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Tue Jun 2, 2015, 02:06 PM

US senators call for mandatory reporting of police killings

Source: The Guardian

A plan to force all American law enforcement agencies to report killings by their officers was unveiled by US senators on Tuesday, a day after the Guardian published an investigation into the fatal use of force by police.

Senators Barbara Boxer of California and Cory Booker of New Jersey proposed legislation that would demand all states submit reports to the US Department of Justice that they said would bring “transparency and accountability to law enforcement agencies nationwide”.

“Too many members of the public and police officers are being killed, and we don’t have reliable statistics to track these tragic incidents,” Boxer said in a statement. “This bill will ensure that we know the full extent of the problem so we can save lives on all sides.”

Aides to the senators said their bill, the Police Reporting of Information, Data and Evidence (Pride) Act, would force mandatory reporting on the same data being collected by The Counted, a database published by the Guardian beginning this week.

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jun/02/us-senators-call-for-mandatory-reporting-police-killings

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herding cats Jun 2015 OP
gopiscrap Jun 2015 #1
erronis Jun 2015 #8
msongs Jun 2015 #2
happyslug Jun 2015 #19
JustAnotherGen Jun 2015 #3
SoapBox Jun 2015 #4
BrotherIvan Jun 2015 #5
PADemD Jun 2015 #6
Ino Jun 2015 #12
Jackpine Radical Jun 2015 #17
samsingh Jun 2015 #7
glowing Jun 2015 #9
d_legendary1 Jun 2015 #10
democrank Jun 2015 #11
valerief Jun 2015 #13
sadoldgirl Jun 2015 #14
vkkv Jun 2015 #15
libdem4life Jun 2015 #16
niyad Jun 2015 #18
happyslug Jun 2015 #20

Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 02:07 PM

1. This is way past due

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 03:22 PM

8. Yes, why is this even necessary? The FBI should know about all of these, automatically.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 02:08 PM

2. how 'bout a racekteering investigation of police "unions"? nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 3, 2015, 09:38 AM

19. Police Unions are doing they job, protecting their members, the problem is Local Government

 

Under the Union Laws of the US, Unions do NOT have the right to discipline they own members EXCEPT for anti-union activities (and then that is limited to expulsion).

Do NOT blame the union for District Attorney's NOT investigation or prosecuting police offices, blame the people who HAVE the power to discipline the police, their local Government, the Local District Attorneys and the local Judges.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 02:09 PM

3. I'm so proud that he's my Senator!

I don't want to wait for the rainbow in the rose to appear - I want it now with the Congress I have.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 02:12 PM

4. Yes.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 03:05 PM

5. Excellent, good start

Accountability for police departments!

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 03:17 PM

6. Not just killings

Also deaths while in custody and the names of the officers who had custody. Any officer who has more than one prisoner death while in his/her custody should be investigated by the Justice Department.

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Response to PADemD (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 03:59 PM

12. ^^^ THIS ^^^

No classifying a death as a "heart attack" or "suicide" to avoid reporting it. They should ALL be reported.

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Response to PADemD (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 09:47 PM

17. That's exactly what I was thinking.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 03:20 PM

7. does this have to get past the stupid repug filled house?

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 03:38 PM

9. Federal policing agencies should be a part of this list as well.

 

The FBI doesn't keep track of the numbers of citizens it kills either; and they barely investigate any of the instances. The Feds need to be held to account as well.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 03:44 PM

10. FINALLY!

We keep statistics on drunk drivers, murderers, and rapists. Why can't we keep statistics on deaths by law enforcement?

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 03:50 PM

11. K & R x 1000

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 04:02 PM

13. And this request will die along with the far too many police victims.

Why? White bullies are paid to keep black upstarts in their place. The fascists need racism to thrive. We must hate each other, lest we notice the fascists.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 05:45 PM

14. This,of course, sounds good, but

does the federal government have the right to
dictate this demand to the states or even the
counties? Could there be an argument about
states' rights?

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 06:38 PM

15. Those Liberals are TAKIN' away OUR FREEDOMS again!

 


Now we HAVE to report PEOPLE WE KILL ??? Really??

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 07:42 PM

16. The day After the Guardian? Coincidence? There go those nosy British, yet again.

 

Dash and Helmet cameras for all. Easily paid for out of the cut in "settlements". Then, make them buy Professional Insurance and insure themselves. That will be the quickest way for "policing themselves". The pocketbook, ultimately, the job.

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Tue Jun 2, 2015, 10:53 PM

18. that this is even necessary is a sad commentary on this insane country.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2015, 09:47 AM

20. What is the punishment for not reporting? a nasty note?

 

Unless the law has an effective punishment (and that it is enforced) this law is meaningless. Cutting funds, in my opinion, is not enough, the failure to report should subject someone to jail time. Without that punishment, then this law will be as useless as the existing law requiring Reporting of Police killers.

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/s1476

The bill was introduced but NO text is available at the present time:

https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/1476

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