We are working to strengthen and improve your law enforcement rights in California.
As the summer heat in Washington rises, the police reform debate has gone cold as congressional negotiations over reform legislation have reached an impasse. While the Democratic House has passed a version of police reform, H.R. 7120, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, that bill ends qualified immunity, something that the Senate Republican leader on police reform, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), has repeatedly described as a nonstarter. Meanwhile in the Senate, Democratic lawmakers led by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) have blocked Senator Scott’s own proposal, S. 3985, the JUSTICE Act, from moving forward. It is now likely that any legislation aimed solely at police reform will be pushed to 2021.
We are living in extraordinary times. As families, communities and businesses work together to manage the emotional, physical and very real fiscal impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, our country is also joining together to promote justice and take action toward eliminating racial inequality. While there is a level of uncertainty for the future, there is clear movement happening, and PORAC is committed to being part of the discussion.