Tim Scott explains JUSTICE Act's police reforms, including end to chokeholds
CHARLESTON, SC (WCIV) — U.S. Senator Tim Scott has been on the front lines of the JUSTICE Act, Congress's leading bill to reshape policing in America.
On Friday, he released a video explaining the core details of the bill and that it has 47 cosponsors, including Lindsey Graham, Mitch McConnell and many more republicans.
In the video, Scott said the core principles the bill focuses on is law enforcement reform and accountability and transparency in policing
"Black men are 2.5 times more likely than white men to be killed by the police,” Scott said in the video. “That number has to come down."
He added that he has been pulled over seven times in a single year as an elected official.
The JUSTICE Act will make lynching a federal crime.
No-knock warrants will require reporting on when, where and why it was used.
The JUSTICE Act will put more body cameras on the streets, and ensure that departments are both using the cameras and storing their data properly.
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By: Tony Fortier-Bensen
Source: ABC News 4
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