US law expresses support for police, completely ignoring brutality
The US House of Representatives passes a resolution supporting law enforcement with 301-119 and 3 abstentions.
Legislation that expressed support for law enforcement passed in the US House of Representatives, on Thursday, amid condemnations of efforts to defund police departments.
The resolution passed with 301 representatives voting for, 119 voting against, and 3 abstentions. According to the text, the bill “recognizes and appreciates” the dedication of local law enforcement officers, while it condemned calls to “defund, disband, dismantle, or abolish” police departments, citing purported defunding attempts by “leftist activists and progressive politicians.”
US #policebrutality hit a new record in 2022 as it killed 1,183 people, with data showing that there were killings on 353 days last year.— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) January 10, 2023
However, weirdly enough, reports about police brutality and inhumane treatment don't seem to flood the internet and news channels.#USA pic.twitter.com/YL11GbO5au
Prior to its approval, the House included language acknowledging that police should have access to legal counsel and resources during investigations into allegations of wrongdoing and urging states to enact a "Bill of Rights" to safeguard law enforcement. This comes as US residents have in recent years faced increased police brutality and racial profiling.
Most recently, today, a 95-year-old woman with dementia was tasered by police in New South Wales at a senior care facility and remains in the Cooma district hospital with a suspected fractured skull and "brain bleed".
A critical incident investigation into the matter has been launched at Cooma’s Yallambee Lodge, with police stating that it took place "after an elderly woman sustained injuries during an interaction with police at an aged care facility in the state’s south today... A critical incident team will now investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.”
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Moreover, earlier in the month, five Memphis police officers were convicted of killing Tyre Nichols, a Black US civilian who was brutally beaten to death earlier in the year. Nichols was found to have died due to blunt force trauma, an autopsy report revealed by attorneys Benjamin Crump and Tony Rmanucci in a joint statement said early in May.
The Memphis police released four videos practically convicting five former Memphis police officers for committing police brutality against Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, when they beat him to death after a January 7 traffic stop.
Police brutality and racial profiling do not stop here. From Tyre Nichols to Breonna Taylor and Georges Floyd, to name a few, US police brutality hit a new record in 2022 as it killed 1,183 people, with data showing that there were killings on 353 days last year.
However, weirdly enough, reports about police brutality and inhumane treatment don't seem to flood the internet and news channels.
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