Former President Barack Obama is making his first on-camera remarks about the death of George Floyd … and TMZ is streaming live.
Obama is set to speak Wednesday during a virtual town hall sponsored by My Brother’s Keeper Alliance — an org that partners with his Obama Foundation. Barack is expected to address Floyd’s killing, police practices … and the racial bias still ingrained in the justice system.
Organizers have dubbed the event, “Reimagining policing in the wake of continued police violence” … and it’s supposed to kick off at 2 PM PT. This will be Obama’s first time publicly discussing George Floyd’s case on camera — he’s already addressed his death on social media and in a Medium essay.
Waiting for your permission to load the Instagram Media.
44 tackled issues surrounding police brutality while in office — he rolled out a number of policies intending to curb those incidents, such as creating a task force with guidelines on 21st century policing, as well as limiting the transfer of military equipment to police departments.
Donald Trump‘s administration has rolled back some of those reforms, so ya gotta wonder if BO will directly call out the President during the town hall.
Obama also addressed the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery a few weeks ago during a speech to the graduating class of 2020— HBCU students, specifically.