George Floyd Justice in Policing Act Passes the U.S. House

On June 25, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives strongly supported H.R. 7120, the “George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.” This comprehensive bill passed by a margin of 236 yeas to 181 nays and has been sent to the US Senate for consideration.

Among other things, the legislation holds all law enforcement officials accountable for their actions, ends “qualified immunity” for police officers, ends racial and religious profiling, empowers our communities, establishes uniform policies for the use of force, mandates data collection on police encounters, bans chokeholds and “no knock” warrants, limits military equipment on American streets, requires body-worn cameras and classifies lynching as a hate crime, therefore making it open to Federal resources for investigations and prosecutions.

We must urge the Senate to act now! Please read national NAACP’s Action Update / Action Alert to see how every Member voted and take Fast Action!