Former US President Barack Obama on Wednesday asked all cities and mayors in the United States to review their “Violence Policy” and to commit reforms after George Floyd’s death by the Minneapolis police. A case that sparked worldwide protests.
In a message to the nation, Obama called on American communities to “change the way they use violence from within.” “We know that there are specific reforms that, if implemented, would create enough trust, save lives and prevent crime from increasing,” he said.
Therefore, he specifically “encouraged every United States mayor to review and commit to policing policies with members of their communities.”
For the former president, the protests and riots surrounding Floyd’s death are an “incredible opportunity” for Americans to “wake up” and become aware of the “structural challenges and problems facing society.”