Monday, June 08, 2020

CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER BACKS HISTORIC 'JUSTICE IN POLICING ACT 2020' AS #BLACKLIVESMATTER PROTESTERS CONTINUE TO DEMAND REFORM!!!



Here's street level protest evoking legislative calls for change in our nation's capital . . .

Rep. Cleaver Joins Congressional Democrats to Introduce Transformative Police Reform Legislation

Today, Congressional Democrats introduced the Justice in Policing Act of 2020, an historic piece of legislation that would transform the nation’s policing policies and begin to create structural reform in the United States Justice System. United States Representative Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO) joined with over 200 House and Senate Democrats to support the legislation as an original cosponsor, which was introduced in the House of Representatives by Reps. Karen Bass (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.

“In the past week the American people have made one thing abundantly clear: The time for change has come,” said Congressman Cleaver. “I’ve heard from countless Missourians of all stripes who want to see substantive changes to our system of justice which has disproportionately harmed the Black community for decades. With this piece of legislation, we are taking the initial steps needed to create concrete changes that will lead to a more just and equitable system for all.”

Following the murder of George Floyd by officers from the Minneapolis Police Department on May 25, civil demonstrations began throughout the United States. Last week, demonstrations were held in every state in the union, even sparking protests in other nations around the globe, with activists demanding systemic changes to the U.S. justice system. The Justice in Policing Act of 2020 is the first comprehensive legislative package introduced by the CBC and Congressional Democrats following the outpouring of calls for reform.

The Justice in Policing Act of 2020 would:

- Hold police accountable in our courts by reforming qualified immunity so that individuals are not entirely barred from recovering damages when police violate their constitutional rights; improving the use of patterns and practices investigations at the federal level; and incentivizing states to create independent investigative structures for police involved deaths through grants

- Improve transparency by collecting better and more accurate data of police misconduct and use-of-force, including a National Police Misconduct Registry to prevent problem-officers from changing jurisdictions to avoid accountability; and mandating state and local law enforcement agencies to report use of force data, disaggregated by race, sex, disability, religion, and age.

- Improve police training and practices by ending racial and religious profiling; mandating training on racial bias and the duty to intervene; banning no-knock warrant in drug cases; banning chokeholds and carotid holds; requiring federal uniformed police officers to wear body cameras; and lowering the standard to evaluate whether law enforcement use of force was justified.

- Make lynching a federal crime

“The public is sick and tired of turning on the nightly news to see yet another African American killed at the hands of law enforcement,” Congressman Cleaver continued. “We cannot continue to kick the can down the road as more Black men and women fall victim to police brutality and racial profiling. The American people are pleading for comprehensive, common sense reforms, and, as their representatives in the United States Congress, it’s time that we heeded their calls.”

Accordingly, here's a collection of news links on the Democratic Party power play:

Democratic Party Push For Reform Starts On Bended Knee

Democrats unveil ambitious plan for police reform: 'This is a first step'

Democrats in Congress have unveiled a sweeping new set of proposals aimed at reforming policing and transforming law enforcement across the country. The new legislation, called the Justice in Policing Act of 2020, comes during ongoing mass protests across the country in response to the death of George Floyd while under police custody, and is the most ambitious change to law enforcement sought by Congress in years.


Politics Of Outcry Persist

Democrats unveil sweeping legislation in response to protests of police brutality

Democrats in both chambers introduced sweeping reforms on Monday designed to combat racial disparities in the criminal justice system - the party's much awaited legislative response to recent police violence against African Americans that's sparked mass protests across the country and beyond.


Police Unions Resist Change

Police unions dig in as calls for reform grow

A crowd of police officers in Philadelphia gathered outside their local union headquarters on Monday to show their support for one of their own -- a staff inspector facing assault charges after allegedly beating a college student at an anti-racism protest last week.


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36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Some reform is necessary.

Police don't resist it all.

Surrender is another question.

Anonymous said...

Just like impeachment, it won't make it past the senate. If by some miracle it did, there wouldn't be any chance of a veto proof majority from the white house.

Can only hope the protesters know that this is all for show.

Donovan said...

^^^

True.

The defund the police movement gets people excited but doesn't have any real world chance of passing or getting any real support beyond fringe votes.

Anonymous said...

And yet it’s happening now. Weird.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Where? It's WEIRD that it's not happening anywhere but on CNN.

But don't you dare change that channel. Stay there and report back.

Byron Funkhouser said...

It's painted on the street leading to the White House.

Anonymous said...

In their latest absurd showing of "solidarity" with the Black Lives Matter movement, Nancy Pelosi and a host of Democratic lawmakers took a knee and - get this - donned traditional African garb during a press briefing where they unveiled their new 'police reform' bill that the White House has already said has no chance of passing.

Anonymous said...

It’s the Democratic Party’s last stratagem to get the monster of its own creation, Donald Trump, out of the White House. RussiaGate didn’t do it (in fact, it’s backfiring rather horribly now), ImpeachmentGate was a dud. Welcome to GeorgeFloydGate! I know it’s hard to imagine at this moment of maximum televised sanctimony, but this gambit is going to flop, too. A lot of voters have probably noticed that the wholesale looting and burning of US cities is not in the national interest. And that the people who do it don’t deserve special favors.

As ever!

Anonymous said...

Blacks
Looters
Murderers

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha.....9:55 was knocked the fuck out.

Anonymous said...

Two ironies in all this. The party that relies on union support wants to abolish the jobs that fund that union. The party that generally dont beleive in or own guns wants no police. How they plan to protect themselves. Did they really think this through? Or as normal just running on pure emotion.

Anonymous said...

politicians are so full of shit.

Anonymous said...

fuck off 9:55.
I thot it was just get rid of the bad apples, now it is defund them all.
I thot it was better training, now defund more training.
I thot it was body cameras, now defund body cameras.
I thot it was reinvest in black community, now it is usurp one of smaller CITY budgets.
I wonder if black crime goes up or down after defunding and a mostly symbolic victory. Gotta pull through with that or your victory will not look so victorious.

Anonymous said...

black community will not be any position to demand police to even try to solve black on black crime, all the police being bad apples and all.

Anonymous said...

The dim-wit dems just throw bills together and pass them without any thought or understanding the unintended consequences. No consultation with republicans no consulting legal experts or anything. Of course they might understand how to break the law and how to get away with it so maybe they do know a little bit about it. They have sure figured out how to screw the general public. Screw Cleaver though.

Anonymous said...

public is not sick and tire of turning on TV and seeing yet another black on black murder. What a relief.

Anonymous said...

9:55 ultimately you being stupid has been confirmed altho most people could tell before.

JImmy Hoffa said...

All Unions suck! Especially the Fire union - if you are a member you are TOLD WHO TO VOTE FOR!!! Unions are scandalous and 100% democrat!!....any questions???

Anonymous said...

TOP PHOTO -- THE BUCK STOPS HERE

In accepting the 2014 Harry Truman Public Service Award, Congressman Carwash praised the Pendergast Machine which created his political career and reflected that "the more things change, the more they stay the same!!!"

Anonymous said...

10:21 Byron. It will not last. All lives matter, even your lying thieving ass. ALL LIVES MATTER! INCLUDING THE UNBORN!!!!!

Anonymous said...

11:22 Unions cannot force people to vote for anyone unless they have a supervisor in the voting booth with them.

Doe defunding police mean less officers, less equipment like all those left over military tanks we see roaming around daily, less training, or less salary for the entire force made up of all bad apples?

Anonymous said...

i know i am not going to participate in this ridiculous pseudo conversation & problem solving anymore.

Anonymous said...

time to start fluffing my little white bubble.

Anonymous said...

politicians and the MSM taking control of the discussion. wonderful.

Anonymous said...

"The public is sick and tired of turning on the nightly news to see yet another African American killed at the hands of law enforcement,” ...... but if they kill each other that's OK.

Anonymous said...

Democrat Party = Party of Anarchy.

Just turn on TV.

DEFUND POLICE NOW!

Anonymous said...

"The time for change has come,” said Congressman Cleaver.

Good then get your people to stop acting like wild animals Cleaver.

Anonymous said...

^^OK Boomer. Bye bye now.

Anonymous said...


Tell your cold blooded congressman to send condolences to David Dorn's family who was shot down by the hate group Black Lives Matter. Tell him race relations will never be the same again due to his ignorance!

Anonymous said...

^^No. We don't care.

Anonymous said...

“'The public is sick and tired of turning on the nightly news to see yet another African American killed at the hands of law enforcement,' Congressman Cleaver continued." On the other hand, the public looks forward to turning on the nightly news to see ever more hood rats whacking each other. There seems to be a never ending supply of new hood rats to replace the dead ones, so that form of entertainment won't stop.

So the Democratic Congresscritters were wearing traditional African garb as they begged for votes? In other words, they were culturally appropriating. Where's the outrage?

MDSF said...

......Listen up!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZBhHtJkZE0

......says it all.....

Anonymous said...

Blacklivesmatter = DNC. Follow where donations are going when made to blacklivesmatter.com. Straight to the DNC! How is that NOT money laundering?

Anonymous said...

Why is Nancy Pelosi and gang "Reenacting" the horrible kneeling killing? This is the most offensive stunt that **** has done. This was not a knee in solidarity, it was a parody on the killing like saturday night live does. Speak out against her. Bad example/good example of how your tax dollars are spent and what you get for it.

Anonymous said...

DEFUND!

tweaks and pr releases are not enough. after fifty years, we know that.

Anonymous said...

Has it ever occurred to you GOP bozo's that Trump is just a horrible president?... speaker/husband/business man/person/father/Christian. He's just an all around scumbag who is constantly pushing his stupidity around and you guys bow down to him like he's Jesus. You should want him out of office just as much as the rest of us. He's just bad for America.