Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris would push through extensive police reforms in the event of a change of power in Washington.
She, along with Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential candidate, would ban the stranglehold, among other things, she said in the debate with Vice President Mike Pence.
“Bad cops are bad for good cops,” Harris said of her plans. “We need a reform of the police and our judicial system.”
Harris was referring to George Floyd, a black arrestee who died after his arrest in May after a cop pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck for minutes.
The case sparked major national protests. The death of Breonna Taylor, a black woman who was killed by police bullets in her own home in March, was also cited. “Her family deserves justice,” said Harris.
Pence stated that he sympathized with Taylor’s relatives. “There is no excuse for what happened. Justice will take place,” he said of the Floyd case. “But there is no excuse for the riots and looting that followed.”
Biden expressed complete confidence in the American legal system.
“This assumption that you hear from Joe Biden and Kamala Harris that America is systemically racist, and as Joe Biden said, he believes law enforcement has an implicit bias toward minorities. It is a great insult to the men and women who live in it. that serve enforcement. “