Van Jones is an attorney who has spent 25 years working for police accountability and criminal justice reform.
(CNN) -America is bracing for a verdict.
The time has come for us to pressure our US senators to take up the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. Authored by Rep. Karen Bass of California, the act has already passed the US House of Representatives. It just needs a debate and a vote in the US Senate.
By making the call, we can ask our senators to address some of the issues that have shocked and sickened the world. For instance, the act would:
4. Create a public registry: The law establishes a national police misconduct registry available to the public. I am a lawyer. If I [an attorney] am disciplined, it appears on the California State Bar website — and it should. The same should be true for police officers.