***The Iowa Standard is an independent media voice. We rely on the financial support of our readers to exist. Please consider a one-time sign of support or becoming a monthly supporter at $5, $10/month - whatever you think we're worth! If you’ve ever used the phrase “Fake News” — now YOU can actually DO something about it! You can also support us on PayPal at [email protected] or Venmo at Iowa-Standard-2018 or through the mail at: PO Box 112 Sioux Center, IA 51250

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, senior member of the House Committees on the Judiciary, Homeland Security, and the Budget, and the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Federal Government Surveillance, reintroduced the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2024.

Mapping Police Violence, an organization that publishes data on U.S. police violence, reports that more than 1200 people were killed by police in 2023, making it the deadliest year for homicides by law enforcement in over a decade. The Lancet reports that from 1980 to 2018, there were 30,800 police violence deaths in America.

“As a Member of Congress, I have long advocated for equal justice for all that encounter law enforcement in the United States. This is why I have introduced H.R. 8525 – the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. This bill will finally hold law enforcement accountable for misconduct and separate them from the majority of those endowed with the ethic of just and equitable public safety. It will also improve training, practices, and transparency to rebuild the broken trust of the communities they serve. While no single policy prescription will erase decades of systemic racism and excessive policing, the time has come for the federal government to create structural change with meaningful reforms.

“Far too many lives have been lost or forever changed due to unacceptable incidents of police brutality throughout our nation. We know and remember many of their names: Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Freddie Gray, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tyre Nichols, and there are far too many more that we do not know. It is time for Congress to act now.

“On March 1, 2024, President Biden called on Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. We are grateful for the Administration’s continued support and will work closely with them to pass this important legislation. It will again take a partnership between all of us —members of Congress, our leadership, and the many groups who have contributed so much to the development of this legislation—as we continue to fight for just and equitable public safety for every American.

“With approximately 18,000 different police departments in the United States, there are no uniform standards for training, use of force, de-escalation, or even for who can be a police officer. This has led to a disparity in policing methods and accountability for officer misconduct from city to city, county to county, and state to state.

“This is why we need the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. Congress must do its part by passing comprehensive police reform legislation that creates meaningful accountability and restores trust between police and the communities they serve by limiting qualified immunity, strengthening civil rights protections, improving training, ensuring transparency, and investing in innovative approaches to public safety.

House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler said: “We have not forgotten the terrifying words ‘I can’t breathe’ spoken by George Floyd, Eric Garner, and the millions of Americans in the streets who called out for change in the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and so many others. Building on our work last Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act in the House, I’m proud to join Rep. Shiela Jackson Lee to resume our partnership this year to reintroduce this critical legislation. This bill addresses police misconduct and excessive force, while creating greater transparency within law enforcement, and grants victims more direct avenues for redress. With this legislation, the federal government demonstrates its commitment to fully reexamining law enforcement practices and building better relationships between law enforcement and the communities they are sworn to protect and serve. While the issue of policing can’t be solved by Congress alone, the federal government has a responsibility to address this issue. I look forward to working with my colleagues, across the aisle and in both chambers, to ensure this bill becomes law.”

Author: Press Release


    WATCH DOCUMENTARY “Fall of Minneapolis” then you decide.
    Look at who had their hands in this bill- Biden and Jackson Lee LOL what a joke.
    Give an hour of your time to this Documentary and then make a decision about GEORGE FLOYD PLEASE.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here