Now is the Time to Act. The People are Demanding it.
Watch Senator Harris unveil her Justice in Policing Act.
People from every age, race, gender, and religion have been coming together for weeks to speak out against police brutality toward Black Americans. They are marching for justice. And this movement gives me hope that change is coming.
The United States Senate has a duty to be fully aware of our country’s history of systemic racism, and a responsibility to take swift and serious action toward achieving America’s founding ideal of Equal Justice Under Law.
It’s time for us to realize — this is not just a moment, but a movement. We can begin to meet the demands of this movement by passing my Justice in Policing Act.
Ban chokeholds and no-knock warrants in drug cases
Establish a national use of force standard
End qualified immunity for police
Expand pattern and practice investigations
Establish a National Police Misconduct Registry
The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others must be met withdecisive action, and theJustice in Policing Act is the beginning of establishing national standards and accountability for police departments.
We’ve seen enough death. We’ve had enough commissions. We’ve had enough studies. We’ve convened enough leaders. We’ve had enough conversations. Now is the time to act. The people are demanding it.
Take care, Kamala Kamala D. Harris United States Senator
Calling for the Passage of the Justice in Policing Act:
Watch Senator Harris discuss her Justice in Policing Act at a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing.
The only way to meaningfully address police brutality
is through comprehensive reforms, including reforms to hold bad officers accountable for misconduct.
-U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris
On Tuesday, Senator Harris called for the passage of theJustice in Policing Actduring aU.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on police use of force. Last week, Senator Harris and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced theJustice in Policing Act, comprehensive legislation to address the national police brutality crisis. Senator Harris laid out the key provisions of the legislation, including implementing a national use of force standard and expanding independent investigations into police misconduct. In her remarks, she addressed America’s history of systemic racism and called on her colleagues to fulfill their elected duty to take serious action on police reform.
Sen. Harris Statement on Trump Executive Order on Policing:
Senator Harris on Tuesday released a statement after President Donald Trump announced a new Executive Order on policing. To read her full statement clickhere.