The State of African Diaspora (SoAD) rebukes in the strongest terms possible, the action of the Minneapolis Police Department for subjecting George Floyd to torture, degrading inhumane treatment and consequently, his murder.
Cases of police brutality in the US, perpetrated on African Americans are legendary.
Edgar Ikombo, the Minister of Home Affairs of the SoAD stated:-
“The police, it seems to me, are supposed to protect and serve; not be African Americans’ biggest predators”
Dr Louis-Georges Tin, Prime Minister of the SoAD asked:-
“Of course, the 4 policemen and the Police Chiefs who recruited them (while the main killer had a whole record of police brutality), need to remain in prison for a very long time. But now that M. Floyd is dead, who will pay for the well-being of the family? For his two children? Their house, education and health?”
This being the case, the SoAD is suggesting that a law, titled the “George Floyd Compassionate Act” be enacted, whereby the police’s charitable organizations and funds which support the orphans and widows of Police officers who have fallen on the job, support the orphans and widows of the victims of the very police that is supposed to protect and serve them; not murder them. The law is designed to make them pay!
We believe that this law should be voted in Minneapolis, in all the states of the USA, endorsed by all the candidates of the presidential election, and further, it should be adopted in all the countries where ethnic minorities are exposed to police brutality. There is no reparation possible for the loss of a family member, but to the least, a reparation is possible, and indeed necessary to take care of the family’s well-being. Further, part of the police fund, (for example 25%) should also be used to support local organisations working against racism and police brutality. The amount should be high enough to send a signal to police authorities to certainly find concrete solutions to stop these mass killings.
“If they do not care about black lives, to the least, they will still care about their own budget, and they will find the proper solution to put an end to these endless series of murders” Dr Louis-Georges Tin concluded.