It’s been one year since the police killing of George Floyd yet real federal reform still lags behind despite promises by Congress and the Biden administration to act.
The U.S. House passed the Justice in Policing Act, but it does not go nearly far enough to save lives. It does not fully address police militarization and quick-knock raids, policing practices that are disproportionately used against people of color in drug investigations. It also continues to over-invest in police departments and the war on drugs, rather than shift resources to education, housing, harm reduction, and other services to keep communities safe.
The Senate is negotiating the bill right now: tell your Senators to strengthen the bill and end deadly policing practices fueled by the drug war.