The House Democrats have their bill….
The Senate Republicans have there’s…
Tump has issued a executive order that is very limited in scope…
Democrats have gone the record as not accepting the Senate bill…
With other things coming at the Congress before the election?
Police Reform from the Congress is NOT looking it’s gonna happen….
As the protests begin to wind down and state and local government officials look at the wholes in their budgets* and crime spiking up with people back in the streets (NYC has had a BIG jump in shooting’s )?
Pushes for police’ defunding and reform’s are going to meet the reality of American life….
There were few signs early Tuesday that Republicans would accede to demands from Democrats to negotiate at least a bipartisan template for the bill in advance of the key vote Wednesday. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.), one of McConnell’s closest allies, said he was “not really all that interested in negotiating with hostage-takers,” referring to Democrats.
“I just think it’s mindless, it’s mindless obstruction,” Cornyn said. “I just can’t. This is the worst I’ve seen it.”
Schumer, Booker and Harris laid out several arguments against the GOP-drafted bill: That it did not hold police officers accountable in court, particularly by leaving intact the “qualified immunity” standard Democrats want to erode so it becomes easier for law enforcement officials to be sued for misconduct.
The senators also argued that the Republican legislation did not have sufficient transparency and provisions to provide the public a full picture of officer misconduct. The GOP bill also does not explicitly end practices such as chokeholds or no-knock warrants, which the Democrats say is unacceptable in a police reform bill.
In a floor speech Tuesday morning, Harris indicated she would vote to block the GOP legislation from proceeding.
“We can’t answer the people’s demand for accountability with watered-down politics,” Harris said. “I will say we cannot answer their demand with this Republican attempt to obstruct real progress and real justice in our country.”
The Republican bill seeks to eliminate those controversial practices by withholding federal funds to local police agencies that have not barred them on their own or do not submit reports on their use of such tactics.
The signal from Senate Democrats that they will block the bill on a key vote Wednesday came as the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, as well as the Rev. Al Sharpton and Benjamin Crump, an attorney who is representing the family of George Floyd, the unarmed black man in Minneapolis who died after a police officer knelt on his neck, issued statements and letters urging senators to oppose the GOP bill….
Protests COST state and local governments money for cops and clean up overtime pay, while the virus and protests COST state local governments tax revenue LOST….
Summer time brings outdoor events and crime that mandates that police department ‘s have enough cops to cover and control…
No reform effort is going have the mass firings of police officers anywhere….