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Congress stalls on policing overhaul, despite public outcry

 

Tom Williams – CQ Roll Call/Pool via AP

Sen. Cory Booker, D- N.J., and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on police use of force and community relations on on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, June 16, 2020 in Washington.

WASHINGTON - Congress is hitting an impasse on policing legislation, as key Senate Democrats on Tuesday opposed a Republican proposal as inadequate, leaving the parties to decide whether to take on the hard job of negotiating a compromise or walk away despite public outcry over the killings of Black Americans.

The standoff threatens to turn the nationwide protests over the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others into another moment that galvanizes the nation but leaves lawmakers unable to act. Common ground is not out of reach. A new Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll shows almost all Americans support some degree of criminal justice changes.

"This is a profound moment, it is a moral moment," said Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., a co-author of the Democrats' proposal. "The call is for us to act."

https://www.startribune.com/democrats-gop-police-bill-not-salvageable-demand-talks/571440262/

 

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