The Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act (S.3985)
I'm in full support of the Senate Bill (S- 3985) known as the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act which would implement a number of policies aimed at reforming police practices to reduce the excessive use of force by law enforcement officers.
The JUSTICE Act would use federal grant programs to incentivize state & local governments to ban chokeholds; improve the reporting of use of force data to the federal government and begin collecting & reporting data on the use of no-knock warrants; fund grants to increase the use of body cameras, and accommodate training in de-escalation, alternatives to the use of force, duty to intervene, and responding to behavioral health crises; and encourage hiring practices that reflect community demographics. It would also criminalize lynching, report falsification, and close the law enforcement consent loophole; while also establishing commissions to study & provide recommendations on police use of force review boards, and issues affecting the social status of black men & boys.
See a breakdown of the 106 page bill’s various provisions can be found at: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/3985/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22congressId%3A116+AND+billStatus%3A%5C%22Introduced%5C%22%22%5D%7D&r=9&s=1
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