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House passes police reform bill named after George Floyd

House passes police reform bill named after George Floyd

The House passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which seeks to ban police chokeholds on suspects and do away with qualified immunity for officers. Lawmakers passed the bill by a 220–212 vote. Last year, the House passed a similar bill, but it failed in the Republican-controlled Senate.

Timothy
Timothy
IvoryDove
IvoryDove 1 months

I said long ago that the goal of the Democratic Party and BLM is to federalize police forces. This is a big first step. It's unconstitutional, but SCOTUS is unlikely to rule that way since they're big government tools. Local PDs should be run by the people, not the federal government.

Matt
Matt 1 months

I'm cool with this as long as they also pass a "George Floyd Stop People From Robbing Pregnant Women At Gunpoint" act too. I mean, as long as we're making signature legislations after people who exemplify them...

Rational ific
Rational ific 1 months

Let's cut to the chase and name the White House the George Floyd House. I mean, that's the end game, so let's just rip off the bandage and get this reset over with already.

Hollowhammer
Hollowhammer 1 months

So the guy that died due to swallowing fentanyl and who robbed a pregnant woman is now a Ghandi like figure who did no wrong? This country is doomed.

atlas shrugged
atlas shrugged 1 months

Should be called the "Fentanyl is Deadly Act."

DarkSide Bob
DarkSide Bob 1 months

Unlike Epstein, Floyd did kill himself.

GRANNI
GRANNI 1 months

Is i true the female head of BLM once broke into White House to hurt Republicans and Obama pardoned her she never paid for her crime

Rocky
Rocky 1 months

There are factual inaccuracies in the summary. Floyd was not killed by police. He had no signs of asphyxiation and died of a drug overdose. I submitted a change to the summary. Not sure why fake news is being approved for summaries in the first place.🤷🏾‍♂️

David
David 1 months

Banning choke holds is a terrible idea. I’m not speaking to George Floyd’s death, I’m saying in general, choke holds are a lot less dangerous than tasers. If that gets banned too, what next, using your baton to incapacitate someone? So rather than using a choke hold you are now beating the sh!t out of someone to reduce threat level.

6Million$Mansplainer
6Million$Mansplainer 1 months

So name a bill after a viølent, wømanizing drůg addict, handgun violating thug? Cool cool. 🤡

Rocky
Rocky 1 months

Banning the most effective and least deadly method of detaining a suspect. What a terrible move and named for a case that had nothing to do with the method of immobilization. So much disingenuous pandering to the detriment of the people. Now the only way to stop a suspect is the more lethal stun/tazer gun, beat them unconscious with fists/baton, or shoot them with a gun.🤦🏽‍♂️

Mod Okay
Mod Okay 1 months

This is a good first step. Still alot more criminal justice reform that has to be done.

Clayton
Clayton 1 months

They are naming laws or bills after a person who constantly broke the law and unfortunately died while resisting arrest.

Angel
Angel 1 months

So many ignorant and dense people in these comments wow🤦‍♂️

snarley
snarley 1 months

Wow....Republicans really thought this wasnt neccessary? Yah...but the "dems" are the problem......😂🤣😂🤣😁🤣

Duncan
Duncan 1 months

I don't support banning chokeholds, but I DO support ending qualified immunity. Its not fair that I would have a huge investigation and basically be stripped of my rights if I killed someone in self defense, but cops can kill unarmed people every day and get a slap on the wrist.

Marshall
Marshall 1 months

wait, so they just made it legal to harm police officers, maybe we take away their immunity and hunt them down

jamie
jamie 1 months

The ones saying the opposers to this bill oppose because they are racist do not know a damn thing about law enforcement . And banning the choke hold while I understand it, will have little impact because the majority of the time it’s used the incident can also be articulated that fear of death or serious bodily harm was eminent. Mr Floyd’s death was tragic and unnecessary and the knee to the neck was absolutely horrible. But he was following training given to him. And of course there are details we still don’t but I don’t see how you get a conviction for murder

Diego
Diego 1 months

That has gotta be the dumbest name for a law I've ever heard. Especially after a criminal.

Aleks
Aleks 1 months

A 2018 study in the American Journal of Public Health found the mortality rate by police per 100,000 was 1.9 to 2.4 for black men, 0.8 to 1.2 for Hispanic men and 0.6 to 0.7 for white men.

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