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Mon Apr 12, 2021, 09:10 AM

Biden administration stands down on policing commission, focuses on legislative route instead

Source: CNN


By Betsy Klein, CNN

Updated 8:10 AM ET, Mon April 12, 2021

(CNN) - The Biden administration is standing down on a campaign promise to create a White House-led commission and instead moving forward with its efforts toward passing police reform through legislative channels.

"Based on close, respectful consultation with partners in the civil rights community, the administration made the considered judgment that a police commission, at this time, would not be the most effective way to deliver on our top priority in this area, which is to sign the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act into law," Domestic Policy Council director Susan Rice said in a statement.

Rice's statement comes in the wake of another Black man being shot by police in the US. Daunte Wright was killed by police following a traffic stop Sunday.

In the days after Floyd's death last year, then-candidate Joe Biden said that he was committed to "creating a national police oversight commission." He also called on Congress to enact "real police reform."

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/12/politics/policing-commission-biden/index.html

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 12:26 PM

1. Good. It's been studied several times.

It's a question of what you do about the problem. Standards, policies, training, awareness, and an educated public.

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Mon Apr 12, 2021, 01:25 PM

2. By tomorrow Joe Manchin

will announce he won't vote for any such legislation.

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