WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) today announced the following framework for comprehensive legislation to stem the tide of racialized police violence in the wake of last week’s horrific murder of George Floyd by law enforcement.
“Persistent, unchecked bias in policing and a history of lack of accountability is wreaking havoc on the Black community.” Booker said. “Cities are literally on fire with the pain and anguish wrought by the violence visited upon black and brown bodies. There’s no one singular policy change that will fix this issue tomorrow - we need an entire set of holistic reforms to improve police training and practices, and ensure greater accountability and transparency.”
The following is Booker’s framework:
AT 230PM ET TODAY, Booker will discuss the need for swift federal action on police reform with Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA), and leaders of the nation’s top civil rights and social justice organizations (the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the NAACP, the National Urban Network, and the National Action Network) in a virtual press conference.
To register for that virtual press conference, visit the following link: https://bit.ly/2XLCLhc