The Commitment March: Get Your Knee Off Our Necks March, On August 28, 2020
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Exactly 57 years after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (Wednesday, August 28, 1963) when Martin Luther King Jr. stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial to deliver his historic “I Have A Dream” speech calling for an end to racism, tens of thousands gathered peacefully in front of the Lincoln Memorial, wearing masks, filling the National Mall around the Reflecting Pool, for “The Commitment March: Get Your Knee Off Our Necks” March on Friday afternoon, August 28, 2020, demanding justice, police reform, and ending systemic racism. Harkening back to the 1963 March on Washington, huge crowds marched again for racial justice in the US capital. The rally was held at the Lincoln Memorial, where 57 years ago hundreds of thousands gathered to hear Martin Luther King give his “I have a dream” speech, pleading for racial equality. The recent police shooting of African-American Jacob Blake has reignited tensions over perceived police violence against Black people in the US and energized the Black Lives Matter movement. Among the speakers were Al Sharpton, Martin Luther King III and family members of George Floyd, in the video “March on Washington 2020: Thousands rally for racial justice, DW News”, below:
- Having the racial make-up of the police force being reflective as closely to the racial make-up of the population group it is designed to protect
- Having each police officer to work 4 days per week and to be trained 1 day per week (training to de-escalate situations, to perform martial arts in Jiu-Jitsu when needed, and to be more alert and less fearful.). I always wondered why and how different the American and British police officers handle different scenarios. Apparently some one else created a series of drama in ITV investigating exactly this, called Wild Bill, starring Rob Lowe, below: