The Democrat Party has made its decision. It will be taking sides against the police as it launches an unprecedented investigation.
The Democrat led House of Representatives will have an investigation into police brutality, the first of its kind, and the star witness will be the brother of George Floyd.
Floyd is the man who was killed in an altercation with Minneapolis police which led to protests and riots across the nation.
The hearing is scheduled to be on Wednesday, two days after House Democrats are planning on introducing a package of police reforms.
As the hearing is during the coronavirus pandemic some attendees will be in the chamber and some will attend virtually. It is not known how Philonise Floyd will attend, The Daily Mail reported.
“There are now protests taking place in every state as people take a stand against police brutality and racism,” House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler said.
“People are rightfully upset, they are frustrated, and they want to be heard. They want real change, not meaningless words. I want Americans to know that I hear them, and I see them,” he said.
He said that the committee will “examine the crisis of racial profiling, police brutality and lost trust between police departments and the communities they serve.”
Terrence Floyd, his other brother, has been the most noticeable member of the Floyd family on television since his brother’s death, demanding justice.
“First and foremost, I want to thank God,” he said at a memorial for his brother in Brooklyn. “It wasn’t his fault. It was his purpose. It was his will. It took me a few days to come to that realization. Because at the end of the day, my brother’s gone, but the Floyd name still lives on.”
“I’m just thankful,” he said. “I hear about the memorials going on in Minnesota. I got a call from a friend, he’s in Australia. He said there’s a movement going on over there. I hear they’re going on all over the world. But I feel so good knowing that my borough…I thank god for y’all.
But Floyd had a message for those who are rioting, looting and burning things in his brother’s name.
“I’m proud of the protests, but I’m not proud of the destruction,” he said. “I’m going to say that again: I’m proud of the protests, but I’m not proud of the destruction. My brother wasn’t about that.”
George Floyd had a troubled criminal history but indications are that he had changed his life and was a devout Christian.
As Christians we all fall. None of us is perfect. And though Floyd had committed some crimes, and his autopsy showed that he was on drugs at the time of his death, rioting in his name does not do anything good for him.
No matter what crimes Floyd had committed and no matter what drugs he was on he did not deserve to be treated the way he was and he deserves justice.
But what the Democrats are doing with this hearing is to take a stand against police and make their jobs tougher because of a handful of incidents.
That is not going to make Americans safer and is not going to benefit the black community or any community.