The wave of protests for ethnic equality and police reforms shook the United States for weeks, but may not make a big difference.

People's outburst stems from George Floyd, a black man from Minneapolis, Minnesota, who was killed by police in late May. A wave of protests quickly spread throughout the United States and many countries.


Protesters gathered at a park in New York City, USA, on June 24 to call for a police budget cut Photo: Reuters

Massive protests against racism and police violence are finally heard by politicians.

In Minnesota, Floyd's death led to some changes.

However, state legislators have not shown much effort, with a party-filled atmosphere.

The Democrats aim to end police training in the form of force, as well as prohibit tactics to control suspects by clamping and holding their necks.

As a result, the special session was called by the Governor of Minnesota to "be totally honest".

The police reform plan in Minneapolis is also unclear, with no specific details and is thought to be difficult to enact soon, although the city council on June 26 voted to replace the police station with

"We are committed to disbanding police in the city of Minneapolis and rebuilding the community, a new public security model that really keeps people safe," Lisa Bender, president of the Minneapolis city council, said.

Partisan conflict affects the process of passing police reforms not only in Minnesota, but also on a federal scale.

Democrats want a provision to prohibit police from strangling and strangling suspects, a measure that some US cities have unilaterally applied, along with a few other proposals, but they do not appear in the Republican bill.

In the US House of Representatives, Democrats on June 25 adopted their own wide-ranging police reform measures, including calling for limiting police immunity, banning neck-strapping tactics and eliminating part of


US President Donald Trump signed a decree on police reform at the White House on June 16 Photo: Reuters

The White House, meanwhile, is also trying to show leadership in the middle of the debate.

For example, the ordinance calls for a ban on law enforcement officers from strangling suspects, except for "cases where the use of lethal force is permitted by law".

The ban on police from strangling suspects is thought to be controversial.

In addition, although Trump's decree targets officers who "abuse" their authority, he himself has praised the hard work of immigration forces.

Many activists have called for the United States to immediately reform police, but there are still some groups that seem satisfied with the delay.

While the Minneapolis police union calls for more time to change, criminal justice claimants say many lives are still in danger every day, as long as new regulations limit police abuse.

During a recent protest outside Governor Minneasota's residence, a mother named Del Shea Perry said her son died in 2018, while in jail on suspicion of domestic violence.

Perry said that she and other families still tried their best to attract attention to the leadership, urging them to take specific actions to eliminate the bad cops.

Asked when she would continue to act as a public figure to appeal for police reform, Perry replied, "Until we seek justice."

"If we don't win it right now, we will never get it," the woman added.