Plantation Party: Senate Democrats Block Republican Time Scott’s Police Reform Bill

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Democrat racism hasn’t changed — the party of slavery is still the party of slavery.

It’s everything they say they want but they don’t like that it’s been introduced by a Republican (Red State). GOP Senator Tim Scott, pictured above, was particularly furious at Nancy Pelosi for saying Republicans are trying to get away with the murder of Floyd (Daily Caller).  From the Wall Street Journal: A minority of the Senate, 45 Democrats to be exact, voted Wednesday to close off any debate on a police reform bill. Not against the bill, mind you. Against even allowing the Senate to debate or offer amendments to Republican Tim Scott’s proposal. The calculation is pure election-year cynicism: Block the Senate from passing a bill that Republicans could campaign on, then denounce Republicans for refusing to pass the bill that House Democrats will pass this week that would micromanage local police departments. Blame Republicans for opposing reform when Senate Democrats were the real opponents (WSJ).

Senate Democrats Block Republican Police Reform Bill

By Jack Phillips, Epoch Times, June 24, 2020:

Democrats in the Senate blocked a Republican-backed police reform bill from advancing to the floor, calling for talks on how to overhaul policing after protests, riots, and unrest following George Floyd’s death in police custody.

The bill, backed by Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), didn’t gather the 60 votes necessary to move forward for debate, failing by a 55-45 margin.

“If you don’t think we’re right, make it better. Don’t walk way,” Scott said before the vote. “Vote for the motion to proceed so that we have an opportunity to deal with this very real threat to the America that is civil, that is balanced.”

Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Doug Jones (D-Ala.), and Angus King (I-Maine) voted with Republicans to advance the bill.

Scott’s bill would increase transparency in departments by providing incentives for them to use body cameras and ban chokeholds by withholding grant money. Some Democrats have said that an end to qualified immunity for police officers should be included in the bill. Qualified immunity is a legal doctrine that shields police officers from civil lawsuits.

The bill would also create a national database of police use-of-force incidents and create new training procedures and commissions to study race and law enforcement.

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