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GOP uses filibuster to block Democrats’ election reform bill

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The "For the People Act" needed 60 votes to clear a procedural vote in the Senate, but Republicans filibustered and killed the legislation from advancing to debate. No Republicans joined with the 50 Democrats on the ...

California failed to pass a major police reform bill. Here’s what experts say that could mean for the rest of the nation

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Last week, California State Sen. Steven Bradford said he was confident that "the votes were there" for his proposed bill. SB 731, introduced in July, would have made it possible to strip badges of officers convicte...

Abortion is legal in Namibia, but only if a woman is in danger or has been sexually abused. Activists are demanding reform

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What do you do when your country is torn between decriminalizing abortion and maintaining its colonial abortion laws? Start a debate. That's the idea being put forward by Esther Muinjangue, Namibia's deputy minister...

Biden Supreme Court commission debates court-packing amid liberal backlash to split approach to reform

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The discussion materials presented a mixed view on court-packing, which drew backlash from some progressives who believe Biden and Democrats in Congress should pack the court with multiple liberal justices after Repu...

Massachusetts lawmakers pass policing reform bill

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Massachusetts state legislators passed a sweeping police reform bill Tuesday that amends use of force and training policies and tailors law enforcement legal protections. The bill is the latest state-level effort t...

Congressional bipartisan police reform talks sparked by George Floyd’s death collapse without a deal

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Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., a key player in the negotiations, said a deal "remains out of reach right now" despite working with law enforcement groups. When speaking with reporters, he said he told Sen. Tim Scott, R-S....

Philadelphia is the latest city to reckon with past atrocities against Black people but experts say such gestures don’t break ground on actual reform

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Decades after 11 people were killed and dozens of homes were destroyed in Philadelphia when police deployed a bomb, the city has issued its first official apology. Tensions between police and MOVE, a Black liberatio...

Biden so far avoids talking gun reform post-Atlanta shooting

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In the wake of Tuesday's shootings in Atlanta, President Joe Biden has raised concerns about the spike in hate crimes against Asian Americans and tasked two senior advisers to convene listening sessions on the issue...

Sen. Tim Scott ‘disappointed’ bipartisan police reform negotiations failed

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Despite the slow progress, there were some agreements on issues like banning chokeholds, curbing the transfer of military equipment to police and increasing funds for mental health programs. "Crime will continue to i...

WA sergeant on why new police reform law caused deputies to called off K9 search for murder suspect

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Moss made the comments four days after deputies with his department, who were investigating a murder case in Washington, decided not to use a K9 dog in their search for a suspect after taking the new reform laws into...

‘The Five’ slams bail reform after Chinatown assault: Supporters should house suspects if jail is wrong

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In a surveillance video posted by State Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou, D-Lower East Side, 48-year-old Alexander Wright was allegedly seen walking down Bayard Street near the Bowery and randomly slugging a 55-year-old w...

Boston mayor commits to police reform task force recommendations, pledges to make them a reality

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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh committed to the recommendations from the Boston Police Reform Task Force Tuesday, pledging to make them a reality for the city. "As of today, I'm pleased to officially accept these recommen...

‘Special Report’ All-Star panel on potential gun, police reform

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(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)PHILONISE FLOYD, GEORGE FLOYD'S BROTHER: My sister called me at 12:00 lastnight. She said this is the day that our brother has left the earth. Justdevastating.REP. ILHAN OMAR, (D-MN): Not only do we...

CNN pushes filibuster reform following Harry Reid’s death

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Reid’s death was announced late Tuesday night in a statement from his wife Landra. He had previously served five terms from 1983 to 2017 and served as a majority leader from 2007 to 2015. Prior to his death, he was N...

Surfside inspectors visited Champlain Towers South dozens of times. Now its collapse is spurring calls for reform

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In the wake of last month's deadly building collapse, inspectors from around South Florida have fanned out to review other high-rises for damage in an attempt to avert another tragedy. But Champlain Towers South had...

NYC ‘defund the police’ mayor candidate helped suppress reform recommendation as head of review board: report

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As head of the city’s Civilian Complaint Review Board in 2016 and '17, Maya Wiley oversaw the removal of a police reform recommendation from a report on officers’ use of Tasers, ProPublica reported Friday. In a draft...

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