Posts Tagged ‘congress’

Sanders Calls on Democrats to Embrace 8-Point Plan to End Police Brutality

 

  • Amend federal civil rights laws to allow more effective prosecution of police misconduct by changing the standard from willfulness to recklessness;
  • Abolish “qualified immunity,” so police officers can be held civilly liable for abuses;
  • Prohibit the transfer of offensive military equipment to police departments;
  • Strip federal funds from departments that violate civil rights;
  • Create a federal model policing program that emphasizes de-escalation, non-lethal force and culturally competent policing in which access to federal funds depends upon the level of reform adopted. As part of this effort to modernize and humanize police departments we need to enhance the recruitment pool by ensuring that the resources are available to pay wages that will attract the top-tier officers we need to do the difficult work of policing;
  • Provide funding to states and municipalities to create civilian corps of unarmed first responders to supplement law enforcement, such as social workers, EMTs, and trained mental health professionals, who can handle order maintenance violations, mental health emergencies, and low-level conflicts to aid police officers;
  • Require agencies to make records of police misconduct publicly available;
  • Require all jurisdictions that receive federal grant funding to establish independent police conduct review boards that are broadly representative of the community and that have the authority to refer deaths that occur at the hands of police or in police custody to federal authorities for investigation. In addition, the boards would be authorized to report to federal authorities other types of abuses by police including patterns of misconduct. This would be supplemental to current federal authority to commence investigations. Clearly we need to enhance federal funding for such investigations.

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The Moment The Impeachment Hearing Unraveled

 

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Impeachment surprise: How Adam Schiff validated my reporting on Ukraine

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Israeli corruption of Washington has paid off, and their “final solution” looks to be on the horizon.

US stops all aid to Palestinians in West Bank and Gaza

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Union of Concerned Scientists:

TELL CONGRESS

 

I mean, it’s like literally the least you can fucking do to prevent World War 3.

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The UN and corporate media have for years claimed only 10,000 Yemenis were killed in the US-Saudi war. But Yemen’s actual death toll is 70,000 to 80,000. Patrick Cockburn speaks about the whitewashing of the catastrophic war.

 

Catastrophic death toll of US-Saudi war on Yemen has been grossly downplayed

 

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RepresentUs Anti Corruption Act

 

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Despicable terror state that exists primarily because of its endless propaganda attacks Congress members who dare to type the single word “AIPAC,” as if it didn’t exist!

Ilhan Omar says AIPAC influences Congress using money and Israel supporters erupt in fury

 

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#Trump Busted for #Perjury?

I’ve counted The Donald out once before when he bragged about grabbing pussies. Turned out that American right-wingers don’t mind their women being treated like slabs of meat. Who knew?

President Trump Directed His Attorney Michael Cohen To Lie To Congress About The Moscow Tower Project