Senate GOP Drafting Police Reform Bill

Senate GOP Drafting Police Reform Bill

(NewsReady.com) – Protesters across the country have spent nearly two weeks calling for police reform in the wake of George Floyd’s death. The Republican Party, which is staunchly pro-police, is starting to warm up to the idea. GOP senators are apparently working on a bill to push the movement forward.

On June 9, reports surfaced that Senate Republicans were working on a police reform bill. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) is leading the charge in the chamber. He and six others plan to unveil their bill at the end of the week.

ABC News reports that Scott, the only African-American GOP senator, has been in talks with the White House about the bill as well. The senator said the president’s administration is working on another bill and he believes they might even merge the two down the road. For now, lawmakers are working together to figure out the exact details of the bill.

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13 COMMENTS

  1. I BELIEVE WE HAVE BAD COPS IN OUR POLICE ORGANIZATIONS, AND THAT MUST BE DEALT WITH. HOWEVER, NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE ANYMORE. YOU KNOW, TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR WRONG DOINGS. HOW MANY NEEDLESS KILLINGS DO WE HAVE BECAUSE SOME IDIOT DOES NOT OBEY WHAT THE OFFICER TELLS HIM TO DO OR NOT TO DO? EVERY ONE OF THE LAW-BREAKING DUDES MADE FAMOUS BY BIG MEDIA WOULD BE ALIVE TODAY HAD THEY SIMPLY COMPLIED WITH THE OFFICER’S DEMAND. MAYBE IF PEOPLE WERE TAUGHT TO FOLLOW THE LAWS OF OUR LAND AND HAVE A LITTLE DISCIPLINE, THEY MIGHT LIVE A LITTLE LONGER.

  2. I have felt this way since I was born. My family was poor my mom worked 12 hours everyday no days off. My mom was injured by and an extreme 30ft. fall. They wanted amputate her foot. We signed up for welfare for a short time, about a year and a half. Social services kept an eye on every penny we had. After some time, mom kept her foot, after we got her, daily change in bandages, lots of prayers, she could stand up for short time. My sister and got jobs she was 15 and I was 12. We needed money. My mom started making phone calls, she found a friend who was making curtains for a major store. With her foot still in pain, my mom started working. The curtains were being made at her home, that was a god send She could work without standing up. She work two months and we stopped relying on welfare, we thought someone else needed the money. The money was taxed too. I believed that it was a hard work by all three of us that kept us barely making bills. My sister and I gave our money to mom. These free loaders should be held account or fined for those reason. A friend of mine was a second generation welfare. The state gave her a certain amount of time to get a job. No matter what and at that she would not get any thing from social services. They did help her fined a reasonable day care. She worked at a retail company, she didn’t know how to work there. They trained her, she took classes to improve her life. THAT SHOULD BE THAT WAY NOW. Make unannounced visits to really see what is going on. They did it to us, but we had a plan. Better jobs, stay in school and learn a trade that will get you employment. My sister and I still work. Still give mom money.[she earned that for being a strong mom.] Why don’t you lazy ass people get a job. Even in this pandemic there are still a lot of jobs out there, ads on tv all the time. JUST LOOK. Help your neighbors. The reward you get is worth more than money.

  3. Thank you, Lloyd and Joyce, for telling it like it is!
    Can relate to every bit of what you both said…
    Rooster, you too! My brother, a disabled Vietnam veteran has waited 5 years for a decision and figures they just hope he dies before they have to help him😔

  4. I agree with lloyd. I was raised in the South Bronx and we were poor, when I saw toilet paper in the bathroom, I knew we were having company. My mother would go to the shopping center and pick up the paper that the fruit were wrapped in and we used that.
    My father worked six days a week in a deli from 12 noon until 8 P.M. I got my first job in a soda fountain when I was 13 yrs old, next year I went up to the catskill mountain in the summer to work as a bus boy in a large Hotel. I wanted to be a history teacher but college was out of the question. This is not the America I grew up in. Our neighborhood was mixed and we all were in the same boat. Everyone got along.

  5. Perfect timing…….Time to swap Police reform for more harsh sentences for the bad people. Our sentences are far to light and they need to be addressed,

  6. i REMEMBER A WHILE BACK I HAD A NEIGHBOR WHO WHEN I WAS GOING TO WORK SHE WAS ON HER WAY TO BUY HER BOOZE FOR THE DAY. hER FIVE KIDS RUNNING AROUND DRESSED TO KILL NEW TOYS ALL OVER THE YARD. i ASKED HER ONE MORNING WHEN I WAS LEAVING FOR WORK HOW COULD SHE AFFORD EVERYTHING NEW WHEN SHE DIDN’T HAVE A JOB. SHE BLUNTLY TOLD ME WELL HONEY THAT IS WHY YOU ARE WORKING TO PAY FOR WHAT I WANT.

  7. Think about it…if there were good cops, we would have no bad cops …for they would turn in the bad cops ( who some how rise chief level ) and we would have no bad cops.

    That rarely happens. With cop unions and “qualified immunity” they do what they want.
    Citizen have payed out millions because of this…..Cops need to be held personally responsible for their actions…..stop “qualified immunity” !!!!!

    All body camera info is PUBIC info in all cases, and must be available to the pubic ( we do not need to wait years to “maybe” see it in court….if an officer ..turns off…their cameras they need an immediate substantial fine and days off

    Cops must have “whistle blower” protection for doing the right thing, especially against …their own department AND political misconduct,…. by chiefs, mayors, town councils, DA’s and state authorities

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  8. Lloyd:

    I come from a similar situation. My father worked three jobs to keep us fed and housed. We learned to “do without” unless we cold pay for it. I never liked to buy things on time; saved the money to buy what was needed–first–then considered wants.

    People asked my wife and I why we have only had two children. My answer is that we actually have six more. They are the ones to neighbors down the street who don’t work and collect welfare for their children. They have everything they want as well as everything they need. In fact, a welfare worker told me I would have to make $60K per year to have what various welfare programs provide for my neighbors.

  9. Loyd is right on target! Though I know a white man who is being a free-loader on the American system. He says he’s disabled, but takes a push mower and mows yards for pay. And he also found away to scam the Military out of a bunch of money. He was only in for 5 weeks. Then years later, he figures out how to run the scam!

    And for those who ask, why don’t we do something. Well some folks have called the government hot-lines, but the government folks just come up with excuses for the scammers! Those scammers are on their way to Hell, if they do not change their ways! About the African Senator, they didn’t say if he was black or white. They do come in both colors.

  10. I am basing my comments strictly on a personal level from my experiences during a 26 year career in law enforcement commencing in the early 70’s with Viet Nam protesters and school busing taking place in the northeast. Keeping in mind that I had served in the military previously to entering into law enforcement. The basic nature of the job of law enforcement requires an individual to believe in the country its principles and that what they are entering into in law enforcement is sacrificing their personal selves for the fact of law and decency. Having lived in a community that I now find repulsive because although I believe what happened to George Floyd was wrong by all standards of decency, it needs to said that within the black community, black homes, families and just as in some white homes, families and the like, racism exists and its perpetuated by both sides and will continue until the whites see blacks taking responsibilities for where they are in society and their lack of upward mobility socially is born from them taking from the system vs. giving an honest days work for what they earn. I’ve seen third & fourth generations of welfare because they can get something for nothing and beat the system by working under the table then demand more. The state and federal government are just as much to blame because they refuse to root out the systemic abuses and individuals allowing these actions to continue. If any person does not have ingrained in them early in life that they must have self respect, desire to achieve better for themselves they will merely try and work around a system and life goes on. These events are continued by both white, latino, blacks, all who themselves have no respect in their self worth as an individual. State and Federal assistance programs are just that, a set time to be assisted and helped until they can get on their feet. Not a way of life. I was raised in a blue collar home with two parents both working to raise a family, I myself worked as did my wife as much as needed to move forward, by a home, food for the table and taking courses to better our positions for the family. Nothing was given in fact just the opposite. We the people have created, allowed to exist and nurtured a system for people to use and abuse and in doing so, allowed racism to flourish until those supporting the country can’t give any more to those who simply want more.

    • Here! Here! Well said and so very true Lloyd. I saw it in my own extended family – freeloaders on our system. I ticked me off because I KNEW they were scamming. My family worked for everything we had which was very little. I learned responsibility and hard work moved you forward in life. We instilled that very ‘sensibility’ in our children as well.

      As long as people of ANY color prefer to stay in the ditches rather than digging yourself out of one, nothing will change. We make choices, we own those choices – no one made those choices for us.

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