Innocent Appeal. T. C. Matthews started this petition to U.S. Senate and 5 others
In June of 2020, House and Senate Democrats introduced the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. On March 3, 2021, House Democrats once again passed this same Act. This is a multi-clause bill created to drastically reduce the death toll wrought by excessive and unjust police brutality.
NOW WE NEED THE SENATE TO MAKE THIS BILL INTO A LAW.
The Justice in Policing Act PROHIBITS and BANS:
-racial, religious, and other discriminatory profiling
The Justice in Policing Act RESTRICTS:
-the transfer of military-grade weapons to state and local law enforcement
-the use of deadly force (simply by asking officers to prove that force necessary)
The Justice in Policing Act REQUIRES:
-better training for law enforcement to avoid implicit bias
-the creation of a national police misconduct registry
-that federal, uniformed police offers wear body cameras
-that all marked federal vehicles have dashboard cameras
-that lynching and other hate-crimes be regarded as federal crimes
The Justice in Policing Act ENABLES:
-the fair prosecution of reckless police action in criminal AND civil court
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Tell the world that this is NOT the time to make police reform a partisan issue. The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Atatiana Jefferson, Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, Sandra Bland, and countless others are NOT opportunities to “score” political points. Our police force is sworn to protect and serve the people. Let’s hold them to that promise. Let’s pass police reform!
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