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US House of Representatives passes disapproval resolution blocking DC police reform act

by Derek Andrews
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The US Home of Representatives Wednesday voted 229-189 to go a decision disapproving the Comprehensive Policing and Justice Reform Amendment Act of 2022. The act goals to supply complete policing and reform by means of ways akin to bettering police transparency and accountability, bettering entry to police physique cameras, officer self-discipline reform, and stopping “white supremacy in policing.”

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton spoke on the Home ground voicing her disapproval. Norton urged fellow members to vote no on the disapproval decision. Norton critiqued the Home for “making an attempt to nullify laws enacted by DC’s native legislature, whose members are elected by DC residents.” Norton continued and acknowledged, “By scheduling this vote, I can solely conclude that the Republican management believes that DC residents, a majority of whom are Black and Brown, are unworthy of governing themselves.”

Republican representatives Andrew Garbarino and Andrew Clyde launched this joint resolution in March 2023 to strike down the act. Garbarino stated that this joint decision would disapprove the act and goal to “push again on the anti-police narrative.” Clyde referred to the act as an “anti-police “measure.”

In a Statement of Administration Policy, the Biden administration asserts that they oppose this motion. In keeping with the assertion, President Biden doesn’t agree with each provision within the act however nonetheless “won’t assist congressional Republicans’ efforts to overturn commonsense police reforms akin to: banning chokeholds; limiting use of pressure and lethal pressure; bettering entry to body-worn digicam recordings; and requiring officer coaching on de-escalation and use of pressure.” If Biden have been to be introduced with this disapproval decision, he’ll veto it.

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