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September 22, 2021

Reform

Bipartisan police reform talks, sparked by George Floyd’s death, collapse in Congress

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — Bipartisan talks to enact new federal police reforms sparked by the death of George Floyd are over with no plans to move ahead with the legislation, multiple people familiar with the negotiations tell CBS News. Senator Cory......

Dems ready an immigration reform backup plan despite long odds

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “While I understand the passion and I understand the sentiment behind it, I think it’s not necessarily constructive at this point,” Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) told reporters Monday. He reiterated that Democrats will present alternatives with the hope of achieving......

Democrats blocked from including immigration reform in party-line spending bill

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday evening that Democrats are “deeply disappointed in the decision” but plan to meet with the Senate parliamentarian in the coming days and pursue other options. “Our economy depends more than ever on immigrants,”......

Democrats unveil compromise ethics and elections reform bill

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The latest package is meant to serve as a substitute for a sweeping piece of legislation that included a slew of ethics and campaign finance provisions that would have completely remade how candidates and officeholders can raise and spend money,......

Cooper signs police reform, oversight legislation

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Nyamekye Daniel, The Center Square North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed a series of law enforcement reform legislation into law Thursday. Senate Bill 300 makes resisting arrest while causing serious injury to an officer a felony and increases police......

Lawmakers scrap qualified immunity in police reform talks

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Before leaving for recess, Scott hinted the group was working on a “slimmed down version” of their bill, though both he and Booker declined to comment on what could be left out. Even if qualified immunity is removed, there’s no......

New York Giant Logan Ryan tackles police reform

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here New York Giant Logan Ryan tackles police reform – CBS News Watch CBSN Live New York Giant Logan Ryan and his father are tackling police reform with an empathetic approach to training. Dana Jacobson has the details. Be the......

Senate Dems plot new paths on voting reform, sidestepping filibuster

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Still, the forthcoming multitrillion-dollar spending bill may be the only realistic opportunity for congressional Democrats to do something concrete on voting ahead of next fall’s midterms. With Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and other Democrats opposed to changing the......

From police traffic stops to qualified immunity for officers, 5 ways to reform policing

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY In the wake of Derek Chauvin’s conviction for the murder of George Floyd, USA TODAY’s Editorial Board decided the time was ripe for a series of editorials aimed at building on momentum to make police more accountable, protect......

NCAA set to reform governance of college sports

ESPN
The NCAA Board of Governors on Friday called for a constitutional convention in November, the first step toward launching dramatic reform in how the sprawling, multibillion-dollar enterprise of college sports is governed for years to come. In the wake of a stinging loss in the Supreme Court and radical changes......

A voting rights group backed by athletes launches a campaign focused on criminal justice reform.

New York Times
More Than a Vote, the organization launched a year ago by prominent Black athletes and entertainers to protect African Americans’ voting rights, is launching a campaign focused on the nation’s criminal justice system. The campaign, called Protect Our People, kicked off Monday with an episode of the HBO series “The......

Military sex assault reform stalled as Dems push for racial justice in the ranks

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here But the push by Brown and others has led to furious clambering behind the scenes by Pentagon officials, including Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, who have strongly opposed the change, according to several people familiar with the discussions. In some cases,......

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