George Floyd Justice In Policing Act
Tyre Nichols' death spotlights the federal government's limited power to regulate policing.
Civil rights groups said Biden's executive order is important but will require a broader legislative effort to have true police accountability.
It's not enough to "reign in" no-knock warrants. The practice needs to end.
While Sen. Tim Scott has gotten the bulk of the blame for police reform failing, Bridgett Floyd, George Floyd's sister, said she doesn't "feel that Biden is stepping up as the President and doing the right thing."
The rhetoric following the failure to pass police reform placed the blame squarely on Democrats embracing "defund the police" language, but two law enforcement groups have joined those who suggest that's a lie pushed by Sen. Tim Scott.
"Senator Scott knows that is a talking point that is used," Bass told Capehart. "And the sad thing about the state of our politics in the country right now is one does not have to tell the truth, one can just make a statement true or false."
Even without legislation from Congress, there is a national blueprint for police reform. President Barack Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing set out six pillars to guide departments toward better practices.
Over a year after massive racial justice protests demanding action, Congress comes up short.
Despite promised policing reform, delays continue as the legislation —viewed by many as a compromise — could be softened in the hope of attracting bipartisan support.
With no mention of qualified immunity, officials negotiating a police reform bill claim they have reached an agreement. They also cautioned that "nothing has been agreed on." Huh?
The visit comes amidst another push for meaningful law enforcement reform as The George Floyd Justice In Policing Act stalls in the Senate.
With the one-year mark since George Floyd's murder, here's what's changed on the national police reform front -- and what hasn't -- since that fateful Memorial Day in Minneapolis.
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