Opinion: For Black Americans, Senate Democrats must stand firm on the George Floyd bill
Ben Crump is a lawyer who specializes in civil rights and catastrophic personal injury cases.
Last week, Senate negotiators declared the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act dead, after it became clear there would be no consensus with Republicans unless Democrats agreed to gut key provisions of the bill.
The point of this bill is to drive change and finally hold police officers and agencies accountable, and Senate Democrats were right to refuse to pass meaningless, watered-down legislation. But their work cannot end there.