Nonostante i lenti progressi, c'erano alcuni accordi su questioni come il divieto di strozzature, limitare il trasferimento di equipaggiamento militare alla polizia e aumentare i fondi per i programmi di salute mentale.
“Crime will continue to increase while safety decreases, and more officers are going to walk away from the force because my negotiating partners walked away from the table,” Scott, un Repubblicano negotiator, ha detto in una dichiarazione.
Presidente Biden put the blame on Republicans for rejecting even “modest reforms.”
The failed congressuale effort followed high-profile police killings last year of Black people, Compreso George Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Louisville. Biden on Wednesday called Floyd’s killing “a stain on the soul of America,” e detto, “We will be remembered for how we responded to the call.”
Suo. Cory Booker, D-N.J., told reporters there was a point when it became clear that the impasse would not be resolved. Suo. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., told CBS that Booker did a “great job trying to bring people together,” but the Republican Party “has become a right-wing extremist party.”
“On basic fundamental issues of police reform, we have gotten no support from Republicans and I hope people understand this,” Egli ha detto.
Scott’s statement said that Democratici walked away because they “could not let go of their push to defund our law enforcement. Di nuovo, the Left let their misguided idea of perfect be the enemy of good, impactful legislation.”
“Reverting to a partisan approach to score political points when American lives are at risk is just plain wrong. As they are doing on so many other issues, I fear Democrats will continue to pursue a partisan route to create problems in search of solutions,” Egli ha detto.
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