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Kamala Harris: The US Vice President has discovered the fight against gun violence as her topic


It was quiet around US Vice President Kamala Harris for a long time. Now she has apparently discovered the topic of police violence for herself – and gave a moving speech at the funeral service for the African American Tire Nichols.

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Gospel chants at the Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church in Memphis, Tennessee: On Wednesday, hundreds attended the funeral service for African American Tyre Nichols, who was killed by police violence.

US Vice President Kamala Harris also traveled to Memphis at the invitation of the bereaved - and gave a moving speech.

Kamala Harris, US Vice President: "We are here on behalf of the people of our country and our President Joe Biden. And we are here to celebrate the life of Tire Nichols. Mrs. Wells, Mr. Wells, you have an extraordinary strength , courage and greatness."

It had been pretty quiet around Kamala Harris for a long time, the former hope of the Democrats largely disappeared in the shadow of President Biden.

Now she's showing up in public again, like here after the massacre in Monterey Park, California.

Apparently she wants to get more involved in the issue of police and gun violence.

At Tire Nichols' memorial service, she advocated a long-planned law to curb police misconduct.

Kamala Harris, US Vice President: "Tyre Nichols should have been safe. As a United States Senator, I co-authored the original George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. And as Vice President of the United States, I request that Congress enact George Floyd Justice in Policing." Policing Act passed. Joe Biden will sign it. And we should not hesitate any longer. And we will not be turned down. This is non-negotiable."

Nichols died in a hospital on January 10 from injuries he sustained three days earlier.

On his way home, he was stopped and beaten by the police.

At the funeral service, civil rights activists and family members called for an end to the recurring police violence against black Americans.

Source: spiegel

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