Yesterday on Tuesday (May 25th,) a private meeting was held at the White House, where he renewed his promise to the Floyd family which was a short amount of time after his murderer was convicted.
A month ago back in April, Biden made a promise that he would reform a bill in honor of George Floyd, however, he failed to meet the deadline.
George Floyd Bill Reform
Unfortunately, the bill has not been signed and some members of the Floyd family are upset about this, being the plan was to go to DC to get the bill signed.
Biden says he is not the happiest about the bill not being signed but at the same time, he wants it to be perfect.
The nephew of George Floyd, Brandon Williams met with the reporters after the meeting to explain.
“He said of the deadline, he’s not happy about it not being met, but all in all he just wants the bill to be right.”
The bill being signed would be one step closer to ensuring justice to all African-Americans who were victims of police brutality and will help lower the number of deaths that are caused by cops.
After deliberating at the meeting with the family, Biden talks about how the justice system lacks accountability and it creates a lack of trust between the system and its people.
“To deliver real change, we must have accountability when law enforcement officers violate their oaths, and we need to build lasting trust between the vast majority of the men and women who wear the badge honorably and the communities they are sworn to serve and protect,” Biden says.
“We can and must have both accountability and trust and in our justice system.”
The president says that he hopes after Memorial Day we will be closer to the deal.