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The Senate Republicans’ police reform bill, spearheaded by South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, an African American, has hit an impasse.

To start the debate on Scott’s Justice Act, Republicans needed 60 votes. They got 55. 


Per Fox News:

This effectively freezes police reform in Congress for now, even if the House approves its own measure on Thursday.

“The Senate was supposed to officially take up police reform on the floor today. Instead, our Democratic colleagues are poised to turn this routine step into a partisan impasse,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., fumed, saying the bill was a “first offer” and could have been altered during the debate process.

Lawmakers in the House and Senate have proposed bills amid the movement to reform policing in the wake of Floyd’s death last month in Minneapolis police custody.

The GOP legislation, spearheaded by Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., would beef up requirements for law enforcement to compile use of force reports. It would also establish the Breonna Taylor Notification Act to track “no-knock” warrants. To focus on ending chokeholds, it encourages agencies to do away with the practice or risk losing federal funds.

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Kdub
Kdub
2 years ago

Somebody needs to do something to those worthless Democrats who are not going to support anything other than their communist plans that they have already cooked up…..
However, it is fixed where no one can do anything to the crybaby brat acting old bags…..

Wilber Williams
Wilber Williams
2 years ago
Reply to  Kdub

VOTE THEM OUT OF OFFICE COME ELECTION TIME>>The Dems are a waste of tax payer money.They all got rich from the kick backs ,bribes and all their crooked dealings.Time for a reform,Vote Trump 2020

Chip
Chip
2 years ago

I agree with you Wilber!

Chris Robinette
Chris Robinette
2 years ago
Reply to  Kdub

Not really block because both sides have a screwed up knee jerk response to Police reform so it is TIME for BOTH sides 2 members per side (2 Dems, 2 repubs and 2 independents to sit down and put together a real enforceable plan for reform. There should be 1 person from Legal department with NO political ties at all to finalize it into simple legal terms that should have bite for failure to follow the reform protocols.

Nick1
Nick1
2 years ago

What needs to be reformed is the violent protesters and looters. 99% of the cops are fine.

Kdub
Kdub
2 years ago
Reply to  Nick1

Totally agree Nick1….the BLM folks are mostly white and they are being funded by the Democraps of course. And the money the Hollyweird commies are throwing at them go to a bunch of white democraps…Pocahonky, Jim Crow Joe, and others….also probably Mitt Romney who is really a Dumbocrap…..

Jojodmonkey
Jojodmonkey
2 years ago

Mitt Romney and the democrats should all have a cop kneel on their necks for ten minutes!

Dan Winright
Dan Winright
2 years ago

HEY DUMBOCRAPS! Speaking of murder, say PLANNED PARENTHOOD! Cannibalism comes to mind as well.