Democratic congressmen unveiled the Police Justice Act on Monday, an end to police brutality project, an initiative that was fueled by the nationwide wave of protests for the death of African American George Floyd on May 25 in Minneapolis during a police arrest.
“The time for change is NOW,” announced the Black Caucus, who brings together the majority of black Congressmen, via a message on Twitter. “The House of Representatives and Senate Democrats have worked tirelessly to develop ambitious and historic laws,” the group said.
In particular, the rules aim to “hold the police accountable, end police brutality, improve transparency, introduce structural changes and protect our communities”.
In practice, it provides for a national base of “police records”, a ban on the keys to drowning, the termination of regulations to prevent a lawsuit against police forces, and the use of body cameras for officials across the country and prohibits the use of them of military weapons by the police.