Sharpton and Crump: Reject Republican Police Reform Bill “JUSTICE Act”

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[Republican JUSTICE Act]
Benjamin Crump: “The Black community is tired of the lip service...We all know that as the Act is written, it is in direct contrast to the demands of the people, who have taken to the streets to call for the reallocation of resources in order to improve social safety."
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Black Republican lackey Sen. Tim Scott is being used by Republicans to promote JUSTICE Act--a do little legislative response to the calls for seriously addressing racist police violence.

National Action Network's Rev. Al Sharpton and Civil Rights lawyer Ben Crump are denouncing the Republican JUSTICE Act purportedly meant to address racial policing.

Rev. Sharpton and Crump both spoke about the weak Republican response to demands for change in policing in the protest aftermath of the murder of George Floyd.

“S. 3985, or the JUSTICE Act, is a nonstarter in the conversation to truly make a difference when it comes to the pervasive issue of over-policing Black communities,” said Rev. Al Sharpton. “Republicans don’t seem to understand the voice nor the pain of Black America when their panacea comes in the form of pouring additional federal dollars for law enforcement without addressing the establishment of a misconduct registry, the militarization of police, a ban on chokeholds and the elimination of no-knock warrants and racial profiling practices.”

“The Black community is tired of the lip service and is shocked that this $7 billion package can be thought of as legislation,” said Attorney Benjamin Crump. “We all know that as the Act is written, it is in direct contrast to the demands of the people, who have taken to the streets, to call for the reallocation of resources in order to improve social safety nets and public mental health programs.”

“We urge all to strongly oppose the JUSTICE Act as its name only serves to misconstrue the truth and fails egregiously short of addressing decades of systemic racism and lax policies that do not hold police accountable,” said Rev. Al Sharpton.

About the National Action Network

National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, citizenship, criminal record, economic status, gender, gender expression, or sexuality.www.nationalactionnetwork.net.

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