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Democrats roll out details of police reform bill in Congress

Washington, June 8, 2020

With fresh momentum for change in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd which touched off days of violence and protests around the nation, House and Senate Democrats on Monday unveiled a sweeping new police reform proposal, designed to promote more accountability for officers using unnecessary violence.

"We now have over 200 co-sponsors," said Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), the driving force behind the legislation.

The 134 page bill states that the goal of the legislation is to "hold law enforcement accountable for misconduct in court, improve transparency through data collection, and reform police training and policies."

With fresh momentum for change in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd which touched off days of violence and protests around the nation, House and Senate Democrats on Monday unveiled a sweeping new police reform proposal, designed to promote more accountability for officers using unnecessary violence.

"We now have over 200 co-sponsors," said Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), the driving force behind the legislation. 

"Never again should the world be subjected to witnessing what what we saw on the streets in Minneapolis," Bass told a Capitol Hill news conference. "The slow murder of an individual by a uniformed police officer."

"We're here because black Americans want to stop being killed," said Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA). "This specifically is a bill about accountability and consequence."

"Unless there's accountability, there will never be change," said Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY). "Unless there's change, brutality will continue."

 

Sen. @CoryBooker: "We must changes laws and systems of accountability. We must pass legislation that makes our common values and our common ideals real in the law of our land."

Full video here: https://cs.pn/3h5QQPk 

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The 134 page bill states that the goal of the legislation is to "hold law enforcement accountable for misconduct in court, improve transparency through data collection, and reform police training and policies."

With fresh momentum for change in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd which touched off days of violence and protests around the nation, House and Senate Democrats on Monday unveiled a sweeping new police reform proposal, designed to promote more accountability for officers using unnecessary violence.

"We now have over 200 co-sponsors," said Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), the driving force behind the legislation. 

"Never again should the world be subjected to witnessing what what we saw on the streets in Minneapolis," Bass told a Capitol Hill news conference. "The slow murder of an individual by a uniformed police officer."

"We're here because black Americans want to stop being killed," said Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA). "This specifically is a bill about accountability and consequence."

"Unless there's accountability, there will never be change," said Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY). "Unless there's change, brutality will continue."

 

Sen. @CoryBooker: "We must changes laws and systems of accountability. We must pass legislation that makes our common values and our common ideals real in the law of our land."

Full video here: https://cs.pn/3h5QQPk 

Embedded video

The 134 page bill states that the goal of the legislation is to "hold law enforcement accountable for misconduct in court, improve transparency through data collection, and reform police training and policies."

With fresh momentum for change in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd which touched off days of violence and protests around the nation, House and Senate Democrats on Monday unveiled a sweeping new police reform proposal, designed to promote more accountability for officers using unnecessary violence.

"We now have over 200 co-sponsors," said Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), the driving force behind the legislation. 

"Never again should the world be subjected to witnessing what what we saw on the streets in Minneapolis," Bass told a Capitol Hill news conference. "The slow murder of an individual by a uniformed police officer."

"We're here because black Americans want to stop being killed," said Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA). "This specifically is a bill about accountability and consequence."

"Unless there's accountability, there will never be change," said Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY). "Unless there's change, brutality will continue."

 

Sen. @CoryBooker: "We must changes laws and systems of accountability. We must pass legislation that makes our common values and our common ideals real in the law of our land."

Full video here: https://cs.pn/3h5QQPk 

Embedded video

The 134 page bill states that the goal of the legislation is to "hold law enforcement accountable for misconduct in court, improve transparency through data collection, and reform police training and policies."

With fresh momentum for change in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd which touched off days of violence and protests around the nation, House and Senate Democrats on Monday unveiled a sweeping new police reform proposal, designed to promote more accountability for officers using unnecessary violence.

"We now have over 200 co-sponsors," said Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), the driving force behind the legislation. 

"Never again should the world be subjected to witnessing what what we saw on the streets in Minneapolis," Bass told a Capitol Hill news conference. "The slow murder of an individual by a uniformed police officer."

"We're here because black Americans want to stop being killed," said Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA). "This specifically is a bill about accountability and consequence."

"Unless there's accountability, there will never be change," said Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY). "Unless there's change, brutality will continue."

 

Sen. @CoryBooker: "We must changes laws and systems of accountability. We must pass legislation that makes our common values and our common ideals real in the law of our land."

Full video here: https://cs.pn/3h5QQPk 

Embedded video

The 134 page bill states that the goal of the legislation is to "hold law enforcement accountable for misconduct in court, improve transparency through data collection, and reform police training and policies."

With fresh momentum for change in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd which touched off days of violence and protests around the nation, House and Senate Democrats on Monday unveiled a sweeping new police reform proposal, designed to promote more accountability for officers using unnecessary violence.

"We now have over 200 co-sponsors," said Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), the driving force behind the legislation. 

"Never again should the world be subjected to witnessing what what we saw on the streets in Minneapolis," Bass told a Capitol Hill news conference. "The slow murder of an individual by a uniformed police officer."

"We're here because black Americans want to stop being killed," said Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA). "This specifically is a bill about accountability and consequence."

"Unless there's accountability, there will never be change," said Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY). "Unless there's change, brutality will continue."

 

Sen. @CoryBooker: "We must changes laws and systems of accountability. We must pass legislation that makes our common values and our common ideals real in the law of our land."

Full video here: https://cs.pn/3h5QQPk 

Embedded video

The 134 page bill states that the goal of the legislation is to "hold law enforcement accountable for misconduct in court, improve transparency through data collection, and reform police training and policies."

With fresh momentum for change in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd which touched off days of violence and protests around the nation, House and Senate Democrats on Monday unveiled a sweeping new police reform proposal, designed to promote more accountability for officers using unnecessary violence.

"We now have over 200 co-sponsors," said Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), the driving force behind the legislation. 

"Never again should the world be subjected to witnessing what what we saw on the streets in Minneapolis," Bass told a Capitol Hill news conference. "The slow murder of an individual by a uniformed police officer."

"We're here because black Americans want to stop being killed," said Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA). "This specifically is a bill about accountability and consequence."

"Unless there's accountability, there will never be change," said Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY). "Unless there's change, brutality will continue."

 

Sen. @CoryBooker: "We must changes laws and systems of accountability. We must pass legislation that makes our common values and our common ideals real in the law of our land."

Full video here: https://cs.pn/3h5QQPk 

Embedded video

The 134 page bill states that the goal of the legislation is to "hold law enforcement accountable for misconduct in court, improve transparency through data collection, and reform police training and policies."