3,551
 

Sep 22 - Senate failed to pass George Floyd police reform bill



ADVERTISEMENT
 
topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot 3X PLAT




section  x1   |  0 bx goons and 1 bystanders Share this on Twitter       Share this on Facebook

section news
  
 4 weeks ago '04        #1
3332 page views
152 comments


Kadroan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x20
avatar
Props total: 38538 38 K  Slaps total: 5192 5 K
Sep 22 - Senate failed to pass George Floyd police reform bill
 

 
After months of negotiations, bipartisan police reform talks are officially over without a deal.

Sources told ABC News Congressional Correspondent Rachel Scott that Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., called Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., Wednesday morning to tell him that negotiations would be ending after Scott didn't accept the final offer Democrats had made.

Lead negotiators for Democrats, Booker and Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., made that final offer during a meeting Tuesday. Democrats said it was "the bare minimum of what they could accept at this point," a source told ABC News.

Booker told reporters at the Capitol later Wednesday that despite "significant strides" made in negotiations, the groups could not come to an agreement and indicated that he will revisit other paths to achieve police reforms.

"We haven't settled on any strategy but I just want to make it clear that this is not an end, the efforts to create substantive policing reform will continue," Booker said. "It is a disappointment that we are at this moment, but the fact that you have the largest police fraternity -- police union in the nation -- who has been willing to entertain significant and substantive reforms, the fact that you have people like the (International a*sociation of Chiefs of Police) ... this is a big movement than where we were just a year or two ago."

Scott told ABC News that he would not be a part of "defunding the police," citing concerns about high rates of violent crimes happening in many major U.S. cities.

"Everybody knows that change requires resources," Scott said of the negotiations. "So when, when you're talking about making progress in the bill and your definition of progress is to make it punitive -- or take more money away from officers if they don't do what you want them to do -- that's defunding the police."

"I'm not going to be a part of defunding the police," he added.

In a statement to ABC News, attorney Ben Crump said, "On behalf of the families of George Floyd and so many others who have been impacted by police violence, we express our extreme disappointment in Senate leaders' inability to reach a reasonable solution for federal police reform.

"People -- including many police leaders -- have raised their voices for something to change, and partisan politics once again prevents common sense reform," the statement continued.

Talks hit a major snag early in the summer over the involvement of police unions. There were still significant sticking points between the two sides over qualified immunity and how officers should be prosecuted.

Booker said in a statement Wednesday that, "even with this law enforcement support and further compromises we offered, there was still too wide a gulf with our negotiating partners and we faced significant obstacles to securing a bipartisan deal."

"The time has come to explore all other options to achieve meaningful and common sense policing reform," Booker added in his statement. "I will not stop f*ghting until we achieve change that keeps our communities and police officers safe."

In late June, sources told ABC News that the lead negotiators had "reached an agreement framework," but there were still major points of contention that led to the breakdown in negotiations.

The biggest obstacle was the disagreement from police unions. In June, Scott told Booker that if he could get unions "on board with a proposal, he would not stand in the way," a source told ABC News.

In the end, the National a*sociation of Police Organization (NAPO) took issue with the proposed legislation and the fact that it was not included in talks and encouraged negotiators to reject the deal.

The proposal would have provided more resources to police departments but would have also increased federal power in bringing misconduct cases in areas of excessive force, s*xual misconduct, theft and obstruction of justice. The deal did not address qualified immunity, which was another hurdle for Republicans and a red line for many progressive Democrats.

Despite the problems, both Democrats and Republicans voiced their commitment to continue talks in late June.

However, issues of qualified immunity and how officers could be prosecuted and the involvement of police unions approved to be insurmountable policy differences to get the proposal to the floor.

Since the talks fell through, advocates have expressed disappointment and outrage. Tiffany Crutcher, whose twin brother Terence was shot and k*lled by police in Oklahoma in 2016, has spent time lobbying for reform at the Capitol with the family of George Floyd. She released a statement Wednesday, specifically criticizing Scott and other GOP lawmakers.

"We all know Congress can do whatever it has the will to do. We will see this next week when lawmakers will reach a last-minute agreement to avoid a shutdown," Crutcher said. "And yet after years of action, work and pleas from Black Americans, Republican Senators are unwilling to keep this promise to the American people."

NAACP President Derrick Johnson criticized lawmakers in a press release Wednesday.

"They have chosen to stand with those who have lynched the very people they are meant to protect and serve," Johnson said.

Johnson added, however, that "the battle for police reform is far from over" citing that there are "innocent lives at stake."

Others have indicated that they are still looking for other means to achieve meaningful reforms, Bass called on President Joe Biden and the White House to "use the full extent of their constitutionally mandated power to bring about meaningful police reform," in a statement Wednesday.

Biden heeded that call and released a statement Wednesday vowing to find other ways to improve policing, though he said that he still hoped to "sign into law a comprehensive and meaningful police reform bill that honors the name and memory of George Floyd."

"The White House will continue to consult with the civil rights and law enforcement and civil rights communities, as well as victims' families to define a path forward, including through potential further executive actions I can take to advance our efforts to live up to the American ideal of equal justice under law," the president said in his statement.

White House press secretary Jen Paski said during a press briefing Wednesday that the administration is disappointed that the negotiations fell apart.

"We also agree that it's unfortunate and disappointing that Republicans rejected reforms that even the president had supported and refused to engage on key issues that many in law enforcement were willing to address," Psaki said. "We agree that's incredibly disappointing and these reforms are long overdue, and that certainly is the president's point of view."
+9   



best
worst
152 comments
 

 4 weeks ago '11        #2
Sin  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x40
Props total: 163338 163 K  Slaps total: 22802 22 K
they don't care
+83   

 4 weeks ago '18        #3
dogfood2 
Props total: 10802 10 K  Slaps total: 7576 7 K
What a surprise
+30   

 4 weeks ago '11        #4
Joseph  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
Props total: 39181 39 K  Slaps total: 9055 9 K
Trust liberals bruhs.
+9   

 4 weeks ago '17        #5
R Shackleford 
Props total: 10876 10 K  Slaps total: 751 751
Shocker
+9   

 4 weeks ago '19        #6
OaklandSmokin 
Props total: 5014 5 K  Slaps total: 315 315
Neither side really wanted this anyway. All talk, no action.

fu*k'EM BOTH

+64   

 4 weeks ago '21        #7
B46610  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
Props total: 5504 5 K  Slaps total: 4517 4 K
I wouldn't name a bill after a criminal either
-49   

 4 weeks ago '11        #8
PotheadFocker  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
Props total: 30850 30 K  Slaps total: 3578 3 K
 Joseph said
Trust liberals bruhs.
So an article that clearly spells that an “r” won’t defund the police.

That signals to you, that libruls = bad?

Brilliant thought process, care to elaborate?
+21   

 4 weeks ago '14        #9
brotheramir 
Props total: 2081 2 K  Slaps total: 282 282
So a Black Man rejected a HISTORIC DEAL on Police Reform.

+13   

 4 weeks ago '15        #10
Black Larry 
Props total: 15655 15 K  Slaps total: 1367 1 K
I don't know what it would take for them to give up immunity. Police being responsible for abuse. So your saying that an officer retirement may get hit instead of tax payers having to pay for settlements. Nah. No way they giving that up.



Just a reminder for the ppl out there. Police protect property
+17   

 4 weeks ago '18        #11
Sick Flair 
Props total: 18544 18 K  Slaps total: 1347 1 K
How about we defund these a**holes instead.
+20   

 4 weeks ago '20        #12
Tweezy12  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
Props total: 40848 40 K  Slaps total: 13647 13 K
Lmao

People cheered when the dems won GA....
We have the house, senate and the president they shouted....FINALLY WE WILL SEE CHANGE they screamed while celebrating...

Now here we are not even a year later....nothing has changed and white men on horse back are whipping black immigrants at the boarders while letting afghans in by the thousands.

YAY DEMS WON
+53   

 4 weeks ago '04        #13
Kadroan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x20 OP
Props total: 38538 38 K  Slaps total: 5192 5 K
 Tweezy12 said
Lmao

People cheered when the dems won GA....
We have the house, senate and the president they shouted....FINALLY WE WILL SEE CHANGE they screamed while celebrating...

Now here we are not even a year later....nothing has changed and white men on horse back are whipping black immigrants at the boarders while letting afghans in by the thousands.

YAY DEMS WON
Biden's being stubborn. He won't get rid of the fillibuster so things can get passed like the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and the For The People Act which would actually help the dems keep house and senate.

Not getting the George Floyd bill, anti hate bill for Black people passed, Black people will remember that in '22 & '24, can't throw another stimmy
+18   

 4 weeks ago '19        #14
Free my soul  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x22
Props total: 26335 26 K  Slaps total: 8759 8 K
 B46610 said
I wouldn't name a bill after a criminal either


+14   

 4 weeks ago '16        #15
kuul  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x11
Props total: 96066 96 K  Slaps total: 10838 10 K
Not surprising. They got everybody lined up on jan 6 and cant even get half a piece of anything that looks like justice accomplished.
-1   

 4 weeks ago '17        #16
lucifershammer  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
Props total: 66905 66 K  Slaps total: 6603 6 K
Whole thing was nothing but theatertics

No way this was going to pass but Dems needed to look like they're doing something
+15   

 4 weeks ago '17        #17
BX BlackBelt  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x8
Props total: 38875 38 K  Slaps total: 15924 15 K
Imagine someone that pointed a loaded weapon at a pregnant women’s stomach being a hero for your community
+9   

 4 weeks ago '04        #18
realkilla3 
Props total: 26911 26 K  Slaps total: 2266 2 K
Definitely didn't expect it to be passed but it's sad to see the people that we pay won't do sh*t for us ...at all.


People really need to think long and hard about this sh*t next time they come begging you for votes.


Bet money police shootings skyrocket now that they see they won't be digging in their pockets for that settlement money anytime soon.
+14   

 4 weeks ago '18        #19
BlackBanga 
Props total: 8685 8 K  Slaps total: 530 530
 kuul said
Not surprising. They got everybody lined up on jan 6 and cant even get half a piece of anything that looks like justice accomplished.
Accidental slap
+1   

 4 weeks ago '21        #20
B46610  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
Props total: 5504 5 K  Slaps total: 4517 4 K
 Free my soul said

u stay on my meat. how does my d*ck cheese taste fgt?
-8   

 4 weeks ago '19        #21
Free my soul  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x22
Props total: 26335 26 K  Slaps total: 8759 8 K
 B46610 said
u stay on my meat. how does my d*ck cheese taste fgt?
+7   

 4 weeks ago '20        #22
Tweezy12  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
Props total: 40848 40 K  Slaps total: 13647 13 K
I'm hoping we as a whole finally see demo just trick us out our votes and then sh*t on us everytime
Dems CAN NOT WIN A ELECTION AT ANY LEVEL WITHOUT BLACK VOTERS

UNTIL WE BOYCOTT THE VOTE.... NOTHING CHANGES
+10   

 4 weeks ago '05        #23
hbk83 
Props total: 20194 20 K  Slaps total: 4394 4 K
 PotheadFocker said
So an article that clearly spells that an “r” won’t defund the police.

That signals to you, that libruls = bad?

Brilliant thought process, care to elaborate?
They have full control
Liberals blaming conservatives for ANYTHING not passing and they are full of it. They passed a bunch of sh*t already with the VPs final vote.
They don’t want to pass this.
+6   

 4 weeks ago '21        #24
Tinfoil Kufi 
Props total: 3471 3 K  Slaps total: 1160 1 K
shuck and jive a little harder
+3   

 4 weeks ago '18        #25
STUNT101 
Props total: 4257 4 K  Slaps total: 439 439
I'm glad election time is done no more k*llings until
the next election see you in 3 years remember where you heard it first
+4   



Sign me up
 
 

yesterday...


most viewed right now
+33online now  16
Y'all Called It, Shuri is Definitely Not Black Panther Now
184 comments
1 day ago
@movies
most viewed right now
-16online now  15
Wilder the African demigod really lost to this dude 3 times
91 comments
24 hours ago
@sports
most viewed right now
online now  14
Article inside Btc 100k++ coming
158 comments
1 day ago
@misc
most viewed right now
+92online now  7
Video inside Boxden door dasher thought he had hit the jackpot when he thought girl ..
119 comments
1 day ago
@wild'ish
back to top
register register Follow BX @ Twitter search BX privacyprivacy