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VA House passed bills to prevent custodial deaths like Breonna Taylor and George Floyd

VA House passed bills to prevent custodial deaths like Breonna Taylor and George Floyd

VA House passed bills to prevent custodial deaths like Breonna Taylor and George Floyd

Virginia’s House of Delegates passed several bills on Friday with the aim of preventing deaths such as those of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.

WAVY 10 reported that a legislation was passed that bans neck restraints. Thus, it is now a Class 6 felony for police officers to make use of neck restraints to detain people, in the manner that it was used on George Floyd.

According to the bill, neck restraints are “the use of any body part or object to attempt to control or disable a person by applying pressure against the neck, including the trachea or carotid artery, with the purpose, intent, or effect of controlling or restricting the person’s movement or restricting the person’s blood flow or breathing, including chokeholds, carotid restraints, and lateral vascular neck restraints.”

Moreover, no-knock search warrants will be banned by House Bill 5099. Such a search warrant was used by the Louisville police officers who fatally shot Taylor.

Moreover, in case any law enforcement official fails to intervene as a colleague is making use of a deadly force, it will now be considered a felony. The legislation states that the law enforcement officers are required to assist any person who sustains injuries due to the use of force.

“The bill states that the knowing failure to intervene in the unlawful use of non-deadly force is punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor and the knowing failure to intervene in the unlawful use of deadly force is punishable as a Class 6 felony,” the proposal reads.

“The bill punishes the knowing failure to intervene in the unlawful use of force that leads to death or if the victim is thereby severely injured and is caused to suffer permanent and significant physical impairment as a Class 4 felony,” it continued.

Now, these legislations will be forwarded to the Senate and then to Gov. Ralph Northam. Before they can become a law, his sign is required.

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Naomi Osaka wears Ahmaud Arbery mask during US Open

Naomi Osaka wears Ahmaud Arbery mask during US Open

Naomi Osaka wears Ahmaud Arbery mask during US Open

Naomi Osaka continues to show her support various Black victims who passed away due to racism. Recently, the tennis star was spotted donning a black mask with the name of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man who shot by white men as he went for a jog in his Georgia neighborhood. He passed away due to the attack.

“This did not have to happen, none of these deaths had to happen,” she told reporters on Friday (Sep. 4). “I just want everyone to know the names more.”

This mark’s the star’s third tribute this week. On Monday’s match, she donned a mask to honor Breonna Taylor, the Black EMT who was shot at her own home by police officers.

Wednesday saw her donning a mask to honor Elijah McClain, the 23-year-old Black man who passed away after he was placed in a chokehold by Colorado police officers. According to Osaka, she bought seven different masks so she can wear one on each match in the tournament, until the finals.

“It’s quite sad that seven masks isn’t enough for the amount of names, so hopefully I’ll get to the finals so you can see all of them,” Osaka said on Monday.

Last week, Osaka, decided to pull out of her Western & Southern Open in New York City in order to mourn the loss of Jacob Blake, who was a Black man shot seven times by the police. Many other athletes boycotted their games.

“Hell, as many of you are aware I was scheduled to play my semifinals match tomorrow,” Osaka wrote in a statement. “However, before I am an athlete, I am a Black woman. And as a Black woman I feel as though there are much more important matters at hand that need immediate attention, rather than watching me play tennis.”

“I don’t expect anything drastic to happen with me not playing, but if I can get a conversation started in a majority white sport I consider that a step in the right direction,” she continued. “Watching the continued genocide of Black people at the hands of the police is honestly making me sick to my stomach.”

“I’m exhausted of having a new hashtag pop up every few days and I’m extremely tired of having this same conversation over and over again,” the tennis star concluded. “When will it ever be enough?”

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An officer associated with taking pictures ridiculing Elijah McClain’s passing steps down

An officer associated with taking pictures ridiculing Elijah McClain’s passing steps down

An officer associated with taking pictures ridiculing Elijah McClain’s passing steps down

An officer associated with taking pictures ridiculing Elijah McClain’s passing steps down

Officer Jaron Jones has left the Aurora police division.

One of the Aurora, Colorado cops who was associated with taking pictures reenacting the carotid hold utilized on Eljiah McClain has surrendered, as indicated by The Hill.

“Because of requests by the press, Jaron Jones, employed October 31, 2016, offered his renunciation,” the Aurora Police Department tweeted Thursday (July 2). “Jones was one of the workers in question and portrayed in the photo examination identified with #ElijahMcClain. We will keep on refreshing with advancements as we continue.”

The outlet likewise reports that various officials were engaged with the photographs, which were taken in October. The photographs supposedly show the officials reenacting the carotid hold, which was utilized on McClain only days before he tragically died, close to his dedication.

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Colorado senator designates examiner to explore Elijah McClain’s demise

Colorado senator designates examiner to explore Elijah McClain’s demise

Colorado senator designates examiner to explore Elijah McClain’s demise

Colorado senator designates examiner to explore Elijah McClain’s demise

“Elijah McClain ought to be alive today,” Gov. Jared Polis said Thursday (June 24).

After 2.6 million individuals marked a request requesting equity for Elijah McClain, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said Thursday (June 25) that his office has named a unique examiner to reconsider the Black 23-year-old’s demise.

“Today I marked an Executive Order assigning Attorney General Phil Weiser to examine and, if the realities bolster indictment, criminally arraign any people whose activities caused the passing of Elijah McClain,” Polis tweeted.

As indicated by an announcement, the investigator will “decide if the realities legitimize criminal allegations against individuals from law authorization” associated with McClain’s demise.

“Elijah McClain ought to be alive today, and we owe it to his family to make this stride and lift the quest for equity in his name to a statewide concern,” Polis included.