George Floyd: Hispanics protest as other victims of police brutality
The Hispanic community say they are tired of police violence and they point to ‘stop-and-frisk’ policies and officers stopping people to question their immigration status.
Protests in all 50 states continue demanding justice not only for the death of George Floyd, who was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis, but also to stop the police violence against the black community and minorities in the United States. Each day new cases are brought to the table and people are demanding justice for each and every one of them.
Hispanic unity against police violence
On Friday thousands of people protested on the street to remember the death of Breonna Taylor because on that day she would’ve turned 27-years-old if she hadn't been shot dead back in March. Taylor was sleeping when the police of Jefferson county raided her apartment building in an attempted drug sting.
The Washington Post showed how police brutality is not only against the black community but hispanics as well. According to The Post, since 2015 at least 30 African-Americans have died from police violence but they have also looked at how many hispanics have been killed.
After investigation, the Post confirmed that 22 hispanics have been killed due to excessive force by a police officer in the US. The graphic shown doesn't include Sean Monterrosa who was killed on Friday after excessive police brutality in California.
The California department of justice has launched an investigation and reform initiative for the Vallejo police department, which is facing national scrutiny after an officer killed an unarmed 22-year old amid protests this week.
The state’s attorney general, Xavier Becerra, announced a “review and reform agreement” with the troubled police agency on Friday, three days after an officer fatally shot the aforementioned Sean Monterrosa, who police say was on his knees with his hands up when he was killed.