Movement for Black Lives Opposes George Floyd Justice in Policing Act
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Movement for Black Lives Opposes George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

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Earlier this month, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act or H.R. 1280 was passed by the House with a 220-212 vote. The bill bans chokeholds and no-knock warrants in drug cases at the federal level. The bill would also change qualified immunity laws, which make it difficult for citizens to sue police officers.

According to The Associated Press, The Movement for Black Lives has announced that it is opposing the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. In a letter to congressional leaders, the organization says that the bill doubles down on reform strategies that have historically failed to center marginalized communities and address police violence nationwide.

The Movement for Black Lives took to Twitter to spread the word.

In a letter addressed to the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., and to Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, and Karen Bass, D-Calif., and Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., the organization wrote, “Over this summer, communities lifted up solutions that would truly address the root causes of police violence and terror. Justice in Policing, by its very name, centers investments in policing rather than what should be front and center—upfront investments in communities and people.”


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