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Washington, D.C. approves police reforms

Washington, D.C. approves police reforms

The district council for Washington, D.C. approved a draft of police reforms after days of protests against police brutality. The emergency legislation comes as a number of cities rethink approaches to policing. The reforms bar the use of neck restraints, and requires the release of names and images from officers’ body cameras after ’an officer-involved death or the serious use of force’.

Kathy
Kathy
(Un)Fortunate Son
(Un)Fortunate Son 5 months

Yeah sure. Bend the knee when the nation is still being burnt to the ground elsewhere. People need to be taught that violence is not acceptable. Using peaceful protestors as shields and giving them special privileges is wrong. Why is the left encouraging “moral policing”?

James G.
James G. 5 months

These are good reforms. While I would like more (disbanding police unions and eliminating qualified immunity mainly), this is a good start. From IJR: “It bars the use of neck restraints, such as the one used against Floyd, and requires the release of names and images from officers’ body cameras after “an officer-involved death or the serious use of force.” It also prohibits the Metropolitan Police Department from hiring people with a documented history of police misconduct and places limits on non-deadly force and the police department’s acquisition of military weaponry, among other measures.” The only parts I’d argue with is the use of chokeholds (I’m mixed on the idea, I need to do some research), and the limits on “non-deadly force” and “acquisition of military weaponry”. Both of those last two things I will need to see written four clearly, otherwise I’m really mixed (these are the dc police, they probably have one of the hardest areas to police due to protesters going to the White House).

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