Democrats want to crack down on cops. Now’s just to persuade Trump
The new laws being proposed in Congress would make it much harder for US police to commit racist crimes
US congressional Democrats were set on Monday to unveil a sweeping package of legislation to combat police violence and racial injustice, after two weeks of protests sparked by George Floyd’s death in police custody.
The proposal is expected to ban police chokeholds and racial profiling, require nationwide use of body cameras, subject police to civilian review boards and abolish the legal doctrine known as qualified immunity, which protects police from civil litigation, according to congressional sources.
“It is time for police culture in many departments to change,” Congressional Black Caucus chairperson Karen Bass said...