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house Bill H.R. 7120

Justice in Policing Act: Incentivizing Bans on Chokeholds & No-Knock Search Warrants in Drug Cases, and Stopping Police Militarization

Argument in favor

The Justice in Policing Act would ban chokeholds plus no-knock search warrants in drug cases at the federal level & incentivize states to do the same, prohibit racial & religious profiling, demilitarize law enforcement, and improve data transparency in policing.

larubia's Opinion
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06/24/2020
No chokeholds . No qualified immunity. No no-knock warrants. This is where we begin. To do less is unacceptable.
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Adam's Opinion
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06/24/2020
Qualified immunity absolutely has to be eliminated. It is unacceptable that we, the people, have no viable method of holding our law enforcement officials accountable. That is the single most important provision in this law that will make the most positive impact in our communities.
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Dicr's Opinion
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06/24/2020
It’s a start in the right direction so republicans will surely block it. Unfortunately we won’t get reform till we remove the dotard and his bitch Moscow Mitch.
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Argument opposed

This bill relies too heavily on top-down, federally mandated changes that should be made at the state & local level and risks undermining civil order. Alternatively, law enforcement agencies should be entirely defunded, rather than reformed to make changes.

B.R.'s Opinion
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06/24/2020
I would not support this bill as written. It needs a lot of work. Additionally, some items are very questionable: 1: Banning chokeholds and no-knock search warrants - If we are serious about this, why is the ban only at the Federal level, but only an incentive at the state level? Makes no sense; 2: Under Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act - It recommends to restrict purchases for counter drug & border security. What the hell does this have to do with this subject matter? Last, but not least - I resent the tone of this bill. It suggests that all police are bad, which, in itself is discrimination, not to mention, not true.
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Andy's Opinion
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06/26/2020
Cosmetic and superficial because the root problem is not what you are addressing. Poor parenting. Poor upbringings lead to bad cops (a very small amount) and many bad citizens. This is what happens when you raise kids to not respect authority and without correction. This is the “Everybody gets a participation trophy generation.” America has a sin problem. Laws can’t fix it. More laws won’t fix it. Anarchy won’t fix it either.
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Just.Dave's Opinion
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06/25/2020
I am against anything the party of racism has to offer. Do not compromise with them, do not negotiate with them. The United States has a firm stance against negotiating with terrorists, at least we do again after obama, and the democratic party that started the KKK is the same democratic party in the house of reprobate. Vote them all out if you want meaningful change in the United States. Continue to vote for racist dems if you are for the status quo. They've had 200 years to change their ways and have done nothing. This is why we call them do nothing dems. Let's blue flush this shitty toilet.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed June 26th, 2020
    Roll Call Vote 236 Yea / 181 Nay
    IntroducedJune 8th, 2020

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Bill Activity

  • IntroReferral
    Received in the Senate.
  • Floor
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • Floor
    On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 236 - 181 (Roll no. 119).
  • Floor
    On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 180 - 236 (Roll no. 118).
  • Floor
    Considered as unfinished business.
  • Floor
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions, the Chair put the question on the motion and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Stauber demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further consideration on the motion to recommit until a time to be announced.
  • Floor
    The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
  • Floor
    Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Stauber motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to strike section 2 and all that follows of the bill and insert new text entitled, 'George Floyd and Walter Scott Notification Act.'
  • Floor
    Mr. Stauber moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • Floor
    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - The House proceeded with four hours of debate on H.R. 7120.
  • Floor
    Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1425, H.R. 5332, H.R. 7120, H.R. 7301 and H.J. Res. 90. The resolution provides that the provisions of section 125(c) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act shall not apply during the remainder of the 116th Congress and the resolution amends H.Res. 967, agreed to on May 15, 2020.
  • Floor
    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1017.
  • Floor
    On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 236 - 181 (Roll no. 119). (text: CR H2440-2453)
  • Floor
    Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2504-2506)
  • Floor
    Mr. Stauber moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR H2491-2501)
  • Floor
    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1017. (consideration: CR H2439-2503)
  • Floor
    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 1017 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1425, H.R. 5332, H.R. 7120, H.R. 7301 and H.J. Res. 90. The resolution provides that the provisions of section 125(c) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act shall not apply during the remainder of the 116th Congress and the resolution amends H.Res. 967, agreed to on May 15, 2020.
  • Calendars
    Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 348.
  • Discharge
    Committee on Energy and Commerce discharged.
  • Discharge
    Committee on Armed Services discharged.
  • Committee
    Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 116-434, Part I.
  • IntroReferral
    Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed June 26th, 2020
    Roll Call Vote 236 Yea / 181 Nay
    IntroducedJune 8th, 2020

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    No chokeholds . No qualified immunity. No no-knock warrants. This is where we begin. To do less is unacceptable.
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    I would not support this bill as written. It needs a lot of work. Additionally, some items are very questionable: 1: Banning chokeholds and no-knock search warrants - If we are serious about this, why is the ban only at the Federal level, but only an incentive at the state level? Makes no sense; 2: Under Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act - It recommends to restrict purchases for counter drug & border security. What the hell does this have to do with this subject matter? Last, but not least - I resent the tone of this bill. It suggests that all police are bad, which, in itself is discrimination, not to mention, not true.
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    Qualified immunity absolutely has to be eliminated. It is unacceptable that we, the people, have no viable method of holding our law enforcement officials accountable. That is the single most important provision in this law that will make the most positive impact in our communities.
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    I am quite tired of the trumpublican notion of ‘bi-partisan’ or ‘non-partisan’ agreements meaning that everyone just accepts their position without change. Without debate, without give and take, without compromise on the issues there can never be true non-partisan governance. You can always count on Malevolent Mitch to silently and improperly use his position and his regimented trumpublican nimrods to support their political self-serving gains at the expense of the people and governance for the benefit of the country. Democracy is dying at the feet of the RNC, Malicious Mitch, the trump and their big-money benefactors. They are dangerously close to fomenting another American Revolution to restore a governance of, by and for the people instead of a governance of, by and for PAC and their big-money benefactors.
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    It’s a start in the right direction so republicans will surely block it. Unfortunately we won’t get reform till we remove the dotard and his bitch Moscow Mitch.
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    Definitely a start......but one issue I have not heard alot about recently is the fact that 1000s of rape kits have not been tested but remain hoarded collecting dust in various labs across the country.....police brutality AND neglect needs to be addressed...Who would be in charge of running these tests?....the county?.....this issue has gone by the wayside and most probably remains a problem.
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    Cosmetic and superficial because the root problem is not what you are addressing. Poor parenting. Poor upbringings lead to bad cops (a very small amount) and many bad citizens. This is what happens when you raise kids to not respect authority and without correction. This is the “Everybody gets a participation trophy generation.” America has a sin problem. Laws can’t fix it. More laws won’t fix it. Anarchy won’t fix it either.
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    I am against anything the party of racism has to offer. Do not compromise with them, do not negotiate with them. The United States has a firm stance against negotiating with terrorists, at least we do again after obama, and the democratic party that started the KKK is the same democratic party in the house of reprobate. Vote them all out if you want meaningful change in the United States. Continue to vote for racist dems if you are for the status quo. They've had 200 years to change their ways and have done nothing. This is why we call them do nothing dems. Let's blue flush this shitty toilet.
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    Human Beings should NOT be punished just because they’re different. People of color aren’t even different from white people. The only difference is that they have MORE MELANIN than white people. We are all basically the same skin color and we shouldn’t judge them based on something that they can’t get rid of or fix. Because the color of their skin does NOT need to be fixed. They are PERFECT the way they are and they are BEAUTIFUL.
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    This is a much stronger stance on qualified immunity, no-knock warrants, and chokeholds than the joke bill the Senate couldn't pass. It's not perfect, but when states and communities fail to protect all people it's up to the Federal government to act. Let's pass this bill and see if we can persuade the Senate to do the same. Anything less will just keep the protests going longer.
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    Vote for House Justice in Policing Act based on Black Caucus (House & Senate members) recommendations: 1) Chokeholds. House proposes eliminated, Senate proposes restriction. Compromise: Other holds like sleeper hold instead of chokehold? 2) Qualified Immunity. House proposes change, Senate leaves as is. Compromise: Have police budgets & unions pay damages not municipalities & see if they still want to protect the bad apples. 3) Police Officer Prosecution. House proposes making it easier, Senate proposes training instead. Compromise: Same as qualified immunity. 4) No-Knock Warrants. House proposes eliminating them, Senate wants reporting of them. Compromise: Initially track & report, then review & restrict based on specific cases. 5) Racial Bias. House proposes ending, Senate proposes training & oversight commission. Compromise: Review & revise procedures with local committees that include community leaders. Create training programs based on changes. After complaints & incidences review with committee. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/17/us/politics/police-reform-bill.html https://www.wsj.com/articles/more-cities-ban-chokeholds-similar-restraints-in-wake-of-george-floyd-protests-11591821021
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    A start
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    This bill should be going much farther, like ending the program that sells surplus military equipment to local law enforcement, abolishing mandatory minimums, and ending the disastrous “War on Drugs”, but it is a good start.
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    Too many restrictions. What happened to George Floyd was very rare. You gett a few bad cops and you change the whole system around? Some places even defunding and disbanding our police? We shouldn't be giving in to all the rioters and orotestors.Yes some basic reform is okay but people need to start taking responsibility for their actions!
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    Duty to intervene is absolutely essential in this bill. Officers are the most visible form of the state, and should always ensure that their colleagues are interacting with citizens in an appropriate manner.
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    It was hard to say yes to this because it sounds good with bans on chokeholds, no knock searched, and other military type activities BUT- This bill relies too heavily on top-down, federally mandated changes. State & Local levels aren’t where changes should be made because otherwise it risks undermining civil order. Another concern is law enforcement agencies could be entirely defunded, which is NOT going to help anything because reforming the militarism of our police to make changes but is NOT BEING ADDRESSED.
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    This is a reform policing bill. Yes. The first step in the right direction unlike the garbage the republicans presented.
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    This is a must for our country.
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    We need this: real reform.
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    Hell no, police have to be tougher than the criminals. I cant believe that so many of you have no clue what police officers do. You let the news show one side of an incident and start believing them. You all should do ride alongs before commenting. Then your opinion would change. Also go spend time in areas without police, law and order. You will be surprised at what happens, like Atlanta and the CHOP zone.
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