[Congressional Record Volume 169, Number 71 (Thursday, April 27, 2023)]
[Page H2071]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]


  (Ms. OMAR asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
  Ms. OMAR. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the U.N. visit to 
my Minnesota district to advance racial justice and equality in the 
context of law enforcement and address the historic oppression of Black 
and Brown people in our country.
  It has been nearly 3 years to the day since George Floyd was murdered 
at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department. Sadly, since then, 
the number of Black people killed by police has only increased--with 
over 1,000 police shootings a year in 2021 and 2020.
  This is a systemic issue that requires systemic solutions. That is 
why, in the wake of the killing of Daunte Wright and George Floyd, I 
introduced a package of bills, including the Protecting Our Protesters 
Act, the National Police Misuse of Force Investigation Board Act, and 
the Global Police Brutality Resolution. Following the murder of Amir 
Locke, I introduced the End Deadly No-Knock Warrants Act.
  We can and must fight systemic racial injustices in our criminal 
justice system, from the disproportionate arrest and incarceration 
rates Black and Brown people face to the marijuana laws that 
criminalize Black people and remain on the books.