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Senate Democrats block GOP police reform bill

Senate Democrats block GOP police reform bill and demand do-over

 

Senate Democrats blocked a police reform bill Wednesday, calling on the Republican majority to scrap the legislation and start over with bipartisan negotiations.

 

They made the move ahead of the House passage of a Democratic police reform bill this week that they hope will force the Senate GOP to consider a more stringent law enforcement reform measure.

The JUSTICE Act, authored by Sen. Tim Scott, a South Carolina Republican, failed to garner the 60 votes needed to begin debate on the measure.

 

The bill would have mostly banned police chokeholds, required full reporting of deaths and injuries in police custody, expanded the use of body cameras by law enforcement, and created a commission on black men and boys, among other provisions.

 

“It’s a straightforward plan, based on facts, based on data and lived experience,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, said. “It focuses on improving accountability and restoring trust. It addresses key issues like chokeholds and no-knock warrants. It expands reporting and transparency and hiring and training for de-escalation.”

 

After the measure failed to win enough votes, McConnell set up the legislation for fast reconsideration at some point in the future, which opens the door to negotiations with Democrats on a bill that could win enough support to advance.

 

Democrats want to abandon Scott’s bill and begin from scratch in the Judiciary Committee.

Some bipartisan talks are already ongoing, Sen. Cory Booker, a New Jersey Democrat, told reporters.

 

But a top GOP aide warned that Democrats appear unwilling to strike a deal with the GOP because it would anger their far-left base, led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and give President Trump an election-year victory.

 

“They have zero interest in doing anything which could be seen as helpful, directly or indirectly, to President Trump,” the aide said. “They are also worried about the growing power of the mob and the 'Squad.'”

 

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, said Scott’s bill did not include the reforms needed to end racial bias and deadly police misconduct.

 

“Send it to the Judiciary Committee,” he said. “Something as important as this should have gone through there to begin with. The Republicans came here, dropped the bill on the floor, and said, 'Take it or leave it.' Even if we were to get on the bill, there is no conceivable way to rectify all of its many problems.”

 

Democrats want more stringent regulations on local and federal law enforcement, including an end to qualified immunity for officers and the creation of a national standard for the use of force in policing and independent investigations when someone dies in police custody.

 

The provisions are part of a House bill, authored by the Democrats, which Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to bring to the floor and pass as early as Thursday.

 

Both parties want legislation that addresses public demands for police reforms following the deaths of George Floyd and other black people in police custody. Floyd died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.

 

Democrats have ramped up their criticism of the GOP bill ahead of Wednesday’s vote. Pelosi told CBS News the GOP bill could not be fixed.

 

“So far, they were trying to get away with murder, actually — the murder of George Floyd," she said.

Republicans have demanded an apology from Pelosi.

 

McConnell and other top Republicans excoriated Democrats for blocking the bill.

“It is clear to me it is an unpardonable sin for Democrats to work with Republicans to try to solve a problem that may benefit Donald Trump," Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, said.

 

Democrats, Graham said, “are now refusing to even try and find common ground with Republicans on police reform.”

 

McConnell said Democrats could have changed the measure on the floor with amendments. But Schumer noted those amendments would not win the 60 votes needed to be included in the bill.

Schumer said that when the House passes the Democratic bill this week, “The nation is going to say to Leader McConnell, get something moving in the Senate.”

 

As the Senate voted to block the GOP bill, the House Rules Committee began consideration of the Democratic police reform measure.

 

Sen. Tom Cole, the top Republican on the panel, called the measure “a partisan bill" that “completely shut Republicans out of the process.”

 

 

 

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So, when the Democrats propose effective legislation, the Republicans will block that in pique. 

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Where is the democrat bill?  It takes dialogue to find common ground and the dimms just said no...  That's the kind of leadership offered by todays democrats in Congress.  The American people are ready for this type of legislation and the dimms are MIA!

 

These folks need to get over themselves and do the job they were elected to do.

 

 

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@jimc91 wrote:

Where is the democrat bill?  It takes dialogue to find common ground and the dimms just said no...  That's the kind of leadership offered by todays democrats in Congress.  The American people are ready for this type of legislation and the dimms are MIA!

 

These folks need to get over themselves and do the job they were elected to do.

 

 


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  Apparently the RW has a problem with the FED government actually passing legislation that stops cops from killing people using a chokehold, essentially cutting of blood flow to brain which causes death.   Now why is that the GOP in DC did not have the guts to actually take a stand on this lethal process?  

 

   

   And then, if they come up with that, then we can ask them about the infamous and useless Commission.     Want to know about cop-killings, they have been documented on this forum time and time again.    Do some here not remember all of those monthly and annual reports?   

PRO-LIFE is Affordable Healthcare for ALL .
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Here we go again. This seems to be the hot topic on FOX, and with the enablers starting today. We do know things are not going to well for Dictator Trump and his crew, even the new polls have him down double digits to an honest person Biden.

There has always been 2 parts to our justice system. As described by some the police enforced laws for the rabble, and the law making part controlled by the people in power called the rule of law. One section worked into the other and for years both had their problems but did serve all of us even though some of us in a unfair way.

What Dictator Trump is placing heavy public pressure on now is the laws for the rabble as they are at the root of what we see in the street. Trump wants to have as much focus on them as possible as it will further divide the country, and lead to more of what we see in the streets. Trump uses his own private groups to push the violence end where ever he can. So far we have seen it pushed forwarded in spite of efforts to end it by new improved laws being pushed by the Dems. in Congress. Trump feels he needs this for his reelection so Reb. block any real changes.

 

Now with the rule of law making part we see Trump making it his own domain so he can bring  the rule of law to an end, and make that Dictator Trumps rule of law which will then allow him to also control the other part and the people who enforce it. This is being done at the same time so that most people will not know it, or understand it.

The Trump enablers are posting about the rabble section everywhere, and go to FOX you will see it non stop. The  real lasting damage to the country is what Dictator Trump is doing to the rule of law as that helps make it possible for him to become full Dictator.

Yes this post is long, but it is true, and there will be some who do not understand it, but hopefully it will give all an idea of why we see this subject covered by the far right all the time now.

IN SHORT VOTE TRUMP OUT IN NOV IF WE HAVE AN ELECTION.

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HMM...  What are the dimms afraid of?

 

 

 

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GOP party of failure. If I was going into the 2020 elections so far down in the polls, I would not advertise my inability to get something done. 

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And this is why we have a representative Democracy.  When one side (the GOP) puts out a pretty paper which provides no protections for our citizens, the other side (the Democratic Party) calls them on it. 

 

The idea is to produce effective legislation.......not just any legislation. 

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Republicans once again denied progress toward police reform by insisting on their milksop meaningless paper which should be entitled "Let'em do as they may". Very reminiscent of when these folks were Dixiecrats and made sure there would be no interference with PO-leece keepin' blacks in their place via their Jim Crow legislation. Small wonder the GOPreLords have to pay to have black faces in Toad's rallies.

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The Senate repubs provided token legislation by their token African American who has been very supportive of trump...go figure. Senate Dems are doing the right thing. Let’s see what they can work out, or what will the House proposal include...certainly more than any mcconnell legislation would include, or how mitch would try to impede good legislation. 

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That's what the dems/Trump haters do, lie, investigate and block anything and everything in the hopes that it will prevent President Trump accomplishing anything and to fight his re-election. They still haven't gotten over losing to an outsider and non politician! They have proven that they couldn't care less about the legal United States citizen by everything they do!  

 

Personally, other than loving this country and the people in it, i can't imagine why President Trump would want to battle the haters for another four years! 

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