Crump says Senate inaction ‘just as tragic’ as George Floyd’s death
Wednesday marks two years since Floyd’s death. Crump and co-counsel Antonio Romanucci said despite there being a greater awareness of police brutality against Black people, without meaningful reform, disproportionate killings will continue.
“It’s been two years and Black people still can’t breathe,” Crump said.
The attorneys said they and other advocates met privately with senators multiple times last year, but with each meeting, the optimism faded, according to Romanucci. By Labor Day, Romanucci said proponents felt promises had not been kept and there were too many hurdles.
“We kind of saw the writing on the wall,” Romanucci said.