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“Republicans decried that the measure would give too much power to regular citizens.”
Why do republicans fear empowering regular citizens? Regular citizens voted for them.
I guess regular citizens will be voting even less republican now that republicans in the senate have shown their contempt for the intelligence of regular citizens.
What do republicans think “Government of the people, by the people, and for the people” means?
If they are not blatantly gerrymandering right disadvantage voters, they are throwing up speed bumps to make it harder to vote. Or, in this case, trying to deny citizens oversight over cops whose salaries are paid by the taxes of the citizens.
It certainly doesn't mean "my a minority group of people", Flaky. Period.
Sure it does, Racist Peter. It means EVERY minority and majority group!
Maybe that’s why republicans are all screwed up. They just don’t get simple concepts like everybody.... even the ones who are not white supremacists like him.
My question, too. How is it possible to give “too much power to citizens”? Republica n efforts to the contrary, consent of the governed is still a core value in this country.
Just more pandering. Enough said. Keep up the good work Democrats.
Like Rump panders to his base, David?
“ From pandering to Putin to abusing allies and ignoring his own advisers, Trump's phone calls alarm US officials”
I guess it’s natural for republicans to consider responsiveness to the electorate majority to be “pandering”.
Now we are talking about real justice .... a panel made up of folks like they had in the OJ Trial. Period.
A few years of this kind of unbiased oversight, will one day produce a panel who will give "good 'cops awards for doing the right thing.
I can see he headline now …… "Richmond Police Officer gets the Award of the Year .... Officer Betty Doe, took three bricks aside the head, two-gun shots to her torso, called a pig more times than we can count, and the 115-pounder fired nary a shot .... and for this …. she gets a 2% raise for the coming year and a Paquet of Gratitude …. As soon as get gets off duty at another peaceful protest". Period.
I can see the headline now .... “Racist Peter implodes from mean spiritedness and racism as yet another democratic initiative passes making quality of life in VA better for all people of good will. “
Flaky …… people who attempt to insult people with the “r-word”, are like the smell after a bowel movement …. it may be something one has grown to expect, but you still stink.
Make sure you clean up good little boy. Period.
Racist Peter... racists ARE the bowel movement.
Sorry you have to live with that smell whenever you’re alone.
These black racist legislators are after police and now are establishing "witch hunt" review boards to do their work!. What happens if a subpoena is not followed? Sen.Spruill only talks of "black folks" he doesn't care about anyone else. How about concentrating on victim's rights! These legislators are reinforcing rioting, looting, and deviant behavior by protesters!
Uh... most of the legislators voting for this are white, William.
And many legislators spoke on many aspects of the bill. Who better to speak for the effects on the Black community than a black man?
But then, racists have always been critical
Of a Black man getting “uppity” and expressing his opinion.
Victims already have all the rights. Making police accountable just makes victims rights stronger.
You are wrong big time on the victims' rights. The legislators took away one of the biggest incentives for convicted felons to pay restitution to victims when they no longer had their OL suspended for failure to pay. I can tell you that I have seen convicted felons come back years later to pay off restitution obligation in order to get their OL, rights restored, gun rights restored and loans approved. The legislators state one of the reasons they did this was so they could have transportation to obtain employment. The ones who wanted to work found transportation. I would love to see JLARC do a study to see if restitution payments increased as a result of this restoration OL bill. I would bet money that it has had no effect!
Of course, most were white ..DUH! But they were Democrats and probably most or all of the NOVA legislators voted yes!.
George Floyd, Jacob Blake, and Breonna Taylor are all victims. BTW, Sen. Hashmi is White. And in this country, it is impossible for any Black person to be racist.
Right on, Paul. Racists hate being so identifiably racist.
The really stupid ones try to turn their white superiority around and somehow try to claim minority population Blacks that are subject to systemic racism on a daily basis are somehow racist themselves for protesting unequal treatment.
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