Donald Trump signs executive order to remove chokeholds following George Floyd protests

Donald Trump signs executive order to remove chokeholds following George Floyd protests

Trump has received mass criticism for his inflammatory rhetoric and policies following the death of George Floyd.

Many believe the President has inflamed the racial divide in the United States with his comments.

After weeks of protests against systemic racism and police brutality sparked by the death of Floyd, the President has now issued a response to concerns about racial injustice ahead of the November 3rd election.

Mr Floyd was killed on May 25 in police custody in Minneapolis.

Trump is aiming to secure a second term in office, and his plans to reform the police could persuade voters to pledge their allegiance with him.

The President opened his speech by sending his sympathy to the families of victims of police violence and revealed he would fight for justice on behalf of their loved ones.

However, Trump reaffirmed the rules to his nation reminding protesters the threat of penalties to looters.

Speaking at a ceremony at the White House, Trump suggested “Americans want law and order, they demand law and order.”

Trump added: “Americans know the truth: Without police there is chaos, without law there is anarchy, and without safety there is catastrophe.

“Today is about pursuing common sense and fighting.

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. Ban on chokeholds
. Provide funding for support to officers
. Reporting ‘significant issues’

Trump has asked for several things to be included in the reform order.

Trump will ban chokeholds in the reform, following the death of Floyd.

Many states in America have already decided to ban chokeholds – including New York, Minneapolis, and Seattle.

The order also provides federal funding to police officers, which will call upon social workers to help police.

Published at Wed, 17 Jun 2020 00:03:00 +0000