Partisan Split on Police Reform: Pro-Civil Rights Vs. Pro-Police


Shanee Isabell calls out the name of her second cousin Charleena Lyles, Thursday, June 18, 2020, during a vigil for Lyles on the third anniversary of her death, in Seattle. Lyles was shot and killed by Seattle police. Also in attendance at the vigil were family members of nearly two dozen people killed by police across the country who traveled to Seattle to urge police reform, an issue renewed by protests against the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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Police reform is a partisan issue; Democrats leaning pro-Civil Rights, Republicans leaning pro-police. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), who drew up the Senate police reform bill, fell short of the 60 votes needed for a procedural vote needed to begin debate on the bill. Democrats did not buy into the Republican plan. The House is expected to vote today.

April Ryan speaks with Dr. Jacqueline Rhoden-Trader, Chair & Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Applied Social & Political Science at Coppin State University, who says the culture of law enforcement needs to change to regain the trust of the populace.

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Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and others speak at a news conference to announce a Republican police reform bill on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, June 17, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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