George Floyd Justice In Policing Act
Civil rights groups said Biden's executive order is important but will require a broader legislative effort to have true police accountability.
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."
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?
Disagreements over qualified immunity to hold police legally accountable have stalled legislation on police reform as President Joe Biden's deadline of George Floyd's anniversary rapidly approaches.
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