House and Senate Democrats held a moment of silence at the Capitol’s Emancipation Hall on Monday (June 8) for eight minutes and 46 seconds in honor of Ge0rge Fl0yd and others who have been lost life by officers.
Bet reports on 9th June 2020, The moment came before the House unveiled a sweeping officer reform package, according to the bill. The Justice in Policing Act would limit legal protections for officer, create a national database of excessive-force incidents.
It is the most ambitious chance to law enforcement sought by the legislature in years.
Rep. Karen Bass, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, which is leading the effort, described the proposed bill as “bold” and “transformative.” Abc7news told on 9th June 2020, “The world is witnessing the birth of a new movement in this country,” she said, according to ABC.
“We’re here because black Americans want to stop being killed,” Sen. Kamala Harris. “Yes, as a country we’ve seen great progress, but just last week in the year of our Lord 2020, we could not get an anti-lynching bill passed in the United States Senate."— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) June 8, 2020
“A profession where you have the power where you have highly trained officers that are accountable to the public.” The bill addresses several aspects of law enforcement accountability and practices that have come. It would revise the federal officer misconduct statute to make it easier to prosecute officers who are involved in misconduct “knowingly or with reckless disregard.”
It also would change “qualified immunity” protections for officer “to enable individuals to recover damages when law enforcement officers violate their constitutional rights,” according to an early draft of the bill. The bill does fall short of defunding cop departments, one of the primary calls protestors nationwide have been calling. Sen. Kamala Harris, who helped introduce the bill. “We’re here because black Americans want to stop it,” she procclaimed.
“Yes, as a country we’ve seen great progress, but just last week in the year of our Lord 2020, we could not get an anti-lynching bill passed in the United States Senate.” It is unclear if law enforcement and officer unions will back any of the proposed changes or if House and Senate Republicans will support it.
Ge0rge Fl0yd was lost life by former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin on May 25.
Four former officers have since been took into custody and charged for their involvement in the 46-year-old’s lost life, including Chauvin, who was initially charged. Last Wednesday, Minnesota attorney general Keith Ellison upgraded the charges and also charged the three other officers involved, J Alexander Kueng, Tou Thao and Thomas Lane with aiding.