The Senate “will fail George Floyd” if it passes GOP policing bill, Leahy says - VT Biz

The GOP policing bill in the U.S. Senate doesn’t do enough to make those who enforce the law subject to it, Sen. Patrick Leahy said on the floor of the Senate.

“The Scott bill purports to create a new grant program to fund and mandate the use of body-worn cameras, which have been instrumental in holding both the police and suspects accountable. But Congress already created that program five years ago, and the Appropriations Committee has been funding it every year since. Where the Scott bill would create incentives to encourage police departments to change behaviors, the legislation introduced by Senators Booker and Harris would actually change those behaviors. That includes by banning chokeholds and no-knock warrants. And, unlike the Booker-Harris bill, the Scott bill would not address qualified immunity, which allows officers to evade accountability even when a court finds they violated someone’s constitutional rights.”

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  • Ivan st george
    commented 2020-06-28 09:08:05 -0400
    for those who dont know, Senator Scott is a black man, he invited Booker and Harris to co-write and sponsor his bill and they went along, at least for a short time.
    These Dems dont want to fix problems, they want to run on them , Period,
    And Leahy knows it ?
    What a blowhard
  • P. Maloney
    commented 2020-06-28 04:21:09 -0400
    So, Senator Leahy, what have you and your party done for the George Floyds of this country for the past 40 years since you’ve been in office? Explain how all the affirmative action, welfare, lawfare, and racist and victimology indoctrination in schools and universities dominated by democrat/leftists has helped. After your party fought the civil rights act of 1965, you are still here doing it again.