CNN reports that House Democrats have reintroduced the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. This sweeping police reform bill aims to, among other things, ban chokeholds, establish a national registry of police misconduct, and end qualified immunity.
The bill was first introduced and passed by House Democrats just weeks after George Floyd’s death, but didn’t make it in the Senate. This time, they’re hoping for a different outcome.
“Never again should an unarmed individual be murdered or brutalized by someone who is supposed to serve and protect them,” said Congressmember Karen Bass of California. “Never again should the world be subject to witnessing what we saw happen to George Floyd in the streets in Minnesota.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in support of the George Floyd Act that the bill “will address systemic racism, curb police brutality and save lives. This legislation includes bold reforms, which ban chokeholds, stop no-knock warrants, end the court-created qualified immunity doctrine, combat racial profiling, and establish strong new standards and protections to prevent and combat police misconduct.”
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