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As part of the Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on Policing Practices and Law Enforcement Accountability on June 10, Rep. Johnson, a senior member of the Committee, highlighted the Justice in Policing Act of 2020, the first-ever bold, comprehensive approach to hold police accountable, change the culture of law enforcement and build trust between law enforcement and our communities.
As President Donald Trump pushes for more military equipment to be rolled out to confront protesters, we need to do everything in our power to stop this before it changes the character of our country forever.
Some of the initiatives found in congressional Democrats’ new policing bill are proposals U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson authored years ago.
The recent willingness by Democrats, potentially some Republicans and members of the public to embrace sweeping changes in how law enforcement officers do their jobs came, in part, because of the graphic video of George Floyd’s final moments.
"Things have gotten worse since Rodney King and it’s clear that the William P. Barr ‘let’s ignore reality and get tough on protesters’ approach is the wrong way to go. It was wrong then and it’s wrong now,” Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) told Power Up. “He is an individual who has shown such blatant disregard for the law and the Constitution.
Lawmakers eye NDAA to limit military gear transfers to police
Representative Johnson, thank you for agreeing to answer questions for our new Heroes on the Hill series of Q&A’s. Given your position as the Chair of the IP Subcommittee, we wanted to get your thoughts on matters of copyright policy. First, can you tell us how you became interested in copyrights?
WASHINGTON — New data showing COVID-19 is hitting black Georgians far harder than others is sparking an outcry among state leaders.
Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) is urging more protection to safeguard the health of immigration detainees and staff at the Stewart Detention Center in South Georgia.
GEORGIA CONGRESSMAN TALKS ABOUT THE IMPACT OF THE CORONAVIRUS ON AFRICAN-AMERICANS
The decision to open Georgia’s economy is putting more black lives at risk in the state, according to Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson.