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Bipartisan police reform talks end because Republicans don't want meaningful change

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23.09.2021

Here’s entirely unsurprising news: Efforts to come up with a bipartisan police reform bill have failed. Democratic Sen. Cory Booker and Rep. Karen Bass negotiated with Republican Sen. Tim Scott to produce a bill that Scott could get some Republicans on board with. That would have entailed a drastic watering-down of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, passed by the House in March, but Booker and Bass were willing to try, including giving up on qualified immunity reform.

Nonetheless, “It was clear at this negotiating table, in this moment, we were not making progress,” Booker told reporters. “In fact, recent back-and-forth with paper showed me that we were actually moving away from it.”

According to Bass, “It wasn't like there was a big fight. It wasn't........

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