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Republicans Introduce Comprehensive Police Reform Legislation - What’s in the Bill?
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  • TheDarkSide
    Voted Oppose
    06/17/2020
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    Seems like the dems bill had more teeth Although the Justice in Policing Act may be revised & amended before it reaches the House floor for a vote, here’s a breakdown of what the bill in its current form would do: Prohibit racial, religious, and discriminatory profiling by federal, state, and local law enforcement, and mandate training on such profiling for all law enforcement. Ban chokeholds, carotid holds, and no-knock warrants at the federal level and limit the transfer of military-grade equipment to state & local law enforcement. Mandate the use of dashboard cameras & body cameras for federal offices and require state & local law enforcement to use existing federal funds to ensure the use of body cameras by police. Establish a National Police Misconduct Registry to prevent problematic officers who are fired or leave an agency from moving to another jurisdiction without accountability. Establish public safety innovation grants for community-based organizations to create local commissions and task forces to help communities re-imagine and develop concrete, just and equitable public safety approaches. Reform qualified immunity so individuals aren’t barred from recovering damages when police violate their constitutional rights. Require state & local law enforcement agencies to report use of force data, disaggregated by race, sex, disability, religion, and age. Grant the Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division subpoena power for pattern & practice investigations, and create grants for state attorneys general to develop authority to conduct independent investigations into problematic police departments.

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