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Congressional Negotiations on Police Reform Collapse

Among the issues that lawmakers were discussing were changes to "qualified immunity" that protects police officers from some lawsuits.

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Welcome to Kabul, USA

The parallel between the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan and the precipitous withdrawal from proactive policing on American streets is astonishing—in both cases, the result is chaos.

Politico Reports Changes to Qualified Immunity May be Removed from Congress' Police Reform Bills

It is unclear if a police reform proposal without changes to qualified immunity could pass the House, where progressive Democrats like Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.), a former Black Lives Matter activist, have called the removal of qualified immunity a redline.

After Law Removes NYPD from Commercial Enforcement Illegal Vendors, Gambling Hustlers Take Over Retail Area of Bronx

The March 2021 law moved enforcement away from cops and handed it over to the city Department of Consumer Affairs and Worker Protection.

Police Groups Sue MN Over New Deadly Force Law

More and more in critical incidents, officers involved are declining to sit for questions with investigators. The new law could have been construed to compel some kind of official statement from officers during investigations, which would clash with their right to stay quiet if they choose.

Minnesota Legislature Passes Bill That Makes Doxing of Officers a Misdemeanor

In the bill is a piece of legislation authored by St. Cloud Representative Dan Wolgamott that would make doxing a police officer a misdemeanor. If the doxing results in bodily harm to an officer or their family, it becomes a gross misdemeanor.

Denver's Reimagining Police Task Force Wants to Eliminate Most Traffic Stops

The task force recommended using civilian city employees for enforcing traffic laws and responding to accidents.

Floyd Family Meets with Biden, Harris and Legislators

After meeting with Pelosi and Bass, Floyd's relatives traveled to the White House for a more than hour-long meeting with President Biden and Vice President Harris. Afterward, Floyd's family members said the president is eager to sign the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, and urged Congress to pass the bill.

Biden to Host George Floyd's Family at White House

Biden's plans to host Floyd's family come as talks focused on the police reform bill named after Floyd — the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act — have stalled on Capitol Hill.

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Washington Governor Signs 12 Police Reform Bills, One Requires Officers Use Minimal Necessary Force

One bill requires officers to employ de-escalation tactics, use the least amount of physical force necessary and limits the use of deadly force to situations where there's an imminent threat of serious injury or death.

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