Third Way Statement on Policing that Repeatedly Puts Black Americans At Risk
WASHINGTON — Third Way released the following statement from Matt Bennett, Executive Vice President for Public Affairs:
"As we await a verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, we saw again in the last few days that for Black Americans, even military officers in uniform, a “routine” traffic stop or other interactions with law enforcement too often involve humiliation and disrespect at best, or guns drawn and deadly force at worst.
"As a nation, we must confront and repair a system of policing that repeatedly puts the lives of Black Americans at risk and leaves far too many devastated by these encounters. Daunte Wright should be alive today, and 2nd Lt Caron Nazario should never have been treated with violence and contempt.
"It is past time for Congress to act. House Democrats did their part. Now, the Senate must take up the Justice in Policing Act and ensure that whatever one's race, all Americans must receive equal treatment and protection under the law. That will require meaningful steps to hold law enforcement accountable and prevent future bloodshed and trauma."