Corporate Social Justice
States Pick Up Policing Reform Effort After Congress Fails to Strike a Deal
October 5, 2021 | Chris Mattox
This summer, efforts to enact major policing reform in Congress have failed after talks broke down between U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-NC) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) and U.S. Representative Karen Bass (D-CA). These negotiations had been ongoing for most of the year as prospects for the passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act (US HR 1280) dimmed. In light of the failure of these efforts at nationwide policing reform, we must now turn our attention, as always, to the states.