The House Judiciary Committee will mark up the Democrats police reform bill Wednesday, but Republican congressman Jim Jordan is taking issue with the legislation. One America’s John Hines has more from Capitol Hill.
Joe Biden has called for reform of a system he helped create. One America’s Hans Hubbard has more.
The NYPD commissioner has addressed the recent decision to disband the department’s plainclothes anti-crime unit. On Wednesday, Dermot Shea discussed practices the New York Police Department will be adopting in response to the current unrest.
Senate Republicans have introduced a bill on police reform to address national unrest, which stemmed from the killing of African American George Floyd.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has dismissed Senate Republicans proposed police reform bill in it’s current form. While speaking on the Senate floor Wednesday, he stated that the GOP’s proposal does not rise to the moment.
GOP and Democrat lawmakers are coming together to move forward the campaign to reform policing practices. On Sunday, several senators from both sides of the aisle went on different news outlets to discuss the high chamber’s temperature on police reform.
GOP congressional candidate Matt Mowers recently took aim at his Democrat primary opponent for failing to protect law enforcement.
A top House Democrat has voiced his opposition to the idea of “defunding the police” amid calls from some members of his caucus to do so. During a recent interview, Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said “nobody is going to defund the police” and explained lawmakers are seeking to “restructure” law enforcement instead.
Minneapolis City Council members began reforming their public safety institutions after they passed a resolution to move towards community based policing this week. On Friday, the council voted unanimously to start a yearlong process to transform their policing bodies.