United States – The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

March 3, 2021

United States – The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

Padmini Arhant

The democrat controlled House passing the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act would be fair and reasonable upon the same empathy and fervor extended to yet another victim who actually suffered far greater brutality and injustice in modern times in the hands of those at the helm of political authority i.e. Presidency of the United States of America under the former President Barack Obama and spouse Michelle Obama’s presence in the White House.

This victim is none other than African American Miriam Carey and her then African American 13-month-old daughter Erica witness to the heinous crime.

The unarmed civilian, the African American mother Miriam Carey was shot several times sustaining fatal injury from thirty five bullets or so in October 2013 confirmed in reports then and thereafter. The Washington post at the time of the incident until today reported on African American victim Miriam Carey shot at least 26 times in several rounds in the brief encounter with White House secret service. The reports state the D.C. police entry later in the crime scene.

The most disturbing turn of event in this cold blooded murder is, the child Erica handed over to some ex-CIA operative rather than obliging the victim Miriam Carey’s mother and her immediate family’s plea to grant them access to the child for emergency care and attention. The request to the former first Black President Barack Obama and wife Michelle Obama was denied leaving the child Erica bereft of the legal and individual right to be with her family. Instead the ex-CIA personnel, a white male and stranger was designated custodian of the toddler Erica with the matter closed without prompting any attention or concern from then already established Black Lives Matter and others pouring sympathy over African American male victim George Floyd in the police action.

Karen Bass (D-California) – “A profession where you have the power to kill should be a profession that requires highly trained officers who are accountable to the public.”

Shouldn’t the same standard apply to those responsible for the murder of 34-year-old Black mother Miriam Carey as it does now for 46-year-old Black man George Floyd?

The current White House statement to George Floyd Bill;

“To make our communities safer, we must begin by rebuilding trust between law enforcement and the people they are entrusted to serve and protect,” the White House said. “We cannot rebuild that trust if we do not hold police officers accountable for abuses of power and tackle systemic misconduct — and systemic racism — in police departments.”

Who holds those accountable for authorizing their secret service personnel to hail bullets on unarmed woman and a mother with 13-month-old child in her car?

Why should there be any discrimination even among Black Lives evident in condemnation of action in black man George Floyd’s murder while condoning the black victim Miriam Carey’s public summary execution?

Is it simply because, those involved and responsible for the black woman Miriam Carey’s summary execution are protected by ‘qualified immunity’ apparently revoked in George Floyd’s case?

How can such prejudice over ride criminality in one incident while demanding Justice in another?

In doing so, the entire process is marred with credibility and genuity factor pronouncing politics more than ethics. Notwithstanding civil and human rights seriously violated in congressional selective importance.

Let the basic civility honoring All Lives Matter prevail over partisan identity politics aimed at further polarization of society and creed within.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant 














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