Listen Live
Power 107.5 Featured Video

Nostalgic America

The climate of our country has been shifted in many ways. With protests against police brutality taking place across the nation, and worldwide, our government is hoping to make some effective change.

In efforts to attack the issue head on, House Democrats have revealed new legislation to reform police policies. Under the new legislation officers would be held accountable for any abusive behavior.

The Justice in Policing Act 2020 is fronted by the Congressional Black Caucus and comes in the wake of nationwide protests over the wrongful death of George Floyd at the hands of Minnesota police officers.
The Justice in Policing Act is a 136 page bill and it includes new policies that opens the door to prosecute officers for misconduct in civil court. If the bill is passed, it will reform qualified immunity. In other words, if a person’s constitutional rights are violated by cops, they would be able to recover damages.
This new bill can potentially truly implement structural reforms within the Justice Department. The bill will also incentivize state attorney generals to conduct pattern and practice investigations of local police departments. Grants for states to investigate police-involved deaths will be offered as well.

Under The Justice in Policing Act, a National Police Misconduct Registry will be put in place, forcing law enforcement to turn over data on police use of force allegations.

Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, along with Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, and other congressional Democrats announced the new bill this week. During the press conference, House Democrats too a knee in silence in Emancipation Hall at the U.S. Capitol for eight minutes and 46 seconds, paying homage to the late George Floyd, who’s death ultimately helped encourage this new legislation.

“The world is witnessing the birth of a new movement in our country,” Congresswoman Karen Bass, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, said during the press conference. “A profession where you have the power to kill should be a profession that requires highly trained officers who are accountable to the public.”

Nancy Pelosi had this to say, “This moment of national anguish is being transformed into a movement of national action as Americans from across the country peacefully protest to demand an end to injustice.

Source: Baller Alert