House to vote soon on first steps to end police brutality

The Justice in Policing Act (S. 3912/H.R. 7120) cleared the House Judiciary Committee in a party-line vote after a contentious 11-hour markup session. The NEA-supported bill would ban no-knock warrants, chokeholds like the one that killed George Floyd, racial and religious profiling, transferring military-grade equipment to state and local law enforcement, and it would also create a national database to help track police misconduct. The full House plans to vote on H.R. 7120 this Thursday.

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6 responses to “House to vote soon on first steps to end police brutality

  1. African Americans are a part of history in the United States and the world and continue to make many wonderful contributions To society. It is sad that the color of our skin deem use inferior to racist and ignorant people. Defund the police and Defund school districts that also deem African American students and educators as inferior.

  2. This is the time for change. We must begin somewhere or we will always have an excuse as to why things are the way that they are. Change begins with the first step toward inclusiveness. We must learn to value life, all life or we as a civilization will not survive. What has Covoid 19 taught us about our connectedness . We’re all in this together.

  3. We need support of the “Justice in Policing Act,” otherwise there is no consequence for law enforcement officers to let their tempers cause them to do what is unjust to offenders.

  4. Given the consistent neglect of legislators (particularly Senators) and violence perpetrated upon citizens by those whose charge is to “serve and protect,” it’s amazing that the vast majority of protestors have been peaceful. I’m not an advocate of destruction and looting, but it’s understandable, too. As Dr. King stated, “Let me say as I’ve always said, and I will always continue to say, that riots are socially destructive and self-defeating. … But in the final analysis, a riot is the language of the unheard.”

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