against peaceful protesters."
not to mention the United States, the High Commissioner of the UN for Human rights, Michelle Bachelet, has denounced "systemic racism" and called to "make amends" for centuries of oppression of black people, with "an official apology" and " reparations ". The Board is to vote Thursday on a draft resolution submitted by the african group condemned the "practices of racial discriminatory and violent" of the american police force and beyond.
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