Derecka Purnell on the George Floyd Act

Derecka Purnell (’17), Guardian US columnist and social movement lawyer, penned an opinion for The Guardian addressing the woeful insufficiencies of the George Floyd Act, while calling on Congress to stop police violence, invest in communities, and support the Breathe Act (“The George Floyd Act Wouldn't Have Saved George Floyd’s Life. That Says It All,” Mar. 4). “Congress made sure to include $750m in the George Floyd Act to investigate the deadly use of force by law enforcement. Protesters have been demanding to defund the police to keep us safe; not spend millions of dollars to investigate how we die. We know how we die – the police.”