Democrats wore West African Kente cloth as they knelt to protest “police violence and systemic racism” as they introduced their Justice in Policing Act of 2020 (full text here) which claims to “end police brutality and racial injustice”. The Justice in Policing Act of 2020 was introduced by one-time member of the Democratic Socialists of America Jerry Nadler and long-time radical and one-time Black Panther Party member Karen Bass.
As violence and looting ravaged America this past week, Democrats are empowering criminals. In the wake of riots across the country, Democrats are seeking to emasculate America’s protectors.
The Justice in Policing Act of 2020 is a clear violation of the Tenth Amendment.
Americans should strongly push back against this unconstitutional legislation that dangles federal dollars over the states to do the bidding of the federal government, while taking power away from the states to manage their own police forces.
President Trump does not appear to be on board:
The legislation has likely been introduced to appease the socialist mob, who has been openly calling to dismantle police forces across the country, a task which is currently being undertaken in Minneapolis, as reported at RAIR Foundation USA.
“Americans are taking to the streets for peaceful demonstrations against police violence and systemic racism,” tweeted Senator Chuck Schumer, who promised that Democrats are “taking the first of many necessary steps to respond to this national pain with bold action with the #JusticeInPolicing Act.” Senator Barbara Lee chimed in, “[O]ur police should act as guardians, not warriors.”
According to a press release by Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia, the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 includes “mandatory bias training”, creation of a “national registry of police officers who abuse their power” (who gets to define “abuse”)? and the “demilitarization” of police.
The Justice in Policing Act of 2020 is a clear violation of the Tenth Amendment. Tell your local member of congress to support police and to fight for the power to manage police forces to be left to the states.