Author Nandita Bose
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden and Jill Biden’s first mother attended Saturday commemoration at the United States Capitol in honor of prosecutors who lost their lives in 2019 and 2020.
The White House has also issued a decree ordering the flags to be flown by half of all staff members on private homes on Saturday.
The National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service began in 1982 as a small gathering in Washington Senate Park of about 120 survivors and law enforcement agencies. There have also been a number of incidents, attracting survivors and supervisors of thousands to the country’s capital each year.
Biden has been faithful to the law since his days in the Senate when he filed the 1994 lawsuit with his own support. Earlier this year, the President went to the Capitol to pay tribute to Brian Sicknick, a police officer who died with several strokes after spraying drugs and a riot on January 6 Capitol.
However, the President’s efforts to pass a law reforming the police force to crack down on George Floyd’s assassination attempt in Minneapolis in 2020 failed in September https://www.reuters.com/world/us/republicans-are-refusing-back-police-manship- trump-assisted-white house-2021-09-22. This marked the return of the Democratic President, who carried out an important campaign to change the police force.
Since then, Biden has expressed hope that he will be able to sign a full-fledged law-abiding transition, demonstrating in words that Democrats should do it on their own.
Biden also said he will review other major actions https://www.reuters.com/world/us/biden-wants-keep-working-police-reform-bill-willing-take-executive-action-2021-09 -22 can take to assist the police in prosecuting them for violating the law.
(Written by Nandita Bose in Washington; Leslie Adler’s Editing)