This week, we discuss the situation at the southern border–the humanitarian toll, the dynamics that bring about this cyclical influx, the media’s coverage and their push for “balance,” and thoughts on how we can take specific action.
In the second half, we check in with one of the House members leading the charge on police reform, 30th LD Representative Jesse Johnson, who is also the Vice Chair of the House Public Safety Committee.
Johnson gives an update on current legislation, including his two key bills on use of force and de-escalation, and offers a call to action to push his and other bills over the finish line this session.
- Support SB 5051 funds to restore trust in the criminal justice system and law enforcement (Decertification): https://www.takeaction.network/xactions/14604?ref=356
- Support SB 5066 (Officer duty to intervene in excessive use of force) by Signing in “Pro” to the House Appropriations’s Public Hearing: https://www.takeaction.network/xactions/14644?ref=356
- Bill HB 1054 – 2021-22: Establishing requirements for tactics and equipment used by peace officers: https://www.takeaction.network/bills/3853
- Bill HB 1310 – 2021-22: Concerning permissible uses of force by law enforcement and correctional officers: https://www.takeaction.network/bills/4374
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