Tell Your Senators to Pass Important Policing Reforms!
In the wake of George Floyd's murder last year by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, a historic number of Americans rose up to organize for racial justice and dismantle the systemic racism that continues to harm Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and other communities of color to this day. In response to this powerful movement, the House of Representatives recently passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, an important first step toward addressing the institutional racism within policing.
This bill would enact a number of historic federal reforms aiming to increase police transparency and accountability. For example, the Justice in Policing Act would end the practice of qualified immunity, a legal principle that shields officers from being personally liable for their misconduct. It would also:
- Ban the use of chokeholds, carotid holds, and other potentially lethal manuevers
- Limit the use of "no knock warrants"
- Create a national police misconduct registry
- Require state and local police to use body cameras and dashcams
- Limit the amount of military-grade equipment awarded to police departments
- Establish community commissions to study additional policing reforms
This important legislation must now pass the Senate before it can be signed into law. Take action today by contacting your senators and urging them to support the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. Click "take action" below to quickly and easily send your message.