Washington, February 2 – US Vice President Kamala Harris participated in the farewell of the young African-American Tyre Nichols, who was beaten to death by the police in the city of Memphis, and called on Congress to approve a large-scale reform of law enforcement agencies.
The American public was shocked by the brutal footage of the massacre of Nichols, who was beaten by five officers, also African Americans, with fists, feet, and clubs, periodically using stun guns and gas cartridges.
“This cruelty was not in the name of public safety, not in order to protect society. Because we must ask: Isn’t it in the interests of public safety that Nicole’s photos are with us today? ” – said Harris, speaking at a party in Memphis.
And she demanded that lawmakers pass a police reform bill she drafted as a senator, named in memory of George Floyd, another victim of law enforcement brutality.
Leaders of the BLM (Black Lives Matter) movement, including preacher Al Sharpton and attorney Ben Crump, gathered in Memphis to say goodbye to Nichols. The killing of a young man sparked numerous protests, but they did not turn into riots, looting and violence.
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